The Advent CALendar: Day 12
Crochet | 2 min read time
The final part of our CAL! Finish off with some fabulous Christmas lights.
Free Christmas lights crochet pattern
Our Advent CALendar concludes with the festive cherry on the top - some colourful lights to help deck your halls! Grab your Advent CALendar yarn bundle, and read on to find the free pattern to crochet your Christmas lights, or download the PDF version here.
You will need:
- 1 ball of The Cotton One (Forest Green)
- 1 ball of The Cotton One (Paper White)
- 1 ball of The Cotton One (Red Apple)
- 1 ball of The Cotton One (Deep Orange)
- 1 ball of The Cotton One (Highland Brown)
- Toy stuffing
- 4.5mm crochet hook
- A sewing needle
Abbreviations (US terminology)
blo - back loop only
ch - chain
inc – single crochet twice in the next stitch, also known as an increase stitch
inv dec - invisible decrease - insert hook into the front loop of the next 2 stitches, yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops, yarn over again and pull through the final 2 loops
rem - remain(ing)
rnd(s) – round(s)
sc - single crochet (UK term: dc - double crochet)
ss - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
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The lights are worked top to bottom, with different colour bulbs.
Using Highland Brown, start with a magic ring.
1st rnd: 6 sc into the magic ring. (6 sts)
2nd rnd: inc in every st of the rnd. (12 sts)
3rd rnd: sc in blo of all sts.
4th – 7th rnds: sc all sts.
Break off Highland Brown, join in Deep Orange.
8th rnd: Repeat *1 sc, inc* 6 times. (18 sts)
9th – 10th rnds: sc all sts.
11th rnd: Repeat *2 sc, inc* 6 times. (24 sts)
12th – 13th rnds: sc all sts.
14th rnd: Repeat *2 sc, inv dec* 6 times. (18 sts rem)
15th rnd: sc all sts.
16th rnd: Repeat *1 sc, inv dec* 6 times. (12 sts rem)
17th rnd: sc all sts.
Tightly fill the amigurumi with toy stuffing before the opening becomes too small.
18th rnd: inv dec all sts. (6 sts)
19th rnd: sc all sts.
Fasten off your last stitch. Leaving approx. 20 cm yarn tail, cut yarn.
Thread your sewing needle with the yarn tail and pass it through each of the rem sts.
Pull tight like a drawstring to completely seal the light.
Weave in any yarn tails.
Work up the remaining 3 lights by changing the colours at the 8th round.
Using Highland Brown, make a foundation chain of 90 sts.
Fasten off your last stitch. Leaving approx. 15cm yarn tail, cut yarn. Weave in any yarn tails.
Lay the string out flat, and attach the top of the bulbs to the string with a single stitch, leaving 10 chains between bulbs.
How did you get on? Share photos of your Christmas lights, and all your finished amigurumi decorations, with a community of crafters on Instagram and Facebook.