Jun
03

Fleur D’-Ease–Free Pattern of the Month is Back!!

I took a bit o’ a hiatus from monthly free pattern offering but ladies (and gentlemen?), this feature’s back! After all, with the economy the way that it is right now we could all use a little crafty break, right? Can I hear a holla’?! Ok, then.

This month’s pattern is a crocheted neck garland that I’m basing my Crochet 101 class on. The project calls for chain, single crochet, double crochet and triple crochet stitches–so for you newbies, it’s a great way to learn all of the basics (see How2 instructions for these stitches & abbreviations HERE)! For you more experienced hookers, this is a lovely accessory that makes a quickie gift in a pinch!

Wear it with a summer dress & heels or with a tank top, skirt & flip-flops! Uh…or, if like me you’re still in your jammies sans make-up,  just throw it on a tree like I did here . 😉 xo, Vic

Fleur D’-Ease
Easy Crochet Neck Garland

MATERIALS
1 hank SWTC/Vickie Howell Collection LOVE (Bamboo/Silk) in color: Andi & Blane
Size US K Hook
Tapestry Needle
DIRECTIONS
Neck String:
Ch 175.  Tie off.  Set aside.
Flowers (Make 5)
Round 1: Ch1, 5sc in center ring.  Join with a sl st.   (5 sts.)
Round 2: Ch3, 5dc in base of ch, 6dc in every st around.  Join.  (30 sts.)
Round 3: Ch4, 3tr in base of ch, sc in next st, *4tr in next st, sc in next st.  Repeat from * to end of round.  Join.  Tie off, leaving a 6″ tail.  (54 sts.)
FINISHING
Using tapestry needle and yarn tails, sew on flowers, evenly around neck string.
That’s all there is to it!
This pattern is meant for non-commercial use only.  All rights reserved.

7 Responses to “Fleur D’-Ease–Free Pattern of the Month is Back!!”

  1. Anonymous

    Cute as can be! I think I will add some flat back jewels in the center of each flower for sparkle.

    Hugs,
    Cindy

  2. Rhonda

    WHA?!?!? where are all the HOLLAS! The lady asked for hollas – people – come on – give her some love!!! :o) I LOVE your neck garlands – had to make a heart one for my daughter for Valentine’s Day and then had to make one for her drama teacher! Thanks so much Vickie – I’m off to round up some hollas for you!

  3. Srividya

    Lovely piece. Will add a shiny bead in the center of the flower for a hint of glamor 🙂

  4. NukeagebabyLTD

    We do a mother’s day tree at work…it’s a large branch painted white and set in a flower pot with quick cement….and we hang mother’s day quotes from cards with bows….i think the flower garland made a little longer would be sooo cute to add to that next year…….

  5. karen

    REally cute.
    I want to make these as gifts for our family ladies tea.

    But…
    Please clarify the 1st step of Flowers (Make 5)

    Round 1: Ch1, 5sc in **center ring**. Join with a sl st. (5 sts.)

    I usually snug up the original knot … but are you saying loosen it up and crochet into the knot (1st loop on the hook)? Is that the ** center ring**?