Welcome back to "A Very Rental Revival Xmas," everyone! If you've been playing along, I'm sure you've got some pretty rad holiday songs stuck in your head and visions of bright white Christmas trees all up in your brain. I've been hearing from a lot of you that you are enjoying my not-so-average holiday playlist, which just makes me jolly. Perhaps I will have to make the soundtrack for when we're all cleaning up the pine needles in our living rooms!
Today I'm sharing with you the simplest DIY project ever. If you gawked at my beautiful tree (yes, I'm humble) long enough, you may have noticed that shiny gold garland.
That garland, my friends, is the easiest garland I have ever made. It probably took me all ten minutes. Wanna learn how? Of course you do. You're gonna need two supplies, and one of them is your hand. The other is some kind of wide, ribbon-type yarn. I used Red Heart Boutique Sashay Metallic in Golden.
Well yes, there's a giant crochet needle there, but really you don't even need it. I used mine because I have one, but you can just use your fingers and it will work perfectly fine! The trick is to get wide ribbon yarn. I got this skein on sale for about $3.
All you are going to do for this garland is make a gazillion chain stitches in a row, until your skein runs out. Think of this like the ultra beginners crochet. A chain stitch in crochet is usually made to add length to something, to make an open weave effect, or to connect pieces together. For this project, it is used to make a simple garland that you can wrap around your Christmas tree, fireplace, or even for some extra pizzazz after the holidays! A teenage girl's room would be a great place to use this, mainly because it is sparkly.
Here are your steps to make this garland:
Step one: Tie a slip knot with your yarn. The easiest way to do this is to wrap the yarn around your thumb twice, leaving a small tail. Then you will take the back loop and bring it over the front loop (toward your thumbnail). Slip it off your thumb, maintaining that small knot you just made. You can put this flexible knot either on your giant crochet needle, or just leave it on your thumb if you want to do this as a finger-weave project.
Step two: Bring the long end of your yarn (the end attached to the skein) through your slip knot. This is a chain stitch. The yarn you just brought through the slip knot becomes the new loop! Get it?
Step three: Repeat until your skein is finished, while listening to my "A Very Rental Revival Xmas!" Playlist. All you are going to do is pull the yarn through the loop, continuously. In the end you can just tie a regular knot to make sure it doesn't unravel. And that's it!