Crochet Recycled Wreath Ornament

This leafy looking wreath is a beautiful addition to your tree, garland, or cabinets. As a bonus, it’s amazingly easy to make and only 2 rows!

Recycling or upcycling, is a wonderful way to give something headed for the trash a new life. I think it’s especially satisfying when no one can even tell what it was before!

The base of this beauty, is actually a juice cap safety ring! You can use the ring off of milk jugs, water bottles, juice bottles, or any other bottle you find one on! If you think some of them are a little small for a wreath then just hold oon to those instead…I have a pattern for those coming out soon!

This pattern is perfect for beginners to crochet and is a great introductory pattern for children!

Now for the pattern!

Supplies

  • Bottle safety rings
    • Made sure they’re clean!
  • Yarn worsted weight (4) Red Heart With Love in Lettuce
    • Any color you like
  • E/3.5 mm hook
  • Snips
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations

  • Ch = chain
  • Slst = slip stitch
  • St = stitch
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • Picot = (ch 3, slst to the 1st ch)

Recycled Christmas Wreath Ornament

Tip: My ring had barb type bits on the inside which made it almost impossible to slide the yarn, if you have a similar situation make sure you crochet very close together, but not too tightly.

Round 1. Do a ch 1 around the ring, make a sc working around the ring and the tail, continue making scs around the ring, and the tail until you reach the initial sc, then slst to it to join. There should be 30 sts.

Tip: You might have a larger or smaller ring and need more or less sts, just make sure the ring is completely covered and that the number of stitches is a multiple of 2.

Round 2. Ch 1, put a hdc in the same st, *put 1 hdc in the next st, make a picot at the top, make a hdc in the next st*, repeat from *-* until you come back to the first hdc, you should have ended on a hdc with a picot, so just slst to the first hdc.

Tip: If you didn’t end on a hdc with a picot at the top, don’t worry about it. As long as it looks okay just slst to join. You can put the bow over it if it’s a little off.

After your slst, snip your yarn leaving a short tail, pull the loop til the tail comes free, and tighten the strand. Next take a yarn needle and weave the end in as shown.

To finish it off, take some red string or ribbon and slip it between a couple of stitches, tie a bow with it and trim the ends if necessary.

Tip: I used 2 plys of yarn from a regular 4 ply skein. I just split them apart. You can also use embroidery thread.

Here it is hanging up on my tree, I just put a wire through the top most picot to hang it!

That’s it, I told you it was easy!

Extra Tips

These are so easy to make and you can use any color you like, which makes it easy to fit you’re decor or style.

This would be a great project for those glittery yarns. I find some of them are a bit scratchy and they work better for decorating then wearing.

I’m a gothic and fantasy fan myself, (who’d of guessed right?) but there’s not always a whole lot out there for that style. Plus, it can be expensive when you do find it. I decided to make these wreaths to fit my style.

This pattern and all it’s photos are copyrighted by Becka Hons. Please do not sell my pattern or it’s photos on any platform. You can sell the finished work, but please give me credit as the designer and link back to me if someone asks for the pattern.

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