Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rudolph the Red Nose Ring Ornament

Rudolph is the 5th in my "Ringing in Christmas" Ornament Series.  Each ornament is made by crocheting around a 2" plastic ring.









Materials Needed (for white reindeer shown above):

Caron Simply Soft Worsted Weight Yarn:
- White
- Limelight
2" Plastic Ring
1/2" Red Pom Pom
Glue
Size G (4.25mm) Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
beg = beginning

Rudolph The Red Nose Ring Ornament:
Round 1) With white, join with a sl st around a 2” plastic ring, ch 1, 36 sc around ring, join with a sl st to beg sc. Do not turn. (36 sc)

Round 2) Ch 1, sc in same st and sc in next 10 sts, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next st (1st ear made), sc in next 12 sts, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next st (2nd ear made), sc in last 11 sts, join with a sl st to beg sc. Do not turn. (34 sc, 4 hdc, 2 dc)  End off white, weave in ends.

Right Antler:

Row 1) With Limelight, join with a sl st in the 2nd sc st to the left of the right ear, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, turn. (2 sc)

Row 2) Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in last st, turn. (3 sc)

Row 3)  Ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and sl st in each of the remaining 4 ch sts, then sc in the first sc st on row (1st antler point made), ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and sl st in each of the remaining 3 ch sts, then sc in next sc st on row (2nd antler point made), ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and sl st in each of the remaining 2 ch sts, then sc in last sc st. End off, weave in ends.

Left Antler:

Row 1) Skip the next 6 sts on ring that follow the right antler, and with Limelight, join with a sl st in the next st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, turn. (2 sc)

Row 2) Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, turn. (3 sc)

Row 3) Ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the remaining 2 ch sts, then sc in first sc st on row (1st antler point made), ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and sl st in each of the remaining 3 ch sts, then sc in next sc st on row (2nd antler point made), ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and sl st in each of the remaining 4 ch sts, then sc in last sc st on row. End off, weave in ends.

Finishing:  Glue red pom pom at the bottom for the nose.

Also see:
Week 1: Lacy Snowflake Ring Ornament
Week 2: Peppermint Candy Ring Ornament
Week 3: Christmas Wreath Ring Ornament
Week 4:  Snowman Ring Ornament





Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Snowman Ring Ornamant

Snowman Ring Ornament is the 4th in my "Ringing In Christmas" Ring Ornament Series.

Each ornament is made by crocheting around a 2" plastic ring.







Materials Needed:
Caron Simply Soft Worsted Weight Yarn:
- White
- Limelight
- Red
Size G (4.25mm) Crochet Hook
2" Plastic Ring
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sp = space
st = stitch
beg = beginning

Snowman Ring Ornament:
Round 1) With white, join with a sl st around a 2” plastic ring, ch 1, 36 sc around ring, join with a sl st to beg sc. Do not turn. (36 sc)

Round 2) Ch 1, sc in same st and sc in each remaining st around, join with a sl st to beg sc. Do Not turn. (36 sc) End off white, weave in ends.

Ear Muffs) With Limelight, join with a sl st in any st, ch 2, (hdc, dc) in same st, (dc, hdc, ch 2, sl st) in next st (first earmuff made), ch 18 (earmuff headband made), and sk the next 16 white sts on the ring, and in the next white st (17th st) work: (sl st, ch 2, hdc, dc), then (dc, hdc, ch 2, sl st) in next st (second earmuff made). End off, weave in ends. (NOTE:  The chain sts that make the headband between the earmuffs lays along the top edge of the ring, it is not stitched into the stitches on the ring)

To Finish) Cut small piece of red yarn, and weave thru stitches at the bottom and tie into a bow.

Other ornaments in this series:
Week 1) Lacy Snowflake Ring Ornament
Week 2) Peppermint Candy Ring Ornament
Week 3) Christmas Wreath Ring Ornament

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Wreath Ring Ornament

Christmas Wreath Ring Ornament is the 3rd in my "Ringing In Christmas" ornament series.

Each ornament is made by crocheting around a 2" plastic ring.


Materials Needed:
Caron Simply Soft Worsted Weight Yarn:
- Limelight
- Red
Size G (4.25mm) Crochet Hook
2" Plastic Ring
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sp = space
st = stitch
beg = beginning


Christmas Wreath Ring Christmas Ornament:

Round 1) With Limelight, join with a sl st around 2” plastic ring, ch 1, 36 sc around ring, join with a sl st to beg sc. Do not turn. (36 sc)


Round 2) Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2,* sk next st, sc in next st, ch 2*, repeat from * to * around, join with a sl st to beg sc. Do not turn. (18 sc, 18 ch-2 spaces)

Round 3) 5 dc in first ch-2 space, sk next sc,* sl st in next ch-2 sp, sk next sc, 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, sk next sc*, repeat from * to * around, ending with a sl st in last ch-2 sp. End off, weave in ends.

