You've taken down the Christmas tree and the house is looking a bit sparse. Well don't fret. Make a Valentines Day wreath for your front door. This one is simple. It requires minimal tools or skills and is kid friendly.
This is essentially a wreath made from one very long strand of finger knit cord. Yes, finger knitting. Remember doing it in camp or elementary school? If not check out this video for a refresher.
The tools required are minimal.
- yarn - I used one entire skein of Red Heart yarn in a variegated color way. Though a solid hot pink or flame red would be cute too!
- Smoothfoam 1O" culled wreath
- ball-head pins
- pipe cleaner
- Begin finger knitting. Finger knit the entire skein into one long rope.
- HINT: Or wind off the yarn into smaller balls and have your children finger knit lengths. Cast off each length. Tie them together.
- Tie knots at each end of the rope. Clip the tail short. Wind the rope into a ball so it stays neat and tangle free.
- Pin the end of the tail onto the wreath form. Wind the rope around the wreath. Pinning it in place on the back.
- Cover the entire wreath. Pin the other end into place on the back.
For the knit bow:
#8 knitting needles
White worsted acrylic.
Smoothfoam 1O" culled wreath
Knit the Bow.
Cast on 28 stitches. Proceed to knit in Seed Stitch for 3".
Row 1: * K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: * P1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.
Bind off all stitches. Weave in tails using tapestry needle.
Cut a 12" length of yarn and wrap it around the center of the knit rectangle to cinch it into a bow. Knot the ends on the back and clip the ends short.
Pin the bow onto the wreath using matching ball-head pins.
Slide a pipecleaner under the rope on the back. Pull through and twist ends to form a small loop hanger.
HINT: If you don't want to knit a bow, just add a large satin ribbon one for a luxurious look.