Christmas lights are a lovely way to celebrate the holiday season, but there’s no really good way to utilize these twinkling beauties for the rest of the year…or so we thought.
Master craftswoman Carmen of Crafty Queens just came up with the best way to put those beautiful strings of light to good use any time of the year!
You’re going to need a few skeins of yarn and a cord of LED lights. They must be LED lights, so that they won’t overheat.
Stitch until your lights fits inside the yarn. Begin with a magic circle (8 stitches) and then 2 single stitches. The light cord that Carmen used was six meters long.
Keep crocheting with a “1 SC, 2 SC” pattern. You shouldn’t have to increase much by the third round. Chain one stitch in as needed if it feels too tight.
Remember, with this pattern it may be nicer to leave larger gaps. If you really need to increase during the last round, “use 2SC instead of chains, as it makes for a nicer edge,” according to Carmen. Leave some stitches without the cord in it when you come to the end.
Next crochet two slip stitches (one per stitch).
Using an extra large needle, weave in the ends. A crochet hook may work as well.
Look at how great it is when the lights come on!
If you have a room that could use more light and atmosphere, give this a try.
What a great visual. And yes, it’s safe to walk on.
You can make one with whichever colors you like!
Even dogs love it!
If you love crocheting and need to add some color to your home, you need to give this a try!
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