Monday, December 18, 2017

Mistletoe Garland Scarf


Is it a scarf? Is it garland? Yes! You can use this easy-to-crochet strand of mistletoe to deck the halls--or to deck yourself out for the holidays. It's worked entirely in chain stitch, slip stitch, and single crochet, so it's a super simple project for crocheters of all skill levels. The pom-poms are tied on when the stitching is finished. I used two skeins of Vanna's Choice yarn from Lion Brand in Kelly Green, one skein of Simply Soft Party yarn from Caron in Snow Sparkle, a size I/9 crochet hook, and a 1 3/8-inch pom-pom maker from Clover.


The extra-long scarf (mine has a length of about 80 inches) is constructed of chain-stitch loops worked on the top and bottom of a chain-stitch base. Follow the instructions below, or click here to download a printable pattern.

To begin, chain 250 with the green yarn.

Row 1: Single crochet in the 20th chain from hook, (chain 16, single crochet in the next stitch) across, ending with a single crochet in the last stitch.

Row 2: Turn work upside. Chain 20, single crochet in the base of first stitch, (chain 16, single crochet in the next stitch) across, ending with a slip stitch in the base of the last stitch. Fasten off.

For the "berries," make 18 pom-poms from the white yarn and tie them to the scarf in an arrangement you like. To finish, weave in any yarn ends.















Ta-da! Your mistletoe garland is ready to wear or display. If you'd prefer to make a holly garland, swap the Kelly green yarn for a darker shade and use bright red yarn instead of white. (I've really got to make one of those myself!)

I'll be taking a break from the blog next week to spend some quality Christmas time with my family. Hope you all are doing the same!

6 comments:

  1. Hi!
    I'm a new reader (& new follower on Instagram--danaminusone). I sort of feel like we must be long lost crafter sistersđŸ˜€ I am fairly new to crochet but LOVE it, was recently inspired to try making things from felt,& love those old science fiction films! We have "cheesy sci-fi Sundays" complete with popcorn & an old sci-fi movie. I heard you on the Pat Sloan podcast then immediately followed you. I can't wait to see what else you create! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Dana! Thanks for your sweet comment--it made my day! It's so nice to find a kindred spirit. I have recently rediscovered my love of crochet, so I'm planning to share more patterns in the new year. I'm still obsessed with cross-stitching and sewing with felt, too. I just wish there were more hours in the day for needle-crafting. I hope you have a very happy holiday season!

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  2. So cute and festive! Visiting from Creatively Crafty party.

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  3. It's so pretty, I absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week, and happy holidays. Pinned.

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