Woolly Wreath & Garland Using Fleece Artist Slubby Blue
Years ago, we knitted mammoth woolly wreaths using loop stitch for our shop holiday display. They were such fun, we created a pattern for a home-sized version—a cozy accent all winter long! The wreaths are nice hung singly or in pairs, indoors or out (protect from inclement weather). The little garland is charming wrapped around your tree, over the mantle, down the bannister, or anywhere you’d like a little woolly magic. We’ve even been known to wear it!
For the Woolly Wreath & Garland, we used Fleece Artist Slubby Blue—a clever yarn that’s thick, thin, and everything in between! With the rustic appeal of a hand-spun yarn, Slubby Blue is a half-and-half blend of Blue Faced Leicester and merino wool. Because the locks have an extra long staple, it can be spun very softly and still hold together—perfect for the loopy stitch of our Woolly Wreaths.
Small wreath: Approx. 14"/36cm finished diameter on 12"/30cm wreath form.
Large wreath: Approx. 20"/51cm finished diameter on 18"/46cm wreath form.
Garland: Approx. 4 yds/3.5m of length, per 110 yd/100m skein.
Small wreath: 2 skeins Fleece Artist Slubby Blue (110 yds/100m each), yarn held double throughout. Shown in color Natural and Christmas Red.
Large wreath: 4 skeins Fleece Artist Slubby Blue (110 yds/100m each), yarn held double throughout.
Garland or 8" Wreath: 1 skein Fleece Artist Slubby Blue (110 yds/100m each).
Wreaths: US 15 (10mm) needles (straights recommended).
Garland: US 11 (8mm) double-point needles (two only).
Wreaths: 12 (18)"/30 (46)cm boxed wire wreath form.
3 (4) yds/m of 4"/10cm strips of muslin fabric to match yarn color.
Blunt darning needle to finish.
The pattern includes instructions for the 12" and 18" wreath sizes and the garland. Each wreath form comes with muslin wrapping, but if you use the darker colored yarn you won't need to use it, so save it for another project. Same needle size and cast on stitches for all wreaths, you're simply knitting varying lengths!
The Free Pattern
See the "Basic Details" for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
K = knit; P = purl; St(s) = stitch(es).
Fleece Artist Slubby Blue. COLOR: Natural.
Fleece Artist Slubby Blue. COLOR: Evergreen.
Fleece Artist Slubby Blue. NEW COLOR: Christmas Red. Rich cherry and burgundy reds.
Fleece Artist Slubby Blue. COLOR: Laurel. Rich cream and light Spanish moss.
12" Wreath Form; muslin wrapping included.
8" Wreath Form; muslin wrapping included.
18" Wreath Form; muslin wrapping included.
Digital Woolly Wreath & Garland pattern. (Download)
Printed Woolly Wreath & Garland pattern. (Requires shipping.)
Clover US 15 (10mm) straight bamboo needles (for wreaths).
Brittany US 11 (8mm) straight bamboo needles (for garlands).