Something cool just happened. I was crocheting another tiny mouse from the pattern I posted yesterday and at the same moment my son was showing me a worksheet of christmas lights he colored at school. A light bulb went off...literally! The crochet "mouse" I had in my hand also made the perfect shape for Christmas lights!! I love when one pattern can become something else :) Of course you will need to add a little top to the bulb but that is easy. Complete pattern is below!
- Worsted Weight Uarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Scarlett, Mustard, Fern, Purple, and Black. The turquoise is Loops & Threads Impeccable in Aqua.
- Size G Crochet Hook.
- Tapestry Needle
- Poly-fil fiber stuffing
SC = Single Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease
DC = Double Crochet
Crochet Christmas Light Pattern:
Magic Ring, chainmake 4 SC, pull tight and continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Round 3: SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around (12 SC)
Round 5: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around (16 SC)
Round 7: SC in each stitch around (16 SC)
Round 8: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around (20 SC)
Round 9-11: SC in each stitch around (20 SC)
Round 12: SC Decrease, SC in next 3, repeat around
Eyes should be between round 5 and 6 and leave 3between the eyes.
Round 13: SC Decrease, SC in next 2, repeat around
Round 14: SC Decrease, SC in next, repeat around
Now is a good time to start stuffing with poly-fil and continue stuffing until completely closed.
change to black (or green or gray) yarn
Round 15-17: SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail and similar to what you did to close the bottom of the mouse (SEE TUTORIAL HERE), you will use your tapestry needle to close the top of the bulb. Weaving your needle under the back loops of the stitches (two at a time) sew it shut.
Create a little loop at the top before fastening off and weaving in ends. This makes it easy to string up!
Create a long chain to string lights on. A chain of 150 was enough for 5 bulbs so double or triple accordingly.
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