Christmas Tree Garland Pattern





Hello, all!  I hope you're staying safe wherever you are.  In my part of the world we're still dealing with a rising second wave of Covid cases, so I'm finding myself with a lot of free time (and yarn).  


The temperatures here in Canada are starting to drop, and the local stores have been full of Christmas decorations since before Halloween.  I've been seeing so many adorable Christmas and winter themed garlands, so I wanted to try making my own!




The trees can be sewn onto a garland, or left separate as a cute gift tag or tree ornament.  


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To make these you'll need:

  • Green Yarn (I used Scheepjes Catona in colour numbers 412, 515, and 244)
  • Dark brown yarn (same weight as the green yarn)
  • Beige yarn (or any colour you want for the garland chain)
  • A crochet hook to match your weight of yarn.  I used a 2.75mm hook.  If you use a thicker yarn, you might want a larger size
  • A tapestry needle for weaving in your ends
  • Green felt
  • Hot glue gun

  • Small led lights (optional)
  • Gold thread (optional)

Abbreviations
  • SC = single crochet
  • BLO = back loop only
  • INC = increase
  • CH = chain
  • FO = fasten off


The Pattern 

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Using either plain yarn, or yarn with gold thread held together

**At the start of each row (starting on Row 1), I began with a CH 1.  This helps transition you into the next row and shapes the tree a bit.  You can choose not to do this, but it won't look just like mine.  

Set up: CH 2, in 2nd CH from the hook SC 3 (3 stitches in row)
Row 1: SC, INC, SC (4 stitches in row)
Row 2: In BLO, SC across (4 stitches)
Row 3: SC, INC 2, SC  (6 stitches)
Row 4: In BLO, SC across
Row 5: SC 2, INC 2, SC 2 (8 stitches)
Row 6: In BLO, SC across
Row 7: SC 3, INC 2, SC 3 (10 stitches)
Row 8: In BLO, SC across
Row 9: SC 4, INC 2, SC 4 (12 stitches)
Row 10: In BLO, SC across
Row 11: SC 5, INC 2, SC 5 (14 stitches)
Row 12: In BLO, SC across
Row 13: SC 6, INC 2, SC 6 (16 stitches)
Row 14: In BLO, SC across
Row 15: SC 7, INC 2, SC 7 (18 stitches)
Row 16: In BLO, SC across
Row 17: SC across
FO



To add the trunk, count across 7 stitches from row 17, and attach brown yarn, crocheting 4 SC.  Turn, and crochet four more SC, FO




Weave in all ends but the thread at the top of the tree (you'll use this to sew it to your CH)

Make a crochet CH the length that you want your garland to be. I added a gold thread into mine, but you can also just use plain yarn.

Attach the trees using that leftover thread.  I spaced mine 5 inches apart. 

I found that my trees were curling at this point, so I cut out felt triangles slightly smaller than the trees and glued them to the backs. 




Let me know if you have any questions in the comments, or feel free to get in contact with me using the contact form to the right.  

Also, don't forget to tag me on Instagram @loop.tee.loops if you make this or any other patterns, so I can see what everyone's creating :D

Happy crocheting!













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Giant Squirtle Pattern

 

An update has finally come! I went through my pattern and remade it - I changed a couple things, but most work was just clarifying and correcting some errors. 







These patterns take time to design and write out. If you enjoyed using my pattern, please consider supporting me by paying what you can for the pattern by using the "buy me a coffee" button to the right. 


What You'll Need

Bernat blanket yarn in:

-Royal blue

-Vintage White

-Taupe

Scrap chunky white yarn (about 3 meters) (alternatively, use white bernat blanket yarn)

Brown, black, and white felt

Polyester stuffing

Glue Gun

Tapestry needle

Scissors

6.5mm crochet hook


 Head and Body

(Using blue)

Round 1: SC 8 in magic loop (8)

Round 2: Inc x 8 (16)

Round 3: *Sc, inc* X 8 (24)

Round 4: *Sc 2, inc* X 8 (32)

Round 5: *Sc 7, inc* X 4 (36)

Rounds 6-9:Sc around for 4 rows

Round 10: Sc 16, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 16 (38)

Place markers over the two INC spots - that will be the front of the face

Round 11-13: Sc around for 3 rows

Round 14: Sc 4, Dec 16, sc 2 (22)

Round 15: Sc 4, Dec 8, sc 2 (14)


Continuing on to the body - stuff head


(using vintage white)

Round 16: Inc, SC, INC 6, sc, inc 5 (26)

Round 17: SC 6, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 7, inc, sc 4, inc, sc (30)

Round 18: *SC 9, INC* x 3 (33)

Round 19-28: Sc 10 rows

Round 29: SC, DEC around

Stuff body

Round 30-close: DEC to close


Shell

(Using Taupe)

Round 1: SC 8 in magic loop (8)

Round 2: Inc x 8 (16)

Round 3: *Inc 5, sc 3* X 2 (26)

Round 4: *Sc 2, inc* X 8, sc, inc (35)

Round 5: *SC 4, INC* x 7 (42)

Round 6: SC 3, inc, sc 9, inc, SC 10, INC, SC 9, INC, SC 7 (46)

Round 7: SC 4, hdc, dc 10, hdc, SC 11, hdc, dc 10, hdc, sc 7

(Switching to your white scrap yarn OR white bernat blanket yarn)

Round 8: Slip stitch around the outside, creating the white border.  FO

*If you want a thicker border, SC around the outside instead of slst. 


