November-December 2011

Nutcracker Ornaments


Nutcracker Ornaments by Carolyn Christmas

Perch these charming ornaments on your mantel, tree, or inside Christmas stockings. Everyone will enjoy these heirloom decorations for years to come.

YARN
SMC Bravo, 1.75oz/50g balls, each approx 164yd/150m (acrylic)

  • 1 ball #8200 Ivory
  • 1 ball #8202 Light Blue
  • 1 ball #8210 Gold
  • 1 ball #8224 White
  • 1 ball #8226 Black
  • 1 ball #8307 Purple
  • 1 ball #8222 Burgundy

CROCHET HOOK
Size E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook                 

NOTIONS

  • Small amount of rose embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • 6 black shank buttons (for eyes, 1 pair for each ornament), 0.25"/6mm diameter
  • 1.5yd/1.5m pink satin ribbon and 0.5yd/0.5m purple tulle ribbon, both 0.25"/6mm wide (for Ballerina)
  • 3 white chenille stems (for arms, 1 for each ornament)
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Each ornament measures approx. 8–8.5"/20.5–21.5cm tall.

GAUGE
9 sts and 9 rounds = 2"/5cm over single crochet.

NOTE ABOUT PATTERNS
This is only a preview of the pattern available in the November/December 2011 issue, so you can see the yarn and ensure you have the necessary supplies. If you have specific questions about this pattern, please email the editorial staff.

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