Crochet Christmas Decorations You’ll Fall in Love With!
Crochet Christmas decorations needn't be old-fashioned... at Create and Craft we totally fell in love with these colourful crochet Christmas lights as soon as we saw them! Perfect for stringing as an eye-catching garland across mantlepieces, in windows, over doorways and more, this gorgeous festive crochet project is an easy way to create an eye-catching Christmas decoration that you can hang with pride, year after year! Check out Mandy Cameron's free crochet pattern below and learn how to create your own, to add instant colour to your Christmas!
adjustable slip knot = magic ring
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
dc2tog = double crochet two stitches together
2dcinc = 2 double crochet into next stitch
tc = turning chain
Top Tip: As the spiral method is used (no joining with a ss or making 1ch to start round), place a stitch marker or piece of yarn at the beginning of the first round and move it up every row.
Free Crochet Christmas Lights Pattern
Leaving a 15cm/6” approx. tail of yarn, make an adjustable slip knot and ch13
Row 1: Working in the back of the chain, picking up the middle straight bar, 1dc into second ch from the hook. 1dc in each of remaining 11ch across (12dc).
Row 2: Keeping right side facing you, bring the first dc around to meet the last dc to make a circle and work 1dc, 1dc in remaining 11dc around (12dc)
Row 3-5: dc around, fasten off blue and join contrasting colour.
Row 14: (dc2tog, 3dc) around (16dc)
Row 15-16: dc around
Row 17: (dc2tog, 2dc) around (12dc)
Row 18-19: dc around
Row 20: dc2tog, 2dc) around (9dc)
Row 21: dc2tog, 1dc) around (6dc)
Ss into next stitch and fasten off leaving a 10cm/4” tail of yarn. Use this tail of yarn and thread through each of the last 6dc and pull tightly to close the opening, secure and sew in end.
Stuff the bulb quite firmly.
Using yarn tail left at the beginning in blue, thread this through the chain stitches and pull tightly to close the opening. Secure and sew in end.
With Blue yarn, make 25ch, select your first light bulb and work 1dc in the centre of the top. Work a further 25ch and work 1dc in centre top of next bulb. Continue until all light bulbs are joined. Work 25ch and fasten off. You can increase or decrease the length of the cable as you wish.
Using white yarn, embroider light reflection point on each bulb.
And there you have it, your crochet Christmas decorations are complete, and ready to hang! We think these make a fantastic alternative to real Christmas lights, especially for brightening up spots where perhaps there isn't a plug socket handy!