Christmas Ornaments to Crochet

Christmas Ornaments to Crochet

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by Barbara Christopher
     
 

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"There is a little something for everyone in this. I've been crocheting for years but have just decided to learn pattern. This is a great start. Easy to read and understand. I can't wait to have homemade ornaments on my tree this year!" —Thebohemianhousewife
Create snowflakes, wreaths, stars, and other charming Christmas ornaments with this excellent guide

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"There is a little something for everyone in this. I've been crocheting for years but have just decided to learn pattern. This is a great start. Easy to read and understand. I can't wait to have homemade ornaments on my tree this year!" —Thebohemianhousewife
Create snowflakes, wreaths, stars, and other charming Christmas ornaments with this excellent guide. Easy-to-follow instructions explain how to make over 50 attractive decorations that can be worked up quickly. These delicate, handmade items are ideal for adorning gift packages, Christmas trees, and doors and windows, as well as for use as table centerpieces.
Projects range from ornaments suitable for beginning crocheters to those requiring intermediate or advanced skills. In addition to specific directions for each item and close-up photos of completed projects, a general crochet tutorial offers helpful tips.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486789613
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
08/20/2014
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
324,518
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 11.05(h) x 0.21(d)

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Christmas Ornaments to Crochet


By Barbara Christopher

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 2014 Dover Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-79727-4



CHAPTER 1

Lace Circle Star

Approximately 2 ¾" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #20, 11 yds.

Size 10 steel crochet hook

Ch 12; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, (4 sc in ring, ch 2) 5 times; join with sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sl st in ch-2 sp, turn; ch 3 (counts as dc), in same sp, work dc, tr, 2 dtr, tr and dc, (in next ch-2 sp, work dc, tr, 2 dtr, tr and dc) 4 times; sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook for picot, *sc in next st, work p, rep from * around; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 4: Work sl st and ch 1 up side of p to top, ch 1, sc in same p, ch 4, (sc in next p, ch 4) 29 times; ch 2, hdc in first sc of rnd (this brings thread into position for next rnd).

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc around post of st just made, ch 4, (sc in next ch-4 lp, ch 4) 29 times, ch 2, hdc in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc around post of st just made, ch 3, *sc in next ch-4 lp, ch 3, rep from * around; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.


Picot Heart

Approximately 1 ¾" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #30, 6 yds.

Size 12 steel crochet hook

Ch 11; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 16 sc in ring; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next sc, tr in next sc, 2 dtr in next sc, dtr in next sc, (tr in next sc) twice, dc in next sc, 5 dc in next sc for bottom point, dc in next sc, (tr in next sc) twice, dtr in next sc, 2 dtr in next sc, tr in next sc, dc in next sc; sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, hdc and dc in next st, dc, hdc and sc in next st) 11 times; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 4: Sl st to sp bet first 2 dc, ch 1, (sc in same sp, ch 9, sl st in 9th ch from hook for picot, sc in same sp, ch 5, (work sc, p, sc and ch 5 bet the dc of next point) 10 times; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.


Glittering Snowflake

Approximately 2" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #30, 5 yds.

Size 12 steel crochet hook

Ch 12; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 18 sc in ring; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sp, work hdc, dc and hdc in next sc, sc in next sc, (sc in next sc, work hdc, dc and hdc in next sc, sc in next sc) 5 times; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next hdc and dc, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 6, (skip 4 sts, sc in next dc, ch 6) 5 times, skip 4 sts; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 4: Ch 8 (counts as dc and ch 5), (*dc in next ch-6 sp, ch 5,* dc in next sc, ch 5) 5 times, rep bet *s once; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 8.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, (work 2 sc, hdc, dc and tr in next ch-5 sp, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook for picot, work tr, dc, hdc and 2 sc in next ch-5 sp) 6 times; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.


Bow

Approximately 2 ½" by 3 ½"


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #20, 13 yds.

Size 10 steel crochet hook

Ch 9; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Center Ring: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 13 dc in ring; sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Loops—Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same dc, (2 dc in next dc) 3 times—8 dc.

Row 2: Ch 5, turn (counts as dc and ch 2), skip next dc, (dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc) 2 times, dc in next dc, dc in top of turning ch 3.

Row 3: Ch 4, turn (counts as tr), (tr in next dc, 2 tr in next ch-2 sp) 3 times, tr in 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Fasten off. With same side facing, skip 4 sc on center ring; attach thread in next sc. Rep rows 1–3.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first tr, (ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook for picot, sc in next 2 tr) 4 times, work p, sc in next tr and in top of turning ch, work p, 2 sc around turning ch, work p, (2 sc in end of next row, work p) 2 times, sc in each of next 2 sc of center ring, work p, (2 sc in end of next row, work p) 3 times, sc in each of next 2 tr, work p, (sc in next 2 tr, work p) 4 times, sc in last tr. Fasten off.

Streamers: With right side facing, attach thread in first free sc of center ring.

Row 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 2 dc in next sp.

Row 2: Ch 4, turn (counts as dc and ch 1), (dc in next dc, ch 1) 3 times, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.

