This pretty garland will add a bit of sweetness anywhere you choose to hang it. Small two-round granny squares are topped off with lovely roses and are connected easily for hanging.
Granny Rosette Garland
By Jennifer Dickerson
- I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
- Worsted Weight Yarn
- Tapestry Needle
- Each square measures about 2.5 inches wide, and each rose is about 1.5 inches wide. Make the garland as long as you like by making more squares.
Instructions for granny squares:
Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.
Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch.
Now if you want to make round 2 in the same color, simply slip stitch until you reach a ch1 at the corner and keep going. If you want to switch colors...cut yarn, leaving a tail, and fasten it with a slip stitch. Join the new yarn at one of the corners as shown and tie securely.
Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space...first corner done!
Then chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.
Instructions for Roses:
Chain 12, dc in 4th chain from hook, then work 1 more dc in that same chain. Work 3 dc in each chain until you reach the end. The flower will coil up on it own as you work, then fasten off and seam it together.
With yarn leftovers of the same color, sew roses to squares. You can sew one to each square or one every couple of squares like I did. Weave in any ends.
How to join squares for hanging:
Begin by crocheting a hanging loop.
Chain 8 and join with a slip stitch for form a loop. Work one sc into the center of the loop.
Then chain 6, and you're ready to attach the first square.
Note: If you want your grannies to be spaced closer together or more apart, simply make more or less chains in between.
Insert the hook in both edge loops of the square, and work a single crochet.
Chain 6, and you're ready for the next square.
Repeat for this square by working a single crochet in both loops of each stitch all the way across. Continue for as long as you want your garland to be. Finish by working a chain 6, the chaining 8 more. Join with a slip stitch in the 8th chain from your hook to make a circle. Work a single crochet into the center of the ring. Fasten off and weave in ends.
© Jennifer Dickerson