Crochet ahead for Christmas: bunting and garlands
With only 21 days until Christmas, Merion’s cramming in as much Christmas crochet as she can! This week she’s found a selection of bunting and garlands for you!
There’s something very lovely about bringing out favourite decorations for Christmas every year, and there’s an extra thrill if those decorations are handmade. This week I’m looking at bunting and garlands – something you can make in a flash, but will enjoy the meditative repetition of making several little motifs and stringing them together.
You’ve still got plenty of time to make one of these beauties – a few evenings of making motifs and you can deck the halls with festive glee!
Just look at this beautiful holly garland! Haak Maar Raak has made this up in rainbow shades but you can make it any colour you choose. Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK‘s 60 fabulous shades will give you a perfect palette to choose from.
Oh Santa! You’ll have lots of fun with these sweet Santa motifs with a few fun techniques to keep you challenged. Why not string them up all over the house? If you make them in a sturdy acrylic (these are made up in King Cole Comfort Chunky) they’ll last beautifully – and make a sweet gift for Christmas lovers everywhere!
Traditional granny style crochet is always a joy, especially when it is used like this, in classic Christmas motifs! Make as many as you like and string them from corner to corner! Make them up in a cotton DK yarn – Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK is fabulously affordable and with 60 shades to choose from you can theme them to match your decor!
I love these little pennant triangles – you can make them at any time of the year, in colours you love – but they’re particularly sweet in winter shades! String them up in “Frozen” themed shades of icy blues, or Dickensian Christmas reds, greens and golds. These use aran weight yarn – and you can use an aran cotton, or aran acrylic!
Snowflakes look beautiful shimmering in the lights – why not make some and string them together to make a garland for your window. Use a sparkly yarn, like Wendy Supreme Sparkle DK or Cascade Sunseeker for a frosty shimmer.
Although this is titled “Spring” bunting, it would look stunning festooned throughout your house over the festive period! I love the different designs hanging next to each other, and you don’t have to make it up in white! Make it in reds and greens, or rich purples.
Finally this beautiful string of Christmas lights will brighten your tree or hang merrily along a bannister or mantlepiece! Choose your own colours, from traditional shades like these, to bright rainbows, or why not even experiment with an ombre theme.