Deck the Halls: 20+ Knitted Christmas Ornaments

Deck the Halls: 20+ Knitted Christmas Ornaments

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ISBN-13: 9781573676939
Publisher: Annie's Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 509,876
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author


Annie’s is part of the third-generation Muselman family business, founded in 1925 and long known for original craft designs including crochet, knitting, card making, paper crafts, beading, sewing, quilting, and needlework. Annie’s books are sold through independent retailers and major chain stores worldwide. They are headquartered in Berne, Indiana.

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Deck the Halls

20+ Knitted Christmas Ornaments


By Annie's

Annie's

Copyright © 2015 Annie's
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ISBN: 978-1-57367-907-7



CHAPTER 1

Snowdie

Make your own snowman and stay toasty warm inside by the fire — no mittens required!


Design by Lena Skvagerson for Annie's Signature Designs

Skill Level

INTERMEDIATE


Finished Measurement

Approx 4 inches tall


Materials


4 MEDIUM


1 SUPER FINE


• Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted (worsted weight; 100% acrylic; 203 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein cream #1002 (A)

• Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Solids (fingering weight; 50% wool/25% nylon/25% rayon; 230 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein red #5003 (B)

• Fingering weight yarn: Small amounts each black (C) and orange/rust (D)

• Size 2 (2.75mm) knitting needles

• Size 8 (5mm) double-point needles (set of 4) or size needed to obtain gauge

• Small crochet hook (for attaching fringe)

• Fiberfill


Gauge

18 sts and 24 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st using larger needles and A.

Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Special Technique

4-St I-Cord: Cast on 4 sts; do not turn. *Slip sts back to LH needle, k4, do not turn; rep from * until cord is desired length. Bind off.


Pattern Notes

Snowman is worked in the round from bottom up.

One skein of A will yield approximately 3 ornaments.

Scarf can be made with color of choice.


Body

With larger needles and A, cast on 6 sts. Distribute sts evenly on 3 dpns; mark beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist.


Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: [Yo, k1] 6 times — 12 sts.

Rnds 3, 5, 7 and 9: Knit, working yo's tbl.

Rnd 4: [Yo, k2] 6 times — 18 sts.

Rnd 6: [Yo, k3] 6 times — 24 sts.

Rnd 8: [Yo, k4] 6 times — 30 sts.

Rnds 10–16: Knit.

Rnd 17: K2tog around — 15 sts.

Rnd 18: Knit.


Head

Rnd 1: [Yo, k2, yo, k3] 3 times — 21 sts.

Rnds 2–10: Knit, working yo's tbl on Rnd 2.

Stuff body and head with fiberfill.

K2tog around until 6 sts rem.

Cut yarn, leaving a 5-inch tail.

Using tapestry needle, thread tail through rem sts, and pull tight.


Finishing

Note: Refer to photo for embellishments.

Using tapestry needle, thread cast-on tail through cast-on sts, and pull tight.

Weave in ends.


Scarf

With smaller needles and B, cast on 60 sts.

Knit 8 rows.

Bind off.


Fringe

Cut 16 3-inch strands of B. *Fold 1 strand in half. With RS of scarf facing and beg at corner of 1 edge, use crochet hook to draw folded end from RS to WS. Pull loose ends through folded section. Draw knot up firmly. Rep from *, placing 8 evenly spaced fringes along each short edge. Trim even.

Tie scarf around snowman's neck.


Embroidery

Buttons: With C, embroider 3 X's down center front of body, using cross stitches 1 knit st wide and 2 rows high and leaving 1 row between each X.

Eyes: With C, embroider 2 small X's on face, using small cross sts 1 knit st wide and 1 row high.


Carrot Nose

With smaller needles and D, work 4 rnds I-Cord, do not turn.

Next rnd: K1, k2tog, k1; do not turn — 3 sts.

Knit 1 rnd; do not turn; k3tog — 1 st.

Cut yarn, and fasten off last st.

Weave in tail.

Sew cast-on edge to snowman's face.


Twisted-Cord Hanger

Cut 30-inch strand of A. Fold in half and secure folded end to a stationary object. Twist yarn until it begins to double back on itself. Fold in half again with both ends tog and allow to twist on itself. Thread cord through top of head. Tie ends tog in a knot; trim ends close to knot. Rotate cord so that knot is inside head.

