It’s time for Christmas crochet! Today, I’ll be showing you how to crochet holly leaf with berries using a free pattern with step by step video tutorial. There are some various plants associated with Christmas, but only few have such a long and varied history like the holly leaf.
Way before holly leaves were hung in our houses to accompany Christmas trees, they were considered to be sacred plants, symbols of fertility and eternal life.
While other plants wilted in winter, holly remained green and blossomed with it’s berries a brightly colored red even in the harsh weather.
Holly leaf crochet pattern:
Make a slip knot, ch8; starting from the 2nd chain from the hook weave 1 stitch in each stitch;
Round 1: 1sl st, 1sc, 3hdc, 1sc, 1sl st, ch1.
Weave in the round on the other side of the foundation chain, repeating the stitches in a mirror image.
1sl st, 1sc, 3hdc, 1sc, 1sl st, ch1.
Weave round 2 starting from the 1st stitch of round 1.
Round 2: 1sl st, [ (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in the same stitch 1sl st ] x3.
The next stitch is the chain we’ve woven in round 1.[ (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in the same stitch 1sl st ] x4.
1sl st into the next stitch, ch4, 3sl st.
Cut the yarn, pass the thread on the back of holly leaf with hook, hide the yarn, finish.
Berries crochet pattern:
Round 1: Make a magic ring, 4sc, close the ring.
Round 2: (1inc, 1sc) x3 (6 times)
Round 3: 6sc, cut the yarn, stuff berry with the magic ring thread, close the hole, finish.