This happy Christmas pudding will be a great gift idea or a jolly addition to your decorations. Thread a little string and make yourself a calorie free pudding ornament for your tree.


Pattern Information

Materials
Yarn
Fingering weight yarn in ginger, white, red and green.
For my sample I use Sheepjes Catona in the colorways: Ginger (383), Snow White (106), Hot Red (115) and Forest Green (412)
Crochet Hook:
2.5 mm crochet hook
Notions
Fiberfill for stuffing, 10 mm safety eyes, pins, tapestry needle, stitch marker and scissors.

Gauge
28 stitches and 27 rows in single crochet worked in the round, with 2.5 mm crochet hook = 10 cm.
Gauge is not important for this project. However, changes might affect the finished measurements.

Finished Measurements
Approx. 7 cm (2.8 in) tall, with the berry.

Difficulty
Easy. Basic crochet and sewing skills required.

Abbreviations
This pattern is written in US terminology.
ch: chain
mc: magic circle
sc: single crochet
inc: increase 1 st (2 sc in the same st)
dec: decrease 1 st (single crochet 2 sts together)
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
blo: back loops only
p: picot – ch 2, sl st in the second ch from hook
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
rnds: rounds
{…}: repeat enclosed instructions the amount of times indicated
[…]: the enclosed instructions are worked in the same st
(…): total number of sts of the round and/or additional information


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Written Instructions

Unless otherwise noted, all the individual parts of the pattern are worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds.

Pudding

Use ginger yarn.

Round 1: In mc work 8 sc. (8 sts).

Round 2: 8 inc. (16 sts).

Round 3: {1 sc, inc} 8 times. (24 sts).

Round 4: {1 sc, inc, 1 sc} 8 times. (32 sts).

Round 5: {3 sc, inc} 8 times. (40 sts).

Round 6: {2 sc, inc, 2 sc} 8 times. (48 sts).

Round 7: 48 sc blo. (48 sts).

Round 8: 48 sc. (48 sts).

Round 9: {3 sc, inc} 12 times. (60 sts).

Rounds 10-18: 9 rnds. 60 sc. (60 sts).

Insert the safety eyes between rnds 12 and 13 approx. 8 sts apart.

Round 19: {3 sc, dec} 12 times. (48 sts).

Round 20: {3 sc, dec, 3 sc} 6 times. (42 sts).

Round 21: {5 sc, dec} 6 times. (36 sts).

Round 22: {2 sc, dec, 2 sc} 6 times. (30 sts).

Round 23: {3 sc, dec} 6 times. (24 sts).

Stuff the pudding with fiberfill.

Round 24: {1 sc, dec, 1 sc} 6 times. (18 sts).

Round 25: {1 sc, dec} 6 times. (12 sts).

Round 26: 6 dec. (6 sts).

Fasten off and leave a long tail. Weave the tail through the front loops of the remaining 6 stitches, then pull to close the hole. Weave in the ends.

Icing

Use white yarn.

Round 1: In mc work 6 sc. (6 sts).

Round 2: 6 inc. (12 sts).

Round 3: {1 sc, inc} 6 times. (18 sts).

Round 4: {2 sc, inc} 6 times. (24 sts).

Round 5: {2 sc, inc} 8 times. (32 sts).

Round 6: {3 sc, inc} 8 times. (40 sts).

Round 7: {4 sc, inc} 8 times. (48 sts).

Round 8: {1 sc, 1 hdc, [3 dc], 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 dc, [3 dc], 1 dc, 1 sc, [3 hdc], 1 sc} 4 times. (72 sts). Sl st in the first st to close the round.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Holly Leaves

Use green yarn. Make two.

Round 1: Ch 7, turn. Starting at the second ch from hook, work 2 sc, 1 hdc, [2 dc], 1 hdc, [3 sc], continue to the other side of the chain and work, 1 hdc, [2 dc], 1 hdc, 2 sc. (15 sts).

Round 2: [ch 1, 1 sl st], {[1 sc, p, 1 sc], 1 sc} 6 times, [1 sc, p, 1 sc], 1 sl st. (22 sts, 7 p).

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Berry

Use red yarn.

Round 1: In mc work 6 sc. (6 sts).

Round 2: 6 inc. (12 sts).

Rounds 3-5: 3 rnds. 12 sc. (12 sts).

Stuff the berry with fiberfil.

Round 6: 6 dec. (6 sts).

Fasten off and leave a long tail. Weave the tail through the front loops of the remaining 6 stitches, then pull to close the hole. Weave in the ends.

Assembly

• Sew the icing on the top of the pudding.

• Sew the leaves on the icing.

• Sew the berry in the middle of the icing.

• Use withe yarn to embroider the smile between rnds 8 and 9.

• Weave in any remaining ends.


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Christmas

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