How to Crochet an Amigurumi Easter Wreath

Love amigurumi? Need a new wreath idea? Then @thestitchtower has the perfect project for you!

You Will Need Abbreviations

Dc- Double Crochet

Inc- Increase

Dc2tog- Double Crochet 2 sts together

How To Make

Covering the wreath

You will first need to crochet a long sleeve which will be wrapped over the wreath and sewn together at the back. To do this, use the Aran weight yarn (you may wish to use chunky or DK yarn you will just need to add or decrease your starter chain and length of the sleeve)

With the size 4mm hook Chain 41, dc in second chain from hook and through the rest of the chain, Chain 1, turn. [40]

Rows 2-205: dc in each stitch, chain 1, turn.

(Keep checking the length of the sleeve around the wreath, you may need more or less rows to match the ends up snuggly)

Leave a long tail when you have finished the sleeve, wrap your crochet sleeve around the wreath making sure your rows match up, using your tapestry needle sew it together. It can be a bit fiddly, but make sure the rows match up together and it will all come together at the end.

Hook

Still using the same yarn as the wreath sleeve.

Chain 75, dc into first chain to make a loop, dc in each chain hereafter until you get back to first chain. Finish off and weave in yarn ends.

Fold your loop around the wreath (where you stitched your ends together) pull the back end through the front end to form a loop, which will then be your hook to hang on to the door.

 

Rabbit:

Head

Rnd 1: 6 dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: 2dc inc in each stitch around [12]

Rnd 3: (2dc inc, dc 1) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (2dc inc, dc 2) x6 [24]

Rnd 58: [4 rounds] dc in each stitch around [24]

Rnd 9: (2dc inc, dc 3) x6 [30]

Rnd 10: (2dc inc, dc 4) x6 [36]

Rnd 11: (2dc inc, dc 5) x6 [42]

Rnd 12: (2dc inc, dc 6) x6 [48]

Rnd 13-20: [8 rounds] dc in each stitch around [48]

Rnd 21: (dc2tog, dc 6) x6 [42]

Rnd 22: (dc2tog, dc 5) x6 [36]

Rnd 23: (dc2tog, dc 4) x6 [30]

Insert eyes between rounds 10-11 approx 11 stitches apart, (Don’t put the back of the eyes on until you are completely happy with the position of the eyes)

Begin to stuff head firmly and shape, making sure to push stuffing into snout.

Continue stuffing as you finish the head.

Rnd 24: (dc2tog, dc 3) x6 [24]

Rnd 25: (dc2tog, dc 2) x6 [18]

Rnd 26: (dc2tog, dc 1) x6 [12]

Rnd 27: (dc2tog x6) [6]

Finish off leaving a long tail, close up the hole then weave the yarn end through the back of the head down to the bottom, so you have a yarn tail to sew the head on to the wreath.

 

(We will make the legs first as they will be crocheted into the body)

Leg (make 2)

Rnd 1: 6 dc in a magic ring

Rnd 2: 2dc inc in each stitch around [12]

Rnd 3: (2dc inc, dc 1) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (2dc inc, dc 2) x6 [24]

Rnd 5-7: [3 rounds] dc in each stitch around [24]

Rnd 8: dc2tog x4, dc to the end of round [20]

Rnd 9: dc2tog x2, dc to the end of round [18]

Rnd 10: (dc2tog, dc 7) x2 [16]

Rnd 11-12: [2 rounds] dc in each stitch around [16]

Start stuffing the leg, continue to stuff whilst crocheting through the rounds.

Rnd 13: (dc2tog, dc 6) x2 [14]

Rnd 14-15: [2 rounds] dc in each stitch around [14]

Rnd 16: (dc2tog, dc 5) x2 [12]

Rnd 17-18: [2 rounds] dc in each stitch around [12]

Rnd 19: (dc2tog, dc 4) x2 [10]

Rnd 20-21: [2 rounds] dc in each stitch around [10]

Rnd 22: (dc2tog, dc 3) x2 [8]

Rnd 23: dc in each stitch around [8]

Slip stitch 2 then flatten both sides, dc 3 through both sides then finish off, weave yarn end into leg.

 

Body

Rnd 1: 6 dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: 2dc inc in each stitch around [12]

Rnd 3: (2dc inc, dc 1) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (2dc inc, dc 2) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (2dc inc, dc 3) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (2dc inc, dc 4) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: dc 3 through both the first leg and the body, dc in the next 6 st, dc 3 through both the second leg and the body, dc in each stitch to the end of the round. [36]

Rnd 8: (2dc inc, dc 5) x6 [42]

Rnd 9-14: [6 rounds] dc in each stitch around [42]

Rnd 15: (dc2tog, dc 5) x6 [36]

Finish off leaving a long tail to sew body onto the wreath.

