It’s my favorite time of year, and not just because the leaves are going to be changing colors. Football season is upon us! What better way to celebrate the excitement of the game than by crocheting your own football garland? Whether you’re a die-hard football fan, planning a game-day party, or simply looking to add a playful touch to your living space, this crochet football garland pattern is the perfect project for you!
In this blog post, I’m thrilled to introduce you to a simple and fun crochet pattern that will have you crocheting your very own football-themed garland in no time. With easy-to-follow instructions, a pattern chart, and a handful of yarn, you’ll be well on your way to creating a decorative piece that not only shows off your love for the sport but also adds a charming, handmade touch to any space.
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Introducing the Crochet Football Garland Pattern
Whether you choose to hang it in your living room, across your mantel, or even as a centerpiece for your game-day buffet, this garland is sure to score big when it comes to expressing your love of the game. And if you’re the type who attends games in person rather than watch from home, this garland is the perfect touch of home for your tailgate party spread!
At my house, football games seem to consume our weekends. Both of my boys play on Saturday mornings before our beloved Purdue Boilermakers are our go-to game to watch, and then on Sundays, we swap the black and gold for blue and white to cheer on our hometown Colts.
As a crochet pattern goes, this football garland is pretty simple. First, you make a triangle in the brown, using single crochet stitches. Because it is a triangle shape, there are some rows that require decreasing stitches by either skipping a stitch or single crocheting two stitches together. After that, you will add a border in brown to help the edges look nice and neat before using your yarn needle and two strands of white yarn to stitch on the laces.
I really enjoyed using Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn for this football garland. If needed, I can toss these flags in the wash, and the cotton is sturdy enough to hang straight without curling. You can block your flags to ensure they hang extra straight, but that’s up to you. Let’s get to making these football flags now!
About the Stitches
Before you can get started with this football garland, here are some details you need to know.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
- Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 colors, such as Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton
- Color A: Coffee Beans – 38 yards
- Color B: White – 2 yards
- G (4mm) Hook
- Yarn Needle
Gauge: 15 stitches x 15 rows = 4″ square
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 6 3/4” wide x 8 1/4” high (17.1cm x 21.0cm)
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- fsc – foundation single crochet (optional)
- sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together
- sk – skip
- st – stitch
- sl st – slip stitch
- rep – repeat
- US Terms (US to UK terminology conversion)
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
- Make as many flags as you like, then connect them together into one garland
Football Garland Crochet Pattern Chart
How to Make This Crochet Football Garland
Row 1: Color A, fsc 24
Alternate: Ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc to end of the row. (24)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st to end of the row. Turn (24)
Row 3: ch 1, sk first st, sc 21, sc2tog. Turn (22)
Row 4: rep row 2. (22)
Row 5: rep row 2. (22)
Row 6: ch 1, sk first st, sc 19, sc2tog. Turn (20)
Row 7: rep row 2. (20)
Row 8: rep row 2. (20)
Row 9: ch 1, sk first st, sc 17, sc2tog. Turn (18)
Row 10: rep row 2. (18)
Row 11: rep row 2. (18)
Row 12: ch 1, sk first st, sc 15, sc2tog. Turn (16)
Row 13: rep row 2. (16)
Row 14: rep row 2. (16)
Row 15: ch 1, sk first st, sc 13, sc2tog. Turn (14)
Row 16: rep row 2. (14)
Row 17: rep row 2. (14)
Row 18: ch 1, sk first st, sc 11, sc2tog. Turn (12)
Row 19: rep row 2. (12)
Row 20: rep row 2. (12)
Row 21: ch 1, sk first st, sc 9, sc2tog. Turn (10)
Row 22: rep row 2. (10)
Row 23: rep row 2. (10)
Row 24: ch 1, sk first st, sc 7, sc2tog. Turn (8)
Row 25: rep row 2. (8)
Row 26: rep row 2. (8)
Row 27: ch 1, sk first st, sc 5, sc2tog. Turn (6)
Row 28: rep row 2. (6)
Row 29: rep row 2. (6)
Row 30: ch 1, sk first st, sc 3, sc2tog. Turn (4)
Row 31: rep row 2. (4)
Row 32: rep row 2. (4)
Row 33: ch 1, sk first st, sc, sc2tog. Turn (2)
Row 34: rep row 2. (2)
Row 35: rep row 2. (2)
Row 36: ch 1, sk first st, sc. Turn (1)
Do not fasten off. Continue to the border.
Add the Border
Ch 2, sc around the flag putting one st in each row along the sides of the flag and one sc in each st along the foundation. * sc, ch 2, sc * in each corner. When you get back to the beginning, sl st to join to the beginning of the border. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Add the Laces
With Color B and using your yarn needle, follow the chart to identify the holes where the laces can be stitched. Start by pushing your needle up from the wrong side to the right side. Sample is made using 2 strands held together, or you can stitch the laces twice with a single strand.
Make the long lace down the middle first, and then make each of the cross laces on top. Weave in ends on the wrong side.
Connect the Garland Flags
You can use any number of chains to start or in between flags, but here is an example:
In color A, ch 30, * single crochet to join a flag, sc in each st along the foundation, ch 10 *, repeat from * to * until all flags are attached, ch 30. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Alternatively, you can use jute or rope to string your bunting together.
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