This guest post was written by David Leon Morgan.
Make a simple, crocheted garland to hang on your wall, decorate a party, or beautify a Christmas tree. If home decorations aren’t what you’re looking for, you could make a cool crocheted necklace with the steps below, too.
This tutorial reinforces the technique of crocheting in rounds, and can be made with virtually any type of yarn and any size crochet hook. For this tutorial, however, I used a 6mm hook and 4-ply yarn. The yarn was a bit tight around the hook, so if you are a beginner, I would suggest using a size hook and type of yarn that you are able to make stitches with comfortably and easily.
This tutorial requires a basic knowledge of crochet, including how to create a slip knot and chain stitch, and how to make a double crochet stitch.
Step 1: Chain 6
Step 2: Join your last stitch with the first one you made, then make a slip
Step 3: Instead of creating an increasing chain stitch, yarn over and crochet your first double crochet stitch directly in the two chain stitches you joined together.
Crochet 12 double crochet stitches within the row of stitches. I crocheted two doubled crochet stitches per one chain stitch, and crocheted within the top of the stitch.
Step 4: Once you have crocheted all 12 stitches, join the last stitch with the first stitch through a slip stitch.
Step 5: Chain 6, then repeat steps 2-4. Make as many as you like to achieve the length you need for your garland.
With these instructions, there should not be any spaces between your circle of stitches. However, feel free to add variation to the instructions by including extra chain stitches between your circles. You can also join two types of yarn together for a multicolored feel, or crochet large beads into your garland to add eclectic charm.
How else could you customize your garland, and where would it look great in a home? Let us know in the comments below!