Christmas Ornament Collection 1


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**A printable PDF version of this pattern is available here.**

Materials needed:
Worsted weight yarn - 
-  Tan, brown, ivory & red for reindeer, 
-  White sparkle, black & orange for snowman
-  Skin tone, red, green & white for elf
-  Black, white, turquoise & ivory for penguin.
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft
Suggested hook size: 3.25mm (D)

Other Materials Needed:
2 x 12mm safety eyes for each ornament OR small buttons (used on my snowman) Black & red embroidery floss for snowman & elf Thread or embroidery floss for hanger.
Yarn needle
Poly-fil

Size: Each ball is approximately 2.5” when made with the suggested yarn and hook size (not including additional features).

Stitch abbreviations 
Ch: chain
MR: magic ring
Slst: slip stitch
St(s): stitch(es)
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Inc: increase
Dec: decrease 
(): repeat same stitches
FLO: crochet in front loop only
BLO: crochet in back loop only
Sk: skip
FO: fasten off

Pattern is worked in continuous rounds unless noted otherwise.

**To make the loop for your ornaments, use crochet thread or embroidery floss & a 1.5mm hook. Ch 30, and sew to the top of the ornament. Make the chain longer or shorter as needed.**


Snowman


Ornament Base
Make 1 – in white sparkle
Stuff as you go.
R1: sc x 6 in MR (6)
R2: sc inc x 6 (12)
R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 (24)
R5: (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 (30)
R6: (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 (36)
R7: (5 sc, sc inc) x 6 (42)
R8-14: 42 sc (42)
R15: (5 sc, sc dec) x 6 (36)
R16: (4 sc, sc dec) x 6 (30)
R17: (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 (24)
If using safety eyes, insert between R11 & 12, 6 sts apart.
R18: (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 (18)
R19: (1 sc, sc dec) x 6 (12)

R20: sc dec x 6 (6)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Whip stitch FLO & pull tight to close. Hide ends. 

Nose
Make 1 – in orange
R1: 4 sc in MR (4)
R2: (1 sc, sc inc) x 2 (6)
R3: 6 sc (6)
R4: (2 sc, sc inc) x 2 (8)
R5: 8 sc (8)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Hat
Make 1 – in black
R1: 7 sc in MR (7)
R2: sc inc x 7 (14)
R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x 7 (21)
R4: (2 sc, sc inc) x 7 (28)
R5: 28 sc BLO (28)
R6-7: 28 sc (28)
R8: (12 sc, sc dec) x 2 (26)
R9-10: 26 sc (26)
R11: (11 sc, sc dec) x 2 (24)
R12: 24 sc (24)
R13: In FLO, (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 (30)
R14: (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 (36)
R15: (5 sc, sc inc) x 6 (42)
R16: (6 sc, sc inc) x 6 (48)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Finishing
-  Sew buttons for eyes if you are not using safety eyes.
-  Stuff and sew the nose on 1 round under the eyes.
-  Sew the hat on to the ornament.
-  Add a ribbon embellishment to the hat if desired.
-  Embroider a mouth onto your snowman.

Elf


Ornament Base
Make 1 – in skin tone
Stuff as you go.
R1: sc x 6 in MR (6)
R2: sc inc x 6 (12)
R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 (24)
R5: (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 (30)
R6: (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 (36)
R7: (5 sc, sc inc) x 6 (42)
R8-14: 42 sc (42)
R15: (5 sc, sc dec) x 6 (36)
R16: (4 sc, sc dec) x 6 (30)
R17: (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 (24)
If using safety eyes, insert between R11 & 12, 6 sts apart.
R18: (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 (18)
R19: (1 sc, sc dec) x 6 (12)
R20: sc dec x 6 (6)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Whip stitch FLO & pull tight to close. Hide ends. 

Nose
Make 1 – in orange
R1: 6 sc in MR (6)
R2: (1 sc, sc inc) x 3 (9)
R3: (1 sc, sc dec) x 3 (6)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Hat and Hair
Make 1 – starting in white
R1: 6 sc in MR (6)
R2: sc inc x 6 (12)
R3-5: 12 sc (12)
R6: sc dec x 6 (6) Change to red on the last st of this round.
R7-8: 6 sc (6)
R9: (1 sc, sc inc) x 3 (9)
R10: 9 sc (9)
R11: (2 sc, sc inc) x 3 (12)
R12: 12 sc (12)
R13: (3 sc, sc inc) x 3 (15)
R14: 15 sc (15)
R15: (4 sc, sc inc) x 3 (18)
R16: 18 sc (18)
R17: (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 (24)
R18: 24 sc (24)
R19: (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 (30)
R20: 30 sc (30)
R21: (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 (36)
R22: 36 sc (36)
R23: (5 sc, sc inc) x 6 (42)
R24-26: 42 sc (42) Change to green on the last st of this R26
R27-29:42 sc (42) Change to yellow on the last st of R29
R30: Sl st x 1, ch 1, hdc in same st, 11 hdc, 1 dc, 6 tr, 1 dc, 1 sc, 1 dc, 6 tr, 1 dc, 13 hdc, sl st join to 1st hdc
(42)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Ears
Make 2 – in skin tone
R1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc, dc inc x 1, 1 hdc, [sc x 3] in last ch, 1 hdc, dc inc x 1, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sl st join to 1st sc (13)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Finishing
-  Sew buttons for eyes if you are not using safety eyes.
-  Stuff and sew the nose on directly under the eyes.
-  Sew the hat/hair on to the ornament.
-  Sew on the ears on either side of the head, starting right under the hairline.
-  Embroider a mouth onto your elf.


