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It’s the Christmas season. Make a wreath for advent! Add some candles that you don’t have to light! Since they’ll be made on a loom with yarn, definitely don’t light them! Plus, they save from year to year. Here’s how to make it.
For the candles, you need a 12 peg loom, loom hook, and yarn needle. Also, you need 5 small balls of yarn. I used white, purple, and pink yarn for the candles, green for the wreath, and orange for the flames.
Double e-wrap all the pegs on the loom and knit row 1. Use the flat stitch to knit one more round. Purl one round, this makes the flat bottom.
Knit flat stitch around for 10 rounds. Purl one round. Flat stitch around for 5 more mounds. Cut a long tail, pull the tail through each stitch and pick all the stitches off, drawing the tip closed. With the yarn needle and tail, weave through the tip and sew the tip mostly closed. Leave a large enough hole for the flame.
Stuff the candle. With the beginning tail, pull the bottom closed and sew it closed. Weave in all threads.
With orange, make a slip stitch on one peg of the loom. E-wrap and knit off twice. You have 2 chains on the peg. Cut a tail, pull the tail through the peg on the loom and lift off the peg. Pull the tail tight. With the yarn needle and the tail, sew the flame onto the tip of the candle. Trim the “wick.” Weave in all threads.
For the wreath, I used a 31 peg loom, loom hook and loom needle. I also used small amounts of 3 colors of yarn.
E-wrap all the pegs of the 31 peg loom with dark green, or your color choice. Knit in flat stitch for 4 rounds, purl a round, knit in flat stitch 4 rounds. Bring the stitches from the first round up onto the pegs and knit all the stitches off. Use the tails to tie a bow.
E-wrap all the pegs of the loom with color one, flat stitch knit around 2 rounds. Change colors by attaching a slip knot and continue knitting for 5 rounds. Cut a long tail, pull it through the stitches and pick off all the stitches, drawing the circle closed. Sew the hole closed and trim your threads.
Lay the first piece around the outside of the circle and sew around, sewing the circles together. Cut all threads.
If you have never held family advent services, try it. This is a holy time, a joyous time, a time to celebrate. God loves you so much he sent his son to earth to live and die for you and me. Praise him for that. Amen.
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