I hope you’ve had a good weekend!
I’ve made a little garland for my daughters bedroom, and as it was really quick and easy to make I thought I’d share how to make it here! The style of this garland is not my own idea, I’ve seen several like this on Pinterest but this is my own version.
I used DK yarn and a 3mm hook for a dense, firm texture to my Granny Stars, but use any thicker yarn and a slightly smaller than recommended hook for the same result, but just a bit bigger than mine! My daughter, who is 2, chose the ribbons and I think she did pretty well!
You will need:
Small amount of yarn for Granny Stars, I used an acrylic yarn, no idea what brand though!
Small amount on contrast yarn for hanging cord, I used some Rico Essentials Cotton
Scraps of ribbon in matching or contrast colours
Granny Stars- make 5, UK terms
( I’m calling them Granny Stars because they are made using clusters of trebles, like a Granny Square!)
Chain 5, use a slip st to join and make a ring.
Chain 3, 2 trebles into ring, chain 3, *3 trebles into ring, chain 3* 4 times (5 clusters and 5 ch spaces) join using slip st to join round.
Chain 6, 3 trebles into first chain space, *chain 3, 3 trebles * until final chain space, do 2 trebles and join using a slip stitch to 3rd chain in first ch6 made. Fasten off.
Using a contrasting yarn chain approx 20 stitches. Using a scrap of ribbon or lace, crochet over the middle of the ribbon to catch it firmly between the stitches. I didn’t count stitches between pieces of ribbon or stars, but there is approx 20-30 stitches between each piece. Continue like this adding a star and piece of ribbon alternately. (The order I used was 2 pieces of ribbon, star, ribbon, star, ribbon, star, ribbon, star, ribbon, star, ribbon, 2 pieces of ribbon) Finish with 20 chains and fasten off.
Weave in ends and ta-dah!! You’ve made a cute little garland!
This is the first time I’ve written a crochet pattern so if there is anything you don’t understand please get in touch and I’ll do my best to help! If you do make a garland I’d LOVE to see it- email, or tag me on Twitter or Instagram (links to my accounts are on the right).
I’ve hung my garland on the window frame, using a bit of tape, so it’s a really quick way to decorate a space.