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Published on March 19th, 2016 | by Kate Eastwood

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Crochet Club: Easter garland!

Bring some Easter joy into your home with Kate Eastwood’s delicious Easter Garland!

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Whether you’re celebrating Easter or just welcoming in spring there is something really very special about decorating a spring branch for your home. I have designed my Easter Garland so that the individual items can either be hung on one long garland, or each item can be hung separately from a selection of branches in a vase or jug.

Free Easter Garland tutorial on LoveCrochet blog

IMG_1801 easter crochet: Easter Garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

easter crochet: Easter Garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

For my Garland I used 1 ball of Rowan Summerlite 4 ply in each of the following colours:

Buttermilk 421, Pinched Pink 426, Washed Linen 418 and Duck Egg 419.If you choose to just do one colour egg you can omit either the Duck Egg or Washed Linen.

I worked with a 2.5mm hook.

This tutorial is written using UK crochet terms, but you can convert to US terms using our handy chart!

easter crochet: Kate Eastwood's Easter Garland on the LoveCrochet blog

You will also need some pieces of ribbon for the loops, a needle and thread to stitch the flowers on to the branches, some safety eyes or black embroidery thread, some small bells or buttons for the chicks’ feet and some small pieces of felt for the beaks.

easter crochet: Easter Garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

For the Eggs

easter crochet: Easter Garland on the LoveCrochet blog

I made a selection of eggs in both the Washed Linen and the Duck Egg.

Round 1: Make a Magic Ring and work 6 DC in to the ring.

Round 2: Work 2DC in to each stitch all the way around. 12 sts.

Round 3: *Work 2DC in the first stitch, followed by 1 DC in to the next stitc, repeat from * all the way around. 18sts.

Rounds 4 and 5: Work a round of DC. 18sts.

easter crochet: Easter garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 6: *Work 1DC in to each of the next 2 sts, then work 2DC in to the next stitch. Repeat from * all the way around. 24sts.

Rounds 7 and  8: Work a round of DC. 24sts.

Round 9: * Work 2DC in to the next stitch followed by 7 DC in to each of the next 7 sts. Repeat from * all the way around. 27sts.

easter crochet: Easter Garland by Easter Garland on the LoveCrochet blog

Rounds 10, 11 and 12: Work a round of DC. 27sts.

Round 13: 1 DC, *Decrease 2 by working 2DC together ( Pick up 2 loops, so you have 3 loops on the hook, pull yarn through all 3 stitches ), work 1 DC in to each of the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * all the way around. 20sts.

Round 14: Work a round of DC. 20sts.

Round 15: *Decrease 2 DC together ( as above ) , work 1 DC in to the next stitch, repeat from * all the way around. 13 sts.

easter crochet: Easter garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Rounds 16 and 17: Work a round of DC. 13sts.

After Round 17 stuff the egg firmly.

Round 18: *1 DC, Decrease 2 DC together, repeat from * all the way around. 9 sts.

Put in the final stuffing needed.

Round 19: Decrease 2 DC together all the way around. Finish off by gathering togther the bottom of the egg and sew in ends.

Easter crochet: Easter Garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Attach a loop of ribbon to the top of the egg.

easter crochet: Easter Garland on the LoveCrochet blog

For the Spring Blossom

I worked the flowers in a combination of the Buttermilk and the Pinched Pink.

Round 1: Begin by making a Magic ring and work 6 DC in to the ring.

Round 2: Work 2DC in each stitch. 12 sts. Finish off and sew in ends.

Round 3: Join in your second colour, chain 3 and work 3 further TR in to the same stitch.

easter crochet: Easter Garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Continue working around the circle, working 4 TR in to each stitch. This will create a ruffle effect. Join together with a SL ST , finish off and sew in the ends.

easter crochet: Easter Garland by Kate Eastwood on the loveCrochet blog

When attaching the flowers to either the garland or the twigs just stitch loosely in place with a needle and thread.

For the Easter Chicks

Round 1: Using the Buttermilk make a Magic Ring and work 6 DC in to each ring.

Round 2: Work 2DC in to each stitch. 12 sts.

Round 3: *Work 1 DC in to the first stitch and then work 2DC in to the following stitch. Repeat from * all the way around. 18sts.

easter crochet: Easter garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 4: *Work 1 DC in to each of the first 2 stiches , then work 2DC in to the next stitch, repeat from * all the way around. 24sts.

Round 5: Work a round of DC. 24sts.

Round 6: *Work 1 DC in to each of the first 3 stitches, then work 2DC in to the following stitch, repeat from * all the way around. 30 sts.

easter crochet: Easter Garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 7 to 14: DC all the way around. 30 sts.

After Round 14 fix in the safety eyes/embroider eyes.

easter crochet: Easter Garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 15: *DC 3 , then decrease by working the next 2DC together ( as in the egg ) , repeat from * all the way around. 24sts.

Round 16: *DC 2, then decrease by working the next 2DC together, repeat from * all the way around. 18 sts.

Round 17: *DC 1, then decrease by working the next 2DC together, repeat from * all the way around.12 sts.

After Round 17 stuff the chick firmly.

Round 18: DC 2 together all the way around. Put in the remaining stuffing needed, finish off by gathering the bottom of the egg together, sew in ends.

easter crochet: Easter Garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

For the wings: Round 1: Make a Magic ring, work 4 DC in to the ring.

Round 2: Work 2 DC in to each stitch. 8 sts.

Round 3: DC 1, DC 2 in to the next stitch, all the way around. 12 sts.

Round 4: DC 2, DC 2 in to the next stitch, all the way around. 16sts. Join with a SL ST.

Finish off and leave one end to attach the wing to the body. Make 2.

easter crochet: Easter Garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

To finish off your chick sew on the 2 wings. For the legs thread a piece of yarn through the bottom of the chick and attach a bell or button to each end for his feet. Cut a small diamond shape out of the felt for the beak and carefully stitch in place. For the finishing touch I gave my chick some fluffy hair by working a couple of loops through the top of the head and then snipping them to make spiky hair.

Attach a ribbon loop to the top of the chick.

To make your Garland simply thread each item on to the branch and use a length of ribbon at each end of the branch for hanging loops.

easter crochet: Easter Garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Or if you’re using twigs in a vase. hang each item individually!

easter crochet: Easter garland by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Happy Easter!

Kate Eastwood blogs at JustPootling, and you can find her other fabulous tutorials here on the blog in Crochet Club!

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About the Author

Living just outside Bath, Kate is fortunate enough to be able to indulge two of her biggest loves -- living right in the middle of the countryside but within easy distance of retail therapy. When not working at her nursery school she loves nothing more than a day of pootling around, with crochet, sofa and tea being right at the top of the list.




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