Happy Holly Days
Written in UK terms, this pattern will work with any yarn and appropriate hook size. A 3mm hook with DK weight yarn produces a nice size for a brooch.
SS in the 2nd CH from the hook. HTR in next CH, TR in next CH, CH2, SS in 2nd CH from hook, TR in next CH, HTR in next CH, DC in next CH, HTR in next CH, TR in next CH, CH2, SS in 2nd CH from hook, TR in next CH, HTR in next CH, DC in next CH, SS in next 2 chains, CH1.
Continue down on the opposite side of the original chain.
SS in next 2 stitches, DC, HTR, TR, CH2, SS in 2nd CH from hook, TR, HTR, DC, HTR, TR, CH2, SS in 2nd CH from hook, TR, HTR, DC, SS.
Fasten off and sew in ends. That’s your holly leaf created.
To finish off, add some red ‘berries’ made from beads, buttons, felt balls etc.
Ideas for how to use your festive holly leaves:
Sew a pin on the back to make a festive brooch
Stitch to a hat, bag or scarf
Use to decorate a special gift
Create lots and make bunting or a wreath
Add thread and use to decorate the tree
Add to the front of a greetings card or gift tag
Try different colours, textures, hook sizes and yarn weights.
There are so many ways to use this simple motif. What will yours become?
CH = chain
SS = slip stitch
HTR = half treble
TR = treble
DC = double crochet