I have been looking for a project for about two years now where I could use the thick wool balls I had purchased. I didn’t want to knit a chunky blanket that you see everywhere. I was so intrigued by pieces I saw online that incorporated macrame yarn and thick wool. There is something special about the contrasting texture that is somewhat the same but yet totally different. So a simple wool and yarn macrame wreath tutorial sounded like a good place to start.
If you missed my other projects that include the simple knots used in this project then you can see my macrame garland, macrame earrings, macrame feather, macrame planter or wrapped agate stone tutorial on my blog as well.
DIY wool and yarn macrame wreath
You can make this wreath in bigger sizes as well. All you need is a larger brass ring to start with and to add yarn and wool accordingly.
Supplies needed for wool and yarn macrame wreath:
- 2-inch brass ring
- macrame yarn (28 strings cut to 22-inch length)
- thick wool (14 cut 8-inch pieces)
- fabric stiffener (optional)
Here is the video tutorial:
I started out my wreath by folding the 22-inch pieces of macrame yarn in half and looping them onto the brass ring with Lark’s Head knots as shown below and in the video.
This will form a tight circle of yarn that can be sectioned into 7 groups of 8 strings.
Take the string on the outside of one of the grouped yarn strings and loop diagonal Half Hitch knots towards the center of the group.
Half Hitch Knots are basically loops placed on to the outer string on each side that then meet at the center of the group in a triangular shape.
When you go all the way around you will end up with the below star pattern:
Repeat the same concept of the Half Hitch knots one more time around the circle as shown below:
You will end up with short ends which I trimmed and then combed out the edges a little before starting to weave the thick wool yarn into the piece.
This step is better visible in the video because you have to use the center of the triangular shapes to loop and weave the short pieces of wool through. Similar to a Lark’s Head Knot.
Go all the way around the wreath as shown in the video and you are DONE!
At the end, you can spray the wool with fabric stiffener to ensure that the wreath doesn’t lose shape.
I loved taking photos of it on the beach and can’t wait to hang it somewhere at home.
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