Since the weather has turned colder, I've got Christmas on my mind. Christmas is my favorite holiday/time of the year. I love the whole "spirit of Christmas". I prefer the "homemade/handspun" feel of holidays past and I try to incorporate this into my yearly gift giving and decorating. This being said, I am thinking of doing a less commercialized Christmas tree this year and decorating it entirely with handmade/homespun items. This led me to think of garland and ornaments. I sat down with my yarn and hook, pencil and paper and messed around until I came up with this pattern. My household has a big tree, so I need lots and lots of garland. I also need something that will stand out and not be lost among the tree branches. So...that calls for a more substantial garland. When finished, this strand of garland is quite lengthy, but I will still need to make more of it.
I like the substantial base of the garland along with the lacy type of edge.
This is the entire strand of it.
Tree Garland (Free Pattern)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn in White
I crochet hook
(You can make this garland any length that you want by chaining a multiple of three plus one.)
Row 1- sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2- ch 1, turn. sc in each sc across.
Row 3- ch 1, turn. *sc in next 3 sc, ch 4; repeat from * across. Finish off; weave in ends.