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Monday, 19 October 2015

Autumn Garland


Last year I crocheted an Autumn Garland to hang on my fireplace and 
I have to admit to falling in love with everything about it -
 from the Autumn colours, to the little acorns, to the cosy feel that it
 brought to the room, 
so when lovecrochet.com asked me to put a tutorial together
 for them I jumped at the chance.

And here it is - the 2015 model !


                      This year I worked it  slightly differently in that I went for more of a rustic feel
                                              by making the main garland chain in twine.


                                  I wanted to create something that was not only simple to do
                                                    but that had a more natural look to it.



I used a 4 ply cotton yarn, as I find that cotton brings a really good texture
 and definition to smaller crochet items.


Without a shadow of doubt my most favourite part was making the teeny acorns - 
I just love them !
 There is something truly satisfying about quietly hooking away
 making these little treasures of nature.




I made the leaves in a selection of beautiful Autumnal shades,


     and then it was simply a matter of putting them in to little bunches 
and hanging them on the twine.


I added little tiny wooden pegs to mine as a finishing touch.


The full pattern and tutorial can be found here at blog.lovecrochet.com 
or in the right hand side bar of my blog.


13 comments:

  1. Lovely last year and lovely again this year! xx

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  2. Oh it's gorgeous, you never fail to amaze me with your lovely creations. Such beautiful colours, and I really love the acorns too. Cotton is a favourite of mine as well, the stitches always look so good in it. CJ xx

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    1. Hi Cj, cotton is just so lovely to work with isn't it ? Have a good week xx

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  4. Lovely! I love all your garlands and especially the little acorns on this one. Have a great week xx

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  5. Oh mega cute! Such a gorgeous Autumnal garland. Have a super rest of a week Kate xxxx

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  6. Your garland is so pretty! I love the colors and your leaves and acorns are perfectly shaped. What a lovely job you did. Hope you are having a good week so far, Kate.

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  7. This is lovely Kate but I don't think I would have the patience for this one or possibly the skills required.

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  8. Oh my, how gorgeous is this. And I adore the colour palette you've used. Nicely done m'dear.

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