WHAT IS IT?
A fun and twinkly crochet pattern for a quirky string of glittering chilli peppers made using our Glitter yarn.
WHAT'S IT FOR?
These cute chillies make a fun and decorative alternative to Christmas decorations whether draped on a tree, a mantle place or perfect for adding some humour into your kitchen!
The garland can be customised to suit your requirements as there are patterns for two sizes of chilli and three sizes of leaf. The chillies look great in little clusters or you could extend the length of the main "string" and space out the chillies to create a much longer garland.
Glitter is a standard 4ply yarn and is available in a wide range of sparkling shades, though the classic red and green are perfect for the chillies. If you wanted to avoid the bling substitute Glitter with a standard 4ply yarn - perhaps our Good Fortune for matt cotton, Glisten for a lustrous cotton or Barra for a more woollier effect.
The chillies would make a brilliant gift once crocheted up or why not buy the pattern and yarn and create a kit for a crocheter?
Instead of a garland you could always make individual chillies and wear as brooches, adorn cushions or just hang in little bundles - lots of possibilities!
WHY SHOULD I BUY IT?
Designed exclusively for our Glitter yarn by Grandma Jo at the spannerworks you know it will look fabulous! And as you'll be downloading you'll get the pattern immediately. Jo's patterns are illustrated throughout with both wordy instructions and photos as she goes along, so it's really clear to follow her patterns.
|Skill Level||Intermediate. Quite a lot of shaping and working in a small, amigurumi type fashion, but once you've mastered the first chilli and the first leaf you are repeating the same stitches throughout.|
|Gauge or Tension||Vary the hook up or down depending on thickness of yarn, but based on 4ply weight|
|Finished Size||Approx. 150cm long|
|Quantity of Yarn Required||2 x 50g 4ply Glitter|
|Other Requirements||Blunt bodkin for stitching on leaves and small amount of toy stuffing|
|Colours Used In Pattern||Ruby & Emerald|