King’s day wreath

This is the second time in my life I have to miss out on King’s day. I have to miss out on the larged flea market of the year, of the country and perhaps it might as well be the largest flea market anywhere in the world.

Once a year the entire country is in a party mood. from morning till late, if you are old or still a baby, if there is rain or sunshine. If you have never experienced it, this should be on your bucket list.

So in the weeks before King’s day I already got the orange fever. I couldn’t think of anything else than orange and anything Dutch.

Below you will find the instructions to crochet the typical Dutch house, the stroof waffles and the oranges with golden leafs. This projects wasn’t difficult and with the different elements you can go crazy as you wish.

House

Materials & tools:

DMC Natura Just Cotton (N36) Gardenia

DMC Natura Just Cotton (N53) Blue Night

Crochet hook size 2.0

Large embroidery needle

The house is not worked in rounds to create the sharp edges. It contains 3 pieces and I whip stiched them together. The rows mentioned in the instructions are the front side of the work. When you work back to the front you mirror the color (for example: with the first row you sc 4 blue and 14 white. When you work back to the first ch you sc 14 white and 4 blue). Please make sure the thread you are not using is always at the back side of your work.

Front:

With Gardenia ch 19

R1: 4 sc blue, 14 sc white, ch1 and turn

R3: 4 sc blue, 2sc white, 10sc blue, 2sc white, ch1 and turn

R5, R7, R9: repeat R3

R11: 18sc white, ch1 and turn

R13: 2sc white, 4sc blue, 6sc white, 4 sc blue, 2 sc white, ch1 and turn

R15&R17: repeat R13

R19: 18sc white, ch1 and turn

R21&R23: repeat R13

R25: 18sc white, ch1 and turn

R27: 4sc white, 2sc blue, 2sc white, 2sc blue, 2sc white, 2sc blue, 4sc white, ch1 and turn

R29: repeat R27

R31: 18sc white, ch1 and turn

R33&R34: with white 2sl st, 14sc, ch1 turn, 14sc

R35&R36: with white 2sl st, 10sc, ch1 turn, 10sc

R37&R38: with white 2sl st, 6sc, ch1 turn, 6sc

R39&R40:with white 2sl st, 2sc, ch1 turn, 2sc

Finish off

 

Bottom, sides & top:

With Gardenia ch 19

R1, R3, R5: 18sc white, ch1 turn

R7: 4sc white, 2 sc blue, 12sc white, ch1 turn

R9&R11: 18sc white, ch1 turn

R13&R15: 12sc white, 4sc blue, 2 sc white, ch1 turn

R17&R19: 18sc white, ch1 turn

R21&R23: 2sc white, 4sc blue, 12sc white, ch1 turn

R25: 18sc white, ch1 turn

R27: 18sc white in back loop only (R28: 18sc white in both loops)

R29-R45: 18sc white, ch1 turn

R47: 18sc white in back loop only (R48: 18sc white in both loops)

R49&R51: 2sc white, 4sc blue, 12sc white, ch1 turn

R53&R55: 18sc white, ch1 turn

R57&R59: 12sc white, 4sc blue, 2 sc white, ch1 turn

R61&R63: 18sc white, ch1 turn

R65: 4sc white, 2 sc blue, 12sc white, ch1 turn

R67-R71: 18sc white, ch1 turn

R73: 18sc white in back loop only (R74: 18sc white in both loops)

R75-85: 18sc white, ch1 turn

R87: 18sc white in back loop only (R88: 18sc white in both loops)

R89-99: 18sc white, ch1 turn

Sow the roof to the side of the house

Back:

With Gardenia only ch 19

R1-R27: 18sc, ch1 turn

R29: sc2tog, 14sc, sc2tog, ch1 turn (16sc)

R30: sc2tog, 12sc, sc2tog, ch1 turn (14sc)

R31: sc2tog, 10sc, sc2tog, ch1 turn (12sc)

R32: sc2tog, 8sc, sc2tog, ch1 turn (10sc)

R33: sc2tog, 6sc, sc2tog, ch1 turn (8sc)

R34: sc2tog, 4sc, sc2tog, ch1 turn (6sc)

R35: sc2tog, 2sc, sc2tog, ch1 turn (4sc)

R36: 2 sc2tog, ch1 turn, sc

Finish off

Stroopwaffle (Make 5)

Materials & tools:

DMC Natura Just Cotton (N37)

Crochet hook size 2.0

Large embroidery needle

 

Work in rows and end with a chain after each row and turn your work to start the next row.

Ch 5, turn

R1: 3sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, 3sc in last ch, ch1 and turn (8sc)

R2: sc across, ch1 and turn (8sc)

R3: 2sc in second sc from hook, sc in next 6 sc, 2sc in last sc, ch1 and turn (10sc)

R4: sc across, ch1 and turn (10sc)

R5: 2sc in second sc from hook, sc in next 8 sc, 2sc in last sc, ch1 and turn (12sc)

R5-R7: sc across, ch1 and turn (12sc)

R8: sc2tog from second sc from hook, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog in last sc, ch1 and turn (10sc)

R9: sc across, ch1 and turn (10sc)

R10: sc2tog from second sc from hook, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog in last sc, ch1 and turn (8sc)

R11: sc across, ch1 and turn (8sc)

R12: 2c3tog from second sc from hook, sc in next 2 sc, sc3tog in last sc, ch1 do NOT turn (4sc)

‘R13’: sc approximately 32 sc around the circle you will now have.

With yellow thread sew a line on the side to create the effect of caramel.

With dark brown thread sew a raster in the cookie to suggest the waffle mark.

 

Oranges (make 3 small and 2 large)

Material & tool:

Yarn and Colors Must Have (color 20) Orange

Hook 2.0

 

Small (5 cm):

Start with magic ring or chain 4, sl st to first ch.

R1: 8 sc in magic ring

R2: scinc around (16sc)

R3: *sc inc, sc in next sc*, repeat * to * 7 times (24sc)

R4-R9: sc around (24sc)

R10: *sc2tog, sc in next*, repeat * to * 7 times (16sc)

R11: sc2tog around (8sc)

Finish off and secure tightly.

 

Large (7cm):

Start with magic ring or chain 4, sl st to first ch.

R1: 8 sc in magic ring

R2: scinc around (16sc)

R3: *sc inc, sc in next sc*, repeat * to * 7 times (24sc)

R4: *sc inc, sc in next 2sc*, repeat * to * 7 times (32sc)

R5-R8: sc around (32sc)

R9: *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat * to * 7 times (24sc)

R10-R11: sc around (24sc)

R12: *sc2tog, sc in next*, repeat * to * 7 times (16sc)

R13: sc2tog around (8sc)

Finish off and secure tightly.

 

Leafs (make 5 small and 5 large)

Material & tool:

Anchor Metallic (color 300) Gold

Hook 2.0

 

Small:

Start with magic ring or chain 4, sl st to first ch.

R1: 6 sc in magic ring

R2: 2 sc in first sc, 2hdc in nect, 2dc in next, 2 hdc in next, 2sc in next, 2 sl st in last sc, sl st to first sc (12sc)

Finish off, tie a double knot with both ends.

 

Large:

Start with magic ring or chain 4, sl st to first ch.

R1: 6 sc in magic ring

R2: 2 sc in first sc, 2hdc in nect, 2dc in next, 3 tc in next, 2 dc in next, 1 hdc and 1 sc, sl st to first sc (13sc)

Finish off, tie a double knot with both ends.

Sew on each orange a large and a small leaf.

 

Place the house, waffels and oranges on the wreath (bought at Sostrene Grenes) and pin or glue it on the wreath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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