The 12 days of Christmas…

06/12/2019 · 0 comments

in Craft,Crochet,My Free Patterns

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My Christmas making is often done right in the middle of summer. This causes absolute hilarity if I am caught designing by my friends. The simple fact is that in order to be photographed for magazines I need to finish the actual items in about July. Over the years I have made stockings, angels and mug cozies…all in the warmest weather.

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This year I was inspired to create a series of Christmas Tree Decorations based on the festive classic song – ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. The lovely folk at Let’s Get Crafting Magazine asked me to deliver a colourful ‘Crochet-a-long’ which would be a fun addition to any tree.

The brilliant news is that you can download for FREE all three of the pattern collections. I reckon if you start now you might just get them all completed!

But what just occurred to me is that – your might have a partridge in the first pattern collection…but no pear!

NO PEAR?! don’t despair! I can come to your rescue.

Below is my quick and easy pattern for a pear to pair with your partridge for FREE Obviously please feel free to share with me your makes but please do not sell or reproduce the pattern for sale. Originally this pattern was used for a keyring but it suits just as well as a tree decoration.

Pear Pattern

Using 3.75mm hook and yellow/green yarn make a magic ring and work 8dc into ring. 8sts.

Rnd 1: 2dc into each st. 16 sts.

Rnd 2: (1dc in first st, 2dc in next st) to end. 24sts.

Rnds 3-4: 1dc in each st. 24sts.

Rnd 5: (5dc, 2dc in next st) to end. 28sts.

Rnds 6-8: 1dc in each st. 28sts.

Rnd 9: (5dc, dc2tog in next st) to end. 24sts.

Rnd 10: 1dc in each st. 24sts.

Rnd 11: (2dc, dc2tog, 4dc, dc2tog, 2dc) rep to end. 20sts.

Rnd 12: (3dc, dc2tog) to end. 16sts.

Rnds 13-15: 1dc in each st. 16sts.

At this point stuff firmly with polyester stuffing.

Rnd 16: (2dc in next st, dc2tog) to end. 12sts.

Rnd 17: (1dc in next st, dc2tog) to end. 8sts.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Leaf Using 3.75mm hook and green yarn make 7ch.

Row 1: 1dc in second ch from hook, 1dc 2htr, 1dc, 1sl st last ch, 1ch, then work along the underside of the ch, 1sl st , 1dc,  2htr, 2dc, sl st in turning ch. Cut yarn and fasten off.

Loop Stem

Using 3.75mm hook and green yarn make 25ch.

Row 1: 1sl st in second ch from hook, sl st in each ch to end. Cut yarn and Fasten off.

To make up

Sew the leaf and the loop to the top of the pear. Then using the long tail of yarn for the stem attach stem to the top of the pear and stew through to the base of the pear to create pear shape. Fasten off and weave in ends.

I hope you enjoy making and as usual I love to hear all your fun makes. Happy weekend and Happy Making!

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