Did you know that Christmas is only 6 months away? Many of us makers, especially those of us who sell seasonal items, need to get started on them super early. Enter the Christmas in July Holiday Décor Blog Hop hosted by Claire of E’Claire Makery!
E’Claire Makery’s Christmas in July Holiday Décor Blog Hop
Claire has gathered up tons of talented designers to bring you amazing projects for your home, whether you’re making for yourself, selling or gifting!
Each day for the entire month of July, you will have the opportunity to download a new FREE PDF Pattern from Ravelry. For full details and to grab the coupon code you’ll need at check-out on Ravelry, visit Claire’s Round-Up post, and while you’re there bookmark it and check back daily to see what designer and pattern are being featured each day! Or if you prefer, you can sign up on Claire’s post to receive daily email reminders.
I’m super excited to be participating in this blog hop, and to be offering my Christmas Flower Ornament pattern as part of it! I’m also super excited to debut this pattern forever on my blog for free! So even if you miss the free PDF, you can still find this super fun and quick pattern for free!
Christmas Flower Ornament
by Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust
- 10 yds / 10 m #3 Crochet Thread – I used Aunt Lydia’s in these photos but I also really like Knitpicks Curio #3 thread too!
- 1.75 mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- 3” Eye Pin – find these in the jewelry section of your craft store
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Fabric Stiffener – I used Aileen’s Stiffen Quick
Stitches & Abbreviations (US Terms)
- Magic Circle – tutorial here
- Chain (ch)
- Skip (sk)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Half Double Crochet (hdc)
- Puff Stitch (puff) – tutorial here
- Picot – tutorial here
Approximately 3″ / 7.6 cm Diameter from picot to picot
- This pattern is written in US Standard terms and is classified as Intermediate.
- Stitch tutorials for the puff stitch and picot are linked in the Stitches & Abbreviations section above.
- This pattern can be altered for size or tension by sizing your hook up/down and/or substituting yarn or thread weights.
- Chain stitches at beginning of rounds do not count as a stitch.
Why the PDF?
What’s so cool about my PDF? Everything!
My interactive PDFs are written with teaching in mind, complete with photo tutorials for all special stitches (including links to videos), tips and tricks for the pattern itself or reading patterns in general, lots of photos, and charts for those visual learners out there! And best of all, everything is formatted for ease of navigation, allowing you to jump between sections of the pattern with ease!
Not a beginner? I also have a consolidated version (where applicable) of the pattern that’s printer-friendly just for you!
Get your printable PDF version of this pattern below!
Included in the PDF version of this pattern:
- all special stitch photo tutorials mentioned above (with links to video tutorials for each),
- a helpful stitch chart for visual reference
- As a special bonus, the PDF also includes a printable PDF of the tags I used in the photo above! For that extra added touch!
Are you more of a video person? I’ve created video for this pattern showing you how to make this ornament from start to finish! The written pattern follows below.
This pattern is worked in the round. All rounds except R4 are joined. Stitch counts are given at the end of rounds in ( )s. Round by round photos, as well as a close-up photo of the ornament can be found after these instructions. Additionally, a video showing how to make this pattern from start to finish is available above.
PART 1: BODY
Begin with a Magic Circle.
NOTE: Find my magic circle tutorial here.
R1: Ch 1, sc 18 into magic circle, sl st to the top of the first sc of the round to join. Tighten magic circle slightly. (18)
R2: Ch 1, hdc 24 into magic circle, working around the sc sts of R1, sl to top of the first hdc to join. (24)
R3: Ch 1, puff, ch 5, sk 3, repeat from * 5 more times, sl to top of the first puff to join. (6 puff, 6 ch-5 sp)
NOTE: Find my puff stitch tutorial here.
PRO TIP: When you see an * in your row or round instructions, that indicates the stitch pattern to repeat across the row or around the round.
R4: *Sc 9 into ch-5 space, sl st to top of puff, repeat from * 5 more times. (54 sc, 6 sl st)
NOTE: There is NO chain 1 to start this round; you start your round immediately with your stitches going into the chain 5 space.
NOTE: There is NO slip stitch to join. The last stitch of the round should be the slip stitch into the first puff from R3.
R5: [Hdc 3, dc 2, picot, dc 2, hdc 3] into ch-5 sp, working around the sc sts of R4, sl to top of puff, repeat 5 more times, join with a slip stitch. Tighten magic circle again, if needed. (36 hdc, 24 dc, 6 picot)
NOTE: Find my picot tutorial here.
NOTE: There is NO chain 1 to start this round.
NOTE: The slip stitches in for this round will be worked into the same location as they were in R4, the top of your puff stitches from R3. Also, the slip stitch to join the round should come AFTER the last slip stitch into the last puff.
Tie off and weave in ends.
Round by Round Photos
Place wax paper over your blocking mat, and spray both sides of your ornament with stiffening spray (I use Aileen’s Stiffen Quick). Pin your ornament to the mat at the picots, stretching the ornament slightly to get a nice shape. Allow to dry. This process is documented in the video at the 23:00 mark for this pattern here.
PART 2: ORNAMENT HOOK
If you feel like it, you can make your own hook to add to your ornament! You’ll need 3” eye pins and a pair of needle nose pliers, both of which can usually be found in the jewelry aisle of your local craft store. You can find this part of the pattern in the video here.
Step 1: Use your needle nose pliers to open the eye of the eye pin.
Step 2: Slip the opened eye through the middle chain of one of your picots, then pinch the eye closed with your pliers.
Step 3: Holding the middle of your pin, use your pliers to carefully bend the post into a hook shape. Begin by bending the tip slightly, moving the pliers down the pin a bit, then repeat until you have a hook shape.
Woohooo! You’ve just made one super cute ornament to hang on your tree this year!
Want some other ideas? You can make them to use as present toppers and take your gift wrap to the next level. Or, you could make a bunch and string them together to make a garland! OR…Christmas Flower Earrings, anyone? Check out the mod below!
Use #10 crochet thread with a 1.25mm hook and make this pattern twice! Attach a pair of fish hook earring findings the same way you did when you attached the eye pin in the pattern above, opening the eye with a pair of needle nose pliers, attaching at a picot, then gently closing the eye.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern and found it easy to follow! If not, or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Email me at HooksBooksAndWanderlust@gmail.com.
I would LOVE to see your make! Should you choose to share, use the tag(s) #ChristmasFlowerOrnament and /or #LaBelleVieForMe to share your makes with me @HooksBooksWanderlust on Instagram and/or Facebook!
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© Kristen Caldwell| Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust
All rights reserved. This design, pattern, images and any videos are the property of Kristen Caldwell via La Belle Vie Mais Oui and HooksBooksAndWanderlust.com. This pattern is for personal use. Items made using this pattern can be sold with credit given to Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust. In accordance with U.S. copyright laws, you may not alter, sell, or distribute this pattern in whole or in part, in any way without express written permission from Kristen Caldwell.