{Tutorial} Country Christmas Crochet Garland

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It’s Election Day! I’ll be voting this evening, as my polling location is adjacent to the library and I’m working there for a couple hours tonight. Every year we have an election day raffle to help support our little library, so the hours are extended to correspond with voting hours. This year I decided to whip up this sweet country Christmas garland for the raffle. It’s such a fun project (not to mention instant gratification), that I just had to share it with you!

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For the garland, you’ll need:

  • about 50″ of jute twine
  • homespun fabric
  • worsted weight yarn (I used acrylic)
  • “H” hook
  • darning needle, scissors

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There are a few patterns out there for these granny-style crochet Christmas trees. I modified and merged a few patterns to come up with a shape I liked, but by all means use your favorite!

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Abbreviations:

Ch = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
Sl St = slip stitch

Start with a magic circle.

Round 1: Ch 3 (the Ch 3 always counts as the first DC stitch), 3 DC, ch 2, 4 DC, ch 2, 4 DC, ch 2. Slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch 3 st. (Three clusters of 4 DC and three ch 2 spaces.)

Round 2: Sl st over to the first ch 2 space of the previous round. Ch 3. 3 DC, ch 2, 4 DC in this space. *Ch 2, 4 DC, ch 2, 4 DC in next ch 2 space. Repeat from * in the last ch 2 space. Ch 2. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3 stitch. (Six clusters of 4 DC and six ch 2 spaces.)

Round 3: Sl st over to the first ch 2 space. Ch 3, 3 DC, ch 3, 4 DC in the space. *Skip three DC of the previous row. SC in the next (fourth) DC (this will be the DC immediately before the ch 2 space). 4 DC in the next space. Skip three DC of the previous row. SC in the next DC. 4 DC, ch 3, 4 DC in the next space. Repeat from * along the second side of the tree. Ch 1. 4 DC in the next ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sl st to the top of beginning ch 3.

Tree Trunk: Turn work. Sl st into first DC.  Ch 3. DC in the next 3 DC stitches. Turn so that the front of the tree is facing you. Ch 2 (counts as the first SC). SC in the next three DC stitches of the previous row and top loop of starting ch. Finish off and weave the yarn end into the back of the tree.

I hope that was clear. (Yeah, clear as mud, I’m sure!) I’m certainly no expert in writing out patterns. Oh, and if you don’t want to use a magic circle, you can certainly start with a Ch5, and connect the beginning and end with a slip stitch and then work out of the center of that loop you create. I just think the magic circle is neater.

After you accumulate your little stack of trees, it’s time to assemble the garland. You’ll need 9 trees (you could also use 11 if you want them closer — up to you). You’ll need 9 (or 11) 7ish-inches x 1/2 inch pieces of homespun fabric. And you’ll need your jute.

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Take a piece of fabric and form a loop. Stick the bottom of the loop through the topmost hole in your tree (1). Lay the jute over the two fabric ends (2). Pull the ends through that loop (3). Then just tighten up the knot until your tree is securely attached to the jute (4).

Repeat this for every tree you’ve crocheted.  Then slide the trees around until you have the spacing you want and voila! You have a quick and easy Christmas garland to hang across your mantle, the front of your entertainment center, across a mirror, wherever!

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If you make this project, be sure to post a link in the comments. I’d love to see your creations!

 

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15 comments

  1. rebecca says:

    love love love this. thanks so much for sharing. the Christmas trees take no time at all to finish and i’ll probably make like a thousand more of them before the season is over. i’ll try to post a picture one day…maybe. i wound up just doing a short strand and instead of twine i just attached the ornaments to a chain. it turned out really cute. i like yours though with the twine and the pop of color and next time may do that, but i was too comfortable on my couch. thanks again.

  2. Helen says:

    Thankyou for such a clearly written, easy to follow pattern! These little trees are gorgeous & very addictive! Thankyou for sharing!

  3. Jaime says:

    Hi. Just found this via pinterest (have to love that site, eh?) and am finding these to work up very quickly and simply. My husband has a large family and we Christmas carol together each year, and exchange ‘family’ gifts (with the 13 families that show up!) so i’m going to make your sweet garlands for each family. Good thing it’s October and I have plenty of time to make a gazillion tiny trees. Hopefully I’ll even make enough for my own garland!

  4. Nina says:

    Hi Carol

    I love all country and vintage. I was wondering if you could tell me the exact color of the green so I can pick it up. Thanks Nina

  5. Sheri says:

    thank you for this pattern!!! I can’t wait to make a bunch of these while watching Christmas movies this weekend!!! Hope you have a fabulous Holiday season!!!
    Thank you again!
    ~Sheri

  6. Merry Thornsburg says:

    Thank you for the adorable Christmas Tree pattern! My knitting group is knitting and crocheting Christmas Trees to send to the brother of one of our knitters, who is serving our GREAT Country in Afghanistan!
    Merry

  7. Tammy says:

    Love, love, love this pattern! They work up so quick and look fabulous. I’m making these for everyone on my Christmas list.
    Thank you for the pattern :)

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