There’s a Witch Stuck in my Wreath! – Free Halloween Wreath Crochet Pattern
I know us crafty girls LOVE holidays. It seems like we all start decorating and thinking about Halloween in August. Honestly, I’m thinking of Halloween all year ’round about how exciting the 31st will be! I love seeing all the cute little kids in their costumes so much, it warms my heart. ANYWAYS! I made an amazing pattern that is sure to get you a lot of compliments. This witch wreath is super funny and will be sure to stand out when trick-or-treaters come to your house 🙂
If you didn’t see it, this pattern is actually an altered version of my elf stuck in a wreath pattern. I got tons of love on that elf pattern, so I hope you like this witch pattern! Please let me know what you think in the comments 🙂
• Yarn 4/Medium Weight Yarn in…
Black, orange, and white
•4mm Crochet Hook
•10 inch wreath
•Mesh for wreath in black and purple (5 yards in purple, 10 yards in black)
• Before we get started…
You will need a wreath. I bought a foam wreath (10 inches) from Dollar Tree. However, a wire wreath is better suited for the frilly wreath we’ll be doing. There are video tutorials online showing how to put mesh around a wire wreath, but I will show you how I did mine with a foam wreath.
You’ll need colorful mesh to go around the wreath. I got 2 rolls in black and 1 in purple from Dollar tree as well. Each roll has 5 yards.
• Let’s Get Started!
We will first start by making a shoe, this shoe will lead into the lead. We will then make a second leg and crochet both legs together to form the waist area. After this we will make the curly part of the shoe, the frilly edging around the bloomers, and put the mesh around the wreath. Last, we will attach the witch to the wreath!
Some of the pictures show a red shoe. This is because in some of the demo photos using black yarn, it was too dark to see the stitches, so I used the red shoe photos so you can see what I’m doing easier 🙂
Let’s get started!
In round 1 we will make a foundation chain. This means we will make a chain, work down one side of the chain, then we turn to the other side of the chain and continue down that side. This will make a round. We are NOT turning the work and crocheting over the stitches we just made! That would be working a row.
Shoe: (Make 2)
Round 1: Ch 22 (Pic 1). Dc in the 3rd Ch from the hook. Dc in the next 18 Ch (Pic 2). Dc 3 times in the last Ch (Pic 3). Now turn the chain to the opposite side, where we haven’t worked any double crochets yet (Pic 4). Dc in the next 18 st (Pic 5-6) (40)
Round 2: * 2 Dc in the next st, 1 Dc in the next 4 st* 8 times (48)
Round 2 will look like photo below:
Round 3: In the BLO (Back Loop Only) Sc in the next 48 st (48)
Round 4-6: In BOTH Loops, *Sc* all around (48)
Round 7: Sc in the next 17 st, Repeat *Dec, Sc in the next st* 6 times. Sc in the next 13 st (42)
Round 8: Sc in the next 17 st, *Dec* 6 times, Sc in the next 13 st (36)
Round 8 will look like photo below:
Round 9: Sc in the next 16 st (Pic 1). Count the next 9 st and Sc into that 9th st (Pic 2-3). Sc in the next 11 st (Pic 4-5) (28)
This will create a leg on the shoe. We will also have a hole near the front. Don’t worry, we will just sew it closed later!
Round 10: Sc in the next 16 st (Pic 1). Sc in the next st that connects the shoe (Pic 2-3). Sc in the next 11 st (Pic 4) (28)
Round 11-13: *Sc* all around (28)
Stuff the shoe here (Pic 1). Now we will sew the front hole of the shoe closed. Take a needle with red yarn and sew through the stitches that align (Pic 2-5). Grab both tail ends of yarn and pull firmly at the same time to tighten the yarn. Now tie each tail end of yarn into firm knots and bring into the shoe to hide.
Now we make the leg. It’s easy, but we make frequent color changes
Round 14: Change to orange. In the BLO *Sc* all around (28)
Round 15: In BOTH Loops, *Sc* all around (28)
Round 16-17: Change to black. *Sc* all around (28)
Round 18-19: Change to orange. *Sc* all around (28)
Round 20-21: Change to black. *Sc* all around (28)
Round 22: Change to orange. *Sc* all around (28)
Round 23: Repeat *Inc, Sc 3* 7 times (35)
Round 24-25: Change to black. *Sc* all around (35)
Round 26-27: Change to orange. *Sc* all around (35)
Round 28-29: Change to black. *Sc* all around (35)
Round 30-31: Change to orange. *Sc* all around (35)
Round 32: Change to black. Repeat *Inc, Sc 4* 7 times (42)
Round 33: *Sc* all around (42)
Round 34: Change to orange. *Inc, Sc 5* 7 times (49)
Round 35: *Sc* all around (49)
Round 36-37: Change to black. *Sc* all around (49)
Round 38-39: Change to orange. *Sc* all around (49)
Round 40: Change to white. In the BLO. *Inc, Sc 4* 9 times. Inc in the next st, Sc in the next 3 (59)
Round 41-48: In BOTH Loops, *Sc* all around (59)
Here is where we will do a different pattern depending on which leg you’re making:
First leg, Round 49: In BOTH Loops, *Sc* all around (59)
Finish off the first leg here, keep the stitch marker in this leg, we will need it later. Stuff now.
