Hang­ing Mistle­toe

Simply Crochet - - PARTY IDEAS -

Don't miss any op­por­tu­ni­ties for a quick kiss this sea­son – carry your own mistle­toe around wher­ever you go! By Jen­nifer May.

■ Caron Sim­ply Soft Party (99% acrylic, 1% metal­lic, 85g/150m), 1 ball of each:

Yarn B Snow Sparkle (0001)

Yarn C Fuch­sia Sparkle (0002)

Yarn D Red Sparkle (0015)

■ A 4mm (US G/6) hook

■ PVA glue

TEN­SION

Ten­sion is not crit­i­cal for this project

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Mistle­toe mea­sures 27cm (10 in) long

ABBREVIATIONS

For a full list, see page 92

NOTES

For this project, there is no Yarn A.

The Mistle­toe is worked on the RS, do not turn at the end of each row.

The Heart is worked in a con­tin­u­ous spi­ral, with­out clos­ing off each round with a ss. You may find it use­ful to mark the first st of the round, mov­ing the marker up as you go.

MISTLE­TOE

Us­ing Yarn B, ch56.

Row 1 (RS) Htr in third ch from hook (skipped 2 ch count as htr through­out), htr in next ch, tr in next 3 ch, htr in next 3 ch, dc in next 2 ch, ss in next 2 ch, leave re­main­ing 42 ch un­worked. [6 htr, 3 tr, 2 dc, 2 ss]

Row 2 Ch14, htr in third ch from hook, htr in next ch, tr in next 3 ch, htr in next 3 ch, dc in next 2 ch, ss in next 2 ch, ss in bl of next 6 ch from foun­da­tion ch. [6 htr, 3 tr, 2 dc, 8 ss]

Row 3 Ch26, htr in third ch from hook, htr in next ch, tr in next 3 ch, htr in next 3 ch, dc in next 2 ch, ss in next 2 ch. [6 htr, 3 tr, 2 dc, 2 ss]

Row 4 Ch14, htr in third ch from hook, htr in next ch, tr in next 3 ch, htr in next 3 ch, dc in next 2 ch, ss in next 2 ch, ss in bl of next 12 ch from Row 3, ss in bl of next 36 ch from foun­da­tion ch.

Fas­ten off. [6 htr, 3 tr, 2 dc, 50 ss]

BERRIES MAKE 6

With Yarn C, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as a st), 4dc into loop, ss to first dc. [4 dc]

Fas­ten off and pull both tails tight to form the ball shape. Tie the ends to­gether with the knot on the WS.

HEART

With Yarn D, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), (dc, htr, tr, htr, dc, 2htr, dc, htr, tr, htr, dc, ss) into the loop. [4 dc, 6 htr, 2 tr, 1 ss]

Round 2 Dc in next st, (htr, tr) in next st, (tr, htr) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, (htr, tr) in next st, htr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, (htr, tr) in next st, (tr, htr) in next st, dc in next st, ss into ss from Round 1. [6 dc, 6 htr, 5 tr, 1 ss]

Round 3 Ss in first 2 sts, 2dc in next 2 sts, ss in next 4 sts, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st, ss in next 4 sts, 2dc in next 2 sts, ss in next 3 sts, ch26. [10 dc, 13 ss, 1 ch-1 sp].

Fas­ten off.

TO MAKE UP

Sew the Heart to the Mistle­toe Sprig at the point where the two branches meet, glue to se­cure then trim off the ex­cess yarn when the glue has dried.

Cut the tails of three of the Berries and glue them into place be­tween the leaves of the Mistle­toe. Repeat with the sec­ond set of berries on the sec­ond branch.

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