Monday, November 12, 2018

The Christmas Pickle Ornament Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

The Christmas Pickle Ornament Crochet Pattern 
By Sara Sach of
Do you Know the History of the
 "Tradition of the Christmas Pickle"?
According to Martha Stewart, No one does.
Read Her Post at This LINK

I was quite interest after living in Germany for a few years,
 and could not find anyone who had heard of it.
So decided to do some searching on my own.
Apparently it's not German. But it's still a Fun tradition.
Here is how the tradition works
After the kids are tucked in bed, 
hide a pickle ornament, not a real pickle,
 on the Christmas tree. The First one to find 
it in the morning get s a special surprise.

It's fun because it is silly and the pickle is green 
like the tree, so it's hard to find.
I think the winner should get a big jar of gerkins.

See The Video on my Youtube
 Crochet Channel At This LINK

The Christmas Pickle Ornament Crochet Pattern
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Skill: Easy

Crochet Hook – H/ 5.00MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) Small amount of Green, Red, White, Black
2 wiggly eyes
Fabric glue
Stuffing – Small Amount of Polyfiberfill
Yarn Needle

Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Change to (Chgto)

Size: 7 inches long

Pickle –
Ch 3 counts as dc
Rows are joined to the ch 3 with a slst.

R: 1 – With Green yarn, ch 4, 7 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, join, ch3 (8dc)

R: 2 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat from * to * around, join, ch 3 (12dc)

R: 3 -1 dc in each dc, join, ch 3 (12dc)

R: 4 – R: 8 – Repeat R: 3, tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn.
Stuff the Pickle and use the tail of yarn and a yarn needle to gather
 the top of the pickle closed.

Attach eyes, and sew on mouth.

Hat –
Notes: Hat is stitched in rounds, no joining.

R: 9 – With Red yarn, ch 3, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, (6sc)

R: 10 - *1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc*
Repeat from * to * around (9sc)

R: 11- *1 sc in the next 2sc, 2 sc in the next sc* (12sc)

R: 12 – 1 sc in each sc. (12sc)

R: 13 – Repeat R: 12

R: 14 – Chgto White yarn – Repeat R: 12

R: 15 – Repeat R: 12

R: 16 - 1 Slst in each sc,  tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn for sewing onto the pickle.

Make a tiny pompom or us a ready made pompom and attach it to the top of the hat.
Put a tiny bit of stuffing in the hat, and sew in place onto of the pickle,
using the tail of yarn and the yarn needle.

Attach a piece of yarn for the hanger. 

Who will find the Christmas Pickle on your tree?
I think you should start a fun and silly
 Christmas Pickle tradition.

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