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DIY Fall Wreath with Yarn

Learn how to make a DIY fall wreath for the front door that is so unique and perfect for whenever you're in need of wreath ideas. Last week, I shared a simple fall wreath, but this version is a bit more complicated.
Course craft, diy
Keyword front door fall wreaths, how to make a wreath, wreath for fall
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Makes 1 wreath
Author Angie Holden


  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue: Used to glue different parts of the wreath together including the extra materials. Make sure you have a hot glue gun!

What You Will Need

  • Giant Chunky Yarn This brand worked well for me. You can use any color you want! I like grey because it is neutral.
  • Burlap Ribbon I used orange, but feel free to use any colored burlp you would like. Think of your favorite warm fall colors!
  • Wire Wreath Form In any size you wish. You can find this at most craft stores or online.
  • Pom Poms or Wool Balls: You can use any color of pom poms you would like. Feel free to use neutral or bold colors!


  • First, we will begin our first row of arm knitting with a knot. Pull out about a 3-foot piece from your yarn. Drape this over your hand. There should be three feet on one side and the yarn should be attached to your skein on the other.
    beginning to arm knit
  • Pinch the yarn with your other hand as shown below.
    chunky yarn arm knitting
  • Twist and grab the yarn that is attached to your skein.
    arm knitting with super chunky yarn
  • Pull through and now you have a slip knot.
    simple arm knitting stitch
  • Now that your first knot is complete, thread it onto your arm. You can tighten this if needed.
    adding stitches to arms
  • Now we will begin to add the stitches that will become our first row. You will need to hold the yarn properly for each stitch. Hold the yarn attached to your skein with your index and middle finger as shown below. Then grab the end with your other two fingers.
    arm knitting for beginners
  • Put the 3-foot tail of yarn around your thumb as shown below. The pinky and ring finger will be holding both of the pieces.
    learning how to arm knit
  • Take your index finger on the opposite hand. Go under the first strand, over the second, and grab the third. Pull it through to create another stitch.
    arm knitting basics
  • Add this to your arm as well. Repeat as many times as you would like. I did 5 stitches across for my wreath. You could do more or fewer to make the wreath itself wider or narrower.
    arm knitting first row
  • You will not need the tail end of the yarn any longer. From now on, work only with the piece connected to the skein of yarn. Grab that piece with the hand that has the loops.
    starting on second row of arm knitting
  • Pull it through the first loop, turn it towards yourself, and slip it on the opposite hand. Tighten the stitches as you go. You should get them as tight as possible. Guess what? You are now arm knitting!
    arm knitting a wreath
  • Repeat the same process above and move the stitches over to your other arm. Work until they are all moved. Now you have completed your first row. Congrats! But, we have a few more to go to complete this DIY fall wreath.
    second row of arm knitting
  • Repeat these same steps moving the stitches to alternating arms as you go along.
    arm knit tutorial
  • Repeat as many times as it takes to get your piece long enough to go all the way around your wreath form.
    arm knitting how to
  • The form should not be super tight when you wrap it but not too loose either. Once you think you have enough, it is time to tie off your project.
    completed arm knitting craft
  • Complete two stitches on the row just like the instructions above.
    tie off arm knit project
  • Pull the first stitch over the second and then tighten. Do not over tighten here as your end can get super small.
    completing an arm knit craft idea
  • You will want to continue in this same manner for all of your stitches.
    diy autumn wreath with arm knitting
  • Now you are left with one stitch left on your arm. Cut the strand attached to your skein about a foot and a half away from your project.
    completed stitches for arm knitting craft
  • Pull that end through the last stitch.
    finishing off an arm knitted wreath
  • Then pull it until it is tight.
    diy autum wreath with yarn demonstration
  • Now we have one long piece but we need a circle to go around the wreath form. Next, we will secure the two ends together.
    arm knit piece for diy fall wreath
  • Put the two ends together. Then use that piece that you cut a foot and half long to bind the two together.
    making arm knit piece into a loop
  • Put it through both pieces weaving it in and out until you get to the other side of the knitted piece.
    working with super chunky yarn
  • Once you get to the other side, make a loop with the yarn and pull the end through to make a knot. You can double this knot if you would like.
    tie together super chunky yarn craft
  • Then, all that is left is to hide both ends. You can cut some off to make them shorter. Then weave them throughout your piece to hide.
    hiding ends of chunky yarn in project
  • Turn your knitted piece so that it is a formed circle. I found that mine naturally made this shape. Then I just put the wreath form inside the piece. Maneuver the piece until the wreath form is hidden.
    adding wreath form to arm knitting craft
  • First, tie a bow to hang your wreath from out of the burlap ribbon.
    adding bow to yarn wreath
  • Then use hot glue to secure pom poms or wool balls in various colors all over your wreath.
    yarn wreath for fall