Free Crochet Pattern Holiday Barrette

This free crochet pattern Holiday Barrette is a great quick project for any crocheter! Using less than 100 yds of yarn in any color used in the project this project is not only quick but cheap to make! Make these barrettes for the little girl in your life 🙂

There is even a YouTube video taught by Marly with a few tips an tricks to help you make the perfect barrette!

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Holiday Barrette



Any yarn will work for these but here are some of my favorites:

Brown Sheep, ” Nature Spun Worsted”(100% wool, 245 yds/100g). (Use this link for 25% discount!)

Cascade, “220 Superwash Sport” (100% superwash merino wool, 136.7 yds/50g). (Use this link for 30% discount!)

Cascade, “Ultra Pina” (100% pima cotton, 220 yds/100g). (Use this link for 25% discount!)This is a cotton yarn that I can endorse! The shimmer of this cotton will make the mittens look lovely!

Lion Brand, “Wool-Ease” (80% acrylic, 20% wool, 197 yds/85g) (Use this link for 30% discount!)

Lion Brand, “Amazing Yarn” (53% wool, 47% acrylic, 147 yds/50g). (Use this link for 35% discount!) This yarn will give the garland and completely unique look as the yarn has wonderful long color changes so your mittens will look Amazing!


Use a hook that will get you the size mitten you want. For the sample I used an H/8 (5m) (Marly uses Addi Crochet Hooks)


  • Barrette
  • Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used (and YouTube Video links to help you learn)


Open the metal barrette and remove the center metal spring.

With any color sc around the body of the barrette. You will do as many single crochets as you need to cover the entire barrette.

NOTE: make sure your stitches do not disrupt the function of the barrette.

Once you have as many stitches put the metal spring back in place so you don’t lose it. Now let’s make some fringe!

Chain 10 (or more if you want it bigger, fluffier, more dramatic), then join in the back loop of the single crochet with a slip stitch. Chain 10 and join in the front loop of the next single crochet. Continue doing the chains and alternating the back loop and front loop to stagger the loops until all the sc around the barrette are used.

When all the single crochets are used you can change colors or continue on with the same color.

(If you change colors join with a slip stitch) chain 10 (or more or less) turn the barrette and working back along the barrette and * working  into the open loops of the single crochet  join with a slip stitch then chain 10 and repeat from *  until all the single crochets are used.

Finish off.

Weave in ends.

Hmm, as I write these instructions I’m noticing how hard it is to explain how to do this. How about a video. Will that help?

I love making quick projects and even wrote a leaflet with Leisure Arts on how to do some fun things! If you too are looking for fun and quick projects go and check out the One Skein or Less book by Marly Bird.

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Written pattern copyright Marly Bird Designs, a division of Yarnsports LLC (c) 2014.
Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others.
If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern that is permitted.

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