Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Wintertime Wreath : Mistletoe Tutorial

Hello......... so today's post is all about Mistletoe, over the last few months I've been playing around with this lovely Sirdar Ella yarn in pistachio, trying to come up with a pattern for some little sprigs of Mistletoe for my Wintertime wreath.

Here's just a few of them, any road I finally settled on the pattern I liked the best and thought I would share a tutorial for it with you. It really easy.

I made my Mistletoe as I said before using a Sirdar cotton with added sparkle as with the other components of my wintertime wreath, I've been using lots of yarns with glitter and sparkle, well 'tis the season'. Also excitingly I got to use my new ergonomic 4mm crochet hook which came from 'here'

So here goes.....

Oh before we get started I suppose I should say I'm using UK crochet terms.

Leaving a quite long tail (you'll be needing it later) make a slip knot then chain 10.

Working in the 2nd chain from the hook do one treble
 then a treble into the next four stitches. 
In the next stitch do one half treble, 
then a double into the one after.
then slip stitch into the last two stitch of the chain.

Ok so the next bit is a bit different...........
Using the long tail end from when we made the slip stitch at the start. (sorry the pictures not clearer)
chain 3 and fasten off.

Hopefully you can see from this picture, that the 3 chain to finish uses the tail end.
So now all you have to do is make another leaf.

Once you have done that you can sew in the ends.
 I used one of the long tails ends to sew the two leaves to together at the bottom.
Then all you have to do is add some pearl beads to represent the berries.

And Ta-Dah
Mistletoe complete

I'm planning on pinning mine to my Wintertime wreath with these lovely pearly pins which will form my berries so for now I have just the leaves, (the bead in the photo, is just resting there for purpose of this tutorial)

You could also try sewing on a pearly button instead, I would have done, but can't find mine at the minute.

If you have a go at making some Mistletoe please leave a comment to let me know how you get on. As you can see I had lots of different variations of the pattern, all scribbled down on Peppa Pig post its, but I've hopefully chosen the best pattern to share with you all.

Right I'm off to get on with some Secret Santa makes
 Linking up with Christina's Made by hand 
and Nicoles KCCO 
and yarning along with  Ginny
This week I'm still reading 'All I want for Christmas' by Amy Silver
 a little bit of Christmas fluff to escape to for 10 mins each day.
Happy Crafting

Clare xx


  1. Love your mistletoe, Clare! Especially with the slightly sparkly pale green yarn - perfect! Must hook up a little bunch once I get on to Xmas decoration hooky! Thank you so much for the tutorial. E x

  2. Thank you for sharing how you made them. They came out really pretty.

  3. Thank you for the tutorial! I'm looking for some small makes for a label project, this will be a perfect addition! Chrissie x

  4. What a gorgeous idea Clare, and so well done - your tutorial is very straightforward and well explained - thank you for sharing. That is a lovely shade of green; nice green yarn seems to be a bit tricky to find - in my experience anyway! Hugs, Joy xo

  5. Great idea Clare I love that you've shared a tutorial too thank you x

  6. Awh this is so lovely Clare and thank you for always sharing!! Thank you also for your lovely comment about my bunnies, you are very sweet. I am sure I will have plenty left as our village is only teeny, but I got a bit carried away as I do. Sending you much love xoxo

  7. These are really pretty! Thank you for sharing your tutorial.
    Marianne x

  8. Very nice. Thanks for sharing the pattern. xx

  9. Awwww that is a lovely little pattern, it will look great on your wintertime wreath :D

  10. These are so pretty, thank you for sharing them.

  11. aw they're really pretty, what a nice little pattern

  12. I made my own mistletoe pattern last year and I made lots of small ornaments to put out in public places all around the city :) I really like yours :)

  13. these little leaves are so dainty and cute!!

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