This post shows you how to crochet a holly sprig with berries to add to your festive crochet makes.
This is a really quick decorative project. These cute sprigs can be made into festive pins for used to embellish items such as hats, scarves or even as table decorations.
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What you need
Hook: Size 4mm / G hook
In the item pictured I used Stylecraft Special DK in Green and Lipstick. Each item only requires a small amount of yarn.
This pattern will work with any yarn and appropriate hook size but the finished size of the item will vary.
Size: Each leaf measures approx 3in long in the yarn indicated
Standard Stitches & Abbreviations Used (US terms):
ch = chain
st = stitch
sk = skip
yo = yarn over
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
Chain 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook
This pattern works stitches around both sides of a starting chain.
You will work the first row into the ‘hump’ of the chain and when working around the back of the chain in the second half of Row 2, you will work into the back 2 loops of the starting chain.
When stitches are referenced in the starting chain they are done so in distance from the hook when the first chain was made. e.g. work in 2nd chain from hook to start, and later on, work in 12th chain from hook etc.
A video tutorial to accompany this pattern is available here:
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain across and the next 9 chains (10sc), sl st in the 12th chain from hook. Ch1. Turn
Row 2: Sk sl st and first sc, sc in the next 2 st, (hdc, dc), hdc, sc, (hdc, dc), hdc, sc. At this stage you will have one stitch left in the chain. Work 2sc in this end sc then, moving round to the other side of the ch, work 1sc in the back of the same st and continue working down the other side of the chain. Sc, hdc (dc, hdc), sc, hdc (dc, hdc), sc in next 3 st, sl st into 12th ch from hook on original ch. Ch 1. Turn
Row 3: Sk sl st and first sc, sc in next st, sk the next st st *sc in next st, (sc, picot, sc) in next st, sc in next st, sk next st* repeat from * 4 more times. Sc, sl st in the next st, sk the ch1 sp, sl st in the 12th ch from hook. Sc in 13th chain from hook on original chain, work 3sc in 14th ch (at the end with the tail) working around the bottom of the ch, work 1sc in the other side of the 13th ch, sl st into the ch 1 sp, fasten off and leave a tail to sew in ends.
Berry 1: Working with the loop on your hook loosely to give you space, yo, *insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop *(3 loops on hook), repeat from * 4 more times ending up with 11 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all 11 loops
Yo and pull through 1 loop finishing the first berry. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1.
Berry 2: Working into the same st, repeat the process for Berry 1.
Berry 3: Working into the same st, repeat the process for Berry 1 but leave out the final ch1 and fasten off after the sl st.
Leave a tail to sew into the leaves.
You can modify the berries to make only 1 or 2 by leaving off rows 2 and or 3 as you wish!
Sew together the leaves in which ever position you favour and add the berries on top.
I leave the tails to enable me to attach the sprig to whatever I am using them to garnish!
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Until next time.
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