Tail

Round 1: Sc 8 into magic loop (8)

Round 2: Inc x 8 (16)

Round 3: *Sc 3, inc* X 4 (20)

Round 4-10: Sc around for 7 rows

Round 11: *Sc 8, Dec* X 2 (18)

Round 12: *Sc 7, Dec* x 2 (16)

Round 13: *Sc 6, Dec* x 2 (14)

Round 14: *Sc 5, Dec* x 2 (12)

Round 15: Sc around

Round 16-19: Sc 4 more rows

Round 20 to close: DEC to close, FO

Stuff tail lightly

I made the tail curl simply by folding over the top of the tail, and sewing that in place with extra yarn and the tapestry needle. 

Arms

Round 1: SC 6 into magic loop (6)

Round 2: Inc 3, sc 3 (9)

Round 3: *Sc, inc* X 3, sc 3 (12)

Rounds 4-6: Sc around

Round 7: *Sc 2, Dec* X 3 (9)

FO

Stuff arms lightly


Legs

Round 1: CH 12 and join ends with slip stitch (12)

Round 2: *Sc 3, inc* X 3 (15)

Rounds 3-5: Sc around

Round 6: *Sc 3, Dec* X 3 (12)

Round 7: Inc 4, sc 8 (16)

Round 8: Sc 8, Dec 4 (12)

Round 9-close: Dec to close, FO

Stuff legs


Putting it Together: 

  1. Sew on the shell. Use the markers on the face to make sure it's perfectly at the back. Leave about 4cm at the bottom unsewn - the tail will be sewn about 1cm under the shell. 
  2. Sew on the tail - I like to put the shell over it a bit, which is why we've left that space. 
  3. Sew on the arms and legs















Making the eyes: 

I'm hoping to make a tutorial post about this sometime soon - maybe a video too. 

  1.  Cut the felt to shape. The main part of Squirtle's eyes is all black.
  2.  Cut out the long white highlight, the round white highlight, and the brown lower highlight. 
    1. I like to start a bit larger for all of these and slowly trim them down to size. 
  3. Attach them using fabric glue/a hot glue gun OR you can hand stitch them all together one layer at a time. 
  4. Attach the eyes to the face using glue or hand stitch them on. I like to pin them on first with sewing pins to get the perfect placement. 




Have fun making him!  If you have issues, feel free to ask in the comments and I'll get back to you asap (I'm trying to check in on them more often)


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Giant Bulbasaur Crochet Pattern

 Well hello there.  I know I promised scheduled patterns when I published my Charmander pattern.... but it turns out I have once again underestimated my ability for procrastination.  

On the bright side I've cast on two blankets, a sweater, and started designing yet another knit top.  

On the not so bright side, I'm behind on publishing my Kanto set.  So it's time to get on that.  

Here's Bulbasaur.  Hopefully Squirtle isn't too long off (I know better than to make promises now.)


Enjoy making it!  If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments!


Bulbasaur Crochet Pattern




These patterns take time to design and write out. If you enjoyed using my pattern, please consider supporting me by paying what you can for the pattern by using the "buy me a coffee" button to the right. 


What You'll Need:

Bernat blanket yarn in Teal and Green

Dark Teal Felt

Red Felt

White Felt

7mm Crochet Hook

Scissors

Hot Glue Gun

Tapestry Needle


Head

Row 1: Make a magic loop and SC 8 into it

Row 2: INC x 8 (16 stitches)

Row 3: *SC, INC* x 8 (24 stitches)

Row 4: *SC 2, INC* x 8 (32 stitches)

Row 5: *SC 7, INC* x 4 (36 stitches) 

Row 6-10: SC around

Row 11: INC 2, SC 9, INC 2, SC 23 (40 stitches)

Row 12-13: SC around

Row 14: DEC 13, SC 8, DEC 3 (24 stitches)

Row 15: DEC 7, SC 4, DEC 3 (14 stitches)

Stuff Head

Row 16-close: DEC to close, FO


Body

Row 1: CH 24, join into a loop using a slip stitch

Row 2: SC 5, INC 2, SC 10, INC 2, SC 5 (28 stitches)

Row 3: SC 6, INC 2, SC 12, INC 2, SC 6 (32 stitches) 

Row 4: SC 7, INC 2, SC 14, INC 2, SC 7 (36 stitches) 

Row 5-11: SC around

Row 12-close: DEC to close, FO


Legs 

Make 4

Row 1: SC 6 into magic loop

Row 2: INC 3, SC 3 (9 stitches)

Row 3: *SC, INC* x 3, SC 3 (12 stitches) 

Row 4: SC 3, INC 3, SC 6 (15 stitches)

