The Crochet Earth Garland uses the tapestry crochet technique to make a quick Earth Day garland or set of crochet coasters. The free crochet pattern is available here on my blog!
Pattern Design + Construction
This quick and easy crochet pattern makes the perfect Earth Day décor! Using the tapestry crochet technique, this free pattern is a quick way to add a festive touch to any space. These crochet globes would also pair really well with little crochet hearts! This versatile pattern is also perfect for crochet coasters, an applique or an ornament.
Each Crochet Earth is worked in flat rows of single crochet with the border added at the end. The finished Earth measures approximately 4 inches across. The garland pieces are strung together on the back side using jute, but yarn or ribbon could be used for variation. You could easily make larger planets by increasing your yarn weight and crochet hook sizes.
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For this free pattern, we'll be using medium (4) worsted weight yarn. I really enjoy using worsted weight yarn for most of my projects because of the versatility as well as the availability in most craft stores. Worsted weight yarn also tends to come in very affordable brands. You can easily substitute with other brands and colors as long as the ounces per gram are similar. I've used the following for this project:
Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g / In the color Paddy Green
Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g / In the color Royal
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This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
SC - Single Crochet
dec - Single Crochet Decrease
inc - Single Crochet Increase
Technique Used: Tapestry Crochet
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How to Read This Pattern:
For this pattern, we will be using the tapestry crochet technique. This technique calls for changing colors frequently so it is important to know how to read the pattern before beginning.
This entire pattern is worked in SC unless otherwise specified. For simplicity, 'SC' has been omitted in the written pattern and replaced by the letter of the yarn color we will be using.
For example, G6 means place one single crochet in each of the next 6 stitches using green yarn.
To Change Colors:
On the last stitch of each color:
insert your hook, yarnover pull up a loop (2 loops on hook)
drop that color on the back side of the work
pick up the next color
yarnover and pull the new color through both loops.
then you'll begin the new color's sequence
Carrying Colors on the Back Side:
In order for our project to turn out correctly, we have to make sure the color changes of the yarn are carried on the back side of the work. The back side will alternate facing toward you or away from you depending on if you're on an even or odd row, since we turn the work after each row. This also means if you're reading the color grid (below), that you'll alternate reading right to left and left to right.
G - Green Yarn
B - Blue Yarn
Crochet Earth Garland - Free Crochet Pattern
With blue yarn, chain 7
Row 1: B6, chain 1 (6 stitches)
Row 2: Binc, B2, G2, Ginc, chain 1 (8 stitches)
I prefer to carry across the back side beginning here while row 2 is facing me. I tried it both ways, and this one comes out better.
Row 3: Ginc, G3, B3, Binc, chain 1 (10 stitches)
So here, the back side is now facing you and we'll carry across the front (which is really the back)
Row 4: Binc, G3, B1, G4, Ginc, chain 1 (12 stitches)
Row 5: Ginc, G3, B3, G3, B1, Binc, chain 1 (14 stitches)
Rows 6: B5, G1, B8, chain 1 (14 stitches)
Rows 7: B14, chain 1 (14 stitches)
Rows 8: B8, G2, B4 chain 1 (14 stitches)
Rows 9: B4, G2, B4, G4, chain 1 (14 stitches)
Row 10: Gdec, G3, B4, G3, Gdec, chain 1 (12 stitches)
Row 11: Gdec, G2, B4, G2, Gdec, chain 1 (10 stitches)
Row 12: Gdec, G1, B4, G1, Gdec, chain 1 (8 stitches)
Row 13: Bdec, B4, Bdec, chain 1, turn (6 stitches)
We're going to create a border around the globe to clean up the edges.
Continue all the way around the edges with a round of single crochet, changing colors as needed.
When you arrive back to the beginning of the border, slip stitch, chain 1
Tie off and weave in all the loose ends.
Trim any excess yarn.
Using a tapestry needle and jute, string the completed little planets into a garland by running the jute through two points on the back top of each.
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