So there was talk about Stanley the gallbladder, but he hasn’t made his way to his new home yet, so I don’t want to post pictures of him yet. Instead…
Every year I get all, “I WANT TO MAKE ALL OF THE THINGS!!!!” And then December sort of sneaks up in that way it does and I’m all, “… Well, that’s not going to work.” But I wanted to do something, and this seemed like the perfect last minute project…
It’s a garland of Christmas lights! They take no time to make, seriously. I made 20 lights, 10 red and 10 green, mostly done during loading screens while playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. 😉
There is no gauge for this. I used an E-hook and worsted weight yarn, but really the most important thing is that your stitches are tight enough to hold in stuffing.
So, the pattern:
Bulbs- Stuff as you go
1) with red ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (6)
3) ch 1, *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (9)
4) ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (12)
5-9) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
10) ch 1, dec over 2 sc around, join with sl st (6)
11) with emerald green ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st, finish off (6)
Obviously red can be substituted with whatever color you want.
For the wire, with emerald green, ch for 4″. Pinch the top of the first bulb flat, sc through both layers of middle sc. ch for 6″, attach next bulb in the same way. Keep going until all of the bulbs are attached, ch for 4″, finish off. Sew the tops of the bulbs closed, weaving in and out of each stitch. Weave in all ends.