Red Heart Super Saver Argyle for Dad Wreath

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by Sahrit Freud-Weinstein, Red Heart

Red Heart Super Saver Argyle for Dad Wreath

Honor a special Dad with a crochet wreath on your front door, or perhaps in his office window. The faux argyle is simply made by wrapping yarn around the crocheted diamond shapes. Then a necktie and collar are added for the perfect Father’s Day wreath!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 4 sts (1" ) to crochet a wreath that measures approximately 10". Save time, check your gauge. If the hook listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge.
    Note: For easier wrapping, make a 5" ball of Soft Navy to wrap around wreath before starting.
  • 2
    Wreath:
    With Soft Navy, tie a knot around the wreath where the foam joins to prevent a bump. Start wrapping the yarn around the wreath, making sure there are no gaps.
    Wreath can be held between the knees for faster wrapping.
    After every few wraps tighten and twist the yarn on the wreath. When wreath is fully covered, tie the end in a knot and secure by weaving under wraps.
  • 3
    Diamond (make 9 in Real Teal and 9 in Grey Heather):
    Ch 2.
    Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first sc), turn -- —4 sc.
    Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as first sc here and throughout), sc in first sc (increase made), sc in next 2 sc, turn— -- 4 sc.
    Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn— -- 5 sc.
    Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —6 sc.
    Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn— -- 7 sc.
    Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn— -- 8 sc.
    Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn— -- 9 sc.
    Row 8: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 6 sc, skip next sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —8 sc.
    Row 9: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 5 sc, skip next sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —7 sc.
    Row 10: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 4 sc, skip next sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —6 sc.
    Row 11: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 3 sc, skip next sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —5 sc.
    Row 12: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 2 sc, skip next sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —4 sc.
    Row 13: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in sc, skip next sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —3 sc.
    Row 14: Ch 1, skip first 2 sc, slip st in top of beginning ch—1 sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
    Shape edges of diamonds with your fingers. Alternating colors, place the diamonds on the Wreath, making sure side points are touching each other. Once they are in place, glue each diamond to the wreath. Let dry.
  • 4
    Wrapping for the Argyle Look:
    Tie a knot with Buff, and insert a t-pin through the knot and into the back of the wreath.
    Skipping Grey Heather diamonds, wrap yarn across each Real Teal diamond diagonally around.
    Working in the same direction, skipping Real Teal diamonds, wrap yarn across each Grey Heather diamond diagonally around. Wrap the yarn twice around the t-pin to tighten and hold the yarn in place.
    Working in opposite direction, skipping Real Teal diamonds, wrap yarn across each Grey Heather diamond diagonally around.
    Working in the same direction, skipping Grey Heather diamonds, wrap yarn across each Real Teal diamond diagonally around. Each diamond should have an “X.” When finished, tie end of yarn in a knot, and insert a t-pin through the knot and into the back of the wreath. Hide ends.
  • 5
    Tie:
    With Soft Navy, ch 2.
    Rows 1 -- –7: Repeat Rows 1 -- –7 of Diamond.
    Row 8: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 7 sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —9 sc.
    Rows 9 -- –15: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 7 sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —9 sc.
    Row 16: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 6 sc, skip next sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —8 sc.
    Row 17: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 5 sc, skip next sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —7 sc.
    Row 18: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 4 sc, skip next sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn— -- 6 sc.
    Row 19: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —8 sc.
    Row 20: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn— -- 10 sc.
    Row 21: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 8 sc, slip st in top of beginning ch -- —9 sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
  • 6
    Collar (make 2):
    With Grey Heather, ch 2.
    Rows 1 -- –7: Repeat Rows 1 -- –7 of Diamond.
    Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next 7 sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn— -- 10 sc.
    Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn -- —11 sc. Ch 20, fasten off.
    With a tail of Grey Heather, sew the beginning of Row 9 to the top of the Tie, so you’'ll have 1 Collar on each side of Tie. Position Collar chains from 5 Diamonds apart and pin ends to back of Wreath. Hide ends.
  • 7
    Hanger:
    Cut a 14" inch piece of Real Teal, Grey Heather and Buff yarn. Braid yarn. Position ends 3 Diamonds apart, and attach to the top of foam wreath with t-pins.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •A Skein of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Each of the Following Colors: Soft Navy, Real Teal, Grey Heather & Buff
  • •Susan Bates Plastic Crochet Hook Luxite US 4 mm G6
  • •FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam 10" Extruded Wreath
  • •A Package of Dritz 1-3/4" T-Pins
  • •Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
  • •Scissors