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Home : Patterns : Tasseled Holiday Garland

Free Craft Pattern: Tasseled Holiday Garland

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Lion Brand® Festive Fur - Fun Fur® - Lamé - Microspun
Pattern #: BK4K0512010-2
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

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PUBLISHED IN:  By Kids, For Kids

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This cheerful decoration will ornament any Christmas tree
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Color (A)
Festive Fur

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Color (B)
Fun Fur®

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Color (C)

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Color (D)

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Fun Fur®
Ivory White Soft Pink Flamingo Sapphire Cobalt Raspberry Red
Champagne Tigers Eye Chocolate Taupe Terracotta Neon Orange Orchid Magenta
Grape Onyx Sterling Black Neon Lemon Amber Aquamarine Violet
Purpletini Neon Lime Indigo Lava Sandstone Confetti Citrus Tropical
Mango Ginger Café Cotton Candy Stripes South Beach Stripes Mexicana Stripes Copacabana Stripes Deep Sea Stripes
Festive Fur
White Black Gold
*Festive Fur (Article #570). 80% Polyester, 20% Metallic Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (55yds/50m) pull skeins
*Fun Fur (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
Prints: 1.5 oz/40g; 57 yd/52m balls
Exotics: 1.75 oz/50g; 55 yd/50m balls (Note: Exotics shades are lay flat to dry)
*Lame (Article #960). 65% rayon, 35% metalized polyester; package size: 0.67oz/19.00 gr. (75yds/67m) pull skeins
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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•  570-170 Festive Fur Yarn: Gold
$ 6.49  
•  320-113 Fun Fur Yarn: Red
$ 4.99  
•  960-170 Lame Yarn: Gold
$ 1.99  
Discontinued, sorry!
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•  910-113 Microspun Yarn: Cherry Red
$ 5.29  
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Additional Materials
4-inch [10 cm] piece of cardboard

Tasseled Holiday Garland

Lion Brand® Festive Fur - Fun Fur® - Lamé - Microspun


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

The garland is braided, but not with the conventional three strand braid. The technique is called 'horsetail braiding' and is done with a single strand of yarn. This is an extremely fast way to make a braid and is very similar to the process of doing a single crochet chain.

The illustrations show smooth yarn for the sake of clarity.

Take one strand of each of the festive fur yarns and tie a slip knot in the end, leaving the loop long.
Reach your hand through the loop. You may find it helpful to hold the end of the yarn in your other hand, but we didn't show this for sake of clarity.
use one finger to grab the free yarn as shown
Pull it through the loop, creating a second loop.
Pull on the second loop, tightening the first loop.

Repeat the process, pulling one loop through the other until the chain is as long as you want your garland to be. Cut the yarn, pull the free end through the last loop and tighten.


1. Wrap microspun yarn around 4 inch piece of cardboard 8 times. Then wrap the lame around 25 times or until tassel is as thick as you want

2. Cut 24" length of yarn, fold it in half, and thread through top of tassel and tie tightly. Cut other end open to remove cardboard.

3. Bind the tassel at the top as shown at right. Use different colors of Lamé and Microspun for a decorative effect. You can also use other yarns -- even embroidery floss to get bright and attractive colors.

4. You can optionally use beads or small washers for decoration on the cord at the top.

5. Lamé has a natural tendency for the strands to separate.

Make as many tassels as you want. In our example, we made enough to put one every 18 inches. This allows for a graceful drape.

Tie the yarn off at the top of the tassel, thread through the bead and then tie the tassel on the garland.



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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Tasseled Holiday Garland Reviewed by Melissa Ennis on 2010-11-29 *****
No tools needed. Great for kids, or as a holiday stress reliever.

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