Crochet Christmas lights garland

Find here a great pattern to make a Christmas lights garland


 

Hi everyone! I have seen a knitted Christmas light garland that I almost bought but then I thought I could do it myself! It is a recurrent problem here, I don’t buy anything because I think I can totally do it myself but then I just don’t have the time! But this time, I manage to do it and my son now has his own Christmas garland to play with. We built a Christmas tree with our nugget couch and he had hours of fun. I was also able to take cute pictures of both of my children in front of it. I also made a garland with rounds ornaments and a star pillow for the top.

I hope you will enjoy and understand the pattern. If you have any questions, feel free to write to me. Don’t forget to join my facebook group where you can ask questions and share your work with me and other crocheters. You can also suggest me some ideas for new patterns that you would like to see.





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Crochet Christmas lights garland

 

Material:

  •  Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in the color of your choice for the lights
  •  Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in grey for the attach
  •  Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in green for the string
  • Size 4 mm  (G) crochet hook
  • Facultative: Poly-Fil Fiberfill stuffing – you can fill your lights or not
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)





Pattern: How to crochet a Christmas lights garland?

 


The lights

With the color of your choice and the 4 mm hook

Back of the light

  • Row 1: ch 2. (2)
  • Row 2: turn, working in the second ch from the hook: [1 sc]. (1)
  • Row 3 : turn, ch1;  [1 inc]. (2)
  • Row 4 : turn, ch1;  [1 inc in the next 2 st]. (4)
  • Row 5 : turn, ch1;  [1 inc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc in the next st]. (6)
  • Rows 6 to 8 : turn, ch1;  [1 sc in all st]. (6)
  • Row 9 : turn, ch1;  [1 sc in the next st, 2 dec, 1 sc in the next st]. (4)
  • Row 10 : turn, ch1;  [2 dec]. (2)

Cut the yarn and fasten off

Front of the light

  • Row 1: ch 2. (2)
  • Row 2: turn, working in the second ch from the hook: [1 sc]. (1)
  • Row 3 : turn, ch1;  [1 inc]. (2)
  • Row 4 : turn, ch1;  [1 inc in the next 2 st]. (4)
  • Row 5 : turn, ch1;  [1 inc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc in the next st]. (6)
  • Rows 6 to 8 : turn, ch1;  [1 sc in all st]. (6)
  • Row 9 : turn, ch1;  [1 sc in the next st, 2 dec, 1 sc in the next st]. (4)
  • Row 10 : turn, ch1;  [2 dec]. (2)

Do not cut the yarn. Place the back of the light under the front. Do not turn. You will now be working in the front and the back of the light (both loops). Crochet 13 sc evenly all around until the bottom of the light. In the bottom st, make 3 sc.

  • If you don’t want to fill the light up with poly-fil: crochet 13 sc evenly all around until the top of the light.
  • If you want to fill the light up with poly-fil: crochet 9 sc evenly all around until the top of the light. Fill the light. Crochet 4 sc evenly up to the top of the light.

 

  • Row 11: Join with the grey light and make 1 sc in the next 2 st (the 2 st at the top of the light).
  • Row 12: ch1, turn: [1 inc in the next 2 st]. (4)
  • Rows 13 to 14 : turn, ch1;  [1 sc in all st]. (4)

Cut the yarn, fasten off. BUT leave a long tail as you will use it to sew the light to the garland!

You can now make more lights!

The string

With the green yarn and the 4 mm hook

I decided to separate each light by 30 st. Depending of your project, you can choose to place them closer or farther away.

For spacing by 30 st, follow this pattern:

  • If you have 3 lights, make a chain of: (3x 30) + 30 ch
  • ch 30 – light 1 – ch 30 – light 2 – ch 30 – light 3 – ch 30
  • If you have 5 lights, make a chain of: (5x 30) + 30 ch
  • ch 30 – light 1 – ch 30 – light 2 – ch 30 – light 3 – ch 30 – light 4 – ch 30 – light 5 – ch 30
  • If you have n lights, make a chain of: (nx 30) + 30 ch
  • ch 30 – light 1 – ch 30 – light 2 – ch 30 -…- light n – ch 30

Once your green chain is done, you can sew the lights. I attached each light to 2 ch (the last of the 1st ch 30 and the first the next “ch 30”).

And here is the reason why I don’t crochet very often right now…naps are only in mommy’s arms!





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Crochet Christmas lights garland

 

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