These quickie ornaments are great for decorating trees, tagging gifts, or just about anything else you can think of!
Each ornament and gift tag is approximately 3–4" (7.5–10 cm)
• 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 is not critical.
One ball of each will make at least one of each ornament type.
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.
*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.
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.
Sew the raglan sleeves to the back and front of the body, then sew side seams. Weave in loose ends.
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.
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.
Using 2 strands of B and G hook, single crochet in each stitch, working six rounds. Close and weave in ends.
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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