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How to Crochet a Hot Air Balloon Garland
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How to Crochet a Hot Air Balloon Garland

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time 1/2 day +

Make this amazing hot air balloon garland by Kim Robinson from @nowaycrochet using our new Baby Prints yarn. It would be a great addition to a nursery or a summer picnic.

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How to make

Abbreviations: 

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

St (es) – stitch (es

How to Crochet a Hot Air Balloon Garland:

Step-1

 Round 1: ch4, slip stitch into first ch to make a ring, Round 2: ch3, 11 dc into ring, slip stitch into top of ch3, Round 3: ch3, dc into same space as ch3, 2dc into each stitch round. slip stitch into top of ch3

Step-2

Round 4: ch3, dc into same space, *dc, 2dc* – repeat to end of round round, slip stitch into top of ch3 Round 5: ch2, sc into each st. slip stitch back into ch2 Repeat for another 2 rounds

Step-3

Round 8: ch2, *sc, invisible decrease* repeat to end of round, slip stitch into ch2 (invisible decrease video link) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUBbOZ1Ennk repeat for another 2 rounds. Round 11: ch2, invisible decrease in every stitch round. slip stitch back into ch2 repeat for another round.

Step-4

Round 13: sc in each stitch Stuff your balloon using some toy or cushion filling. Make sure you squish it around until you get the desired balloon shape.

Basket

Step-1

For the basket Make a magic circle Round 1: ch2, 9sc into ring, tighten magic circle and slip stitch into ch2

Step-2

Round 2 :ch2, sc in each stitch, slip stitch into ch2 repeat for another round.

Step-3

Leave a long tail so you can attach your basket to your balloon.

Step-4

Join another length of thread to the opposite side of your basket, and attach to your balloon – neatly tucking any loose ends up inside.

Step-5

Now your garland is ready to hang – i used a lengths of yarn threaded through the tops of my balloons so they could hang at a nice angle.

Step-6

Voila!

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