TAS­SELS & SNOWFLAKES WIN­TER GAR­LAND

This fes­tive gar­land will add cheer to your home. You can eas­ily change the colors to match your decor.

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Michele Wil­cox

EASY FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENT

48 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Medium ( worsted) weight acrylic yarn: 2 oz each dark teal, teal and white 1 oz light teal 1/2 oz light green • Size E/ 4/ 3.5mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle • 3- inch piece of heavy card­board

GAUGE

Large Snowflake = 33/4 inches from point to point 8 dc = 2 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Tas­sels are joined to­gether in rows with a join-as- you- go tech­nique as Rope is made. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

GAR­LAND LARGE SNOWFLAKE

Make 4.

With E hook and white, ch 6, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), work 17 dc in ring, join in top of beg ch-3. (18 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing, (ch 6, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc) 6 times, join in first sc. (6 sc, 6 ch- 6 sps)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sc as join­ing, *(3 sc, ch 5, 3 sc) in next ch- 6 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, rep from * 4 times, (3 sc, ch 5, 3 sc) in last ch- 6 sp, join in first sc. (48 sc, 6 ch-2 sps, 6 ch-5 sps)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in ch-2 sp, ch 5, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, rep from * around, join in first sc and end off. (18 sc, 6 ch-2 sps, 6 ch-5 sps)

TAS­SEL

Make 5 light teal, 8 each of teal and dark teal. Wrap yarn around card­board 25 times. Cut 1 end (25 6- inch lengths of yarn). Cut a 15- inch length and tie very tightly around cen­ter of strands. Pull the tied ends down so they are part of the Tas­sel. Fold Tas­sel in half. Cut another 15- inch length and tie tightly around all strands about 3/4 inch down from top. Trim to de­sired length. (Model shows ap­prox­i­mately 11/2- inch- long fringe.)

SMALL SNOWFLAKE

Make 5. With white, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around, do not join. (12 sc) Rnd 3: [Sl st in next sc, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 4, sk 1 sc] 6 times, join in first sl st, end off, leav­ing long tail of yarn.

ROPE

Make 4. With light green, ch 62.

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg 3 sk chs count as first dc) and in each rem ch around, end off leav­ing a long tail. (60 dc)

Row 2: With WS fac­ing, join white in first dc, *dc in next dc, sl st in next dc, rep from * across, end­ing with sl st in top of beg ch-3, end off leav­ing a long tail. (30 dc, 30 sl sts)

Row 3: With RS fac­ing, join dark teal in first sl st, ch 3, dc in each rem st across, end off leav­ing a long tail. (60 dc)

Row 4: With RS fac­ing, join teal in top of beg ch-3, *ch 1, sk next dc, (dc, ch 1, sl st in top of light teal Tas­sel, ch 1, 2 dc) in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, sl st in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next dc, sl st in next dc*, rep be­tween * twice, join­ing teal Tas­sel in first rep and dark teal Tas­sel in 2nd rep, ch 1, sk next dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, sl st in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, sl st in Large Snowflake, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc, [ch 1, sk next dc, sl st in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 3 dc in next dc] twice, ch 1, sk next dc, sl st in next dc, rep be­tween * twice, join­ing dark teal Tas­sel in first rep and teal Tas­sel in 2nd rep, [ch 1, sk next dc, 3 dc in next dc**, ch 1, sk next dc, sl st in next dc] twice, end­ing last rep at **, end off leav­ing a long tail. (9 groups of 3- dc, 5 Tassles and 1 Large Snowflake joined)

FIN­ISH­ING

With RS fac­ing, over­lap ends slightly to form a 90- de­gree an­gle be­tween Ropes and with end tails, sew tog. Sew Small Snowflake at each sewn join be­tween Ropes and at each end of Gar­land.

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