Christmas 2013 – garlands

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A couple of months ago I saw a pattern for this star garland in a magazine (I can’t remember which one – I buy too many!).

Crochet Star Garland

I posted it on facebook for my crochet buddy to see, but another friend saw it and requested that I make a Christmassy version for him. I didn’t really need much persuasion! I used Red Heart Miami yarn in Jeans, Light Blue and Nature. It was lovely yarn to use. The stars worked up quite quickly, especially after the first one. I made a lot of them during my lunch breaks!

The stars were quite curly around the edges, but nothing that a bit of blocking couldn’t sort out.

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And here it is in it’s new home…

star garland

I was pleased with how it turned out and my friend likes it too – hurrah!

This is the mini garland I had over the fireplace this year. I made it a couple of years ago and have had it out at Christmasses ever since.

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It was super easy to make – simply cut out 2 star shapes from chosen fabric (probably best to use pinking shears as the raw edges will be on the outside) and start sewing them together. Sew in the string/ribbon as you go along. When 4 points of the star have been stitched fill will a little stuffing then sew up the remaining point. Repeat with as many stars as you fancy!

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19 responses »

  1. Ahhh Laura, these are beautiful I’m sure your friend is over the moon! Oh, and I think you should keep your stars up all year round – they are wasted on Christmas alone!

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