Summertime is almost upon us! Watermelon is one of my favorite summer treats. There aren’t many things better than a slice of cool sweet watermelon on a hot summer day. Unless it’s a sweet little crochet watermelon pattern that will look great accenting a summer wreath and doesn’t attract ants like the real fruit.
Because of my love for the cool sweet treat I created a a fun crocheted watermelon wreath.
Please tell me after the long winter your windows are as dirty as mine! The crochet watermelon pattern and yarn accents are what really set this wreath apart. While it is simple to make it can be a little time consuming to wrap a wreath, so you might want to set aside an afternoon to make this.
Crochet Watermelon Pattern and Wreath Supplies:
- 12 Inch Foam Wreath Form
- Darice Natural Hemp Twine
- Darice Darice Size H Crochet Hook
- Fabric Washi Tape (Cut into 2 inch strips)
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
- Yarn in Pink, White, and Green
Start by wrapping your wreath form with the jute twine. Use hot glue to secure the twine. I like to use the hot glue a few times while wrapping to keep the jute tight.
After you have wrapped your wreath form take your green yarn and wrap it around the jute at a diagonal.
Then use your pink crossing over the top of the green yarn.
I like to tie the yarn in the back so I can change the color of the yarn to fit the season instead of having to wrap an entire wreath again. Don’t worry you wont be able to see it from the front.
Using cut pieces of washi tape and a length of jute make your pennant banner. Wrap the washi tape around the jute and back onto it’s self.
Then cut the washi tape strips into a pennant shape. Tie the banner on the wreath and trim off any extra.
Crochet Watermelon Pattern
Start with pink yarn.
Make a Magic Ring with 2 chains. Then crochet 11 double crochet into the ring. The first 2 chains count as one double crochet. (12 double crochet)
Round 1 and 2 ~ chain 2 (counts as double crochet now and throughout) double crochet in same space, make 2 double crochet in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch into the beginning chain stitch.
Round 3 ~ chain 2, double crochet into each stitch around join with a slip stitch into chain at beginning.
Round 4 ~ Switch to white yarn. Chain 2 then double crochet into same space, *double crochet next 6 stitches, 2 double crochet into next stitch* repeat from *to*. Join with slip stitch into beginning chain.
Round 5 ~ Switch to green yarn. Chain 2 then double crochet into same space, *double crochet into next 7 stitches, 2 double crochet into next stitch* repeat from *to*. Join with slip stitch into beginning chain. Tie off.
Fold the circle you have created in half.
Tuck all your loose ends into the watermelon. Reattach green yarn to the edge of the watermelon and double crochet into each stitch making sure you stitch through all 4 loops to close the crochet watermelon pattern. Tie off and weave in ends.
Attach to your wreath with hot glue, or with long strands of yarn. You may need to shape your watermelon slightly with your hands.
*Optional, you can use black embroidery thread or glued on beads to create seeds in your watermelon. Or you can leave it “seedless” like mine.
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Kadie from seven-alive.com loves to create with yarn, wood, and paint. Creating new projects is how she un-winds and keeps her sanity while trying to raise 5 very energetic kids.