Friday, December 31, 2010
Is It Too Late For Another Ornament Pattern?
Hope it's not too late for another ornament pattern. I've been making these and having a lot of fun with them - different color combinations, etc. I'm getting a jump on next year - I love handmade ornaments.
This one is easy. You can use worsted weight yarn, and it doesn't take much at all to make one. The finished ornament will be 4-5 inches tall, depending on the number of starting chains and the size hook that you use. I used a G hook and chained 31. You will work into the chain on the opposite side, instead of inserting your hook under the top two strands of the chain. Work into the third strand on the back. Sc into the second chain from the hook and in each chain across, for a total of 30 sc. Finish off, leaving a loose end (you'll work this into the fringe). This is the right side of the work, and you'll keep the right side facing you. Attach your second color with a sc in the first sc, leaving an end that you'll work into the fringe. Sc in each sc across, and finish off, again leaving a loose end. Use your first color again, or you can use a third color if you wish, and attach with a sc in the first sc, right side facing. Sc in each stitch across. Finish off at the end of the third row. You can attach fringe in any way you wish, picking up your loose ends and adding them into the fringe. I used two strands and added them to the end of each row, pulling the loose ends through with the strands, on the yellow and white scarf. On the blue and white scarf, I used 5 strands, tied them in the center, and using a yarn needle, pulled the long strand used to tie the other strands through the end of the scarf from side to side and scrunching it up a bit. Tie the strands to the end of the scarf, pull the long strands down into the fringe, tie another short strand around the fringe to make a puffy "ball", and trim all ends to the same size. I hope this makes sense. You can cross the scarf in the center and tie it with a small bow, or you may wish to attach a flower or some other decorative item to hold the scarf together in the center. Add a hanger at the top of the scarf.