Row 5-7: SC around

Row 8: *SC 3, DEC* x 3, FO (12 stitches)


Ears

Make 2

Row 1: SC 8 into magic loop

Row 2: *SC, INC* x 4 (12 stitches)

Row 3: *SC 2, INC* x 4, FO (16 stitches)


Pod

Row 1: SC 6 into magic loop

Row 2: SC x 6 (6 stitches)

Row 3: INC x 6 (12 stitches)

Row 4: *SC, INC* x 6 (18 stitches)

Row 5: *SC 2, INC* x 6 (24 stitches)

Row 6: *SC 2, INC* x 8 (32 stitches)

Row 7: *SC 3, INC* x 8 (40 stitches)

Row 8: *SC 7, INC* x 5 (45 stitches)

Row 9-12: SC around

Row 13: *SC 2, DEC* x 11, SC


Now, stuff the body, and sew the head onto it.  I find it useful to use sewing pins to confirm the placement.  


Sew the ears onto the head, sew the pod and legs onto the body.  


Lastly, add your felt details!  I've provided some pictures below for felt placement as well as limb placement when sewing stuff on. To attach the felt you can either use fabric/hot glue, or you can hand sew the eyes and markings on using thread. 



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Giant Charmander Crochet Pattern



Hello, everyone! 

I've slowly been going through my most popular patterns to update them and correct any mistakes. If you find an issue in any of my patterns, feel free to leave a comment and I'll correct it when I have time! 




Each of these next three patterns are made using Bernat Blanket yarn. I suggest that you use the recommended yarns, as I haven't tested with any other materials or weights.

If you do try out a different yarn, be sure to let me know how it went in the comments!


The Pattern

These patterns take time to design and write out. If you enjoyed using my pattern, please consider supporting me by paying what you can for the pattern by using the "buy me a coffee" button to the right. 


What You'll Need


7mm crochet hook

Bernat blanket Yarn in Pumpkin Spice

Felt in:

-Green

-Black

-White

-Beige

-Tapestry Needle

-Glue Gun OR if sewing on the eyes: embroidery thread in green, white, and black. Plus an embroidery needle. 

-Scissors

-Polyester stuffing

Acrylic yarn in:

-Red

-Yellow

-Orange






Head and Body


Round 1: SC 8 into magic loop

Round 2: INC (16)

Round 3: *SC, INC* x 8 (24)

Round 4: *SC 2, INC* x 8 (32)

Round 5-8: SC around

Round 9: INC 3, SC, INC 3, SC 25 (38)

Rounds 10-12: SC around

Round 13: DEC 11, SC 10, DEC 3 (24)

Round 14: DEC 5, SC 12, DEC (18)

Stuff Head

Round 15: *SC 5, INC* x 3 (21)

Round 16: SC 7, *SC, INC* x 7 (28)

Round 17: *SC 6, INC* x 4 (32)

Rounds 18-26: SC around

Round 27: *SC, DEC* x 11  

DEC to close, stuff body before it's fully closed, FO




Legs


Round 1: SC 6 in magic loop

Round 2: INC (12)

Rounds 3-5: SC around

Round 6: DEC 4, INC 4 (12)

Round 7: SC 7, INC 2, SC 3 (14)

Round 8: SC 9, INC 2, SC 3 (16)

Round 9: SC, DEC 2, SC 5, INC 2, SC 4

Round 9: DEC 4, SC 6, DEC (11)

Stuff legs

DEC to close, FO




Arms


SC 5 into magic loop

INC (10)

SC 4 rows

DEC, SC 3, DEC, SC 3 (8)

FO

Stuff Arms




Tail


Round 1: SC 4 in magic loop

Round 2: INC 2, SC 2 (6)

Round 3: SC, INC 2, SC 3 (8)

Round 4: SC 2, INC 2, SC 4 (10)

Round 5: SC 3, INC 2, SC 3, DEC (11) *the next few rows overlap into the next row a bit. This is on purpose to put the DEC at the bottom of the tail

Round 6: SC 4, INC, SC 2, INC, SC 3, DEC (13)

Round 7: SC around 

Round 8: SC 4, INC 2, SC 5, DEC (13)

Round 9: SC 5, INC 2, SC 5, DEC (14)

Round 10: SC 5, INC, SC, INC, SC 5, DEC (15)

Round 11: SC around
FO




Putting it all Together


At this point I made the flame for the tail. I took acrylic yarn in orange, yellow, and red, and unraveled it giving it a looser, softer look, I tied a large knot in it, and put it through the magic loop in the tip of the tail. If the loop was still too loose I tightened it at this point.


I then sewed the tail on, and cut the beige felt to size to cover the tummy and underside of the tail. Then I just glued it on. 

  








Next sew your arms and legs on, weaving in all ends as you go (including the tail end.



For the eyes I examined many pictures of Charmander until I found my favourite design, and cut the pieces of felt out. Set them up before you glue them together to make sure they're perfect.





Glue the eyes together, and stick them on your Charmander.




And you're done!




Let me know in the comments if you have any questions, if I missed a step, or if anything was unclear. 

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Stay safe and healthy <3  









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