This Crochet Watermelon Garland is a free pattern here on my blog! This quick and easy pattern makes the perfect summer décor or applique! Below you'll find the free pattern and video tutorial.
Pattern Design + Construction:
Garlands are one of my favorite crochet projects to design. They're a quick and easy way to add a handmade, affordable and festive touch of décor to any space. These watermelons are great for summer fun and the pattern is versatile! These are adorable hung as bunting over the buffet or mantle. They're also the perfect size for appliques, cute little gift tag accessories or even coasters for small drinkware!
The crochet watermelon garland consists of the watermelon base which is crocheted in flat rows, watermelon rind border which is added to the outside of the base and watermelon seeds which are stitched onto the base using a tapestry needle. The finished bunting pieces measure approximately 5 inches wide by 3 inches tall. You could easily make larger watermelons by using a larger crochet hook and bulkier yarn. The bunting pieces are strung together using jute.
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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 Flamingo
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 Black
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This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
SC - Single Crochet
DEC - Single Crochet Decrease
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Crochet Watermelon Garland - Free Pattern
With pink yarn, chain 19
Rows 1-4: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (18 stitches)
Row 5: DEC, SC in the next 14 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (16 stitches)
Row 6: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (16 stitches)
Row 7: DEC, SC in the next 12 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (14 stitches)
Row 8: DEC, SC in the next 10 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (12 stitches)
Row 9: DEC, SC in the next 8 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (10 stitches)
Row 10: DEC, SC in the next 6 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (8 stitches)
Row 11: DEC, SC in the next 4 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (6 stitches)
Tie off with a long enough tail to weave in your ends.
Watermelon Rind Border:
With the flat part of the watermelon at the top (curve at the bottom), join to the top left corner of the base with green yarn.
We're going to create a single crochet border around the outside curve of the watermelon.
When you arrive back at the top right corner, chain 1 and tie off with a long enough tail to weave in your ends.
Using black yarn and a tapestry needle, stitch on five little seeds.
Three seeds across the top and two on the bottom.
I did three pass-throughs of the yarn on each seed.
Tie off on the back side and trim any excess yarn.
Using your tapestry needle and jute, string your finished watermelons into a garland by running the jute through two points on the back top of the watermelons.
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