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practice crochet stitches to make a garland and more

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practice-crochet-stitches-to-make-a-garland-and-more by elisabeth andrée

on request i made a tutorial for a project that is not very complicated, so it is suitable for beginning crocheters and anyone who likes to join. i assume that you can make all the basic crochet stitches and the magic loop, but practice makes perfect, right🙂   this tutorial is intended to practice and based on that to make cute little things.  

during this project, you practice the following:

  • the magic loop
  • threads neatly weaving in
  • stitches (terms in american english):
    • chain = ch
    • slip stitch = ss
    • single crochet = sc
    • half double crochet = h dc
    • double crochet = dc
    • treble = tr
  • you will make:
    • triangles
    • squares
    • heart-shaped motifs
    • an edge

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used materials:

for crocheting these motifs, i used an average cotton yarn and a crochet hook size 3 mm, but you can use another type of yarn.

let’s start with the first triangle

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see for a great tutorial how to finish your crochet work neatly: seamless + symmetrical 

 

make as many triangles as you want, i have made a total of 24
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the making of the garland

for the garland you just have to crochet a lot of chains. i counted all the chains at the beginning and end of the garland and between the triangles. if you do not like to count, just use a measuring tape.

 

in this tutorial there are two ways to attach the triangles.

 

method 1.

you make slip stitches or single crochets along one side of the triangles, in the back loops only. see photo.

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method 2.

i find it more fun when the motifs dangle. for this i made a single crochet in the middle dc of a corner. see photo. 

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and in this way you can turn your little triangles with many chains into a nice garland.
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small variations

1. sharper corners

if you want to have your triangles sharper corners, you can replace the middle of the five dcs by a treble. how to make the edge, i’ll tell you later in this tutorial.

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2. heart-shaped motif

of these triangles you can quite easily make a heart-shaped motif.

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see note ***  

triangle to square

this triangle you change in an instant to a square.

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see note ***  

making the edge

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see note ***  

note ***

you can make a ss but it is better to cut the yarn and weave in the ends the same as explained in the making of the first triangle. see the tutorial of sarah london: seamless + symmetrical  

larger motifs

both triangles and squares you can make larger by repeating row two. you start row 3 and all subsequent rows the same as row two, you just make – the bigger your motif gets – each time more stitches between the corners. you make a corner by crocheting 5 dc into the middle of the 5 dc of a corner of the previous row.

blocking

if you crochet larger squares and triangles, they can be a bit bumpy. how to bring them beautiful into shape, you’ll read in this spray-blocking tutorial

this is the end of the tutorial. hope you like it! see you next time!  keep crocheting!    

25 thoughts on “practice crochet stitches to make a garland and more

  1. I love this tutorial Elisabeth…especially the sweet edging of chains and slip stitches.. it looks really effective! Thanks so much for the link to the brilliant finishing technique too… I hadn’t seen that one…and finally… thanks for linking to my blocking tutorial! Hugs, Jill x

  2. HI Elizabeth! Good to have you back🙂 I just love your tutorial!!!!

  3. This is so cute! One of my goals to accomplish before I turn 30 is to learn to crochet, so your tutorial will be very helpful! I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!???s first link up party: Martha Mondays, going on now through Wednesday! Hope to see you there! http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2012/05/martha-monday-link-up-party.html

  4. Great tutorial for a very cute project. I have been looking for a heart motif, so I will definitely be trying this. Thanks.

  5. Wil je aub nooit meer twijfelen of je wel inspirerend genoeg bent? Dit is een prachtige tutorial en ik ben al druk bezig met de vierkantjes om een kussen in elkaar te flansen. En de driekhoekjes garland staat ook op mijn to-do lijst. So…thanks!😉

  6. Such a gute garland! Thanks for the how-to!Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!Hope you have a fabulous week!Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  7. I made round coasters SC with 2 strands of cotton yarn. Didn’t come out as nicely as yours, I’ll be using your direction from now on . Thanks.

  8. Very pretty garland. I love that you chained all of them together instead of putting on a string. Please come share at my weekly linky that just started for today.

  9. Very nice tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  10. This is phenomenal!!

  11. What a great tutorial and such a sweet garland!

  12. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-23.html

  13. Love these! I am planning to teach both my 6 year old daughter and myself how to crochet and these are perfect!

  14. This is a really cute garland! And you aren’t kidding about it teaching how to weave ends in…that is a lot of ends! 🙂

  15. Thats so cute.. I love the colours you’ve used!!

  16. Andree,These are super cute! But I’ve never crochet anything. (I tried knitting once.) I followed you over from the CRAFT linky party. I would love if you stopped by my blog.Thanks for sharing,Laura

  17. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-24-bread-machine-banana.html

  18. Mooie kleuren! Ik vind je blog heel mooi van vorm en ook heel inspirerend!

  19. These are amazing.. soo simple yet sooo lovely. I just adore them strung together as bunting! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hippo Party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!xoxoAmie @ Pinkapotamus

  20. Do you have a written pattern for the square pattern bag and the triangle pattern.Pam G.

  21. I am so happy you shared these on Freedom Fridays! Another great tutorial that I need to review:) And to string them together just makes them adorable. Thanks again for sharing on Freedom Fridays and I am so glad you were one of my Favorite Features.

  22. Oh wow this is so awesome! I can’t crochet or knit but I want to learn.We would LOVE for you to share this in our Crafty Showcase. It runs from Sat thru Thurs. and then we pick our favorites to feature on Friday. We also have an ETSY and Craft Business linkyHave a super weekend,Susiehttp://bowdabrablog.com/2012/06/02/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-4/

  23. Very good initiative and ideas! merci Elisabeth for all you are making and sharing! Merci beaucoup.I enjoy doing thiese pratice at home with also other motifs i find in books with diagrams.Merci again, Dank U well! Elisabeth.FleurBelge

  24. Could you email me the pattern for that cute square shopping bag please? I am just in love with it.Thanks,Brenda from Salt Lake

  25. @Brenda from Salt LakeThanks for stopping by! I don’t know your email address, I can’t email you:) So I hope you will check back. I don’t have a pattern for the shopping bag, I am sorry about that. Thanks again!