Stocking Garland

Yes, it is the day after Christmas.  So why am I posting yet another Christmas garland?  Well, if you are like me and my family, you still have a Christmas party or two in your future and you just might need an extra little bit of decor.

Worsted weight yarn- small amounts of red, white, and natural.
J hook
Large eye needle

Stitches used-
Slip stitch (sl st)
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Single crochet 2 together (sc2tog)- Insert hook into first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Color A
Ch 9
1) Sc in second ch and each ch across, work 2 sc in last ch. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
2) Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.
3-5) Repeat row 2.
6) Sc in first 4 stitches. Ch 1, turn.
7) Sc in each stitch across. (4 sc) Finish off.

Color B
Join with sl st where color A left off, ch 1.
1) Sc in each stitch across. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
2) Sc2tog twice. Finish off.

Top of stocking- (color B)
Join with sl st, ch 1, sc in end of each row across. (5 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Sc in each stitch across, finish off.

Weave in ends. (I just did a quick tuck with my needle to hide everything.)

On back side, using a small piece of yarn join stockings at toes and at top with a small stitch and tie tightly. Trim ends close.

Color C
Ch 10, join to first ch made with a sl st. Ch 15. *Sc into tops of first pair of stocking, working an additional sc into joining stitch. (11 sc). Ch 10.* Repeat between *’s until all stocking pairs are attached. Ch 25, join with sl st to 10’th ch from hook. Finish off, tuck in ends.

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Gingerbread Man Garland

Today I thought I would make some Christmas candy. I didn’t grow up around a lot of candy making (we are more bread making kind of people), so I don’t really have many candy recipes that are tried and true. I have tons of food recipes pinned on pinterest because, of course, all the pretty pictures! I thought I would try out a couple of them.  Not that they were a complete flop, but I think I’m better off sticking to bread baking. And crocheting.
Speaking of crocheting, here is another garland pattern. Today we have a string of gingerbread men.


Worsted weight yarn-small amounts of brown and tan for bodies, black and cream for faces, and scrap pieces in assorted colors for bow ties.
J hook
Large eye needle
Safety pin or stitch marker

Stitches used-
Slip stitch (sl st)
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)

1) Starting the head- Ch 2, sc 6 in first chain.  Join with a sl st to first sc, ch 1.
2) Sc 2 in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. Ch 1. (12 sc) At this point is is very helpful to put a safety pin or stitch marker in the joining sl st.
3) Starting the body- Sc 2 in first sc (same as one joined into on previous round), ch 1, turn. (2 sc)
4) Sc 2 in first sc, sc 1 in next stitch. Ch 1, turn. (3 sc)
5) Sc 2 in first sc, sc 1 in next 2 stitches. Ch 1, turn. (4 sc)
6) Sc 2 in first sc, sc 1 in next 3 stitches. Ch 1. (5 sc)
7) Working up side of body, work 3 sc.
8) Creating first arm- Ch 6, then work 1 dc in 3’rd ch and in next 3 chains. (4 dc worked plus turning chain) Sl st to first row of sc on body and first sc on head. Do not work into the sl st that is marked with the safety pin/stitch marker.
9) Finishing the head- Work 2 sc in next st, then *1 sc, 2 sc* 4 times. Sl st to last stitch on head.
10) Creating the second arm- Ch 6, dc in 3’rd ch and in next 3 chains. (4 dc worked plus turning chain) Sl st to first row of sc on body.
11) Sc 3 down side of body.
12) First leg- Ch 6, dc in 4’th ch and next 2 chains. (3 dc plus turning chain) Sl st to middle (3’rd) stitch on bottom of body.
13) Second leg- Ch 6, dc in 4’th ch and next 2 chains. (3 dc plus turning chain) Sl st to side of body and finish off. Weave in ends.

If desired, stitch on a face using a contrasting yarn. Stitch x’s for the eyes, and use a back stitch to create the mouth. Add small bits of yarn tied in bows around the neck.

On back side, join two gingerbread men together at the arms with a small stitch. Tie a tight knot and trim ends close.
On end gingerbread man, join with a sl st to arm, ch 10, sl st in same space, finish off. Tie two ends together in a tight knot and trim close. Repeat for other end.

