24 Days of Crochetmas: Day 9 – Holly & Berries

You will need

Small amount green and red yarn in aran weight
4mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

Special sts
Puff st: 
*Insert hook into next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo* rep twice more. Pull yarn through all loops on hook, ch.

Pattern

Holly leaves (make 2)
Ch 10.
Rnd 1: Down first side of ch, 1 dc in 2nd chain from hook, dc in next st, htc, tr, 2tr in next st, tr, htr, dc in next 2 sts (9 sts). Ch 1, and now work down the other side of the chain. dc in next 2 sts, htr, tr, 2tr in next st, tr, htr, dc in next 2 sts. Sl st into start of foundation ch.
Rnd 2: sl st, (dc, chain 2, sl st into 2nd chain from hook, dc), *sl st into each of next 2 sts, (dc, chain 2, sl st into 2nd chain from hook, dc)* repeat between ** five more times, sl st into last st.
Now going up the centre of the foundation ch, ch 9 sts through the flat surface of the laf as shown.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for attaching to each other.

Berries (make 3)
Ch 4, puff st into 4th chain from hook, ch 3, sl st into first ch of foundation chain to create a circle around the puff st. Fasten off leaving a tail to attach.

Finishing

To assemble, attach the two holly leaves together. Now attach the three berries together and then attach to the end of the holly leaves where you’ve just attached them together.

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