CHAPTER 2

Donner


With just bits of stash yarns, why not give some new techniques a try and make the cutest little reindeer? You have nothing to lose and new skills to gain!

Design by Lena Skvagerson for Annie's Signature Designs


Skill Level

EXPERIENCED


Finished Measurements

Length: Approx 5¾ inches

Height: 4 inches


Materials


1 SUPER FINE


• Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Solids (fingering weight; 50% wool/25% nylon/25% rayon; 230 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein each deep brown #5006 (A), soft white #5001 (B) and red #5003 (C)

• Fingering weight yarn: Small amount black for eyes

• Size 2 (2.75mm) double-point needles (set of 4) or size needed to obtain gauge

• Fiberfill


Gauge

32 sts and 42 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st.

To save time, take time to check gauge.


Special Technique

6-St I-Cord: With dpns, cast on 6 sts. *Do not turn, slide sts to other end of dpn, pull yarn taut across back, k6; rep from * until cord is desired length. Bind off.


Pattern Notes

Legs, body and head are worked in the round, stuffed and then sewn together.

One skein of A will yield approximately 2 ornaments.


Leg

Make 4

With A, cast on 6 sts and divide on 3 dpns. Mark beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: [K1, yo, k1] 3 times — 9 sts.

Rnd 2: [Yo, k3] 3 times, working yo's from Rnd 1 tbl to twist — 12 sts.

Rnd 3: Knit, working yo's tbl.

Rnd 4: Purl.

Rnd 5: Knit.

Rnd 6: [K2tog, k2] 3 times — 9 sts.

Stuff leg with a little fiberfill as you go.

Rnds 7–9: With B, knit. Cut B.

Rnds 10–25: With A, knit.

Bind off.

Cut A, leaving a 6-inch tail for sewing leg to body.


Body

Note: Body is worked from back to front.

With A, cast on 6 sts and divide on 3 dpns. Mark beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: [K1, yo] 6 times — 12 sts.

Rnds 2, 4, 6 and 8: Knit, working yo's tbl.

Rnd 3: [K2, yo] 6 times — 18 sts.

Rnd 5: [K3, yo] 6 times — 24 sts.

Rnd 7: [K4, yo] 6 times — 30 sts.

Knit 20 rnds.


Chest

Note: Beg of rnd is under the stomach.

Work short rows as follows:

Row 1 (RS): K14, turn.

Row 2 (WS): P28, turn.

Row 3: K27, turn.

Row 4: P26, turn.

Row 5: K25, turn.

Row 6: P24, turn.

Row 7: K23, turn.

Row 8: P22, turn.

Next rnd: K22, [pick up and knit 1 st before next st on LH needle, then slip new st to LH needle; k2tog (new st and next st)] 4 times, (center neck), k1, [pick up and knit 1 st before next st on LH needle, then slip new st to LH needle; k2tog (new st and next st)] 4 times, k10 — 30 sts.


Shape Neck

Rnd 1: [K3, k2tog] 6 times — 24 sts.

Rnd 2: [K2, k2tog] 6 times — 18 sts.

Rnd 3: [K1, k2tog] 6 times — 12 sts.

Bind off.

Cut yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail for sewing head to neck.

Stuff with fiberfill.


Head

Note: Head is worked from nose to back of head. The 13 sts between yo's established on Rnds 6–12 are top of head.

With B, cast on 6 sts and divide on 3 dpns. Mark beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: [Yo, k1] 6 times — 12 sts.

Rnd 3 and all odd-numbered rnds: Knit around, working all yo's of previous rnd tbl.

Rnd 4: [Yo, k2] 6 times — 18 sts.

After Rnd 5, cut B and join A.

Rnd 6: K1, yo, k5, yo, k12 — 20 sts.

Rnd 8: K1, yo, k7, yo, k12 — 22 sts.

Rnd 10: K1, yo, k9, yo, k12 — 24 sts.

Rnd 12: K1, yo, k11, yo, k12 — 26 sts.

Knit 13 rnds.

Dec rnd: K2tog around — 13 sts.

Stuff with fiberfill.

Knit 1 rnd.

Last rnd: [K2tog] 6 times, k1 — 7 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a 5-inch tail.

Using tapestry needle, thread tail through rem sts, and pull tight.

Weave in ends.


