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EASY 15-Minute Christmas Tree Garland! Free Crochet Pattern!

Updated on February 13, 2015
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Let's Crochet A Christmas Tree Garland In Just 15 Minutes! This Is EASY!!

Last Christmas, when I went through my decorations I decided my ancient tree garlands looked a bit... tired. And there was an undecorated brand new Christmas tree in my living room calling to me for sparkling up! I was sifting through my yarn basket looking for some pick-up work, and I picked up a brand new skein of white Spark-A-Doodle I had just bought. I told my husband, "This yarn is cute enough to string on the tree!"

I decided white, silver and gold would be nice so I chose a couple of other yarns and started making a chain. It was adorable! So I sat and made about 8 feet of chain in about as many minutes. I put it on my tree, and even got my son and his lovely girlfriend into the act - she "finger knits" which is really crocheting chains, and she sat for awhile making me another one in another color! John wound the garland as she worked.

You can make this even if you don't know how to crochet. All you have to learn is how to chain stitch and that is very easy to do. You can learn in a few minutes by watching one of the YouTube video tutorials below!

If you have kids helping you decorate the tree, this would be a perfect activity for them! It'll keep them entertained for a good while, and they may even find interest in a new craft, learning how to crochet!

Janette "Finger Crochets" The Garland

Janette "Finger Crochets" The Garland
Janette "Finger Crochets" The Garland

The Four Things You'll Need

One skein of Spark-A-Doodle yarn in White

One skein of Vanna's Glamour yarn in Gold

One skein of Hobby Lobby's tinsel yarn in Silver, or any other glitter eyelash yarn

One plastic crochet hook in size N

Obviously you can choose any color combo you wish - these are just the ones I used.

Five Colors Of Spark-A-Doodle Yarn To Choose From! - And you can get it right here!

May You Have The Happiest Holiday Ever!

My Son John & Girlfriend Janette Help Out!

My Son John & Girlfriend Janette Help Out!
My Son John & Girlfriend Janette Help Out!

Gift Ideas!!

Wouldn't these be fun to give as gifts? Wrap it up in a ball like yarn and tuck into a gift bag! A very nice and inexpensive gift for all those people on your list you'd like to remember with just a little thoughtful gift. And hey, everyone can decorate with garland even if they don't have a tree!

How To Make The Magic!

You'll be working with all three yarns at once. Hold all three ends together, tie your starting loop. Make a foundation chain the desired length of garland. Fasten off, weave in ends.

What Do You Think Of This Pattern? - Come On, You Can Tell Me!

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Happy Crocheting!

Please Crochet Your Name In My Guestbook! - Kidding, Just Signing Is Fine!

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      applejacking 4 years ago

      Great lens Sheila. It's interesting when I see my grandma plays her finger but the needle scare me

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      gaser983 4 years ago

      Awesome lens, thanks for sharing! Squidlike

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      sheilamarie78 4 years ago

      I love the look of crochet! I may try this this year. My decorations could use a bit of sprucing up.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Crocheting requires patience and you seem to have a knack of the skill. It is great to get a garland crocheted in minutes.