Christmas is nearly upon us, therefore today I am going to show you how to Crochet Mistletoe. I love to decorated my home full of Christmas decorations to celebrate the festive season, each year I try to add one or two more handmade pieces to our collection. Mistletoe is not a Brazilian tradition here so as we are offically having the first real Christmas in the cottage I wanted to add a bit more of England to our home so Mistletoe was a must and since I can not any natural bouquet I made one instead.
You can make your Mistletoe in any yarn of your choice. I have used some DK yarn with a small 2mm crochet hook to keep the form and shape of the leaves, although my stems are not stiff I could add florist wire but decided not to as I will be hanging from above and will therefore hang straight.
This month I was kindly gifted some beautiful Mohair yarn from Novelaria in Sao Paulo. I have doubled the yarn to create my Mistletoe berries and the yarn has created little fluffy white berries in which the stitches merge togethere creating a nice contract against the final embroidery stitches on the base of the berry.
The pattern includes two stem sizes, medium and large to create a bouquet of Mistletoe with depth and textural variety. The Mistletoe Berries are made individually then finished off with a little embroidered stitch to create a realistic look.
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- 10 meters Green DK yarn
- 2 meters White dk yarn (in my examples I have used Mohair Slan Yarn doubles to create a festive Christmas look).
- 1 meter Brown thread yarn
- Use the smallest possible crochet hook for your yarn I have used a 2mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
Size: With DK cotton yarn and a 2mm crochet hook my Crochet Mistletoe is 15 cm in length.
Notes: The stem is made as a individual mofit, the berries are made in the spiral seperately then sewn onto the misteltoe.
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through loop on the hook.
Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook into the stitch, pick up yarn, pull the loop through the first loop on the hook.
Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook into the stitch, pick up yarn, yarn over, pull through the 2 loops.
Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over, insert hook into the stitch, pick up yarn, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on the hook.
Double Crochet (dr): Yarn over, insert hook into the stitch, pick up yarn, yarn over, pull through the first 2 loops, yarn over, pick up yarn, pull through the last 2 loops.
Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over twice (3 on the hook), insert hook into the stitch, pick up the yarn (4 on your hook), yarn over pull through first two loops on the hook (3 on your hook), yarn over pull through next two loops on the hook (2 loops on the hook), yarn over pull through last two loops on the hook.
How to Crochet Mistletoe
Step 1: Chain 33, tr in the 5th chain from the hook,
tr, 3dc, 3hdc, 3sc (the first leaf is made).
Step 2: Chain 15,
tr in the 5th from the hook, tr, 3dc, 3hdc, 3sc (second leaf is made).
Step 3: Sl st in the next 8 sts,
Step 4: Chain 23, tr in the 5th from the hook, tr, 3dc, 3hdc, 3sc (third leaf is made).
Step 5: Chain 15, tr in the 5th from the hook, tr, 3dc, 3hdc, 3sc (final leaf is made).
Step 6: Sl st in the next 18 sts. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Crochet Misteltoe Large Stem
Step 1: Chain 42, tr in the 5th from the hook, tr, 3dc, 3hdc, 3sc,
Step 2: Chain 15, tr in the 5th from the hook, tr, 3dc, 3hdc, 3sc,
Step 3: Sl st in the next 12 sts,
Step 4: Chain 27, tr in the 5th from the hook, tr, 3dc, 3hdc, 3sc,
Step 5: Chain 15, tr in the 5th from the hook, tr, 3dc, 3hdc, 3sc,
Step 6: Sl st in the next 27 sts. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Crochet Mistletoe Berries
Row 1 (white yarn): Make a magic circle, chain 1 add 6sc. Pull the tail of the magic circle to close. Total: 6sc.
Row 2: Sc inc. in each stitch. Total: 12sc.
Row 3: 12sc.
Row 4: 6sc dec. using the front loops only. Fasten off leaving a long tail of 20 cm. Attach the tail to a tapestry needle and weave in and out of the final 6 stitchs to close the berry.
Thread the brown thread on to a needle: Sew a cross on to the base of the berry as shown. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Sew the berry onto the Mistletoe in your desired position. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
How to Assemble Crochet Mistletoe
Make as many stems in both sizes. Once you have made your desired amount, block each stem then tie the motifs together into a small bouquet with a festive red ribbon and hang in your home.
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