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Peppermint Garland

Hello all!  It’s another Monday and another garland pattern.  I’ve been doing my Christmas decorating today so this is right in line with that.  Today’s garland is a string of peppermint candies!   It seems like I have seen a lot of peppermint candy in Christmas decor this year, so I guess this garland is right in style.
Worsted weight yarn- small amounts of red and white
J hook- make 4 candies with this hook
N hook- make 3 candies with this hook
Large eye needle

Stitches used-
Slip stitch (sl st)
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Double crochet (dc)

Red) Ch 6, sc in second ch, hdc in next, 2 dc in next, hdc in next, sc in last. Finish off.
White) Working in back loop of ch, join with sl st at one end. Ch 1, and sc in each stitch across. (5 sc). C 1, turn, sc in each stitch across. Finish off.
Red) Join with sl st at one end, ch 1. Sc in first stitch, hdc in next, 2 dc in next, hdc in next, sc in last. Finish off.
White) Starting on one side of the candy and working into the red, in the dc closest to you, join with a sl st, ch 4. In same stitch, work dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 4, sl st. Sc in next 3 red stitches, sc in sides of both rows of white, sc in next 2 red stitches. In next stitch, sl st, ch 4, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 4, sl st. Sc in next 3 red stitches, sc in sides of both rows of white, sc in last two red stitches. Sl st into starting stitch.
Finish off, weave in ends. I didn’t worry too much about the ends, just a quick tuck to get everything pulled in and hidden.

Lay out your candies as pictured.

Working on back side, join at corners with a small piece of yarn, tie a tight knot and trim close.
Once you have all your corners joined, on ends, sl st to outermost corner of candy, ch 10, and sl st back into candy. Tie ends in a tight knot, trim close. Repeat for other end.

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Mittens Garland


Hi all, it’s a new week, a new (almost) month, and time for a new project! I came across some graph patterns to make trims and thought that with a few changes they would make adorable garlands. Once I got started on the idea of garlands, I couldn’t stop thinking so, at least for a while, I plan to have a new garland pattern available every week. The ones for December, will of course, be Christmas ideas.

Today’s garland is mittens! These garlands are great scrap busters and would also be easy projects for kids who are learning crochet. Bonus on this one, the mittens worked up individually would make adorable ornaments as well.

 

Worsted weight yarn- small amounts in various colors. Great scrap busting project!
Hook- I or J (I used an I but if you crochet a bit tight like me a J is probably a better choice.)
Large eye needle.

Stitches used-
Slip stitch (sl st)
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Single crochet 2 together (sc2tog)- Insert hook into first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Color A-
Ch 9.
1) Sc in second ch and each ch across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
2) Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.
3) Repeat row 2.
4) Sc in each stitch across, working 2 sc in last stitch. (9sc) Ch 1, turn.
5) Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.
6) 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches. (7 sc) Ch 1, turn.
7-10) Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.
11) Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 3 stitches, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
12) Sc2tog, 1 sc in next stitch, sc2tog. (3 sc)
Finish off.

Color B-
1) In row 5, picking up where color A left off, in next stitch, join with sl st, ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in next stitch, 2 sc in last stitch. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
2) Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
3) Sc2tog twice.
Finish off.

To create wrist and loop of mitten, still with color B, on side opposite of thumb, join with sl st to side of first row. Ch 5, sc in back loop of each st (starting chain) across. (8 sc)
Finish off, weave in ends.

To create a mitten pair, after stitching the chain that will create the loop, pull the chain and your working yarn through the loop of the first mitten, then continue with working the sc into the back loops across.

To join mittens at the thumb, working in the back side, pull a small piece of yarn through edge of each thumb, tie tightly and trim closely.

If using all mitten pairs, sl st to top edge of end mitten, ch 8, join with sl st at same spot. Tie ends tightly, trim closely.
Alternate method would be to leave single mittens at the ends of the garland, and use the existing loops to hang.

These will probably need to be blocked a bit.  Or give them a QUICK press with a steam iron on the backside.

 

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