How to Crochet Mistletoe

If  you have 5 minutes to spare, some green yarn and a crochet hook, you can make this – really – even if you only have the most basic crochet skills. Last year I used these to adorn my home made Christmas cards, this year it has been transformed into a rustic  style garland which will soon be hanging in my kitchen window.

Here’s how:

With any weight yarn and a suitable crochet hook to make a firm piece of fabric (I used Rowan Pure Wool  Double Knitting and a 3.5 mm crochet hook for these photos, but it works equally well with an aran weight or chunky yarn you could even try holding your yarn double and see if you prefer the result).

Chain 9, making sure you leave a long tail when you make your slip knot.

Turn, skip the first chain and work a treble into the second chain from the hook. Work a treble into each of the next 5 chains.

Work 1 slip stitch into the last 3 chains.

Using the long tail from the slip knot and yarn, chain 3, fasten off and tie a knot. Cut yarn.

Now make a second in exactly the same way. Sew the two leaves together and stitch 3 small beads in place as berries. Now sit back admire your festive endeavours! I can’t wait to see what you all do with them …

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8 Comments

  1. After seeing your bauble and mistle toe yesterday I feel in the mood for christmas and some bauble knitting :)

  2. Tracey Todhunter

     /  November 20, 2011

    I hope you enjoy the Arne and Carlos book Heike, there are some lovely baubles in there.

  3. tabathatweedie

     /  November 21, 2011

    Cute!

  4. Tracy Anderson

     /  November 21, 2011

    What a great idea. I love that yarn you used!

  5. Tracey Todhunter

     /  November 22, 2011

    Thanks Tracy, it’s Rowan Pure Wool Double Knit shade 023 Shamrock in the photos here

  6. Hello Tracey Todhunter,
    I just stumbled across this and Here are some helpful and handy tips and tricks that will make crocheting easier and keep you more organized.
    Keep up the good work

  7. Lovely. I’ve been looking for some little things to put in an advent calendar and this is perfect, and perfectly simple too. Many thanks.

  8. Love this! I would like to link your pattern from my blog: cherishables-handcrafts.blogspot.com as part of my Christmas Countdown beginning 12/1/12. Thanks!

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