How to Make Crocheted Icicles

Use these crochet icicles as ornaments or just holiday decorations around your house. Follow these instructions by Taryn Christmas to make your own.

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Materials:

white yarn and thread *
assorted crochet hooks
tapestry needle
faceted crystal beads **
12"-18" ribbon each

* Any type of yarn or thread will work for this project. The icicle will use between 7 and 15 yards of yarn, depending on size (7 yards for the smaller threads, 15 yards for worsted weight yarn). See below for a list of the yarns used in the samples shown.

** About 70 4mm or 90 6mm for small and large beaded icicles, respectively.

Yarns Taryn used for her icicles, shown in the photo:

Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Thread size 10
Aunt Lydia's Fashion Crochet Thread size 3
Patons Grace
Patons Brilliant
Moda Dea Tutu
Lion Brand Fun Fur
Bernat Boa
Lion Brand Wool-Ease
Yarn Bee Highland Thistle (only available at Hobby Lobby or their website at www.craftsetc.com)

Steps:

1. Use the hook indicated on the yarn label or your preferred hook size for the yarn you are using.

2. Row 1: Ch. 25 (longer if you want a longer icicle).

3. Row 2: 3 dc in 3rd stitch from hook, 4 dc in each stitch until the end of chain.

4. Tie a knot at the top of the icicle using 2 yarn tails. Weave in ends.

5. Thread the ribbon on the tapestry needle and insert through the top of the icicle. Tie a bow and enjoy!

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