Beautiful Handmade Crochet Garland You Can Make in About 30 Minutes

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A handmade crochet garland sounds like a project that is going to take some time but you won’t believe how quick and easy you can pull this project together. 

I wanted something different this year, no tinsel garland or ribbon; I wanted something that felt a little homier.   I went for a soft neutral theme on my tree this year and felt a delicate fabric garland would fit in quite well, and I was right!  It’s quite lovely. 


Monochrome Christmas tree with gold and silver ornaments and bright yellow white lights with a  cream colored homemade crochet garland.

Knit look hand made garland

Although this project is crocheted, it does have a knit look. Even if you have never crocheted before, I will tell you that you can still do this project. It’s also a great project to practice chaining and the single crochet stitch.


A wool garland on a rustic wooden table with holiday ornaments and a wooden crochet hook

Tools & Materials Required

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To make 14 feet of garland, you only need one skein of the wool I recommend. Depending on how tall your tree is, and or if it is tucked in a corner, you may need more or less. For my 9 foot tree, I required 28 feet to decorate my Christmas tree’s front and sides. The back was pressed against a wall, so I did not bother to string my garland behind.

If you need to crochet more than one garland strand, I recommend them as separate strands. It is so much easier to string a shorter garland.


Materials

  • A skein of “The Wool” from we are Knitters * The color I used was Natural. It’s lovely. See below for alternatives
  • crochet hook 15 mm

*Check out our full beginners guide about crochet needle sizes.

*The wool you want for this project will have the following size notes

  • Knitting Tension: 6 – 8 sts = 4” (10 cm)
  • Suggested Needle: 10 – 12.75 mm, US 15 – 17

Here are few alternatives:

Tools

  • Pair of scissors

Two skeins of cream colored bulk wool stacked on top of each other surrounded by holiday ornaments, a wooden crochet hook and yellow twinkle lights in the background.

Step 1

Chain 250 – or chain until the chain measures 14 feet. Keep stitches loose.


Step 2

Turn your work and single crochet all the way to the end.

Step 3

Loop your work through and tie off at the end. Use the scissors to clean up any loose ends.


Step 4

Gently pull your garland to straighten out all the stitches. I found this step aligned everything quite well. Now you’re ready to hang your garland. Easy peasy.

A wool garlanding being gently stretched against a rustic wooden background

Final Notes

This is a great project to do with the kids who are interested in learning how to crochet. It’s simple, perfect for a beginner, and creates a very lovely craft project you will want to display year after year.

I whipped up 14 feet of crochet garland while watching a repeat episode of Futurama, and I am an incredibly slow crocheter. My attitude about this project is if I can pull it together, anyone can!

And I know folks might ask where I got the tree skirt or how I made it. It’s actually a large finger knit blanket that I made this spring. I felt it tied the whole tree together, so I opted to turn it into a temporary tree skirt.

Do you knit or crochet? Do you do both? Did you find one over the other easier to learn? If you did leave a comment and let us know!


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Monochrome Christmas tree with gold and silver ornaments and bright yellow white lights with a  cream colored homemade crochet garland.
How to Make A Crochet Garland

How to Make A Crochet Garland

Yield: 1 -14 foot garland
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

A quick and easy project to make your own unique garland this year for your holiday tree.

Materials

  • 1 Skein of bulky yarn ( I used We Are Knitters "the Wool" see post for alternatives
  • 15mm crochet hook

Tools

  • 1 pair of scissors

Instructions

    Step 1

    Chain 250 - or chain until the chain measures 14 feet. Keep stitches loose.


    Step 2

    Turn your work and single crochet all the way to the end.

    Step 3

    Loop your work through and tie off at the end. Use the scissors to clean up any loose ends.

    Step 4

    Gently pull your garland to straighten out all the stitches.

    2 Comments

      1. You can use yarn for this project instead of wool, it would be cheaper for sure – the only challenge (or at least it was a challenge when I made this project) was finding yarn thick enough. You could use several strands of your favorite yarn to make up the thickness and go from there, it will still look beautiful. Hope that helps!

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