To Finish: Cut a strand of red yarn, weave through the ch-2 openings, and tie into a bow.

Week 1: Lacy Snowflake Ring Ornament
Week 2: Peppermint Candy Ring Ornament

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Snow! Potholder Pattern - New in Shop

I haven't done a potholder in a while, and this is one that's been on the back burner for a bit, so I finished it up just in time for the real snow to start flying.  I actually hate don't care for snow at all, but I can never resist a Snowman, they're just so darn cute.  :)

Pattern is available in my etsy shop, and also can be purchased as an instant download by clicking the "buy now" button below the picture.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Peppermint Candy Ring Ornament

Peppermint Candy Ring Ornament is the 2nd in my "Ringing In Christmas" ornament series.  Each ornament is made by crocheting around a 2" plastic ring.



Materials Needed:
Caron Simply Soft Worsted Weight Yarn:
  - small amounts Red and White
Size G (4.25mm) Crochet Hook
2" Plastic Ring
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
beg = beginning
chg = change

Pattern Notes:
Changing Colors: To change colors: when completing the stitch prior to the start of a new color, insert hook and pull up loop (this completes the first part of the sc st), drop the old color, pick up the new color and yarn over and draw the new color thru the two loops on the hook. This completes the sc stitch and you will now have the new color on the hook and are ready to continue stitching.

For more information on changing colors, see my "Changing Colors Tutorial" : http://whiskersandwool.blogspot.com/2010/07/changing-colors-tutorial-some-helpful.html


Peppermint Candy Ring Ornament:
Round 1) With White, join with a sl st around 2” plastic ring, ch 1, 36 sc around ring, join with a sl st to beg sc. Do not turn. (36 sc)


Round 2) Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, chg to red, sc in next 2 sts, *chg to white, sc in next 2 sts, chg to red, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around. Change back to white after completing the last red st, and join with a sl st to beg sc. Do not turn. (18 white sc, 18 red sc) Cut red yarn, but do not cut white yarn, continue with white for round 3.

Round 3) Ch 11, sl st in same sc st as the beg ch 11, (ch 11, sl st) 2 times in next sc st (3 loops made to create first “wrapper”). End off white.

To make wrapper on the other side of the candy: Skip the next 16 sts, and in the 17th st, using white, join with a sl st, ch 11, sl st in same st as beg ch 11, (ch 11, sl st) 2 times in next sc st.
End off, weave in all ends.
 
To finish, use small strands of red yarn to tie a bow around each of the wrappers.
 
 
 
 
 
Also see Lacy Snowflake Ring Ornament - 1st in my "Ringing in Christmas" Ornament Series:
http://whiskersandwool.blogspot.com/2011/11/lacy-snowflake-ring-ornament-ringing-in.html

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lacy Snowflake Ring Ornament

Lacy Snowflake is the first up in my "Ringing in Christmas" Ornament Series.  All the ornaments in the series will be worked by crocheting around a 2" plastic ring, and I will be releasing one pattern each week.  As of now, I'm not sure how many there will be as I'm still working on some of them. So I'll keep it going until my inspiration dries up, or Christmas gets here, whichever comes first.  :)


Lacy Snowflake Ring Ornament
Materials Needed:
Caron Simply Soft Worsted Weight Yarn - White
Size G (4.25mm) Crochet Hook
2" Plastic Ring
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
mp = make picot
sk = skip
st = stitch
beg = beginning

Lacy Snowflake Ring Ornament
Round 1) With White, join with a sl st around 2” plastic ring, ch 1, 36 sc around ring, join with a sl st to beg sc. Do not turn. (36 sc)

Round 2) Ch 1, sc in same st and sc in each remaining st around, join with a sl st to beg sc. Do Not turn. (36 sc)

Pattern Note for Round 3: To make picot (mp): Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 3) Ch 1, sc in same st, sk next 2 sts, (dc, mp, dc, mp, dc, mp, dc, mp, dc) in next st (1st snowflake point made), sk next 2 sts, *sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, (dc, mp, dc, mp, dc, mp, dc, mp, dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with a sl st to beg sc. End off, weave in ends. Each snowflake point will contain 5 dc's and 4 picots.  (6 snowflake points, 6 sc)


It looks pretty in blue too!