Scrap-Buster Holiday Light Garland by Carla D. T. Fisher

Scrap-Buster Holiday Light Garland

December 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
2.75 mm (C)
10 - 100 yards (9 - 91 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Make a string of realistically proportioned C9-size (big outdoor) holiday lights out of leftover yarn using just a few simple stitches. These cheerful decorations will not only never burn out, but will help to use up odds and ends of yarn from your scrap bin!

1 BULB = 6 yards
1 SOCKET = 2 yards
CORD = Approx. 50 yards

The length of the garland is entirely up to you and however many bits and bobs of yarn leftovers you may have lying around. Length estimated is for a 10’ garland.

For fun variations, try making bulbs with variegated yarn, too! The pattern can also size up or down with different yarn weights and hook sizes.


  • Crochet in the Round (Rnd)
  • Magic Ring
  • Stitch / Stitches (St / Sts)
  • Slip Stitch (Sl st)
  • Chain (Ch)
  • Single Crochet (Sc)
  • Back Loop Only (BLO)
  • Front Loop Only (FLO)
  • Invisible Decrease
  • Fasten Off (FO)

This pattern is free to use, a holiday gift from me to you! Please do not distribute it as your own work. If you use this pattern, please give credit. Thank you! ❤️