Tail

With A, cast on 6 sts, leaving a 6-inch tail for sewing tail to body

Work I-Cord for 6 rnds; after last rnd, do not turn, slide sts.

Rnd 7: K1, [k2tog] twice, k1; do not turn, slide sts — 4 sts.

Rnd 8: [K2tog] twice — 2 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a 5-inch tail.

Using tapestry needle, thread tail through rem sts, and pull tight.

Weave in end.


Antler

Make 2

With A, cast on 9 sts.

Rows 1 and 2: Knit.

Row 3: Bind off 4 sts, knit to end — 5 sts.

Row 4: Bind off 3 sts, k2.

Rows 5 and 6: K2.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.


Scarf

With C, cast on 60 sts.

Knit 4 rows.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.


Assembly

Note: Refer to photo while assembling.

Using tail from neck, sew head to body, making sure to center the 13 sts that were established between incs (on Rnds 6–12) at top of head.

Using tails, sew legs to body.

Using cast-on tail, sew tail to back of body.

Sew antlers to head.

With black yarn, embroider eyes on head.

Tie scarf around the neck; tack to secure.


Twisted-Cord Hanger

Cut 30-inch strand of A. Fold in half and secure folded end to a stationary object. Twist yarn until it begins to double back on itself. Fold in half again with both ends tog and allow to twist on itself. Thread cord through top of back. Tie ends tog in a knot; trim ends close to knot. Rotate cord so that knot ends up inside body.

CHAPTER 3

Donner


With just bits of stash yarns, why not give some new techniques a try and make the cutest little reindeer? You have nothing to lose and new skills to gain!

Design by Lena Skvagerson for Annie's Signature Designs


Skill Level

EXPERIENCED


Finished Measurements

Length: Approx 5¾ inches

Height: 4 inches


Materials


1 SUPER FINE


• Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Solids (fingering weight; 50% wool/25% nylon/25% rayon; 230 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein each deep brown #5006 (A), soft white #5001 (B) and red #5003 (C)

• Fingering weight yarn: Small amount black for eyes

• Size 2 (2.75mm) double-point needles (set of 4) or size needed to obtain gauge

• Fiberfill


Gauge

32 sts and 42 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st.

To save time, take time to check gauge.


Special Technique

6-St I-Cord: With dpns, cast on 6 sts. *Do not turn, slide sts to other end of dpn, pull yarn taut across back, k6; rep from * until cord is desired length. Bind off.


Pattern Notes

Legs, body and head are worked in the round, stuffed and then sewn together.

One skein of A will yield approximately 2 ornaments.


Leg

Make 4

With A, cast on 6 sts and divide on 3 dpns. Mark beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: [K1, yo, k1] 3 times — 9 sts.

Rnd 2: [Yo, k3] 3 times, working yo's from Rnd 1 tbl to twist — 12 sts.

Rnd 3: Knit, working yo's tbl.

Rnd 4: Purl.

Rnd 5: Knit.

Rnd 6: [K2tog, k2] 3 times — 9 sts.

Stuff leg with a little fiberfill as you go.

Rnds 7–9: With B, knit. Cut B.

Rnds 10–25: With A, knit.

Bind off.

Cut A, leaving a 6-inch tail for sewing leg to body.


Body

Note: Body is worked from back to front.

With A, cast on 6 sts and divide on 3 dpns. Mark beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: [K1, yo] 6 times — 12 sts.

Rnds 2, 4, 6 and 8: Knit, working yo's tbl.

Rnd 3: [K2, yo] 6 times — 18 sts.

Rnd 5: [K3, yo] 6 times — 24 sts.

Rnd 7: [K4, yo] 6 times — 30 sts.

Knit 20 rnds.


Chest

Note: Beg of rnd is under the stomach.

Work short rows as follows:

Row 1 (RS): K14, turn.

Row 2 (WS): P28, turn.

Row 3: K27, turn.

Row 4: P26, turn.

Row 5: K25, turn.

Row 6: P24, turn.

Row 7: K23, turn.

Row 8: P22, turn.

Next rnd: K22, [pick up and knit 1 st before next st on LH needle, then slip new st to LH needle; k2tog (new st and next st)] 4 times, (center neck), k1, [pick up and knit 1 st before next st on LH needle, then slip new st to LH needle; k2tog (new st and next st)] 4 times, k10 — 30 sts.


