Sunday, 15 February 2015

Crochet Floral Garland

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I'm not one to be too precious about my yarn stash, which is a good thing really as these days it seems as though the minute I leave the house a certain teen has squirrelled away a few bits and pieces for her latest project.  Thankfully so far it's the bits and pieces I've yet to find a use for, but I imagine one day it won't be and the wail of despair will probably be heard Australia wide!



Andie's most recent yarn stash raid has resulted in  a very sweet crochet floral garland made from 8ply yarn and a 3.5mm crochet hook.  The pattern she devised is:


To form flowers:

Chain 3, Slip Stitch into first chain to form circle.

Round one:   Chain 2 (to form first Double Crochet) and then Double Crochet into centre of circle 10 times and slip stitch into top of first chain 2 to finish the round.

Round two:    Chain 3, Double Crochet into top of next stitch in circle, Chain 1, Single Crochet into next stitch in circle then slip stitch into same stitch.  Continue until 5 petals are formed,  Slip stitch to finish, cut yarn and weave in ends.

Make 30 flowers in total.


To make up garland

Using green yarn, chain 30.  To add flower, slip stitch into end of one flower petal, slip stitch again into next stitch, chain 10 and then slip stitch again to add next flower.  Keep adding flowers, with a chain of 10 between each one until all flowers are used.  Chain 30 to finish.






The whole garland was made and hanging up in no time at all (less than a day in actual fact).

I'm wondering if I should hide some white yarn in the stash so that next year she might make a snowflake garland for Christmas!

Happy crocheting

Deb and Andie

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4 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT! How dainty and perfect these spring flowers are and snowflakes will be.

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    1. Thank you Eleni. Our teen is very pleased with how they turned out.

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  2. I love the flower garland, it's so pretty and reminds me of spring!

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    1. Thanks Julie, it's a lovely way to add a touch of colour after a cold winter (or in our case a long, hot Summer)

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