Make a mistletoe wreath with Anna Nikipirowicz

Published on 27 November 2020 By Anna Nikipirowicz 2 min read

Steal a kiss with this fabulous festive mistletoe Christmas wreath tutorial by Anna Nikipirowicz! A beautiful make for every home, perfect for hanging above the hearth or displaying on your door. Combine real vines of ivy and crocheted mistletoe, for a seriously cosy Christmas make you're just going to adore!

Christmas Mistletoe wreath
In this tutorial you'll learn how to make your very own, very simple mistletoe wreath.

Materials

  • Paintbox Yarns 100% Wool Worsted Superwash
  • Colour A - Slate Green
  • Colour B – Cream
  • 3.50mm crochet hook
  • Ivy vines (medium length)
  • 2 twigs or small sticks to attach your berries
  • Secateurs (or an old pair of scissors!)
  • Floristry wire (2 pieces)
  • Glue (Anna loves to use her glue gun!)
  • Ribbon (for hanging)
  • A nice hot chocolate!

Supplies for your wreath

Abbreviations 

Ch – chain

Dc (US sc) – double crochet

Htr (US hdc)– half treble

Htr3tog (US hdc)– half treble 3 together – [yrh, insert hook into next st or as directed, yrh, pull up a loop] 3 times, yrh, and pull through all 7 loops on hook.

Sl st – slip stitch 

Yrh – yarn around hook

(This pattern is written using UK terminology with US conversion given in the above abbreviation list.)

To make your wreath

1

Step 1 - remove foliage from vines

Prepare your vines by removing all the foliage ready to be assembled into your wreath.

Pro Tip

Make sure your vines are a little damp so they stay nice and pliable. Too dry and they may snap!

2

Step 2 - cut 2 pieces of wire

Cut 2 pieces of wire, which you'll use later to secure your wreath.

3

Step 3 - wind vines into circle

Wind your vines into a circle, intertwining the second vine around the first.

4

Step 4 - Complete your wreath

Once you're happy with the shape, secure with the wire by twisting around the vines. Add wherever you plan to add your foliage, so the wire can be hidden later on.

To make your leaves

1

Mistletoe leaves - step 1

To make your first leaf, take colour A and make a slip knot 12 ch.

2

Mistletoe leaf

Round 1: sl st in second ch from hook, * 1 dc in next 3 ch, 1 htr in next 3 ch, 1 dc in next 3 ch *, sl st in last ch, ch 1, working on the other side of foundation ch, sl st in first ch, rep from * to *, sl st in last ch. 

3

Step 4 - Fasten off mistletoe leaves

Fasten off to complete your first mistletoe leaf! Repeat until you have 14 leaves in total.

Pro Tip

To make your leaf nice and crisp, place on a towel, insert a pin (to keep its shape) and gently steam!

To make your berries

1

Mistletoe berries - step 1

With colour B start with a slip knot, make 3 ch, htr3tog in third ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in same ch as htr3tog.

2

Berries - Step 2

Fasten off. Weave in all the ends to complete your first berry. Repeat so you make 8!

Putting your wreath together

1

Putting wreath together step 1

Position and glue your crochet leaves around your vine, ideally concealing your wire in the process!

2

Wreath step 2

Stick your berries to a small stick or twig and repeat so you have one for each side of your wreath.

3

Putting wreath together step 3

Glue your berry sticks amongst the leaves on either side of your wreath. Attach some ribbon to the top for hanging. That's it! You're beautiful wreath is ready.

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About the author

Anna Nikipirowicz

Knitting and crocheting has been a very big part of my childhood, my mum and sister used to make the most amazing creations…..my mum’s Fair Isle hats were legendary!

I have knitted and crocheted as a child, but without practice what I’ve learned was quickly forgotten. About 12 years ago I have rediscovered my skill and an obsession was born! I have not stopped knitting, crocheting and designing since.

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