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I love the Autumn season and this year I’m getting a little more crafty in decorating my home for it. I figure I’d start with a wreath since there was a score of great items to use for one (believe it or not) at the Dollar Store! My wreath turned out so nice that I’m probably going to go back for another wreath form and making a centerpiece for my dining room table. So how much did this project cost me? As little as $7.00 (Someone my husband showed this wreath too thought it cost $50 )! I adore decorating when it won’t break our budget!
The material I used and bought to make this wreath are
- 1 Large Wreath Form (1.00)
- 3 picks of leaves (3.00)
- 6 pics variety pumpkin, squash, cat tail.. with leaves ($3.00 because they were 2 for 1.00)
- I used about 6 sticks of glue in my little glue gun but I was being pretty generous.
To start, I plucked/cut all the leaves off the pics and sorted them by color piles. You don’t have to do that but I was making my life easier when it came to gluing everything on the wreath. I placed leaves and glued and placed and glued until my wreath was nice and full with none of the form showing through. I think added the pumpkins, squash, cat tails, and other embellishments on top of the leaves making sure to spread them about in a non uniform looking way. I then glued more leaves on my wreath until I was happy with it. Voila! So simple and such a fantastic crafty decoration to add to making my home more welcome during the Autumn season.
Autumn Wreath by Erin Lowmaster is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at connected2christ.com.
- A Knifty Knitter loom which can be found in the Knifty Knitter Round Loom Set though you can also purchase it separately. I used the red loom for this tutorial.
- Any yarn works but I used one strand of Charisma Brown and the weight is 5.
I’ve also done it with 2 strands of thinner yarn.
- Knifty Knitter Hook tool
- Crochet Hook
- Plastic Needle or Metal Needle ( I prefer metal)
- Chain Cast On 10 pegs. You can use your knifty knitter or crochet hook. I find the crochet hook easier.
- E-wrap knit four rows onto the 10 casted pegs.
- Gather Bind Off. To do this, you’ll need to bring the first loop over to the second peg and knit over. Continue doing this with the remaining loops…2 over 3, 4 over 5, 6 over 7, 8 over 9, 9 over 10…
- Cut working yarn and leave a long enough tail to for sewing and pull that piece through the last remaining loop on the peg. This would be the 10th loop.
- Repeat step 1-4 and make another ear and sew the two wrong sides together! Or you can sew it differently together to get a different look.
- Repeat steps 1-5 two make one more ear!
- Attach both to any hat you desire!
- Take lots of picture of your completed work!
- Share this Tutorial with others via Twitter, Facebook, and more!
- Please feel free to post picture links to your “animal eared” projects!
- Knifty Knitter 10” Long Loom which can be found in the Knifty Knitter Long Loom Set though you can also purchase it separately.
- 3 oz worsted weight cotton yarn, such as Lily’s Sugar and Cream, Peaches & Cream or Lion Brand Cotton, wound into 2 balls.
- Hook tool
- Plastic Needle
Using two strands of yarn held together, cast on filling every peg except the two on each edge. (I did an e-wrap cast on).Here’s a video to show you how to cast on like this CLICK HERE.
Knit 20 rows wrapping back and forth across pegs on the top and bottom of the loom to knit a double thickness panel. This method is also known as double knitting on the long looms. (Click here to see how to do Figure Eight Wrap knit on a Loom)
Cast off and weave in tails. (Here’s a helpful video showing how.) One cloth takes me half an hour to an hour to complete without any interruption. The cloth measures at 7×7 completed but since it’s cotton note that it’ll shrink about an inch.
Enjoy for yourself or gift your cloths to someone you know! These eco friendly wash cloths make great use in the bathroom and the kitchen!
Basic Loom Knitted Cloth by Erin Lowmaster is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at connected2christ.com.