Over the last few weeks I’ve been making garlands to hang around the house over Christmas. It’s been a great way to practice my crochet and I’ve been spoiled for choice with all the gorgeous patterns out there at the moment.
My first one is made using some King Cole dk yarns and was from a pattern on Craftseller magazine. I started this whilst I was in the hospital recovering from my second foot operation. The fairy lights appealed to me as there’s no need to change bulbs or batteries and the garland can even be put in the washing machine! It measures well over a meter in length and drapes beautifully from the fireplace.
Having really caught the bug for crochet I found another pattern in an issue of Knitting and Crochet magazine. This time for a shorter garland, which looks lovely over a door. With my daughter being mad on Frozen still, I thought the stars looked quite like snowflakes.
I’ve made a few of these as they look so pretty over the doors.
I’ve just recently finished another couple of garlands, as I discovered a stash of cotton in my yarn bag. The cotton is lovely to crochet with and it really holds the shape of the stitches well. I’ve made a little flower garland in cream and a dark turquoise.
Finally I’ve made a 3 metre long garland, ideal for the hallway, using red, green, cream, white and beige cotton for the stars.
All of the garland pictured are available for sale, so be quick if you want them as these are all one-offs!
Happy Christmas crafting