Crochet: A Summer Garland

This is an updated version of the garland I made last summer. With a new super easy flower decoration and a slight twist to the top edging which I think is nicer. I’ve popped full instructions and some photos to help those who are new to crochet into a pdf file (How to Crochet a Flower Garland )which you can download from here or from Craftsy.

I’d love to see photos if you make your own version.

*This pattern has restricted copyright so you can make garlands to sell, but restrictions on copying the pattern and distribution remain under creative commons.

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  1. Lovely! Just the job for this gorgeous sunny weather :-)

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  2. Tracey Todhunter

     /  May 23, 2012

    Thanks Debbie, and it’s super quick and easy too :)

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  3. This is really cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Tracey Todhunter

     /  May 23, 2012

    Thanks Hanah :)

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  5. Ali

     /  May 23, 2012

    OOh how exciting…I love the flower design Tracey…another pattern to add to my list! Thank you x

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  6. Just catching up after the hoiday! Love the garland, and the stripey coat hangers are super!!

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  7. Tracey Todhunter

     /  May 24, 2012

    Thanks Anne, so nice to have you back after your lovely long holiday. I hope there will be photos on your blog soon xxx

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  8. Joanne

     /  September 30, 2012

    Does anyone know how to make the crochet bird attached to the blanket at the top of this page?

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  9. Tracey Todhunter

     /  October 1, 2012

    Hi Joanne, an internet search for “crochet bird applique” will bring up lots of examples. The onr pictured here is awaiting publication.
    Tracey

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  10. Beautiful – I love it! =D

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  11. Web Admin

     /  November 21, 2012

    Thank you, I’m glad you like it.

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