Hello Sunshine and Carousels readers!! My name is Meredith and I blog over at One Sheepish Girl. I was so excited when Erin asked me to join in her Making Christmas series. I hope you enjoy making this crochet snowflake garland to decorate your home and gifts this season.
For the snowflakes:
White worsted weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Yarn - Vanna’s Choice)
Size H/8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook
For the braided garland:
Any three colors of worsted weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Yarn - Vanna’s Choice)
Size H/8 hook
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
cl (cluster) – [Yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
beginning cl (beginning cluster) – Ch 2, dc in indicated stitch or space.
With the white yarn, ch 6 and join with a sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: Work beginning cl in ring, ch 2, [cl in ring, ch2] 5 times; join with sl st in top of beginning cl – 6 cl and 6 ch-2 sps.
Round 2: (Sl st, beginning cl, ch 2, cl) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, *(cl, ch2, cl) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning cl – 12 cl and 12 ch-2 sps.
Round 3: (Sl st, beginning cl, ch 3, cl) in next ch-2 sp, *ch 3, sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch3**, (cl, ch 3, cl) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with sl st in top of beginning cl – 12 cl, 6 sc, and 18 ch-3 sp.
Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to attach the snowflake to the braided garland.
Repeat this motif as many times as you want for your garland
Take one of the three colors you will use and ch as many stitches as you want for the desired length. Fasten off.
Repeat for the next color, but instead of binding off right away, sl st your last stitch into the last stitch on the previous string. Fasten off.
Repeat for the last color. Sl st through the last stitch on the previous two strings. Bind off.
Braid the colors together and tie off securely at the end.
Place the snowflakes an equal distance apart on the garland. Use the loose ends on your snowflakes to attach them to the braid. Fasten any loose ends and the garland is ready to hang!
You can also attach the snowflakes to your gifts to make them extra special!
I hope you enjoy decorating your home with this snowy garland. I bet it is the warmest snow you will see all season. ;-)
Thanks again for having me Erin. Merry Christmas!