This was the year of the wreath for me. I loved the “Simple Statement Wreath” from Lisa Gutierrez of goodknits.com from the moment I saw it on Pinterest.
The wreath calls for bulky yarn but I used Carron Simply Soft in red which I had on hand, and it still worked up really quickly with a size I hook, and didn’t use that much yarn. The tutorial shows a rounded foam form but I just used a cardboard form like the one I used in my poinsettia wreath. I made 3 rounds of the border lace as that’s my favorite part. Then I decided to use bells for embellishment. Maybe next year I will make two more so I can have a trio including possibly a larger wreath in metallic gold thread. I can also picture tiny ones to hang on the tree. This is a clever pattern, and the free tutorial is clear and detailed.
I have long admired crocheted thread snowflakes, but I found them too difficult for me to make when I tried crocheting them in the past. So I snapped up this set of twelve different handmade and stiffened snowflakes that I found at the Goodwill bookstore near me.