Halloween Crochet Wreath Tutorial

We are enjoying our crochet Halloween wreath as it greets us and reminds us that trick-or-treating, fun costumes, and candy are just around the corner! This was super simple to make!

My Merry Messy Life: Halloween Crochet Wreath

First, I bought an 18-inch wire wreath frame, 2 black flowers and some pumpkin decorations from the floral section, all from Michael’s.

Then, I started crocheting a ribbon to be able to wrap it around the frame. The frame has a nice curve to it, which is why I chose it.

Crochet Ribbon Pattern

Now, depending on your gauge and style, your ribbon might be longer or shorter than you need. If it’s just a little too short, you can unwind it then rewind it tighter. If it’s too long, wind it more loosely, then tuck in the extra on the back.

Yarn: Worsted Weight in black, purple and orange

Hook: H

Chain 130 with the black yarn.

Row 1: In the 2nd chain from the hook, work 1 half double crochet. Work 1 half double crochet in each stitch all the way down. Fasten off.

Row 2: Attach purple to then end of the previous chain with a slip stitch and a chain 1. Work 1 hdc in each stitch all the way down.

Rows 3-7: Work exactly like row two, changing colors in each row. (orange, black, purple, orange, black).

Then, you’ll take the ribbon and wrap it around the frame like the picture demonstrates.

Wrapping the Crocheted Ribbon

You’ll then need some wire cutters to cut off the flower stems. Stick them into the stitches so it’s nice and secure. Then, take the pumpkins or other decorations and fill in above the flowers. Now, it’s secure enough to hang on the door, but when I go to store it, I do think the decorations will fall off. However, I prefer it this way because then I can make sure the flowers won’t get squished.

Attach the flowers and pumpkins to the wreath

To make the letters, I took a cereal box and drew letters onto it and cut them out. If you don’t trust yourself to draw the letters (smile), just print them out on a piece of paper, cut them out and trace them onto cardboard.

Then, cut off a bunch of yarn and form it into a small ball, then start wrapping the letters with the yarn. This is the tedious part! I made the mistake of not making a ball out of the yarn and spent most of my time untangling it as a wrapped it. Here’s a good yarn wrapping tutorial that I used from Evie S! It looks better when you wrap the letters several times, and I found the only way I could tolerate the tediousness of it was to watch TV at the same time. Otherwise, you might go batty! The letters do look fuzzy and a little wonky, but I was going for that look for Halloween.

Yarn-Wrapped Letters


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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. Cute wreath!!!!

  2. Very cute idea! I love the stripes and the way they wrap around the yarn. Terrifically fun! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I LOVE this idea!! I saw the photo and was wondering how the heck you did it– brilliant! 😀 😀

  4. Very cute! Linking up tomorrow at Tangled Happy. Thanks for sharing this clever idea! 🙂

  5. the crochet could be a scarf or belt

  6. Very Cute!

  7. Love this Sara! Featured this morning on Moogly: http://www.mooglyblog.com/12-free-crochet-wreath-patterns/ 🙂

  8. Very cute, gona make for my daughter, she has a Halloween birthday

  9. Wanda Moon says:

    Great idea, but needs more details to make the wreath look fuller and balanced.

  10. Very cute! Thanks for sharing. I will be posting a link over at my site.

  11. Evelyn Hansen says:

    Hello Sarah,
    I just saw your Halloween crochet pattern yesterday and used worsted cotton in variegated Christmas colors for the ribbon. The finished length is approx. 54″ and only covers about halfway around the 18″ wire frame. Have any corrections been made to these directions? Either the beginning chains should be doubled to 260 or the frame needs to be smaller.
    Thanks for any guidance.

  12. Hello. I’m doing an early Halloween pattern round up and would like to link back to your project. I love how you’ve combined crochet with other elements. While I was looking at your tutorial, my son was looking over my shoulder and said, “Wow! That’s cool!” If it gets his attention, it must be exactly that. Cool!

  13. Regina Dearing says:

    This is super cute! I followed the directions above and the first go around I did 140 sc. That got me just past halfway, so I did another 120 sc and that worked. I’m going to add skulls at the bottom. Thank you for the pattern.

  14. sabrina bundy says:

    I bought wire wreath ring. how do you attach the ribbon when you wrap around the wire n how do attached it when you finished wrapping around the wire? I never made wreath before.

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