Simple Crochet Christmas Craft
Easy Peppermint Twist Crochet Garland
Tutorial by Liz @PurlsAndPixels
Need a quick and pretty garland for your Christmas tree or holiday decorations?
Try my super easy DIY peppermint twist crochet garland craft tutorial.
When we got our new Christmas tree, I forgot to buy a garland. The tree looked a little bland and sad without a garland. But, I had yarn! So my solution? Crochet a peppermint inspired garland for the tree myself. It only took me about an hour to crochet chain this garland. And it turned out so pretty.
You can create this super easy crochet garland project for your home too. Make this crochet pattern with chunky yarn and it works up very quickly. This simple, fast project is a fantastic way for beginning crocheters and kids to learn to chain in crochet.
Do it yourself and add a handmade touch to your Christmas tree this holiday. Or make it a family project and teach your children how to chain and let them practice with this fun and cheerful crochet garland. Everyone will be proud to see their own handmade work shown off for the holidays.
The easy chain crochet project ends up looking like a long string of peppermint that you can twist around your Christmas tree. Or drape it along your mantle, up the stairs, or on any other surface that needs a little holiday cheer!
All you need is:
One skein of chunky white yarn (I used Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn in White)
One skein of worsted weight red yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Autumn Red)
A size K/6.5mm crochet hook (I used Crochet Dude Aluminum Crochet Hook-Size K/6.5mm)
Hold the red and the white yarn together as if they were one strand of yarn and make a slip knot.
With the crochet hook, chain until all of your white yarn is gone (you will have extra red), or until your garland is the desired length.
Cut the red yarn and pull both the red and white yarn through the last stitch to end your garland. Leave the ends or trim them off as you wish.
Easy as pie!
Now drape your peppermint twist crochet garland around the Christmas tree, down the banister, or weave it into a pine wreath. What a fun handmade Christmas project. Now don’t you feel crafty?