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This free crochet pattern is all about how to crochet a Holly with Leaves and Berries easily and fast. I recently made an Advent Wreath which needed some hollies to make it look even better and show more Christmas flare.
This pattern is part of the above-mentioned Advent Wreath which was sponsored by Lion Brand Yarns who provided me with some free yarn. The yarn I used was Heartland and it was the best yarn for this project.
This pattern is also part of the Advent Wreath Crochet Along. Be sure to check out the main page for that as well.
I absolutely love this yarn and it is from now on one of my favorite go-to yarns. It is so soft and easy to work with. And let me tell you the colors are incredible.
As this pattern is created for the Advent Wreath, please go to Ravelry and add the entire pattern to your Ravelry Favorites. This is also the place where you could purchase the entire pattern at once, which includes all 6 patterns of the Advent Wreath.
So, if you prefer an ad-free version of this pattern where the pictures are added separately to the back of the pattern (to save ink in case you just want to reference the pictures but not print them), you can purchase the pdf on Ravelry or Etsy below.
So, let me now tell you what you will need to make these awesome looking candles and how to make them very easily.
How to crochet a Holly with leaves and berries
You will need (click to see which ones I used):
- Lion Brand Heartland yarn
- 1 skein of Mesa Verde (136-172) -> sadly discontinued -> can be replaced with an light green worsted weighed yarn
- 1 skein of Redwood (136-113)
- 5.00mm hook
- tapestry needle
Stitches used, in US terms:
You can learn all Basic Stitches through THESE TUTORIALS
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- blo = back loop only
- sc = single crochet
Holly: 5 x 5 inches
4 sc x 4 rows = 1 square inch
You will make 4 sets of Holly’s that include 3 leaves and 3 berries each if you are working on the Advent Wreath CAL.
Holly leaf (picture 1):
Make 12 leaves (3 per set)
Using Mesa Verde
Ch 13, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook:
Round 1: all the following stitches go into the back bump of the chains: sc, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc (picture 4); now you will on the opposite side of the chain, all the following stitches go into the BLO: sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc, sc (no sl st) (picture 5)
Round 2: ch 1, [1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc] into the 1st sc, sl st into the next 2 sts, [1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc] into the next st, sl st into the next st, [1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc] into the next st, sl st into the next st, [1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc] into the next st, [1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc] into the next st, sl st into the next st, [1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc] into the next st, sl st into the next st, [1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc] into the next st, sl st into the next 2 st, [1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc] into th next st, sl st to the 1st st, fasten and and weave in the ends. (picture 6)
Berries (picture 2):
Make 12 berries (3 per set)
Round 1: Make a magic ring and add 8 sc’s to the loop, pull the yarn end to close the loop (so sl st’s)
Round 2: 1 sc in each st (8 sts)
Round 3: 1 sc dec 4 times, sl st to the 1st st of that round, fasten off
Making the Holly Set:
Stack 3 leaves onto of each other so they point outwards into 3 equally separated directions. Sew those 3 leaves together in the center where they come together.
Now tie together 3 berries and sew them onto the center of the 3 leaves. Fasten off and weave in all the ends, but 2, so you can sew the set to the wreath. (picture 3)
How to Crochet a Holly with Leaves and Berries – Video Tutorial
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