Wednesday, October 12, 2011

DIY advent wreath


i know it's a bit early for x-mas crafting
especially when it is such a quick and easy project..

but i couldn't resist posting 
what i did last night.. :)

a super cute knitted advent wreath

all you need is some bulky yarn
matching needles, 
one straw wreath (don't know if this is the right word?!)
tapestry needle,
crepe paper matching the yarns colour
ribbon and some decoration

and here is the how-to:

measure around your straw wreath
to figure out the width of your knitting
you also have to measure, or calculate the circumference
of your wreath

in my case this was about 18 cm in width
and the circumference was 94 cm

make a swatch with your yarn

my yarn knits up to a gauge of 1 st per cm

provisionally co the st amount you need to get the desired width
and begin working in garter st 
you will not need to knit to the total length
cause this will stretch out very much



you may want to check the length from time to time
i didn't do that, so i had to ripp back a few rows


now undo the provisional co and graft
the pieces together



you can see that i grafted knitwise
to have some plain space for my ribbon 


cut your crepe paper in 7cm straps
and wrap around your wreath



now place the knitted piece on your wreath




and do a simple whipstitchseam
to get your wreath wrapped with your knitted piece



and decorate.....




hope a few like this as much as i do

happy crafting

isa k.













20 comments:

  1. Hallo Isabell,
    das ist ja eine super Idee !! Vielen Dank - ich werde gleich in meinem Wollvorrat wühlen ;o)

    Liebe Grüße
    Astrid

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  2. und Wachsflecken??? You would have to change the name of the blog!
    I love the idea. It is so doable, but with real candles it might not be re-usable??? Oder? What do you think?

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  3. na ja, man sollte evtl schon Kerzentellerchen
    drunterstecken... hatte gestern nur keine hier im
    Haus ;)

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  4. Tolle Idee und schön dekoriert! Vielen Dank für die detaillierte Anleitung! Habe sie gleich abgespeichert. Liebe Grüße Anke

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  5. Für mich Knitaddict der perfekte Adventskranz :-)
    Danke für die Anleitung.

    Viele Grüße
    Willow

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  6. this is really cute, thanks for the instruction, I will make one as well! best regards from sabine

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  7. Hallo Isabell,
    ich konnte nicht anders und musste Deinen Adventskranz gleich nachstricken. Hier kannst Du das Ergebnis sehen: http://aran-knitting.blogspot.com/2011/11/der-advent.html
    Danke schön für die Anleitung! Super Idee!
    LG Anke

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  8. Oh, wie schön!!
    Zuckersüß!
    Ich liebe alles "umstrickte"! :)
    Und obwohl ich nur Schals stricken kann, ist dieses Tutorial super geeignet für mich... Es ist ja ein Schal, im Gründe! :]
    Werde noch heute loslegen...!
    DANKE!

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  9. Liebe Isabell,
    diese Anleitung ist so wunderbar und einfach! Danke dafür!
    Ich hab mir nun auch einen gemacht, siehe hier:
    http://bagsnstyle.blogspot.com/2011/11/gestrickter-adventskranz-knitted-advent.html

    Liebe Grüße von Sabine

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  10. This is most certainly the most fantastic and cool advent wreath I have seen - and will see - this season. Wow!
    And thanks a lot for showing us how you made it. :))

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  11. Tolle Idee! Danke! Liebe Grüße Doris

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  12. Super Idee, ich hab mir einen weihnachtlichen Türkranz daraus gemacht. Schau hier:
    http://weinweibundgenadel.blogspot.com/2011/11/nikolausiii.html#links
    Vielen Dank!!!

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  13. Thank you for sharing your inspiration - this is one of the most gorgeous wreaths I have seen in a long time.

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  14. How cute! I was browsing for idea for a door wreath and found this. I think I will make it into a door wreath for spring/summer in bright colors. How creative, thank you for sharing :)
    Alexis, Olathe, KS

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