Fauxchét® Holiday Wreath Bow

Skill level: Beginner

Finished Size: One size (3″ x 58″)

Yarn: 4 oz. Worsted Yarn Red (We chose Caron Simply Soft Harvest Red #9763). Wreath is made using a double strand of yarn held together.

Yarn Tool: easyloop® yarn tool

Easyloop® Yarn Tool Tension: With easyloop® yarn tool, PULL NEEDLE BACK 1 inch and PUSH NEEDLE INTO LOOP 1 inch.

Gauge: 8 sts and 100 rows =  2 inches (gauge isn’t critical).

Stitches Used: Chain Stitch; Slip Stitch; Double Slip Stitch. The Fauxchét® Double Slip Stitch is a variation of the Slip Stitch except, insert the tool into the FRONT and BACK LOOPS of each stitch.

Note: The Fauxchét® Double Slip Stitch looks the same on both sides, there is no right or wrong side.

Visit www.fauxchet.com for how-to videos of the stitches used in this pattern.

Wreath Bow

To Begin: Pulling yarn ends from both ends of the skein, thread the easyloop® tool with a double strand of yarn A, create a slip knot (1 inch in size) 6 inches from yarn end.

Foundation Chain: Using yarn color A, chain 8 sts plus 1 turning stitch. Turn work.

Row 1: Slip stitch across each row, making 1 turning stitch at the end of row before turning work.

Rows 2-100: Double Slip Stitch across each row, making 1 turning stitch at the end of each row before turning work. Be sure to make row 100 extra loose. At the end of row 100, end work by fastening off with 1 extra chain stitch into the last stitch. Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail. Unthread the easyloop® tool by pulling cut yarn end backward out of the tool needles. Pull yarn end to tighten the last stitch.

Finishing: Weave loose yarn ends in to conceal them (using the easyloop® fauxchét® tool to weave the ends in is fast and convenient). ♦

Styling: Tie the wreath ribbon in a traditional holiday bow and attach to a handmade or purchased wreath.

The wreath bow is made with the easyloop® fauxchét® yarn tool. The basic stitches and techniques can be learned in The Art of Fauxchét® E-Book. A link to download the E-BOOK, our how-to videos, and a written instruction booklet to get you started (with easy scarf patterns) are included with the easyloop® fauxchét® yarn tool.