What a year! I can’t believe we’re past the first week of December and Christmas is just around the corner!
Have you put up your tree? We have a tradition of putting up our tree on the 1st of December but this year we put up our tree in November. My children were excited and wanted to put up and decorate the tree a little earlier.
I made these very cute Christmas pudding ornaments to add to our tree – another personal touch. I have to admit, I don’t like Christmas puddings at all! Maybe it’s all the dried fruit and liquor in the pudding but it’s not something I can really enjoy eating. There was only one time that I quite enjoyed it. We visited my godmother’s house many years ago and she served Christmas pudding for dessert and it was quite nice. It wasn’t heavy on the dried fruits, it was on the sweet side and she served it with a really creamy custard. Maybe it’s the dried fruits that I don’t like, but strangely enough I really, really like Stollen (German fruit bread). I always look for it every Christmas.
Free pattern below and video tutorial to make your own Christmas Pudding ornament.
Crochet along with me, watch the video tutorial:
CHRISTMAS PUDDING ORNAMENT
You will need:
– 3mm and 3.5mm crochet hooks
– 8 ply (light worsted/DK) yarn in brown, white, green and red
– a small amount of pink yarn
– a pair of 7.5mm plastic safety eyes
– toy stuffing
– yarn needle
– embroidery floss/thread (optional)
– You’ll need to know how to make a magic ring/circle.
– You will be crocheting in a spiral when making the pudding, frosting and holly berries.
– The holly leaves are made by making chains and crocheting along the foundation chain.
– Invisible decrease technique was used for this pattern – if you’re not familiar with the invisible decrease, a regular decrease is perfectly fine to do.
– Have fun crocheting!
Abbreviations (US Crochet Terminology)
Rnd – round
ch – chain
hk – hook
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
inc – single crochet increase
dec – decrease
p – picot (in this pattern, it’s a chain 2 picot)
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
rep – repeat
PUDDING (Use 3.5mm hook and Brown yarn)
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in a magic ring (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st around (16 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc 1, inc; rep 8 times (24 sts)
Rnd 4: Sc 2, inc; rep 8 times (32 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc 3, inc; rep 8 times (40 sts)
Rnd 6: Sc 4, inc; rep 8 times (48 sts)
Rnds 7 – 12: Sc around (48 sts)
Rnd 13: Sc 6, dec; rep 6 times (42 sts)
Rnd 14: Sc around (42 sts)
Attach safety eyes between Rounds 10 and 11, with an interspace of 10 stitches. Begin stuffing the pudding with toy stuffing and continue to stuff as you crochet.
Rnd 15: Sc 5, dec; rep 6 times (36 sts)
Rnd 16: Sc around (36 sts)
Rnd 17: Sc 4, dec; rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 18: Sc around (30 sts)
Rnd 19: Sc 3, dec; rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 20: Sc 2, dec; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 21: Sc 1, dec; rep 6 times (12 sts)
Rnd 22: Dec 6 times (6 sts)
Fasten off. Using your yarn needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loop of each stitch and pull it tight to close. Weave and hide the yarn tail through the piece several times.
FROSTING (Use 3.5mm hook and White yarn)
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in a magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc 1, inc; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 4: Sc 2, inc; rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc 3, inc; rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 6: Sc around (30 sts)
Rnd 7: Sc 4, inc; rep 6 times (36 sts)
Rnd 8: Sl st, sc, 4dc, sc, sl st 2, sc, 4hdc, sc, sl st 3, ch 6, start in 2nd ch from hk, hdc 3, dc, sl st, sc, 4dc, sc, sl st 2, sc, 4sc, sc, sl st 3, ch 6, start in 2nd ch from hk, hdc 3, dc, sl st 3, sc, 4dc, sc, sl st 3, ch 6, hdc 3, dc, sl st 3
Fasten off and leave a long yarn tail for sewing.
HOLLY LEAF (Use 3mm hook and Green yarn, make 2)
Ch 9. You will be crocheting around the foundation chain.
Rnd 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from the hk, sc 2, hdc, dc 3, hdc, 3sc. Continue on the other side of the foundation chain, hdc, dc 3, hdc, sc 2 (17 sts)
Rnd 2: Sl st, (sc + ch-2 p + sc, sl st 2) rep 2 times, (sc + ch-2 p + sc) rep 2 times, (sc + ch-2 p + sc, sl st 2) rep 2 times, sc + ch-2 p + sc, sl st. Ch 4, starting in the 2nd ch from the hk, sl st 3, sl st into first sl st made at the beginning of the round.
Fasten off and weave in and hide yarn tails.
HOLLY BERRY (Use 3mm hook and Red yarn, make 2)
Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in a magic ring (8 sts)
Join to first hdc stitch then fasten off and leave a long yarn tail (about 12 inches). Using your yarn needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loop of each remaining stitch and pull it tight to close.
– Position the frosting on top of the pudding with the long drips on either side of the pudding, near each eye. Sew the frosting in place. Put the leaves on top of each other, then draw the yarn tails from the berries through the bottom of the leaves’s stem then sew the berries along with the leaves to the top of the frosting. Do not sew over the centre of the frosting.
– Use a small amount of pink yarn and sew 2 horizontal strips, 4 stitches wide below each eye, one round below the eyes.
– Use a small amount of embroidery thread or yarn and make a loop on top of the pudding in the centre for hanging.
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