Row 3: Ch 4, turn (counts as tr), (tr in next ch-1 sp, tr in next dc) 3 times, tr in next ch-1 sp, tr in top of turning ch.

Row 4: Ch 5, turn (counts as tr and ch 1), skip next tr, (tr in next tr, ch 1, skip next tr) 3 times, tr in 4th ch of turning ch.

Rows 5 & 6: Repeat rows 3 & 4.

Row 7: Repeat row 3.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in first tr, work p, (sc in each of next 2 tr, work p) 3 times; sc in next tr. Fasten off. With right side facing, attach thread in next free sc on center ring, repeat rows 1–8 of streamers.


Wagon Wheel Ornament

Approximately 3" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #20, 8 yds.

Size 10 steel crochet hook

Ch 14; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), 21 hdc in ring; sl st in top of beg ch 2.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 20, (sc in next hdc, ch 20) 21 times; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 3: Work sl st and ch 1 up side of first ch-20 lp to top, ch 1, sc in same lp, ch 9, sl st in 9th ch from hook for picot, sc in same lp, ch 2, (sc in next ch-20 lp, work p, sc in same lp, ch 2) 21 times; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.


Open Star

Approximately 3" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #20, 11 yds.

Size 10 steel crochet hook

Ch 10; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 20 sc in ring; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 20, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc) 4 times, ch 20, skip 3 sc; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join thread to top of any ch-20 lp, ch 1, sc in same lp, ch 6, sc in same lp, ch 9, (sc in next lp, ch 6, sc in same lp, ch 9) 4 times; join in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 4: Ch 1 *in next ch-6 lp, work (2 sc, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook for picot ) twice, 2 sc in same lp, in next ch-9 lp, work (2 sc, p) 4 times, 2 sc in same lp; rep from * around; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join thread to top of any p, ch 1, sc in p, work p, sc in same p, ch 2, *sc in next p, work p, sc in same p, ch 2; rep from * around; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.


Picot Wreath

Approximately 3 ¼" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #20, 16 yds.

Size 10 steel crochet hook

Ch 30; join with sl st in first ch to form ring, being careful not to twist chain.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same sp and in next ch, 2 sc in next ch, (sc in each of next 2 ch, 2 sc in next ch) 9 times; join in first sc of rnd—40 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dtr), ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook to form picot, *dtr in next sc, work picot as before; rep from * around; join in top of beg ch 5.

Rnd 3: Sl st to top of first p, ch 1, sc in same p, work p, *sc in next p, work p; rep from * around; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 4: Sl st to top of first p, work p, *sl st in next p, work p; rep from * around, sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.


Scalloped Snowflake

Approximately 3 ½" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #20, 15 yds.

Size 10 steel crochet hook

Ch 10; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 18 sc in ring; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in each of next 2 sc, (ch 7, tr in each of next 3 sc) 5 times, ch 3, tr in top of beg ch 4 (this brings thread into position for next rnd).

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc around post of tr just made, ch 12, (sc in 4th ch of next ch 7 sp, ch 12) 5 times; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sp, (*in ch-12 sp, work 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc,* sc in next sc) 5 times; rep bet *s once; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 5: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), *skip 1 st, dc in next st, ch 2; rep from * around; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 5.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook for picot; rep from * around; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.


9-Pointed Ornament

Approximately 2 ½" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #30, 7 yds.

Size 12 steel crochet hook

Ch 9; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), 17 hdc in ring; sl st in top of beg ch 2.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sp, ch 2, (skip next hdc, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 2) 8 times; sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next dc and in ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, (*ch 3, sl st bet next 2 hdc, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook for picot, sl st bet same 2 hdc, ch 3,* 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) 8 times; rep bet *s once; sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in next dc, (ch 9, sc in center dc of next group) 8 times; ch 4, dtr in first sc of rnd (this brings thread into position for next rnd).

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc around post of dtr just made, (ch 9, sl st in 9th ch from hook for large picot, sc in same sp as last sc, ch 9,* sc in next ch-9 sp) 8 times; rep bet *s once; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.


Sunlight Ornament

Approximately 4 ½" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #20, 14 yds.

Size 10 steel crochet hook

Ch 15; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), 25 hdc in ring; sl st in top of beg ch 2.

Rnd 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), (skip next hdc, dc in next hdc, ch 3) 12 times, skip next dc; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 6.

Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 4, 2 tr in same ch-3 sp, ch 2, *3 tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; rep from * around; sl st in top of beg ch 4.

Rnd 4: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), skip next tr, dc in next tr, ch 3, skip next ch-2 sp, *dc in next tr, ch 3, skip next tr, dc in next tr, ch 3, skip next ch-2 sp; rep from * around; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 6.

Rnd 5: Sl st in next ch-sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same sp, ch 5, *skip next ch-3 sp, 4 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5; rep from * around, skip next ch3 sp; sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 20, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, 5 sc in next ch-5 sp,** sc in next sc; rep from *, ending last rep at **; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.


Airy Snowflake

Approximately 3 ½" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #30, 9 yds.

Size 12 steel crochet hook

Ch 12; join with sl st in first ch to form ring, being careful not to twist chain.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch, ch 6, (sc in next ch, ch 6) 10 times, ch 3, dc in first sc of rnd (this brings thread into position for next rnd).

