Christmas Holly Crochet Pattern and Photo Tutorial

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This post includes a free Christmas Holly Crochet Pattern and Photo Tutorial. I had a request for a quick photo tutorial to help with the Holly Leaves used in my Festive Cup Cozy Pattern.

I decided to add this as a separate post to make it easier to find – and for those who need the embellishment and not the cup cozy itself. I hope this helps clear up any questions on how to work the leaves around the starting chain row.

Christmas Holly Crochet Pattern and Photo Tutorial

Holly for the Cup Cozy | oombawkadesigncrochet.com
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Holly Leaves

Supplies

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in green (Worsted Weight Cotton)
Hook: 4.0 mm (G)

Gauge

is not imperative for this project

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – begin
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
MR – magic ring / adjustable ring
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk- skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials:

Invisible Join / Invisible Finish

Magic Ring / Adjustable Ring

Special Stitch

Picot Stitch: chain 2, work 1 sl st into the second ch from the hook

Special Note: Count the ch 1 (in between the 2 sc sts) in R1 as a stitch and work into it in R2.

Make:  2, or 3 (depending on how you want yours to look!)

R1: Ch 9; sk 1 ch, work 2 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 tr in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in the end ch, working back up along the other side of the ch row work 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 tr in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 sc in the next ch [18]

Holly Row 1 - Christmas Holly Photo Tutorial
Christmas Holly Photo Tutorial 2

(Note: remember you count the ch 1 (located between the 2 sc sts) as a stitch!)

Christmas Holly Photo Tutorial 3

R2: 1 sl st in the first st, 1 sl st in the next st, 1 picot st (see special stitch above). *Work 1 sl st in each of the next 3 sts, work 1 picot st.** Rep from * to ** one more time.  Work 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, work 1 picot st. Work 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, work 1 picot st. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. Sl st to the intial sl st to finish off. Weave in ends.

Christmas Holly Photo Tutorial 4
Christmas Holly Photo Tutorial 5

Berries

Make: 3

R1: In a MR ch 1 and work 5 sc. Sl st to ch 1 to join and finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Snowman Top Hat Pattern

Snowman Top Hat Pattern

There’s a PIN floating around on Pinterest that I didn’t personally PIN that is linking to my Christmas Holly Post. It’s for a Snowman Top Hat.

The Snowman Top Hat was a modified design by Ramsileigh Crochet. You can see the archived copy of her post here.

In her post she mentions that she modified Maria’s Top Hat Pattern and that you need to access that Top Hat pattern here on Pattern Paradise.

The Holly pattern was mine and she followed the instructions in this post to make it for her hat.

I hope this helps anyone who is visiting for the Snowman Top Hat pattern!

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9 Comments

  1. This is great but I’m looking for the top hat pattern. I can’t seem to find it anywhere. Do you have a link??

  2. I have tested a few holly leaf and berry patterns today, and I think your pattern is the best. Nice clear instructions and a great result. Thank you so much!!

  3. I am sorry to hear about the death of your grandfather on 12th of January. I love and enjoy your patterns. Especially the black shawl and hats. It gets bitterly cold here in Nebraska and we need them. Thank you for sharing.