Friday, November 20, 2009

handmade christmas project # 6

i am in love with this project and even though it is not meant to be done yet, i just had to finish it! you will need scrap yarn and either a crochet needle or knitting gear. we are making an advent crochetted or knitted garland! wohoo!

the idea is to make one piece of the garland each day in december until christmas. see it as an adult version of a advent calender if you will. if you are not a familiar with crochetting or knitting, here are some helpful links:

Learn how to chrochet

beginner crochet

learn to knit

video series, how to knit

i used the very basic crochetmethod to make 24 (in sweden christmas is celebrated on the 24th) "squares" and simply attached them together to make the acctual garland.

garlands are really big right now atleast according to alot of sites around the internet. i would love to have made a heart shaped one, but this year i went with squares.

i just found this one by rachel denbow :)very cute, right.

i also made a version of garland using fingerknitting and one that was really meant to be a cute scarf...

have fun!


Fiona said...

What a lovely different idea.

sharyncarlson said...

Love this idea - it's so much fun.

Anonymous said...

I love the colors in the circle version (flickr photo). This is a great idea for me right now as I am teaching my daughters to crochet. The little circles can be done quickly and with rest time in between. Thanks for the inspiration!

Laura (B4SBrs)