Friday, December 23, 2011

Deck the Halls: Christmas Crochet


This is an easy one! I mean, you could really whip it out in less than an hour if you set your mind to it! I used a 12" x 12" piece of cute paper, but you could also try this with old (or new) Christmas cards, the cover of a Christmas program, or a festive gift bag front.

Supplies:

  • Christmas paper/card/etc.
  • 1/8" hole punch
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • Yarn - I used Berocco DK weight
  • Crochet hook - size 3.25 worked well for me
If you are new to crochet, check out this page for a little help! 

Steps:

Using your ruler and pen, measure and mark 1/2" in from the edge and 1/2" apart all the way around the perimeter of the paper. 


Punch holes in every spot you marked. (They don't have to be perfect. Once you've got the yarn going around, it will help even things out.)


Attach your yarn with a slip stitch and begin following this pattern along the straight sections:

Ch 3, Sl st.


When you arrive at a corner, follow this pattern:

Ch 6, Sl st. You will Sl st twice in the same hole here. 


When you arrive back at the Sl st you began at, slip together. 

Finish with the following pattern in each chain section:

Sl st, 1 SC, 1DC, 1SC, Sl st. 

When you arrive at the corners, follow this pattern:

Sl st, 1 SC, 3DC, 1SC, Sl st. 


When you reach the beginning again, slip stitch and fasten off, hiding your tail on the back side. You can then attach a ribbon or yarn chain to hang it from, set it on a shelf, or stick to the wall! 

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the giveaway!

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