Arm knit this cozy fall yarn wreath in minutes! This easy to make craft will look great on your front door this fall. Change up the color of the pom poms to make this same craft for other seasons as well. If you have never done any arm knitting, you will love this easy-to-follow how to arm knit tutorial to get you started with your first project.
- Darice Giant Chunky Yarn
- Burlap Darice Ribbon
- Darice Wire Wreath Form
- Pom Poms or Wool Balls in a variety of colors
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
How to arm knit instructions:
Pull out about a 3-foot piece from your yarn. Drape this over your hand. There should be three feet on one side and the yarn should be attached to your skein on the other.
Pinch the yarn with your other hand as shown below.
Twist and grab the yarn that is attached to your skein.
Pull through and now you have a slip knot.
Add this knot to one arm. Tighten if needed.
Hold the yarn attached to your skein with your index and middle finger as shown below. Then grab the end with your other two fingers.
Put the 3-foot tail of yarn around your thumb as shown below. The pinky and ring finger will be holding both of the pieces.
Take your index finger on the opposite hand. Go under the first strand, over the second, and grab the third. Pull it through to create another stitch.
Slide those loops onto your arm as you go. Repeat 5 times so you have 5 loops.
You will not need the tail end of the yarn any longer. From now on, work only with the piece connected to the skein of yarn. Grab that piece with the hand that has the loops.
Pull it through the first loop, turn it towards yourself, and slip it on the opposite hand. Tighten the stitches as you go. You should get them as tight as possible.
Continue moving the stitches over to your other arm until they are all moved. Now you have completed your first row.
Repeat these steps moving all of the stitches over to the other arm.
You will repeat this until you have enough length to go around your wreath form.
You will want to make sure you have plenty to go around the form but not a ton of excess. It should not be super tight.
Then you are ready to tie off your arm knitting portion. Complete two stitches on the row just like the instructions above.
Pull the first stitch over the second and tighten. Do not over tighten here as your end can get super small.
You will want to continue in this same manner for all of your stitches.
Once you get to the end, you will have one stitch left on your arm. Cut the strand attached to your skein about a foot and a half away from your scarf.
Pull that end through the last stitch.
Pull on it until it is tight.
Now you will want to put the two ends of your piece together.
Use that piece that is a foot and half long to bind the two together.
Put it through both pieces weaving it in and out until you get to the other side of the knitted piece.
Once you get to the other side, make a loop with the yarn and pull the end through to make a knot. You can double this knot if you would like.
Weave both this end and the other end of your yarn (tail from the beginning) through your knitted piece so that they are hidden. You can cut some off if you would like.
Turn your knitted piece so that it is a formed circle. I found that mine naturally made this shape. Then I just put the wreath form inside the piece.
Adjust as needed so that it covers your wreath form completely.
Tie a ribbon to the top with a bow.
Add various colors of pom-poms and wool balls around your wreath until you are happy with the look. These can be secured with hot glue.
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