Since posting about my picks for hand-made Christmas Decorations, I have been going crazy with the Christmas Crocheting.
It all started with the Granny Tree pattern from The Royal Sisters, then I looked on Pinterest for an easy crocheted snowflake pattern and found this one by Sarah London
Then came these gorgeous little stars, using this pattern and made from a lovely vintage yarn with a gold metallic thread running through it.
Trying to think of other Christmas-sy motifs to hang on my garland I found this cute pattern for Gingerbread girls and boys. I left the detailing off mine to keep it simple. Apologies for the shocking photo quality (worse than usual) my tablet really isn't good for close up shots.
At this point I really felt like I needed something red to add to the mix, and not wanting to fuss about with anything fiddly like holly berries or candy canes, I chose this lovely simple Granny Square Heart pattern from Ravelry
I strung them together in a repeating pattern, on a crocheted chain. On each end I had 75 chain stitches and between each ornament I used 15 chain stitches. Each ornament was attached using a double crochet. I used a strange silver metallic yarn I purchased discounted at Big W a few years ago that I had no idea what I could use it for, so I am glad I finally found a use for it.
|It even looks nice strung up at work. I have only just noticed|
I managed to line up the snowflake underneath the Scenic
Tours Christmas brochure with snowflakes on the front, ha!
Each little ornament makes up very quickly, and is a small project I can work on during lunch at work, and even while I was away on a cruise, so is a great use of my time and makes an easy gift for a friend who likes hand-made decor (I have already given 2 in Secret Santas) Plus I have made an extra long one for myself, I'm just not sure where I am going to hang it yet.
I would love to know if anyone else has made a crocheted garland for Christmas (or any other time of year)