Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mistletoe Ornament

 As you can see, I have been thinking about the Holidays a lot lately in preparation for a craft fair I am participating in a few weeks.

As an embellishment for my Holiday Wine Totes, I went searching for a good Mistletoe pattern. I found this pattern from Marie's Making, but it was really small. In the pattern below I have expanded the original pattern to look more like a Mistletoe branch.

Hook: D/3-3.25MM
Yarn Weight: Medium

Ch- Chain
Yo-Yarn Over
Qc- Quadruple Crochet
Tc- Triple Crochet
Dc- Double Crochet
Hdc- Half Double Crochet
Sc- Single Crochet
Ss- Slip Stitch
Fo- Finish off

Leaf 1: Ch15, in the 6th chain from the hook work 1 'quadruple' crochet [wrap yarn around the hook (or yo) 3 times, stick hook in 6th ch and pull up another loop, yo, pull 2 loops over yo & off the hook, yo and repeat 2 at a time until only 1 ch in left on the hook (4 times total)], work another Qc in next ch, 1 Tc in next, 1 Dc in next in 2 chains, 1 Hdc in next 2 chains, 1 Sc in next 2 chains, 1 ss in next.

Stem & Leaf 2: Ch20, in the 6th chain from the hook work 1 Qc in next 2 chains, 1 Tc in next, 1 Dc in next in 2 chains, 1 Hdc in next 2 chains, 1 Sc in next 2 chains, 1 ss in next.

Leaf 3 & 4: Ch15, in the 6th chain from the hook work 1 Qc in next 2 chains, 1 Tc in next, 1 Dc in next in 2 chains, 1 Hdc in next 2 chains, 1 Sc in next 2 chains, 1 ss in next. Repeat this step again to make 4th leaf.

Stem & Leaf 5: Between the 1st and 2nd leaf you will have a ch 5 stem from step one, work 1 slip into each chain, joining your top 3 leaves and bringing back to the base of you mistletoe. Now crochet your 5th leaf: Ch15, in the 6th chain from the hook work 1 Qc in next 2 chains, 1 Tc in next, 1 Dc in next in 2 chains, 1 Hdc in next 2 chains, 1 Sc in next 2 chains, 1 ss in next.

Stem Loop: Ss into 1st chain from lst leaf to join base together, now ch 30, ss into base again to join, fo.

Berries: Switch to white yarn. *ch 4, Tc in the 3rd chain from hook, 1 hdc in next (last) chain, Ss into the 2nd ch to join and roll into a ball. *repeat 2 more time and fo. Sew group of 3 berries to leaf stem.

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