Monday, 20 December 2010
Crocheted Mistletoe Pattern
I've been making quite a few of these mistletoe decorations, they work really well as a garland, gift wrapping decoration, or as a simple table decoration. It's a great way to learn to crochet as it uses most of the stitches and you'll finish one in less than an hour.
Here is the pattern:
r1: chain 14
r2: wrap the yarn three times around hook and insert into the fifth chain. draw the yarn through and pull through two loops at the time until there's only one left on the hook (4 times).
r3: repeat this stitch into the following chain.
r4: make a triple crochet into the next chain (i.e. wrap yarn twice around hook before inserting into the chain)
r5: make a double crochet into the next chain
r6: double crochet into the next chain
r7: make a half double crochet into the next chain
r8: make a half double crochet into the next chain
r9: make a single crochet into the next chain
r10: make a slip stitch into the chain
Do not fasten off! Continue making the second leaf directly from the last slip stitch.
r1: chain 14
repeat row 2-10 from the first leaf pattern.
Do not fasten off!
slip stitch into the second chain from the hook. Make a slip stitch into the following 7 chains (8 in total).
Fasten off and sew in the thread into the first leaf, this makes sure the stem is nicely attached to the leaf.
chain 4. Make a Triple crochet into the third chain from hook. Make a half double crochet into the fourth and last chain. Pull tightly. Make a slip stitch into the second or third chain. Form/roll into the a ball and stitch onto the leaves.