Saturday, December 21, 2013

Crochet Mistletoe and Holly - free pattern









Hi guys!

So today being the shortest day and the first day of winter I thought we can celebrate with a free and gorgeous photo-tutorial.

In order to save some space here and of course, dedicate this Saturday afternoon to my family, I will post only the written pattern here, while the whole photo tutorial can be downloaded for free from my ravelry page here. Enjoy it!

Holly and Mistletoe Crochet Pattern

Leaf (Holly):


Chain 12, 
In 2nd ch from hook sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, picot, dc 1, picot, tr 1, picot, dc 1, picot, dc 1, picot, hdc 2,  sl st 2. 
To continue the next side of the leaf, chain 1 and repeat the pattern starting from the 2 slip stitches (i.e. crochet the pattern backwards).











Leaf (Mistletoe):


Chain 12,
"Sc in 2nd st from hk, hdc in the rest of the st"
When you come to the end , chain another round of 12 for the next leaf. Repeat the pattern from " to ". End by making 1 chain and one sl st in the first stitch of the first leaf.

Berry: 


For the berries, chain 5 and join to make ring.
Then sc 6 in ring.

Round 1: sc 2 in each stitch (12)

Round 2: sc 1 in all stitches (12)   

Round 3: sc 1, sc2tog (8) 
Fill the bead / berry.
Round 4: sc2tog (4)
Pull yarn, tie a knot and weave tail.

That’s it.



This is a truly captivating pattern. Not only can you use it to decorate your home for the holidays, but you can make Christmas decorations with it, use it as applique or brooch, attach to headbands or bags or even make barrettes for  the little girls.

13 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I can think of so many things that could use a little holly love. Such a beautiful crochet project.

Ira Huberts said...

Only you could create such an intricate looking pattern Maya! It's wonderful! Merry CHristmas to you and your loved ones, hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Little Treasures said...

Oh.it cannot be simplier Ira, but it is surely cute!

Katherine said...

So gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this pattern with us, Maya. I think these are a gift in themselves!

INEZ FOREMAN said...

I am going to start making this for next year. It's to good not to make. Just love the design.
Thank you for sharing.
Inez

Marilyn said...

I'm sending this to my daughter as she is the one that is crafty with yarn. Me--never. These sure are cute!!♥♫

Little Treasures said...

Inez, I am so glad you like it! Thank you so very much!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you on the sweetest comment Marylin!

Little Treasures said...

:-)

Little Treasures said...

Thanx KJ!

Trace said...

lovely idea, do like your creations :D

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So very pretty! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Little Treasures said...

Thank you so much Kathryn! So excited to visit the party tomorrow!