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Forest Fairy Garland

No need to pick flowers from the forest or garden for this fairy costume, just wear this pretty little garland in your hair! The garland can be made to fit anyone, just ensure the starting chain for the band is long enough to go comfortably around their head.

 

You will need

Yarn

DK (Light Worsted) weight: Small quantities of (A) Bright Green, (B) Dark Green, (C) Light Green), (D) Yellow, (E) Pink, (F) Peach, and (G) White

Hooks & Notions

4mm (US G/6) crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Tension

Tension is not critical but adjust the hook size to produce a firm fabric.

Size

One size: To fit 4-7 years – see pattern notes

45cm (18in) circumference

Abbreviations

 

For the band

Using A and B held together and leaving a long tail, make 70ch.

Work 1dc in second ch from hook, 1dc in each st to end.

Fasten off , leaving a long tail.

 

For the flowers

(Make 10 in the following colour combinations—4 using D at the centre and E for the petals, 3 using D at the centre and F for the petals, 3 using G at the centre and D for the petals) Work as follows:

Round 1: Using centre colour, make 5ch, ss in fi rst ch to join.

Round 2: 1ch, 10dc around the ch. Fasten off  centre colour.

Rounds 3-7: Join petal colour, *(1dc, 1tr, 1dc) in next st, ss in next st; rep from * a further four times. Five petals made.

 

For the leaves

Make 50 in the following colours—14 using A, 26 using B, 10 using C.

Work as follows:

Make 7ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 1htr in next st, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st, 5tr in next st, working down the opposite side of the chain 1dtr in next 2 sts, 1tr in next st, 1htr in next st, 1dc in next st.

Fasten off , leaving a long tail for sewing together later.

 

Finishing

Using at least two leaves in B to give the flowers a dark background to stand out against, take five leaves and lay them in a star shape so the tips/edges are all touching and sew them together. Place a flower at the centre and stitch it securely in place. Make a total of ten flower and leaf clusters and attach them to the band. Tie the ends of the band together, weave in all loose ends, and pop it on the head of your fairy.

  

Complete the look with the corsage and fairy wings from Crochet Costume Party by Emma Friedlander-Collins. To get more free projects like this one - direct to your inbox - sign up to our mailing list here.



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