Christmas Bulbs

Here’s the last of my Victorian style Christmas ornaments. They are basic/simple bulb style ornaments. They can be made in solid colors or stripes, however you choose.

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Bulbs:

Supplies:
F hook
Medium weight yarn in 4 ( I used Lily’s sugar and cream )
Poly fill stuffing
Yarn needle
Silver yarn, ( optional )
Glitter glue ( optional )

Bulb:
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. sc in each st around – 5
3. 2sc in each st around – 10
4. ( sc, 2sc )5x – 15
5. sc around – 15
6. ( sc 2, 2sc )5x – 20
7. sc around – 20
8. ( sc 3, 2sc )5x – 25
9-14. sc around – 25
15. ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20
16. sc around – 20
-begin stuffing, keep stuffing firm.
17. ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15
18. sc around – 15
19. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
20. sc around – 10
21. dec 5, fasten off, sew shut

Top: ( optional )
Ch 2
1. 4sc in second ch from hk – 4
2. 2sc in each st around – 8
3. sc around in back loops only – 8
4. sc around – 8
Fasten off.
Sew on to top

It’s hard to see in the photo, but I used fine glitter glue and covered a few stripes only. It glitters lovely in the light!

Stuffed heart ornaments.

Here’s number two of the Victorian inspired ornaments, Stuffed/embellished hearts. Enjoy!

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Stuffed Hearts:

Supplies:

Any color yarn in medium weight 4 ( I used Lily’s Sugar & Cream )
F hook
Poly fil stuffing
Yarn needle

Ch 2 ( make two )
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 6
2. 2sc in each st around – 12
3. ( sc, 2sc)6x – 18
4 – 5. sc around – 18 each row
Fasten off

Join the “humps”:
*insert hook through one side of each hump and yarn over hk:

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*pull through both stitches, yarn over hk, pull through loop:

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*insert hk through next st on both humps:

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* yarn over hk, pull through both sts, yarn over hk, pull through both loops on hk. Your now connected.
* continue crocheting around both humps from this point on, starting here:

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6. sc around – 30
7. sc around – 30
8. ( sc 4, dec )5x – 25
9. ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20
10. ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15
11. sc around – 15
*start stuffing now.
12. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
13. sc around – 10
14. dec 5
Fasten off, sew shut, weave in ends.

Embellish anyway you choose!
I made a smaller circle and glued a gem on for the center and then quickly whip stitched lace ribbon along the edges.

Crochet “Paper Cones”

First of all apparently today is the one year anniversary of my humble little blog!
Alright onto the more important matters: a new pattern for you!
I’m starting you off with the “paper cone”, how cute would a bunch of these be filled with candies hanging off your tree. Your holiday guests can take one home with them as a quick little gift.

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“Paper Cones”
Supplies:

Medium weight yarn in 4
F hook
Yarn needle
Embellishments ( optional )

Ch 2
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6
2. sc around – 6
3. ( sc 2, 2sc )2x – 8
4. sc around – 8
5. ( sc 3, 2sc )2x – 10
6. sc around – 10
7. ( sc 4, 2sc )2x – 12
8. sc around – 12
9. ( sc 5, 2sc )2x – 14
10. sc around – 14
11. ( sc 6, 2sc )2x – 16
12. sc around – 16
13. ( sc 7, 2sc )2x – 18
14. sc around – 18
15. ( sc 8, 2sc )2x – 20
16. sc around – 20
17. ( sc 9, 2sc )2x – 22
18. sc around – 22
19. ( sc 10, 2sc )2x – 24
20. sc around – 24
21. ( sc 11, 2sc )2x – 26
22. sc around – 26
23. ( sc 12, 2sc )2x – 28
24. sc around – 28
25. ( sc 13, 2sc )2x – 30
26. sc around – 30
27. slp st around

For the loop, I chained 25 and slip stitched into the edge.
If using a ribbon, weave in ends and sew onto back of edge.

They work up quickly and easily!

Christmas patterns coming!

Christmas is coming!!!! I’m way too excited about this…
And as the title suggests, I have a few new patterns on the way. Three are complete and two are on the hook. I’m trying to push through them as quickly as possible, while still working on commission pieces and gifts!
So keep your eyes open, the first ones will be appearing soon. Here’s a little glimpse:

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I call them Victorian inspired ornaments.
The two on hook are amigurumi loves!
See you soon with at least one new pattern for you!

Turkey day decor 🦃

Thanksgiving is approaching! And while I do love the holiday, family gatherings, huge meals, no pressure to buy presents, I must admit I’m horrible about decorating for it! Honestly I just want to put up my Christmas as soon as I take down Halloween….but alas, mister won’t allow such things. 😥
So a few years back I made a couple of small thanksgiving type items I’d thought I’d share with you. While I don’t have instructions written out, I do believe they are pretty easy to mock!

You will need felt pieces in whatever colors you choose.
Embroidery floss to match your felt.
And get creative here, ribbons for garland, magnets to glue on, etc.

All I did was go online and print out a couple of different leaf and turkey templates. Look for the simplest shaped ones.

Then for the leaves, trace and cut two in different colors. I then just cut out some “slits”, this will allow your bottom color to show through.
Use your embroidery floss to sew them together.
The turkey was a bit more time consuming but I insisted it needed to be done in all separate pieces.

Simple! I glued magnets to mine so I can put them up on the fridge! Or you can make a garland with the turkey in the center and lots of leaves on the sides!!

Here are some close up shots:

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Simple! Hope you enjoy!