Shape Neck

Rnd 1: [K3, k2tog] 6 times — 24 sts.

Rnd 2: [K2, k2tog] 6 times — 18 sts.

Rnd 3: [K1, k2tog] 6 times — 12 sts.

Bind off.

Cut yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail for sewing head to neck.

Stuff with fiberfill.


Head

Note: Head is worked from nose to back of head. The 13 sts between yo's established on Rnds 6–12 are top of head.

With B, cast on 6 sts and divide on 3 dpns. Mark beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: [Yo, k1] 6 times — 12 sts.

Rnd 3 and all odd-numbered rnds: Knit around, working all yo's of previous rnd tbl.

Rnd 4: [Yo, k2] 6 times — 18 sts.

After Rnd 5, cut B and join A.

Rnd 6: K1, yo, k5, yo, k12 — 20 sts.

Rnd 8: K1, yo, k7, yo, k12 — 22 sts.

Rnd 10: K1, yo, k9, yo, k12 — 24 sts.

Rnd 12: K1, yo, k11, yo, k12 — 26 sts.

Knit 13 rnds.

Dec rnd: K2tog around — 13 sts.

Stuff with fiberfill.

Knit 1 rnd.

Last rnd: [K2tog] 6 times, k1 — 7 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a 5-inch tail.

Using tapestry needle, thread tail through rem sts, and pull tight.

Weave in ends.


Tail

With A, cast on 6 sts, leaving a 6-inch tail for sewing tail to body

Work I-Cord for 6 rnds; after last rnd, do not turn, slide sts.

Rnd 7: K1, [k2tog] twice, k1; do not turn, slide sts — 4 sts.

Rnd 8: [K2tog] twice — 2 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a 5-inch tail.

Using tapestry needle, thread tail through rem sts, and pull tight.

Weave in end.


Antler

Make 2

With A, cast on 9 sts.

Rows 1 and 2: Knit.

Row 3: Bind off 4 sts, knit to end — 5 sts.

Row 4: Bind off 3 sts, k2.

Rows 5 and 6: K2.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.


Scarf

With C, cast on 60 sts.

Knit 4 rows.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.


Assembly

Note: Refer to photo while assembling.

Using tail from neck, sew head to body, making sure to center the 13 sts that were established between incs (on Rnds 6–12) at top of head.

Using tails, sew legs to body.

Using cast-on tail, sew tail to back of body.

Sew antlers to head.

With black yarn, embroider eyes on head.

Tie scarf around the neck; tack to secure.


Twisted-Cord Hanger

Cut 30-inch strand of A. Fold in half and secure folded end to a stationary object. Twist yarn until it begins to double back on itself. Fold in half again with both ends tog and allow to twist on itself. Thread cord through top of back. Tie ends tog in a knot; trim ends close to knot. Rotate cord so that knot ends up inside body.

CHAPTER 4

Elfie

You'll enjoy seeing this little guy spring to life on your needles. The kiddies will think he's pretty cool too!

Design by Lena Skvagerson for Annie's Signature Designs


Skill Level

INTERMEDIATE


Finished Measurement

Approx 6 inches tall


Materials


1 SUPER FINE


• Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Solids (fingering weight; 50% wool/25% nylon/25% rayon; 230 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein each soft white #5001 (A), red #5003 (B), woodsy green #5007 (C) and deep brown #5006 (D)

• Fingering weight yarn: 1 yd each beige (E) and black (F)

• Size 2 (2.75mm) double-point needles (set of 5) or size needed to obtain gauge

• Stitch markers

• Stitch holders (optional)

• Fiberfill


Gauge

32 sts and 42 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st.

To save time, take time to check gauge.


Special Abbreviation

Make 1 (M1): Insert LH needle from front to back under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st on LH needle; knit through back of resulting loop.


Pattern Notes

Ornament is made in 1 piece. Legs and arms are worked separately in the round and stuffed, then incorporated into the body; piece ends at top of head and hat.

Weave in yarn tails at color changes as you go.

Yarn amounts listed will yield approximately 11 ornaments.


Elf

Arm

Make 2

With E and leaving a 5-inch tail, cast on 4 sts.

Row 1: Kfb in each st across, do not turn — 8 sts.

Distribute to 4 dpns. Mark beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 2: [K1, kfb] 4 times — 12 sts.

Rnd 3: Knit.