Reindeer


Ornament Base
Make 1 – in tan
Stuff as you go.
R1: sc x 6 in MR (6)
R2: sc inc x 6 (12)
R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 (24)
R5: (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 (30)
R6: (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 (36)
R7: (5 sc, sc inc) x 6 (42)
R8-14: 42 sc (42)
R15: (5 sc, sc dec) x 6 (36)
R16: (4 sc, sc dec) x 6 (30)
R17: (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 (24)
If using safety eyes, insert between R11 & 12, 6 sts apart.
R18: (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 (18)
R19: (1 sc, sc dec) x 6 (12)
R20: sc dec x 6 (6)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Whip stitch FLO & pull tight to close. Hide ends.  
Muzzle
Make 1 – in ivory
R1: 6 sc in MR (6)
R2: sc inc x 6 (12)
R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x 6 (18)
R4-5: 18 sc (18)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Nose
Make 1 – in red
R1: 4 sc in MR (4)
R2: sc inc x 4 (8)
R3: (2 sc, sc dec) x 2 (6)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Ears
Make 2 – in tan
R1: 4 sc in MR (4)
R2: (1 sc, sc inc) x 2 (6)
R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x 3 (9)
R4: (2 sc, sc inc) x 3 (12)
R5-6: 12 sc (12)
R7: (1 sc, sc dec) x 4 (8)
R8: Do not stuff, pinch closed and sc x 4 across the ear. (4) 
R9: Fold in half and sc x 2 across. (2) FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Long antlers
Make 2 – in brown
R1: 6 sc in MR (6)
R2-11: 6 sc (6)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Short antlers
Make 4 – in brown
R1: 6 sc in MR (6)
R2-5: 6 sc (6)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Finishing
-  Sew buttons for eyes if you are not using safety eyes.
-  Stuff and sew the muzzle on directly under the eyes.
-  Stuff and sew the nose onto the muzzle.
-  Sew the ears onto the sides of the head, 2 rounds above the eyes.
-  Sew the antler pieces together, 2 short to each long.
-  Sew the antlers to the ornament.


Penguin


Eye patches
Make 2 – in white
R1: 7 sc in MR (7)
Don’t pull too tightly closed, leave a space in the middle to insert safety eyes (if you are using them).
R2: sc inc x 7 (14)
R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x 7 (21)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Ornament Base
Make 1 – in black
Stuff as you go.
R1: sc x 6 in MR (6)
R2: sc inc x 6 (12)
R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 (24)
R5: (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 (30)
R6: (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 (36)
R7: (5 sc, sc inc) x 6 (42)
R8-14: 42 sc (42)
R15: (5 sc, sc dec) x 6 (36)
R16: (4 sc, sc dec) x 6 (30)
R17: (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 (24)
*Insert safety eyes into the center of the eye patches and then between R11-12, 6 sts apart. R18: (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 (18)
R19: (1 sc, sc dec) x 6 (12)
R20: sc dec x 6 (6)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Whip stitch FLO & pull tight to close. Hide ends. 

Beak
Make 1 – in orange
R1: 6 sc in MR (6)
R2: 6 sc (6)
R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x 3 (9)
R4: 9 sc (9)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

**Note – all starting chs and turning chs in the next parts do not count as a stitch.**

Hat
Make 1 – in turquoise
R1: Ch 1, 8 hdc in MR, sl st join to 1st hdc (8)
R2: Ch 1, hdc inc x 8, join to 1st hdc (16)
R3: Ch 1, (1 hdc, hdc inc) x 8, join to 1st hdc (24)
R4: Ch 1, (2 hdc, hdc inc) x 8, join to 1st hdc (32)
R5: Ch 1, (3 hdc, hdc inc) x 8, join to 1sthdc (40)
R6-9: Ch 1, 40 hdc, join to 1st hdc (40)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Ear flaps
Make 2 – in turquoise
R1: Join yarn to any st on the hat, ch 1, 8 hdc, ch 1, turn (8)
R2: hdc dec x 1, 4 hdc, hdc dec x 1, ch 1, turn (6)
R3: hdc dec x 1, 2 hdc, hdc dec x 1, ch 1, turn (4)
R4: hdc dec x 2, ch 1, turn (2)
R5: hdc dec x 1 (1)
FO & weave in ends.
Count over 14 sts from the 1st ear flap, join to 15th st and start the 2nd ear flap. Repeat R1-5. FO & weave in ends.

Finishing
-  Sew buttons for eyes if you are not using safety eyes.
-  Stuff and sew the beak on directly under the eyes.
-  Add braids and a pom pom to the hat (optional).
-  Sew the hat onto the ornament.


You're done!
I hope you have enjoyed making your ornaments as much as I enjoyed designing them. Please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance with this pattern. 

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