We have over 100 patterns that were designed with the winter holidays and Christmas in mind on the redheart.com web site. But here are a few colorful ideas for creating a festive atmosphere that I wanted to pass along that don’t really take a whole pattern to explain.
Ruffle Scarf Garland: Use a Sashay scarf to dress up your mantel, a stairway railing or a shelf. It doesn’t take long to knit or crochet with Boutique Sashay. I twisted a length of Pomp-A-Doodle yarn in Fluff around two red Sashay scarfs to go across the mantel. Simply wonderful!
Sashay Chain Garland: Using some of the same red Boutique Sashay yarn, I made a chain using an extra-large Susan Bates Q hook. You don’t open up the ruffle yarn, you just use it directly from the ball. This is a super-fast way to create a unique garland!
Celebration Crochet Garland: Celebration is a relatively new member of the Red Heart family. It is just like Holiday yarn but comes in brighter party colors with a metallic touch for sparkle. Again, take up your Susan Bates Q hook and hold three different color strands of yarn together. I used Aqua and Lime Celebration and White Holiday yarn. Make a chain as long as you want it, then work back to the beginning making a single crochet in each chain. Relax and work loosely. Before you know it, you can have a yarn garland that reflects the real you!
Spark-A-Doodle or Pomp-A-Doodle Garland: You don’t have to do anything! Just take the pompom yarn directly from the ball and add a festoon of little pompoms wherever you wish…use it to trim the tree before adding ornaments…to add life to a wreath…to wrap gifts…to spruce up a green garland. I used White. Be creative and use any color you choose!