I made pom-pom scarves in several colors last year. The scarves were very quick and easy to make. If you only know a little about crochet, you can do this! Every stitch is a single crochet – one time down the length of the scarf, and then back up again. Single crochet.
What does making scarves have to do with this valentine wreath?
Please don’t think I’m crazy, but I used one of my scarves to make the wreath. I’d like to show you how you can, too.
Here are the scarves I made last year. (The pink one was made later, so it isn’t in the picture.)
Click the picture to visit the post and check out how to make the scarf.
Once you crochet the scarf, you need a regular wire hanger to make your wreath form. But, I know you’ll be tempted to wear the scarf first. It’s OK. Go ahead and wear it once (or twice), and then you can make your wreath.
Snap the hook part off with wire cutters, just above the twisty part. Fold the twisted stem down and bend the hanger into a heart shape, like this. Don’t worry if it’s a little wonky (my made-up word, but it fits) and imperfect. You’ll never know it when you’re finished.
To form a tiny loop for hanging on a nail, grip each upper side of the wreath. Push both sides together at the top of the heart. You’ll see the first section of the twisted part opening and forming a gap for hanging your wreath.
Beginning at the upper center of the heart, loop the scarf around the clothes hanger wire. Those little droopy pom-poms on the yarn strands really hold things in place. No need for glue. (If you decide to glue it, keep in mind that you will never wear the scarf again.)
Continue wrapping the scarf around the heart loop until you meet your starting place. To secure the scarf, twist-tie the ends together and to the wire stem – then fluff pom-poms to cover the twist-tie.
Here’s the wreath hanging in my kitchen.
Isn’t it fun? After Valentine’s Day, the heart wreath can be unwrapped and worn as a scarf again. How great is that?
I have a history of using scarves in decorating. Why not get double-duty out of things?
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