Festive Grannies Garland, Free Crochet Pattern + Full Video Tutorial


The Festive Grannies Garland is a sweet, simple, and extra fun way to decorate with crochet for the holidays!  Classic granny squares are strung up with easy chains and adorned with gorgeous tassels and wood beads for a fabulous look.  Make it as long as you like, shorter for a window or mirror, or extra long for a stunning tree garland too!

Materials:
  • 5 mm H crochet hook 
  • About 100 yards of worsted weight yarn (#4/medium) yarn ( I used Friends Wool by Hobbii in Artichoke, Cranberry, and Off White) Note: my garland was 6 grannies, so if you need to change the number of squares, etc it will change the yarn amounts too.
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Wood beads (optional)
        Sizing:

        (Sizes below are what is shown in the pictures.  If you make your garland longer with more chains, add more squares, use different yarn, etc it will change the finished dimensions)
        • 26 inches long (total garland length from end to end)
        • Squares are each  3 inches by 3 inches
        • Tassels are each 3 inches tall
        • granny square + beads + tassel combo after assembly are each 7 inches tall from top of diamond to bottom of tassel


        Part 1-The Granny Squares:

        Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.

         Round 1 (worked in either red or green): Chain 3, work (2 dc into center of ring, chain 1) then work (3 dc, ch 1) three times.  Join to close with a slip stitch.

        Round 2 (worked in cream): Tie new color into any ch 1 space then work a ch 3, then in the same space, work (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc).  *Work (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into the next ch 1 space.  Repeat from * two more times.  Join to close with a slip stitch.

        Round 3 (worked in either red or green): Tie new color into any ch 1 corner space then work a ch 3, then in the same space, work (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc).  *Work (3 dc, ch 1) into the next ch 1 side space.  Then work (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into the ch 1 corner space.   Repeat from * two more times.  Work the last side of the square by working (3 dc, ch 1) into the ch 1 side space.  Join to close with a slip stitch.

        Part 2-The Tassels:

        To make tassels, cut two pieces of yarn each about 12 inches long and set aside.  Wrap yarn around all four fingers 20 times.  Carefully slide the bundle off of your fingers and tie one of the pieces of yarn at the top.  Tie the second piece of yarn around the tassel about 1/4 of the way down the tassel.  Cut all loops off at the bottom and trim straight across.  Repeat for each granny square you've made for the garland.  Keep the top two yarn pieces (where you tied it at the top) intact for assembly.

        Part 3-Assembly & Finishing:

         To assemble, first weave in any yarn ends that remain.  Next, thread two beads onto the top tails of a tassel.  Tie tassel tails onto the bottom point (corner space) of a granny square.  Weave in ends.  Repeat for other grannies and tassels.

        When all grannies and tassels are assembled, you're ready to connect them!  Choose the color you want for the "string" (I chose red).  Then, chain 16.  *Slip stitch join the first granny square into the back loops of the chain at the topmost point of the square (opposite of where you tied the tassel onto).  Then chain 16.  Repeat from * until you've incorporated all of the grannies, then finish by working another chain 16 to finish.  When your garland is complete, you can trim the tails at the end to hang, make an easy hanging loop with the tail.  






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