Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.Nothing says holidays to me like handmade decorations. In this post, I’m sharing two simple yarn decorations that even a beginner can make (or that would make great binge-watching projects for more experienced crocheters and knitters): DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and a Crochet Button Garland. I used red, white, and green for Christmas decor, but you could change the colors for other holidays.

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Simple Yarn Decorations

Tutorials by Underground Crafter

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.Tutorial 1: DIY Felted Ball Ornaments

If you’re gifting these ornaments, make larger felted balls in one color that can be used as dryer balls by the recipient. (It’s like two gifts in one!) If you’re keeping these ornaments, make a combination of small and large felted balls in different colors for visual interest.

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.

Materials for Felted Balls

Materials for Ornaments

Instructions

Make felted balls

Make ornaments

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.

  • Snap the ornament closed.
  • Chain 20 with Oriental Trading Primary Yarn in your choice of color. Fasten off with long yarn tail.
  • Thread the yarn tail through the yarn needle. Draw through the small hole in the hanging area for the ornament.
  • With yarn needle, seam the 2 ends of the chain together and weave in ends into chain.
  • Hang and enjoy!

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.Tutorial 2: Crochet Button Garland

These Crochet Button Garlands can be used to wrap gifts, to hang across mantles, or to decorate a tree. Make approximately 9′ (3 m) per 1′ (31 cm) height of tree.

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.

Materials

Instructions

  • With yarn needle, thread 36 buttons onto yarn. I organized mine into groups of 4 buttons (clear, white, red, and green) but you could also do this randomly.

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.

  • Slide buttons down towards ball of yarn so that you have ample yarn to work with. You will need to slide the buttons down as you use up yarn.

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.

  • Chain 10.
  • *[Slide 1 button, chain 2] 3 times, slide 1 button,** chain 20. Repeat this step, ending the last repeat at ** when you have used all the buttons.
  • Chain 10, slip stitch to first chain to join.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.

  • Enjoy your garland!

Looking for more yarn-y decorations? Stop by Instagram for my free crochet pattern for the Button Christmas Tree!

Button Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Red Heart Super Saver yarn with Oriental Trading Christmas Bag of Buttons.© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). These tutorials are for personal use only. You may use these tutorials to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from these tutorials. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this tutorial or the photos in any form, including by not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share these tutorials, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/2017/11/29/simple-yarn-decorations/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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