Sunday, 19 December 2010

Christmas Cards

For this year's Christmas cards I have used some crochet motifs.

This first one is a smaller version of my wreath pattern.
I used DK weight yarn and a 3mm hook. It's a very simple pattern. Chain 15 and join into a loop. Work 24 dc into the loop, slip stitch into 1st dc. 2 ch (1 tr, 2 ch, 1 dc, 2 ch) to end. Fasten off. Note - these are English crochet terms. To convert to American terms, dc = sc, tr = dc.

Sew on a little bow and some beads for berries - and there you are.

The second motif I used is the holly leaf.
Again very simple but it looks really effective.

Chain 9 and sl st into 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch. Work (2 ch, 1 tr, 2ch, 1 dc) two times along one edge. Work 2ch, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 tr all into last ch. Turn and work down the other side of the chain. Work (1 ch, 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 tr) two times along the bottom edge. 2 ch then sl st into next st. Fasten off. Note dtr = tr in American terms. Make three leaves in total and add some beads for berries.

The final motif is a lovely Christmas star.
This comes from a free pattern by Deb Richey, and is available here.
I think they all look very effective.

1 comment:

  1. What lovely Christmas cards! Thank you for sharing your patterns!


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