Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Hanging Christmas Pudding

Hanging Pudding

Figure 1

Figure 2

You will need:
  • Yarn needle 
  • Soft toy filling
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • DK Yarn
    • Approx. 10g each
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • ST - Stitch      
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • BLO – Back loop only
  • DC – Double crochet
  • TC – Treble Crochet
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • DTC – Double Treble Crochet
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • R – Round or Row
  • FO - finish off
Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch
  • Remember to stuff the product as you work

Main pudding – Dark Brown
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5.
*3sc, inc * (30)
6-11.
Sc (30) – To make as one piece, change to white on R 10 and continue in white (figure 2). If making the icing section separate, continue piece in brown (figure 1).
12.
*3sc, dec * (24) – Stuff until closing
13.
*2sc dec * (18)
14.
*1sc, dec * (12)
15.
*dec * (6)

FO – Close hole.


Holly Leaf – Green  
1.
Ch 6
2.
Turn, starting in 2nd ch from hook, [1slst, 1sc], 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, [1sc, 1slst], turn and work into the back loops left from the ch - [1slst, 1sc], 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, [1sc, 1slst]

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to pudding


Icing – White (figure 3)
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5.
*sc, [dc, tc], [tc, dc], sc * x6

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to top of pudding

Cherry – surface crochet using 2sc into the same st (figure 2).  OR using French knots (figure 1).


Hanging loop – when sewing one of the pieces onto the pudding, move the yarn to the top and loop round. Hold this loop in place whilst you carry on sewing the rest of the piece on with that strand of yarn. This secures the loop in place.


1 comment:

  1. Another addition to my Christmas tree. Thank you.

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