Crochet Fall Garland Pattern
This crochet fall garland combines my love of fall, garlands and animals! I think it is very relaxing and rewarding to crochet small motifs. There are so many great projects you can create with motifs! These fall-themed motifs could be appliqued onto a bag or afghan (if the garland design isn’t your thing) or they could be attached to a wooden skewer and added to a fall floral arrangement (You may want to add felt to the back of each motif for extra stability).
This Crochet Fall Garland is sure to please with its easy stitches and simple construction – I think you’ll love adding it to your home decor this autumn!
Stitches You Need to Know to Make the Crochet Fall Garland
This crochet garland projects uses a variety of basic crochet stitches: chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet. There is even the double treble crochet stitch included in one of the motifs – even though it sounds complex it is really simple to do – just yarn over 3 times before you start the stitch and work it like you would a regular treble crochet stitch. The difference with this stitch is that you just (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) one more time to make it just a little taller. There are 2 other stitches/techniques that are used in this Crochet Fall Garland – the adjustable ring and working in the back bar of the chain – both are quick to do and learn especially with the short video tutorials I provide with the stitch explanation below – Yay!
My First Time Using this Yarn!
This is my first time using this yarn by Yarnspirations & Caron – It is called “Little Crafties“. Such a cute name, right? I love that the bag of yarn comes with 20 little skeins in a wide variety of colors. So many pretty colors that are just perfect for making all kinds of great little projects – or should I say, “Little Crafties”. The yarn is acrylic and easy to crochet with. I used a size 3.75mm hook and I like the results. I recommend getting this wonderful bag of yarn to have on hand for making small crochet motifs like what is in this garland! (Click here to get this yarn with my affiliate link) Of course, you could use some yarn from your stash but in order to get your motifs the same size as mine, you’ll need to use Size 3 or DK weight yarn which is what these skeins are (thinner than medium weight Size 4). This pattern would work with Size 4 yarn but then your crochet motifs would be bigger than the ones shown here.
Let’s get started on our cute Crochet Fall Garland!
While I was photographing my garland, look who photobombed in the background? Can you see? It’s a cute little bunny chomping on our grass. 🙂
Skill Level: Easy
Total length: Approximately 42”
Mushroom = 4” tall x 4” wide
Snail = 3” tall x 4 ½” wide
Leaf = 3” long x 2” wide
Flower = 3 ½” diameter
Supplies for the Crochet Fall Garland
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Yarnspirations Caron Little Crafties – 20 acrylic yarn skeins (.7 oz/63 yds/20 g per skein): Colors used: Red, White, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Dark Green, Violet, Light Pink, Mustard Yellow, Gray
(This is a big bag of little skeins that come in all sorts of colors – out of the 20 skeins I crocheted with just 9 – so many possibilities with this bag of pretty yarn! 🙂)
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Special Stitches and Abbreviations
Adjustable Ring: Wrap yarn around hand to create a loop; pull working end of yarn through lp with hk;
*Watch a short video tutorial of this technique here*
Back bar of the Chain = When looking at the right side of a chain, you see many “V’s” and the chain looks like a braid. Turn the chain over and you see a series of bumps – it is in these bumps that you will work across the chain to produce a cord with even edges along both sides
Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique
Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice
Tr (treble crochet)= YO twice, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, (YO, pull through 2 lps on hk) 3 times
Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook
Dtr (double treble crochet) = YO 3 times; insert hk into st; YO, draw up a lp; (YO, pull through 2 lps on hk) 4 times
Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook
YO (yarn over)
Instructions for the Crochet Fall Garland
Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above
Mushroom Top – Make 3:
Row 1 (Right Side):
Dc in 3rd ch from hk, dc in next ch, 2 dc in last ch. Turn. (5 dc)
Ch 3, dc in 1st st; 2 dc in each of next 3 sts; 2 dc in turning chain. Turn.(10 dc)
Ch 3, dc in 1st st; 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 6 sts; 2 dc in next st, dc in turning chain. Turn. (13 dc)
Ch 3, tr in 1st st, 2 tr in next st, 2 dc in next st, hdc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, 2 tr in next st, 2 dtr in next st, tr in next st; leave turning chain unworked. Turn. (18 sts)
Work sc around entire motif. Fasten off.
Using White yarn and needle, embroider spots on mushroom top using the French Knot embroidery stitch
Mushroom Stem – Make 3:
Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across; ch 1, sc in same last ch; ch 1; now working along other side of chain, sc in each ch across; ch 1, sl st in 1st sc of round.(19 sc)
Sl st in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts; hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, tr) in next st; ch 1, work 6 hdc across the side of rounds (bottom of stem); (dc, hdc) in last st; hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, sl st in last 3 sts. Fasten off.
Flower – Make 2:
With Light Blue (ch 2, 12 dc) in an adjustable ring; join with a sl st to 1st dc.
Ch 1; 2 sc in each st around; join with a sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off. (24 sc)
With Dark Blue join with sl st in any st; (ch 3, tr in same st; 2 dtr in next st, tr in next st, ch 3, sl st in same st, sl st in the next st) around. Fasten off. (8 petals)
Snail Shell – Make 2:
With Violet ch 2, (sc, 2 hdc, 5 dc) in 2nd ch from hk; do not join and continue to work in a spiral
*Mark the first dc with a stitch marker to help you keep count*
(2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st) 4 times
**Mark the first tr with a stitch marker to help you keep count*
3 tr in each of the next 2 sts; 2 tr in each of the next 11 sts, 2 dc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts, sl st in next st.
With Light Pink and slip knot on hk, work surface sl st loosely around post of each st starting at beginning of Round 1 and continuing to last st of shell – see photo for reference
Snail Head – Make 2:
With Yellow ch 9
Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each of next 4 chs; dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, 6 dc in next ch; Now working on other side of ch, (tr, ch 3, sl st) in next ch, sl st in remaining 6 chs;
Ch 2, 3 hdc in 1st sc. Fasten off.
Antenna – Make 2:
With Yellow ch 9
Thread chain length through top of head using photo as a guide
Tie a knot in each end of chain length and trim yarn tails very short
Secure on wrong side if desired
Leaf – Make 2:
With Dark Green ch 13
Sl st in 2nd ch from hk, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, tr in each of next 4 chs, 2 dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch; ch 1; Now working on the other side of the ch, sl st in 1st ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, tr in each of next 4 chs, 2 dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch.
Ch 1, sc in each st around leaf working a ch 1 at both end points; end with a sl st in 1st sc of round. Fasten off.
With Gray ch 20
Sl st in 1st ch;
Ch until measures 36”
Then ch 20 more and sl st in the 20th ch from hk
Working in the back bar of the chain hdc in each ch across the 36” length
Finishing/Assembly of the Crochet Fall Garland
Using photo as a guide join motif parts together and sew to garland length so spread out evenly
Tip: Before sewing motifs to hanging length, first lay out length and motifs on a flat surface – Then pin each motif in place once you like the look of their placement
Take care to use same color yarn and make sure stitching does not show on the Right Side of garland
Wet block and let dry completely
(Wet block means you simply soak with cool water and gently press out the excess with a towel. Then lay all motifs on a new dry towel on a flat surface pulling them into their best shape – Let dry overnight)
Your Crochet Fall Garland is complete!
Your Crochet Fall Garland is complete! I hope you enjoyed making this project and having it hang in your home. Crochet mushrooms and crochet red toadstools are very popular right now with their bright red tops and white polka dots! Which colors from the bag of Little Crafties will you use? Let us know in the comments below – I would love to hear about it!
I have many other crochet fall patterns that you can see here.
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