Change to A.

Rnd 4: [K2, k2tog] 3 times — 9 sts.

Rnds 5 and 6: Purl.

Change to C.

Rnds 7–20: Knit.

Last rnd: Bind off 2 sts, knit to end — 7 sts.

Use cast-on tail to close up cast-on opening.

Stuff arm with fiberfill.

Put sts on st holder or waste yarn.


Left Leg

With C and leaving a 5-inch tail, cast on 4 sts.

Row 1: Kfb in each st across, do not turn — 8 sts.

Distribute to 4 dpns. Mark beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 2: [K1, kfb] 4 times — 12 sts.

Rnd 3: Kfb, k10, kfb — 14 sts.

Rnds 4–6: Knit.

Rnd 7: K4, [k2tog] 3 times, k4; cut C — 11 sts.

With A, knit 2 rnds; cut A.

With B, knit 10 rnds.

Last rnd: K7, bind off 2 sts — 9 sts rem.

Use cast-on tail to close up cast-on opening.

Stuff leg with fiberfill.

Beg at bound-off opening, transfer sts to waste yarn.


Right Leg

Work as for left leg to last rnd.

Last rnd: K2, bind off 2 sts, knit to end of rnd, slip marker, k2 — 9 sts rem.

Close up cast-on opening and stuff leg with fiberfill.


Body

Transfer left leg sts to a dpn.

With B, k9 from left leg, then k9 from right leg; pm for beg of rnd (middle back) — 18 sts.

Rnd 1: Kfb in each st around — 36 sts.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3: *K3, kfb; rep from * around; cut B — 45 sts.

Rnd 4: With A, knit.

Rnds 5 and 6: Purl. Cut A.

Rnd 7: With C, *k3, k2tog; rep from * around — 36 sts.

Rnds 8–14: Knit; do not cut C.

Rnd 15: With D, knit.

Rnds 16 and 17: Purl; cut D.

Rnd 18: With C, *k4, k2tog; rep from * around — 30 sts.

Rnds 19–23: Knit.

Rnd 24: K7, bind off 2, knit to last 9 sts, bind off 2, knit to end. Body sts are now divided as follows: 7 sts, 12 sts, 7 sts.


Shoulders

Transfer arm sts to 2 spare dpns.

Rnd 1: K7 body sts, k7 sts from first arm, k12 body sts, k7 sts from 2nd arm, k7 body sts — 40 sts.

Rnd 2: K2tog round — 20 sts.

Rnd 3: Knit. Cut C.

Sew openings under the arms and between the legs closed.

Stuff body with fiberfill.

Rnd 4: With B, knit.

Rnds 5 and 6: Purl. Cut B.


Head

Change to A and work short rows as follows:

Row 1 (RS): *K9, M1, k2, M1, k7, turn — 2 sts inc.

Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p7, M1, p2, M1, p8, turn — 2 sts inc.

Row 3: Sl 1, k8, M1, k2, M1, k7, turn — 2 sts inc.

Row 4: Sl 1, p17, turn.

Row 5: Sl 1, k5, ssk, k2, k2tog, k4, turn — 2 sts dec.

Row 6: Sl 1, p11, turn.

Row 7: Sl 1, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k9 to marker; cut A — 2 sts dec.

Stuff head with fiberfill.


Hat

Change to B and continue in the rnd.

Rnd 1: Knit — 22 sts.

Rnds 2–4: Purl; cut B.

Rnds 5–10: With C, knit.

Rnd 11: K2, [k2tog, k2] 5 times — 17 sts.

Rnd 12: Knit.

Stuff hat with fiberfill.

Rnd 13: K1, [k2tog, k2] 4 times — 13 sts.

Rnd 14: Knit.

K2tog around until 6 sts rem.

Cut C, leaving a 5-inch tail.

Using tapestry needle, thread tail through rem sts and pull tight.


Ear

Make 2

Notes: Ears are worked flat from bottom and up. On Rows 2 and 3, twist yo's from previous row by working tbl.

With A, cast on 2 sts, leaving a 6-inch tail to sew ears to head.

Row 1: P1, yo, p1 — 3 sts.

Row 2: K1, yo, k1, yo, k1 — 5 sts.

Row 3: P5.

Row 4: K2, k2tog, k1 — 4 sts.

Row 5: P1, p2tog, p1 — 3 sts.