 

Arm (make 2)

Rnd 1: dc 6 in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: 2dc inc in each stitch around [12]

Rnd 3-6: [4 rounds] dc in each stitch around [12]

Rnd 7: (dc2tog, dc 4) x2 [10]

Rnd 8-18 [11 rounds] dc in each stitch around [10]

(Don’t stuff)

Flatten and dc 4 through both sides, finish off and leave a long tail for sewing to wreath.

 

Ear (make 2)

Rnd 1: 4 dc in a magic ring [4]

Rnd 2: (2dc inc, dc 1) x2 [6]

Rnd 3: (2dc inc, dc 2) x2 [8]

Rnd 4: (2dc inc, dc 3) x2 [10]

Rnd 5: (2dc inc, dc 4) x2 [12]

Rnd 6: (2dc inc, dc 5) x2 [14]

Rnd 7: (2dc inc, dc 6) x2 [16]

Rnd 8: (2dc inc, dc 7) x2 [18]

Rnd 9: (2dc inc, dc 8) x2 [20]

Rnd 10: (2dc inc, dc 9) x2 [22]

Rnd 11: (2dc inc, dc10) x2 [24]

Rnd 12-23: [12 rounds] dc in each stitch around [24]

Flatten opening and dc 7 through both sides, chain 1, fold bottom again and dc 4 through both sides, finish off and leave a long tail for sewing on to the head.

 

Tail

Rnd 1: 6 dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: 2dc inc in each stitch around [12]

Rnd 3: (2dc inc, dc 1) x6 [18]

Rnd 4-6: [3 rounds] dc in each stitch around [18]

Rnd 7: (dc2tog, dc 1) x6 [12]

Finish off leaving a long tail and stuff.

 

Flowers:

Daisy (make 7)

Using Yellow yarn

Rnd 1: 10 dc in a magic ring [10]

Rnd 2: (2dc inc, dc 1) x5 [15]

Change colour to white

Rnd 3: chain 1, in the same stitch (htr, tr, dtr, tr,htr) slip stitch 2. This will make your first petal. In the next stitch (htr, tr, dtr, tr, htr) slip stitch 2, repeat for another 3 petals.

After you last slip stitch finish off, leave a long tail to sew on to the wreath (unless you are using the glue gun) Weave in the ends.

 

Pansy (make 3 in Yellow, 3 in Pink and 3 in Lilac)

Row 1: Chain 29, tr crochet in 3rd chain from hook, tr crochet in every chain to end, turn.

Row 2: (dc in first chain space, 5 tr crochet in next chain space) repeat until end of the row. Finish off leaving a long tail.

Curl the piece around itself to create the flower look stitch in place using the tail end, curl tightly for a more closed in flower or loosely for a more open flower. Weave in any loose ends, remember to keep the long tail if sewing on the wreath, or weave it in if using the hot glue gun.

 

Mini Easter Eggs (make 6)

Use pink, yellow or lilac yarn.

Rnd 1: 6 dc in a magic ring

Rnd 2: 6 dc in each stitch [6]

Rnd 3: 2dc inc in each stitch around [12]

Rnd 4: dc in each stitch around [12]

Change colour

Rnd 5: dc in each stitch around [12]

Change back to original colour

Rnd 6: (2dc inc, dc 1) x6 [18]

Rnd 7: dc in each stitch around [18]

Make sure all loose ends are pulled tightly

Rnd 8: (dc2tog, dc 1) x6 [12]

Stuff using the end of your crochet hook to push the stuffing through the hole

Rnd 9: dc2tog x6 [6]

Close hole and weave end through bottom of the egg and up through the back where your colour change is, this is to then sew on to the wreath. Unless using the glue gun in which case weave in the loose end.

 

Leaf (make 9)

Chain 6, dc in second chain from hook, dc in next, htr in next, tr in next, tr 5 in last chain, now work in the opposite side of starting chain, tr in next, htr in next, dc in next dc in next then slip st to the first dc, continue to slip stitch down the centre of the leaf where your starting chain was originally until you end up at the base of your leaf.

Leave a long tail for sewing on to wreath. (Unless using a glue gun in which case weave in all ends)

 

 Assembly

  • Sew the ears on to the top of the head, and embroider a little nose on to the muzzle
  • Stitch the head firmly on to the inside of the wreath, this may be a little fiddly (a curved needle may be easier)
  • Pin both arms in place as close to the head as you can with the back of each arm lined up with the flat back of the wreath, sew them in place.
  • Stuff the body and sew the tail on to the back of the body, pin the body in place directly under the head and arms making sure the legs are facing forward. Sew into place.
  • Pin the flowers, leaves and eggs in place wherever you want them and either sew or glue in place.

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