Christmas Light Garland or Ornament

Christmas Light Garland or Ornament

Designed by: AGH0311
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Add the look of Christmas lights without electricity. Use it on a mantle, wreath, or tree.

Directions to make a garland/chain of any length or individual light ornaments.

A perfect use for small remnants in your yarn stash.

Note: When I had 6 bulbs left to complete for my garland I thought of a better way to shape the bulb and socket joint. The pattern includes the improved method. The garland picture does not, however the individual light ornament picture does.

G Hook
H Hook, if making garland
Grey yarn for garland chain and light socket, worsted weight
Colored yarn for light bulb, brights are best, worsted weight
Stitch marker
Sewing/tapestry needle

Abbreviations Used (US terms):
St Stitch
Ch Chain
Sc Single crochet
Sl St Slip stitch
Sc2tog Single crochet two together

Light sockets and bulbs are worked in continuous rounds.

Light Socket
Using G hook and grey yarn
Magic circle (Leave a long tail for garland.)
R1: 6 sc in magic circle (6 sts)
(If making stand alone ornament: Ch 20, sl st to last st from R1 before continuing onto R2. )
R2: 2 sc in each st (12 sts)
R3: Sc in each st back loops only (12 sts)
R4: Sc in each st (12 sts)
Fasten off, weave in tail.

If making a garland, the beginning tail from the magic circle will be used to attach the socket to the garland. Make sure it is on the outside of the socket before you pull the ring closed.

Light Bulb
Using G hook, switch to colored yarn
R1: Join yarn. Sc in each sc front loops only of light socket (12 sts)
R2: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * 6 times (18 sts)
R3-6: Sc in each st (18 sts)
R7:  *1 sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * 6 times (12 sts)
R8-9: Sc in each st (12 sts)
R10: *1 sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * 4 times (8 sts)
Stuff light bulb with fiberfill.
R11: *sc2tog* repeat from * 4 times (4 sts)
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Use the sewing needle to bring the yarn through the front loops of the 4 remaining stitches. Pull tight to close and weave in the ends.

Using H hook and grey yarn.
Create a chain the length you would like your garland. (Mine was over 12 feet long to accommodate 36 bulbs.)
Once desired length has been reached fasten off chain.
Begin attaching light sockets at desired interval:
I attached my sockets every 18 stitches, or approximately every 4 inches.
Use the beginning tail of the light socket to fasten socket onto the chain.
Weave tail into the inside of the socket.
I found it easier to attach the sockets to the chain for the garland before adding on the bulbs.