Row 6: Sk2p.

Cut yarn and fasten off. Weave in end.

Use cast-on tails to sew bottom of ears to each side of head.


Finishing

Face

Note: Refer to photo for embroidery.

With F, embroider a small st on each side of face for eyes.

With B, embroider a long st for mouth.


Scarf

With B, cast on 45 sts.

Knit 2 rows.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.

Tie scarf around neck and secure by tacking.


Twisted-Cord Hanger

Cut 30-inch strand of D. Fold in half and secure folded end to a stationary object. Twist yarn until it begins to double back on itself. Fold in half again with both ends tog, and allow to twist on itself. Thread cord through top of hat. Tie ends tog in a knot; trim ends close to knot. Rotate cord so that knot is inside hat.

CHAPTER 5

Santa Ornament


The Christmas tree would not be complete without Santa! This clever design starts like a toe-up sock, then progresses to a beard, a jolly face and a hat.

Design by Jackie Daugherty for Annie's Signature Designs


Skill Level

INTERMEDIATE


Finished Measurement

Height: 5 inches


Materials


5 BULKY


4 BULKY


• Lion Brand Yarn Jiffy (chunky weight; 100% acrylic; 135 yds/85g per skein): 1 skein white #100 (A)

• Lion Brand Yarn Vanna's Choice (worsted weight; 100% acrylic; 170 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein each pink #101 (B) and cranberry #180 (C)

• 1 yd black yarn for eyes

• Size 8 (5mm) double-point needles (set of 4) or size needed to obtain gauge

• Stitch markers

• Fiberfill

• White sewing thread and sewing needle

• 8 inches monofilament thread


Gauge

16 sts and 24 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st.

Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Special Abbreviations

Knot Stitch (NS): K1, then [slip st back to LH needle, k1] twice.

Make Bobble (MB): Knit into the front, back and front of next st, turn; p3, turn; k3, turn; p3, turn; CDD.

Centered Double Decrease (CDD): Slip next 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, p2sso to dec 2 sts.

Make 1 Left (M1L): Insert LH needle from front to back under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st on LH needle; knit through back of resulting loop.

Make 1 Right (M1R): Insert LH needle from back to front under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st on LH needle; knit into front of resulting loop.


Pattern Notes

Ornament is worked in the round from the beard to the top of the hat.

Weave in ends at color changes as you go.

Yarn amounts given will yield approximately 12 ornaments.


Ornament

Beard

With A, cast on 6 sts; distribute sts to 3 dpns. Mark beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: [K1, NS, k1, pm] twice — 6 sts.

Rnd 2: [K1, M1R, k1, M1L, k1] twice — 10 sts.

Rnd 3: *K1, NS; rep from * around.

Rnd 4: [K1, M1R, knit to 1 st before marker, M1L, k1] twice — 14 sts.

Rnds 5–11: Rep Rnds 3 and 4, ending with Rnd 3; cut A — 26 sts.


Face

With B and removing 2nd marker on first rnd, knit 4 rnds.

Next rnd: K6, MB, knit to end of rnd.

Knit 2 rnds. Cut B.


Hat

With A, knit 1 rnd.

Purl 3 rnds. Cut A.


Add Features to Face

Note: Refer to photo for placement of features.

Using 12-inch strand of C, make 3/8-inch straight st for mouth 2 rows below bobble (nose).

With black, make 2 straight sts for eyes.

With C, knit 7 rnds and on last rnd, dec 2 sts evenly spaced — 24 sts.

Lightly stuff ornament with fiberfill.

Next rnd: [K8, pm] 3 times.

Knit 2 rnds.


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Contents

2 Snowdie,
4 Donner,
7 Elfie,
10 Santa Ornament,
12 O Christmas Tree,
14 Peppermint Wreath,
15 Nordic Snowflake,
17 Redwork Ornaments,
19 Angel Choir,
21 Wish Upon a Star,
23 Opulent Openwork Ornaments,
26 Drop Stitch Delight,
28 I Gave You My Heart,
30 Walking in a Winter Wonderland,
32 Cabled Christmas Stocking,
36 Merry & Bright Stockings,
38 Little Mitten Garland,
41 It's in the Bag,
42 Littlest Matryoshka Doll,
44 Agnes the Christmas Lamb,
General Information,
Knitting Basics, 46,

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