Simply Crochet Issue 38: Christmas Gnomes and Woodland Wreath

Christmas is so nearly upon us and I’m so delighted with the little gnomes and woodland wreath that I designed for Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38!  There have been so many popping up all over Facebook and Instagram and I just love them all – thank you so much for sharing.

Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38, crochet christmas gnomes and wreath by Hannah Cross HanJan Crochet

WOODLAND FESTIVE WREATH

Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38, crochet christmas gnomes and wreath by Hannah Cross HanJan Crochet

This woodland wreath might just be one of the favourite things I’ve ever designed. I was so delighted with how the Scandi palette worked so well and was perfect for keeping the style simple and clean. The wreath is bursting with poinsettias, pine cones, toadstools, mistletoe, ferns and little stars too. 

The best thing yet is that my wonderful mum loved it so much that she’s made one too – best praise ever! 

Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38, crochet christmas gnomes and wreath by Hannah Cross HanJan Crochet

Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38, crochet christmas gnomes and wreath by Hannah Cross HanJan Crochet

As a top tip for all you wreath makers – once you’ve made your cover and all your little bits and pieces, lay them out on the wreath how you’d like them, take a snap on your phone then use it as reference to make sure you don’t run out of room when you’re sticking it all down. 

Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 382

CHRISTMAS GNOMES

 

Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38, crochet christmas gnomes and wreath by Hannah Cross HanJan Crochet

On reflection then, maybe these guys are my favourite thing I’ve ever designed…….meet Toby and Ted. 

Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 38, crochet christmas gnomes and wreath by Hannah Cross HanJan Crochet

Hope you like them too and that you’re still busy with all your Christmas makes, keep posting them, I just love seeing what you’re making! 

(Huge thanks to the magical team at Simply Crochet for such amazing shots of my designs yet again!)

THE YARN

 

King Cole Baby Alpaca Yarn double knit Simply Crochet

 

We used the glorious King Cole Baby Alpaca in double knit for these projects, it is just the nicest, softest, squishiest yarn you could ever wish for and I’ll definitely be adding it to my list of favourites.

Something else to ask Father Christmas for….