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Christmas craft: Knitted ornaments

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Knitting & Crochet

Christmas craft: Knitted ornaments

Christmas craft: Knitted ornaments
These quickie ornaments are great for decorating trees, tagging gifts, or just about anything else you can think of!

Size
Each ornament and gift tag is approximately 3–4" (7.5–10 cm)

Materials
• Lion Brand Lion Wool (100% wool, 3 oz/85 g, 158 yd/144 m ball), 1 ball #113 Scarlet
• Lion Brand Tiffany (100% nylon, 1-3/4 oz/50 g, 137 yd/125 m ball), 1 ball #100 White
• Size 8 (5 mm) needles
• Size G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook
• Large-eyed, blunt needle

Gauge
Gauge is not critical.

Note
One ball of each will make at least one of each ornament type.

Stitch explanation
Raglan top shaping
Row 1: Knit 1, slip slip knit, knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1.
Row 2: Purl.
These two rows form the raglan shaping for the front, back and sleeves.

Sweater ornament
Back
*With knitting needles and yarn A, cast on 16 stitches and work 3 rows of knit 1, purl 1 rib, work 6 rows of stockinette stitch.* Work raglan shaping until 8 stitches rem. Bind off.

Front
Work as for Back from * to *. Work 2 rows of raglan shaping. Divide for neck as follows:
Row 1: K1, ssk, k2, k2tog, turn – 5 sts.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, ssk, k2tog, turn – 3 sts.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Bind off.
Work the opposite side of the sweater, reversing the shaping.

Sleeves – Make 2
Cast on 12 sts in A and work 3 rows of rib.
Beginning with a purl row, work 5 rows of stockinette stitch, then raglan shaping until 4 sts remain. Bind off.

Finishing
Sew the raglan sleeves to the back and front of the body, then sew side seams. Weave in loose ends.
Fluffy Collar
With G hook and 2 strands of B, single crochet in each stitch around neck hole for 2 rounds. Finish off and weave in ends.
Hanging Loop
With G hook and A, chain 25 and fasten off. Sew securely into the back of the sweater between the shoulders.

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Santa hat ornament

Using knitting needles and A, cast on 28 sts and work 4 rows of stockinette stitch. Place marker after the 14th stitch.
Row 5: K1, ssk, knit to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k2, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Repeat last 4 rows until 8 sts remain. Work 2 rows in stockinette stitch, bind off.
Sew up the side seam and press lightly.

Hat Band
Using 2 strands of B and G hook, single crochet in each stitch, working six rounds. Close and weave in ends.
Hat Bobble
Using 2 strands of B and G hook, single crochet in each stitch, close with a slip stitch – 16 single crochet.
Round 2: Work 2 single crochet in each loop, close with a slip stitch – 16 single crochet.
Round 3: Same as row 2 (32 single crochet), close with a slip stitch and cut yarn, leaving a 12" (30.5 cm) tail. Thread the yarn onto a large-eyed, blunt needle and work in and out of each single crochet with a running stitch. Pull tightly to form a ball and fasten off securely. Attach a hanging loop in the same way as for the sweater.

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Hanging wreath ornament
Using knitting needles and A, cast on 50 sts.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 three more times.
Cut yarn, leaving a 12" (30.5 cm) tail, and thread through all sts. Pull tightly to form a circle and sew up the side seam.
With G hook and 2 strands of yarn B, single crochet in each stitch around inside and outside edges, working in the round for three rounds. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
Attach a hanging loop in the same way as for the sweater.

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Excerpted from Lion Brand Yarn Just Gifts: Favorite Patterns to Knit and Crochet, edited by Shannon Okey. Copyright 2007 by Lion Brand Yarn Company. Excerpted with permission from Potter Craft, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.



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