Second leg, Round 49: Sc in the next 7 st (Pic 1). Take the first leg made and count to the 47th stitch made in the last round (Pic 2).
Next we will Sc going through BOTH the first and second leg.
While your hook is still in the working loop of the second leg (Pic 3), also insert your hook into that 47th stitch on the first leg (Pic 4). Now insert hook into the next stitch of the first leg (Pic 5). Yarn over and pull up a loop (Pic 6-8).
Yarn over and pull through both loops at the same time (Pic 9-11). This makes 1 single crochet.
Continue working through BOTH the first and second leg. Sc in the next 10 st (Pic 12-13). Continuing on the second leg (the left leg), Sc in the next 41 st (Pic 14-15).
Round 50: Sc in the next 7 st (Pic 1). Now we will work on the other leg. Sc in the next 48 st (Pic 2-3). Now we meet the other leg. Sc in the next 41 st (Pic 4-5) (96)
Round 51-60: *Sc* all around (96)
Stuff here. Continue stuffing after each round.
Round 61: In the BLO, *Dec, Sc 6* 12 times (84)
Round 62: In BOTH loops, *Dec, Sc 5* 12 times (72)
Round 63: *Dec, Sc 4* 12 times (60)
Round 64: *Dec, Sc 3* 12 times (48)
Round 65: *Dec, Sc 2* 12 times (36)
Round 66: *Dec, Sc 1* 12 times (24)
Round 68: *Dec* all around (12)
Round 69: *Dec* all around (6)
Finish off and sew closed.
Round 1: 6 Sc into a Magic Ring (6)
Round 2: *Inc, Sc in the next st* all around (9)
Round 3-4: *Sc* all around (9)
Round 5-7: Sc in the next 3 st. SlSt in the next 3 st. Sc in the next 3 st (9)
Pin this piece to the tip of the shoe as shown. Sew on, don’t stuff. Weave in ends.
Place your hook into the loop we left from Round 40 (Pic 1). Yarn over with white and pull through the loop (Pic 2-3). Ch 3 (Pic 4). Make 2 Dc into that same st (Pic 5). Make 3 Dc into each all around. Once done, finish off and weave in ends (Pic 6).
Repeat the process shown above for the other leg. At this point, we’re now done with crocheting the witch! Now what we need to do is make the witch’s leg bend, then put mesh on the wreath, and finally, attach the witch to the wreath. Let’s move on to the next part!
To make the witch look like she’s fallen in the wreath, we need to bend her leg slightly. Here is how we do that!
Insert needle with green yarn into the 5th white stripe on the right leg, and pull needle out a stitch to the left (Pic 1). Reinsert needle on the 3rd right stripe, lining up to where you’d previously pulled in and out the needle (Pic 2).
Reinsert needle on the 5th white stripe, next to where you previously had sewed. Pull the needle out about 2 stitches to the left (Pic 3). Reinsert needle into the 3rd stripe, next to where you previously had sewed. Pull the needle out about 2 stitches to the left (Pic 4).
Repeat this process until you’ve sewed the back of the leg. Pull both tail ends of yarn firmly at the same time to tighten the leg (Pic 5-6). Tie the ends of yarn into firm knots and weave in to hide.
If you know how to make your own wreath, feel free to do so! However, I’m not very experienced in wreath making so I just made do with the supplies I had.
Take a wreath (I am using a foam wreath from Dollar Tree, they also have wire wreaths that are better suited for making frilly wreaths like this.) Now take mesh and bunch it up at the very tip and place it on the wreath (Pic 3). Place a pin to secure this mesh, try to make sure the pin goes through all layers of the mesh (Pic 4).
Grab a section of the mesh and bring it to close to the previous mesh you pinned, it should make what looks like a loop (Pic 5-6). Bunch this area up close to the wreath (Pic 7), and place a pin going through all layers of the mesh (Pic 8-9). Repeat this process all around. I did purple mesh first and closer to the center, then repeated the same process with black mesh at the outside of the wreath (Pic 10).
Attaching witch to wreath:
We will attach the witch to the wreath by tying her to it. This secures it really well and you won’t see the yarn as long as you use a color that matches your wreath’s mesh.
I did this step on the top part of the witch, though you could also do it to the sides of the witch if you wanted it extra secure.
Take a 8″ piece of yarn and place it on a needle (Pic 1). Bring this yarn through the wreath as shown (Pic 2). Insert the needle through the elf and pull the needle out about 4 stitches to the left (Pic 3). This yarn through now be at the top of the wreath. Grab both tail ends of yarn and pull them very firmly so the witch is close to the wreath (Pic 4). Tie these tail ends of yarn firmly together a few times and cut the excess yarn (Pic 5-6).
Repeat this a total of 2 times on the left and right side of the witch, as well as once at the top of the witch.
Done! If you made this wreath I would LOVE to see 🙂 You can show me by posting a photo in the comments below this post!