"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Friday, December 13, 2013

Crocheting Christmas Wreath Ornaments

The second week of Advent sped by with a blast from the Arctic~~~~~Brrrrrrr, but today it was a balmy 45F with a light rain.  As the rain hit the ice on the ponds, a mist rose from the ponds, shrouding the area in fog.

 Other than venturing out to swim for an hour on Wednesday, and meeting with some women friends from church Thursday morning for our Bible study group, and meeting my friend Fran for lunch today, I have been home.  It is good to have time to be cozy at home, and I am enjoying crocheting little Christmas wreath ornaments.  The ones I have made so far this year I have used size five crochet thread and a size D crochet hook to create.  I single crocheted around a one inch or a two inch plastic ring until the ring was covered. For the next round I put the hook through a single crochet and chained seven then slip stitched in the next single crochet and repeated until I circled the ring.  I cut about a four inch tail and tied a loop from which to hang the wreath, but the next one I make I think I will form about a four inch chain and attach it to the base of the chain to form a loop.  I formed tiny bows from 1/4 inch wide ribbon and attached the bow to the wreath with a stitch using a needle and thread.

I realize that not all those around me including family members and friends celebrate Christmas or relate to God through Christ, but I especially enjoy the symbolism of an evergreen wreath which reminds me that I believe that Christ came to earth to rescue individuals from self-destruction and empower each to have eternal life with God forever.

Do you have a symbol that is especially meaningful to you?

Gracie xx


  1. Gracie! What a lovely Christmassy post - I love your little wreaths, purple candles, nativity scene, as well as your Christmas cactus - and love your china cups too AND the sweet little lamb, so really, I love everything and thank you for your very meaningful share! Blessings of peace, love and grace to you and yours! Hugs, Joy xo

  2. I love your nativity set, and noticed the Bible on the mantel as well. I love your wreaths!
    Stay tucked inside, nice and cozy!
    XO Kris

  3. What a neat Nativity set you have. I just realized that I need a camel for mine. :-) I love how your wreath ornaments are coming out! What a pretty cactus flower.. I hope to see you at the pool soon.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Gracie, your home looks so warm and inviting. I'd love to sit right next to you can chat as you make those beautiful wreath ornaments. Stay warm my friend.

  5. That Christmas Cactus reminds me of my nan. Your nativity is lovely. We call ours the 'shed!' blessing to you. Jo x

  6. Gracie your home looks so inviting and cozy. My favorite symbol of the season is the nativity scenes I see in vRious places. Each time I am reminded anew that our Lord came to earth as a tiny baby just for us. How amazingly is that?
    Your wreaths are perfect and so sweet. I hope to be able to enjoy the warmth of your home with you very soon. Just chatting, drinking tea and crocheting, (or knitting).

  7. Beautiful post Gracie and love the little wreaths. Hope me sending some warmth your way helps......
    Going to be 98F here Thursday.

  8. I love your Nativity Scene and Advent wreath! My Christmas cactus is blooming too--love yours! When I think of Christmas, I think of lights (symbolizing the Light of the world--Jesus).
    Advent Blessings,

  9. Oh I love the little wreaths you've made. I'm going to have to try and make some. I wonder if the plastic rings from the milk lids would work for that. I'm going to give it a try and see. Did you make the tea cozy? I just love a tea cozy! I think the Nativity scene is my favorite symbol for the season and yours is especially pretty.

    1. The tea cozy was made by Amanda from http://craftyinthemed.blogspot.com/ . We were swap partners last year, and I treasure the wonderful ornaments and tea cozy she made for me. I was blessed that my mom purchased the nativity set which is made of olive wood from Israel, 42 years ago! I think you are very clever to think of using milk jug plastic circles as the base for wreaths. Please show me your
      results :)

    2. My internet has been down for several days so just now able to catch up on blog reading. I did use the plastic milk jug rings and they worked just fine. I will try and get some photos of mine for a future post. I found crocheting these little wreaths to be quite addictive! :-)

  10. Aw Gracie, your home looks lovely and festive :) We tend not to put up decorations in my house, but I do like to lok at them...and your homemade wreath is just gorgeous!
    Blessings of the season to you x x

  11. Your wreaths are lovely, Gracie. I really like the way they turned out. Your house looks all ready for the holiday! I hope you have a great week. :)

  12. I like the look of your wreaths, very pretty. Sounds like you have been having a lovely time.

  13. A beautiful festive post, Gracie. I love your little crochet wreath ornaments and the sweet Nativity, it sounds like a lovely peaceful festive week at your cosy home.
    Warm wishes, Helen xx

  14. Those little wreaths look fun. clever.


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