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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Tiny Christmas Jumper Garland

Hi there, a week has passed and I haven't progressed very far with my Christmas shopping and we still haven't put the Christmas decorations up.....so what have I been doing with my time?! Well I've written my cards, which is a start and I've also been faffing with tiny crochet Christmas jumpers! The inspiration for these came from some Christmas jumper wrapping paper left over from last year....I'd run out of matching tags so thought I'd make my own crochet jumpers to decorate the presents. I made a few in different designs and then thought I know why not string them together to make a garland and that's what I did. Here is the pattern....

Tiny Christmas Jumper Garland


You will need:
3.5mm or 4mm crochet hook
1 small ball DK red cotton yarn
1small ball DK white cotton yarn
(I used Paintbox DK cotton)

Finished size: Approximately 4cm tall by 6cm wide

Abbreviations: (UK terms)
ch - chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch

Make your jumpers plain or stripy. When changing colour, attach the new colour just before completing the last stitch ie. before the final yarn over hook. To prevent unnecessary joins carry the yarn you are not using up on the inside of your work. I embroidered tiny snowflakes onto the plain jumpers.
Make 6 or more jumpers and string together to make a garland, or hang individual jumpers on your Christmas tree or use to decorate your presents.

To start
Ch 10, join with a sl st to form a circle
Round 1 Ch 1, dc in each ch around, join with a sl st to first dc (10)
Round 2 Ch 1, 2dc in each st around, join with a sl st to first dc (20)




To make the body:
Round 3 Ch 1, dc 3, skip 5 sts, dc 5, skip 5 sts, dc 2, join with a sl st to first dc. (10)
Round 4 to 7 Ch 1, dc 10, join with a sl st to first dc.
Fasten off.





Where each round has been joined make this the back of the jumper.
To make the arms: (make 2)
Join yarn at the back of the jumper to any unworked st from round 3 above.
Round 3 Ch 1, dc in each of the 5 previously unworked sts around, join with a sl st to first dc. (5)
Round 4 to 6 Ch 1, dc 5, join with a sl st to first dc.
Fasten off.




To finish:
Weave in any ends and thread together to make a garland or attach an individual thread to each jumper to make a single decoration.

I would love to see your makes, tag me on Instagram.

Thanks Flo and Dot



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