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I recently made little pandas and bears ornaments inspired by a pattern by All About Ami  that I found on Pinterest. I wanted mine to be smaller so I changed the pattern for the body and scarf. I also used a different size hook, and a different brand of yarn. Credit goes to Stephanie for creating this pattern.

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To make these bears I used regular acrylic yarn, a 2.75mm hook, some felt and fiberfill for stuffing. I glued googly eyes but you can opt for plastic safety eyes or embroidery (I always recommend embroidery for small children).

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I started round 1 to 5 like her pattern, then continued with:
Rnd 6 to 11: sc in each st around (30)
Change color to black for the panda
Rnd 12 to 13: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 14: [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Rnd 15: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 16: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 17: dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off

For the scarf, I made a row of 55 stitches, and 1 row of half double crochet. I followed the original instructions for the ears.

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To finish, I glued a little black pom-pom to make the nose. I think they turned out really cute! I love both versions of the ornaments, you can try both if you want to make small ones and larger ones. You can also check out all the cool free patterns she has on her blog, All About Ami.

Happy crocheting!

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It’s time to start some Christmas projects. This year I am going to publish several patterns to make ornaments. The first one is a snowman that will look really cute on your Christmas tree. Get your hooks and yarn ready!

snowman ornament

I used Caron Simply Soft to make the snowman, and a 2.75mm hook. The larger the hook, the bigger it will be. This one is about 4 inch tall, and it is crocheted in spirals without joining the rounds. I hope you will enjoy this pattern!

Materials:
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – white (Caron Simply Soft)
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – black (Caron Simply Soft)
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – red (Caron Simply Soft)
– 2.75mm crochet hook
– 1 pair of 0.2 inch goggly eyes
– Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
– Stitch marker
– Yarn needle
– Felt: green and orange
– Embroidery thread, black
– Glue gun, or fabric glue

Abbreviations:
rnd = round
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increase
dec = dec
rnd = round
BLO = back loops only
FLO = front loops only

THE PATTERN:

Head:
With white yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5 to 9: sc in each st around (24)
Rnd 10: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 11: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 12: dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off. Embroider the thread in the stitches of the last row to close the hole.

Body:
With white yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times (30)
Rnd 6 to 10: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 11: [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Rnd 12: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 13: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 14: dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off. Embroider the thread in the stitches of the last row to close the hole.

snowman body

Hat:
With black yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rbd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
*Rnd 5: 1 row of sc, BLO (24)
Rnd 6 to 8: sc in each st around (24)
*Rnd 9: [3 sc, inc] 6 times, FLO (30)
Rnd 10: [4 sc, inc] 6 times (36)
Fasten off, weave in the loose thread in the stitches of the hat.

*Each stitch has two loops. Insert your hook on the back one instead of both loops when you work on row 5 (BLO).

*Row 9 is worked with the front loops only (FLO).

Scarf:
With red yarn, 40 in ch.
Row 1: 39 hdc
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Assembly:
– Glue the head and body together. Glue the goggly eyes on the head.

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– Cut a rectangle in some orange felt, about 1 x 0.5 inch . Roll it and glue as you go. Glue between the eyes to make a nose.

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– Cut 2 circles in some green felt, and glue to the front of the body to make little buttons.

– Put a line of glue around the inner edge of the hat, and set on the head.

– Wrap the scarf around the neck and make a single knot.

– Cut some black embroidery thread to make a hook, and insert it in the stitches on top of the hat. Make a secure double knot, then hide the knot inside the hat.

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Voila! your little snowman is done. I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section.

I found a really cool pattern to make a reindeer applique on Repeat Crafter Me. It’s so cute, I decided to make some and turn them into ornaments. This applique is so easy to make, it only took an hour to make 12 of them. They will look really nice on the Christmas tree!

Reindeer applique I made, Repeat Crafter Me Pattern

Reindeer applique I made, Repeat Crafter Me Pattern

I  loved the way she made the face but I decided put my own spin on it. I used brown felt to make the antlers instead of crocheting them, and red felt for the nose because I didn’t have any red buttons (I really wanted to put some small red pom-poms but I didn’t have any left). I glued some goggly eyes instead of using embroidery. Since I wanted to turn this applique into an ornament, I glued a piece of ribbon on the applique for the hook, then a bow on top of it.

Reindeer applique I made, pattern by Repeat Crafter Me

You can make a lot of them in no time.

Sarah has really cute patterns on her site, take this opportunity to browse her blog, she has tons of cute things for all occasions!

Happy crocheting!

I am still making Christmas ornaments, and yesterday I came up with a cute pattern to make Santa stockings to hang on tree. This pattern is easy to follow, I hope you enjoy it! You will need some red and white yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver), some white embroidery thread, a needle and a small red ribbon. I used a 2.75mm hook to make this stocking, the finished size is about 3 inch long.

Christmas socks ornaments

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
dec = decrease
st = stitch

Pattern:
– With red yarn, 7 in ch. Starting from second ch from hook:
Rnd 1: 5 sc, 3 sc in last st, turn to the other side of the chain, 4 sc, 2 sc in last st (14)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st st, 4 sc, 2 sc in next 3 st, 5 sc, 2 sc in last st (19)
Rnd 3: 1 sc, 2 sc in next st, 6 sc, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc, 2 sc in next st, 7 sc, 2 sc in last st (23)
Rnd 4: sc in each st around (23)
Rnd 5: 9 sc, dec 3 times, 8 sc (20)
Rnd 6: 7 sc, dec 3 times, 7 sc (17)
Rnd 7: 7 sc, dec 2 times, 6 sc (15)
Rnd 8: 7 sc, dec, 6 sc (14)
Rnd 9 to 13: sc in each st around (14)
– Change yarn to white
Rnd 14 to 15: sc in each st around (14)
Fasten off, and weave in loose end.

Glue a little red ribbon on the side, and insert some white embroidery thread at the top of the stocking to make a hook.

Christmas socks

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me. Happy crocheting!

I have started to make Christmas ornaments and decorations, and I wanted to share with you two patterns I found online to make panda ornaments and Christmas trees.

First, the panda. the pattern is by Stephanie, from All About Ami, and is very easy to follow. It also includes a koala, and a teddy bear, but I have only made the panda.

Her pattern calls for lightweight yarn (3), and a 2.00 crochet hook. Since I had neither, I used a medium/4 yarn and a 2.75mm hook, and modified the pattern by  only increasing up to row 5. They are just so cute!

Panda ornaments I made with Stephanie's pattern

Panda ornaments I made with Stephanie’s pattern

The second pattern is a Christmas tree, and I absolutely love this pattern by The Lazy Hobbyhopper. Not only the pine tree is very cute, the pattern is easy to follow and fun. I made several of them in white and green. I put glitter on the white, and pom-poms on all of them. I glued a little wood stand at the bottom of the trees, I think they look lovely.

Christmas trees I made, pattern by The Lazy Hobbyhopper

Christmas trees I made, pattern by The Lazy Hobbyhopper

I really recommend these two patterns if you are looking for Christmas projects, they are fun and easy to make.

Happy crocheting!


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