Hi, friends! I’m back with another super quick, super adorable ornament pattern. It’s a great stash-buster!
Each year I like to make small crocheted ornaments to give as gifts to friends. Check out the other ornaments for this year: a vintage candy cane, a festive cactus, and classic holly. Feel free to also check out last year’s ornaments: Snowman, mittens, reindeer and tree.
This ornament is worked flat as usual, and then joined together in the same style as my Ragdoll patterns. The pattern has just 3 separate pieces.
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Stitches and Special Terms (US Terminology):
Ch – Chain
Slst – Slip stitch
Sc – Single crochet
Inc – Increase. Work 2 sc in the same st.
Dec – Decrease. Work a regular sc decrease.
When switching to a new colour, insert your hook into the stitch for the last stitch of Colour A and pull up a loop, then, with Colour B, yarn over and complete the stitch by pulling through both loops with Colour B. Drop your working yarn in Colour A and continue with Colour B.
Panels (make 2 panels) with 3.25mm hook:
The pieces are worked from the bottom up. Ch 1 and turn at the end of each row. Start in your main colour.
Row 1: Ch 6, sc across (5 sts)
Row 2: Inc twice, sc 1, inc twice (9 sts)
Row 3: Inc, sc 7, inc (11 sts)
Rows 4-6: Sc across (11 sts)
Switch to brown yarn:
Row 7: Sc across (11 sts)
Row 8: Dec twice, sc 3, dec twice (7 sts)
Tie off. Repeat rows 1-8 for the back panel, except crochet the back panel all in the main colour.
Handle (make 1) with 3.25mm hook:
Make the handle in the main colour.
Row 1: Ch 10, slst across (9 sts)
Tie off. Leave a small yarn tail for sewing later.
Move on to assembly below!
Step 1: Face
First we will add the face to the front panel. Insert 8mm safety eyes or stitch on happy/sleepy eyes using black crochet thread. Stitch on a little mouth and add cheeks or eyelashes if you wish! Tie the yarn on the back of the panel to secure.
Step 2: Joining Panels
Time to join! Here’s what you’re working with.
Place the two panels together, matching up all sides.
**Make sure the front is facing you as you crochet around the outside.**
Starting on the left side at the top, begin attaching the panels together by chaining one and single crocheting around the outside of the panels in the main colour.
Stop at the bottom. Sew the handle in place between the panels on the right hand side using the yarn tails from the handle. Make sure you also sew the panels together in the space between the handle since you will not be able to crochet this section shut. Tie a knot to secure and hide the yarn tails inside.
Continue crocheting around. When you get to the handle, crochet in the stitches of the front panel only, since this section is already sewn shut. Continue crocheting both panels together as normal when you get past the handle.
Stop at the top and stuff. Continue crocheting across the top, topping up stuffing as necessary.
Slst to first st and tie off. Poke the yarn tails back inside the piece.
Attach an ornament hook or a loop of yarn to hang and you’re done!
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