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A Homemade Christmas Tree Decoration

When I lived in the States, I used to get those plastic rings that you get on milk jugs that people usually throw away and save them.  At Christmas time, I used to use them as a base for some of the Christmas tree decorations I made.  I used to use them as a base for a small wreath. However, here, there are no small plastic rings to use as a base, but I can make Christmas decorations anyway. I will show you how to make the small wreath I made today.

To begin with, I crocheted this wreath.  I used big green yarn, red yarn, a crochet hook, and a ribbon.  If you have the yarn and the hook, but not the ribbon, it is okay because I used to crochet a red chain to use for the ribbon at time when I used to make these.  This is my invention as many things I do are.

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I chained 15.

 

 

 

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I connected the chain to form a ring.

I began by using the green yarn and chaining 15 stitches.  I connected the chain at both ends to make a ring.  After that, I single crocheted around the chain. I made as many single crochets as the ring would take.  I single crocheted all the way around.

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I chained 5, then I slip stitched in the same stitch where the chain came from. It leaves a small loop
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I did the same thing in every stitch around.

Next, I slip stitched into the first single crochet I did.  After that, I chained 5, then I slip stitched into the same place where I slip stitched before.  Next, I slip stitched into the next single crochet.  I am working only in the back park of the single crochet. I put my hook in the middle of it to make the slip stitch.  Next, I chain 5, then I slip stitch again into the same place.  After that, I slip stitch into the next stitch, chain 5, slip stitch into the same place. I do it all the way around.

When I get to the end, I slip stitch into the front of the next stitch where I have already worked in the back stitch.  I chain 5, slip stitch in the same place, and then slip stitch in the next stitch, chain 5, slip stitch in the same stitch, and just continue doing the same thing all the way around.

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I have worked in both the back of the single crochet and the front, and it is beginning to look like a wreath.

When I get to the end, it is beginning to look like a wreath.  Next, I chain 15, then slip stitch into the same place the chain came from.  This will make something to hang the wreath to the tree by.  I cut the yarn and finish the green part off.

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I attached a ribbon.

I happen to have some fabric ribbon left over from past Christmases, so I tie it around the loop I just made at the top of the wreath.  In Korea, paper ribbon like we use in the States is almost non existent, so we always have fabric ribbon. If you don’t have any ribbon, it works to make a red chain and tie it on as the ribbon.

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A holly berry
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I attached the holly berry to the wreath.
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I attach holly berries randomly around the wreath.

Next, I use red and make holly berries to put around the wreath.  I chain two, then single crochet several times into the first chain until it becomes round. I leave a length of yarn both at the beginning and the end.  I cut the yarn from the ball, and then I use these lengths to tie the holly berries randomly around the wreath. Now, my wreath is done and ready to put on our Christmas tree.

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