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Wreath Spritz Cookie Crochet Pattern

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Wreath Spritz Crochet Cookie PatternIt’s time for the second cookie in our Great Cookie Countdown: the spritz! Spritz are a vanilla-flavored butter cookie from Germany and Scandinavia. “Spritz” or “sprintzen” in German means “to squirt,” which describes how the cookie is made. The dough is loaded into a cookie press and a trigger is pulled to squirt the dough through a metal template at the end of the barrel, which molds the cookie into a decorative shape, such as a wreath, flower, or star.

Crocheting in the back loop for every row creates a beautiful rib pattern that imitates the design of a spritz wreath. Traditionally these cookies are red, green, white, or beige, but feel free to use whatever color strikes your fancy. Add some sprinkles if you like by sewing on seed beads.

Visit the Great Cookie Countdown Page for the story behind this series and a complete directory of Christmas cookie ornaments.

Spritz Wreath Cookie Crochet Pattern…

Difficulty rating 2

Finished size: 2” in diameter and 3/4” tall

Materials:

Small amount of worsted weight yarn in beige (Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand in Beige) or the color of your choice
G-6 (4.00 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

For optional sprinkles:
Glass seed beads in red and green, size 10/0 (2.3 mm)
Beige thread (Gutermann 100mm 100% polyester, 1480121)
Sewing needle

Instructions:

Ch 9, leaving a long tail.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 2: Sc in BL only of each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rep row 2 until piece measures 4”. Do not BO

Spritz Ribbed Pattern

Fold fabric in half, bringing short ends together.

Sc the two ends together by inserting the hook through the BL and coming up through the BL on the other end of your fabric. Then yo and pull through first 2 loops on the hook. Yo and pull through last 2 loops.

BO, leaving a long tail.

Spritz Seem Sewn

Using tapestry needle, thread one of the tails through the spaces between rows on the edge of the tube.

Spritz Sewing the Ends

Pull tight to close.

Spritz End Closed

Repeat on the opposite end. BO this tail only and work in end.

Hold the tube between your fingers and squish.

Spritz Squish

Using the rest of the remaining tail, sew the two ends together through the ribs. Go down through one rib…

Sewing to Create Shape Step 1

…and out through the rib below it on the other side.

Sewing to Create Shape Step 2

Then thread the yarn through the hole and pull to bring the ribs together.

Sewing to Create Shape Step 3Repeat this for each set of ribs all the way around. BO and weave in end.

Feel free to use another color for your spritz or decorate with sprinkles by sewing on seed beads.

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6 thoughts on “Wreath Spritz Cookie Crochet Pattern

  1. Spritz cookies are GREAT! 😀 Thank you for great tutorial as well!