How to Make an Easy Crocheted Holiday Garlandcomments (11) December 13th, 2010
This week, I wanted to make something fun and whimsical for the holidays...that required no extra purchasing on my part. If you're like me, you probably have gobs of beads, felt flowers, fabric scraps, and yarns stashed away, and this project is the perfect, simple way to put them on display. You can use pretty much anything you have that has a hole large enough for yarn to pass through.
I collected scrap yarn (light worsted weight), buttons, beads, felt flowers, and fabric scraps (which I cut into stars). You'll also need scissors, a yarn needle, and a size I-9 crochet hook—other sizes will work, too, but that's what I used.
Be sure to vary the arrangement of all of your pretty things—star, bead, button, flower, star, bead, etc. Push all of the baubles toward the ball end of the yarn so that you have a few feet of yarn to work with. Make a few crochet chains to start. (To make a chain: Yarn over and draw the loop through the loop on your hook. Repeat.)
When you are finished, fasten off and weave the end back and forth through the first few chains.
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