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc around post of dc just made, (*ch 3, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook for picot, ch 3, sc in next ch-6 lp,* ch 6, sc in next ch-6 lp) 5 times; rep bet *s once; ch 3, dc in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc around post of dc just made, *(ch 3, work p) 3 times, ch 3, skip next picot-lp,* sc in next ch-6 lp) 5 times; rep bet *s once; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 4: Sl st in each of next 3 chs, work sl st and ch 1 to top of first p, ch 1, sc in same p, (*ch 6, work p, ch 6, skip next p, sc in next p, ch 3, work p, ch 3*, sc in next p) 5 times; rep bet *s once; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same sp, (*ch 9, work p, ch 9, sc in next sc, ch 5, work p, ch 5*, sc in next sc) 5 times; rep bet *s once; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.


7-Pointed Star

Approximately 2" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #30, 5 yds.

Size 12 steel crochet hook

Ch 12; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 21 sc in ring; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sp and in each of next 2 sc, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook for picot, sc in last sc worked in, (sc in each of next 3 sc, work p, sc in last sc worked in) 6 times; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc in next sc, ch 9, skip next sc, p and next 2 sc) 7 times; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 12, (sc in next sc, ch 12) 6 times; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same sp, (*ch 7, sl st in center ch of next ch-12 lp, work p, sl st in same ch-12 lp, ch 7,* sc in next sc) 6 times; rep bet *s once; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.


Feathery Snowflake

Approximately 3 ¾" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #20, 7 yds.

Size 10 steel crochet hook

Ch 10; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 24 sc in ring; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), (dc in next sc, ch 1) 23 times; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-1 sp, *ch 4, 4 tr in same sp, ch 4, sl st in same sp, (ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, sl st in next ch-1 sp; rep from *around, ending with sl st at base of beg ch 4.

Rnd 4: Work sl st and ch 1 up beg ch 4 to top, sl st in next tr, (sc bet 2 center tr of group, ch 7, sc in center sc bet tr-groups, ch 7) 6 times; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 5: *(Ch 9, sl st in 9th ch from hook for picot ) 5 times, sl st in 3rd p, work p, sl st in 2nd p, work p, sl st in first p, sl st in sc at base of picots, ch 9, sc in next sc, work p, sc in same sp, ch 9,** sc in next sc; rep from * 4 times; rep from * to ** once; sl st in first sl st of rnd. Fasten off.


Dainty Snowflake

Approximately 2 ¼" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #20, 4 yds.

Size 10 steel crochet hook

Ch 10; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 18 sc in ring; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 10 (counts as dc and ch 7), (skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 7) 5 times, skip 2 dc; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 10.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, in same sp *work sc, hdc, dc, tr, dtr, ch 9, sl st in 9th ch from hook for picot, tr, dc, hdc and sc,* ch 7, (rep bet *s once, ch 7) 5 times; sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.


Picot Star

Approximately 3 ¼" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #30, 11 yds.

Size 12 steel crochet hook

Ch 7; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 15 sc in ring; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dtr), dtr in same sp, 2 dtr in each of next 2 sc, ch 6, (2 dtr in each of next 3 sc, ch 6) 4 times; sl st in top of beg ch 5.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each of next 5 dtr, (*in next ch-6 sp work sc, hdc, dc and tr, ch 9, sl st in 9th ch from hook for picot, work tr, dc, hdc and sc in same sp,* sc in each of next 6 dtr) 4 times; rep bet *s once; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 4: *Work sl st and ch 1 in each st to next p, (sc in p, work p) 2 times, sc in p, work 3 p, sl st in base of first of 3 p just worked, (sc in p, work p) 2 times, sc in p; rep from * 4 times; sl st in first sl st of rnd. Fasten off.


Picot Snowflake

Approximately 3" in diameter


Materials:

DMC Cebelia #30, 10 yds.

Size 12 steel crochet hook

Ch 9; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 23 dc in ring; sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in each of next 3 dc, ch 6, (tr in each of next 4 dc, ch 6) 5 times; sl st in top of beg ch 4.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sp, and in each of next 3 tr, *in next ch-6 sp work sc, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, dc, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, sc,** sc in each of next 4 tr; rep from * 4 times; rep from * to ** once; sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 4: *(Ch 1, sl st in next st) 3 times, (ch 1, sl st in next st, ch 1, sl st in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, sl st in tr, (ch 9, sl st in 9th ch from hook for picot ) 5 times, sl st in base of first p made, (sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sl st in next st, ch 1) 3 times, sl st in next st; rep from * around. Fasten off.


(Continues...)

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Christmas Ornaments to Crochet 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review This is a great book for crocheting Christmas ornaments.  There are many to choose from.  In fact many  of them can be used for other times of the year or as part of gift tags.  I gave this book 5 stars and I recommend it highly to all.
anon_498 More than 1 year ago
Ordering this one even THOUGH it is another that tells you to look inside, only to find out there IS no inside to see yet. :( Christmas ornaments are a great way to learn crocheting and getting quick gratification for the work you just created!