ANGEL

(The angel in the picture was made by Momof60) MATERIALS: Small amt. baby yarn; white silver flake & varigated (I used Jamie - if Red Heart, use Baby Sport), 1" plastic ring, 3 sm. roses, 13" ribbon, hook - 0 or 00 DIRECTIONS: 1st Row - 40 sc over ring, join. 2nd Row: Ch 4, skip 1 sc, dc in next sc, *ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc in mext sc, repeat from *6 times (8 meshes), ch 3, turn. 3rd Row: 2 dc in same space with ch, *ch 3, skip 1 dc, 3 dc in next dc, repeat from * 3 times, ch 3, turn. 4th Row: 1 dc in same space with ch, 2 dc in each remaining dc, ch 3, turn. 5th Row: 1 dc in each dc with ch-1 between each dc, ch 1, turn. 6th Row: Work a picot at corner, then over the first 9 meshes work 2 sc in each mesh with picot after every 5th sc, break thread and repeat over last 9 meshes. (Picot: ch 5, sc in first st of ch.) Finish the center 9 meshes with 6 (4 strands - 3 white 1

varigated) fringes centered. Center roses. Loop and tie bow. Place hanger center top of ring using thread.

ANGEL WREATH
** An original pattern by MJudice559 **

MATERIALS: Size H hook; 4 ply worsted weight yarn, bow; 25x30mm acrylic birthstone, 12mm pearl, bead cap for pearl and loop bead cap for birthstone, eyepin, 26 ga wire, wing of choice (i use fairy fillagree wing ) and E6000 glue SIZE: 6" across DIRECTIONS: WREATH: Cut the rim off of a large plastic cup.(the kind with a rolled rim). with an h hook sc 60 times over rim and join w/ slip stitch to first sc. sc in joining stitch, chain 5, skip next two sc's, sc in next around, to join, ch 2, hdc in first sc in place of last chain 5. sc over hdc, 5 dc in next ch 5 space, sc in next ch 5, repeat around. join w/slip stitch in first sc. chain 10, slip stitch in same stitch. weave in ends. embellish w/ bow of choice.

ANGEL: Cut 2 inch piece of wire. thread through birthstone and twist two ends tightly together. place small amount of glue on stone and place loop bead cap over wire onto stone. Allow glue to set. Place small amount of glue on wire and top of bead cap and thread pearl over wire. Allow glue to set again. Cut wire close to pearl and glue bead cap to top of pearl, cut eyepin to size of pearl, place sml amount of glue on straight end of eyepin and insert through hole in bead cap into top hole of the pearl. again allow glue to set. Place moderate amount of glue on center of wing and glue to back of angel, allow to dry overnight. Cut additonal wire and thread through loop in eyepin and attach to wreath

MINI ANGEL
* * An original pattern by Wdsrss * *

(The angel in the picture was made by SButton333) MATERIALS: I used Southmaid # 10 crochet thread and J.P. Coats Metallic Knit CroSheen for highlight color and Size 5 crochet hook.

DIRECTIONS: HEAD: Round 1: Ch2, work 8 sc into 2nd chain from hook, place marker after last sc. Do not join rounds. Round 2: 2 hdc in every sc around (16) Round 3-6: Hdc in every hdc around (64) Round 7: Decrease in every third hdc (12) (yo, pull up a lp in each of next 2 hdc, YO and draw through all loops, dec. made); stuff head firmly, sl stitch into starting stitch WINGS: Round 1: Ch 3, dc in same stitch and 2dc in each stitch around, slip stitch into 3rd chain (24) Round 2: Ch 4, tr in same st, 2 tr in each dc around (48) fasten off. (connect); change to highlight color Round 3: Connect with slip stitch and chain 2, hdc in same stitch, 2 hdc in each of the next 5 stitches * ch 2 skip 2 stitches, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, sc in next st, ch 2, skip 1 stitch, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, skip next 1 stitch, sc in next st, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 2 st * hdc in next st, slip st thru top of last hdc of first hdc grouping, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * to *, slip st to top of first hdc of row and 12th hdc previous hdc grouping (connecting waist of angel. Change back to base color - work around waist only now SKIRT:

Round 1: Ch 3, sc in next hdc, ch 2, skip 1 hdc, sc in next hdc, ch 2 across slip st to beginning chain. Round 2: Slip stitch to chain 2 space, ch 3, dc 3 times in same space, *4 dc in next ch 2 space * across, slip stitch to 3rd chain of chain 3 at beginning of row. Round 3: Chain 1, sc in every stitch across - slip st to beginning. Round 4-6: Ch 2, hdc in every st across - slip st to beginning. Switch to highlight color Round 7: Ch 1, skip 1 hdc * 5 dc in next hdc, skip 1 hdc, sc in next hdc * repeat from * to * across, finish off. HALO: I use the beads on a wire…wrap around finger and twist tightly then cut. The stem is bent down. Glue the stem portion to the back of the angel's head. Adjust so the halo is free standing above the head. Make 2 3-loop bows: one using 1/8 inch off white satin ribbon; the other using 1/8 metallic gold ribbon. Glue the off white bow on top of the halo stem then glue the gold bow on top of the off white bow. HANGER: Cut a 10 " piece of off white ribbon. Using your crochet hook pull one end through several threads on top of the head in the middle of the halo. Pull ribbon through until even and tie a knot.

BELLS

(The bells in the picture were made by GPT393) MATERIALS: Worsted Wt. yarn (small amt), cro hook size E, small amt of polyester filling, Yarn needle No gauge specified. SIZE: Approximately 2 1/2" high. DIRECTIONS: (Make 2) Beg at top ch 2. Rnd 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st at beg sc. Rnd 2: 2 sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in ea rem sc around, join with a sl st in beg sc; 16 sc. Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in ea sc around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch 3. Rnds 4-6: Ch 3, dc in ea dc around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch 3; 16 dc. Rnd 7: Ch 1, 5 hdc in next dc (shell made) * sc in next dc, shell in next dc; rep from * around, join with a sl st in beg ch 1. Finish off. CLAPPERS: (make two) Ch 11 Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea rem ch across; ch 1, turn. Rnds 2-10: Sc in ea sc; ch 1 turn.

At end of Rnd 10, do not ch; finish off, leaving 8" lingth of yarn for closing. With yarn needle, weave into every other st around all four sides, stuff and draw closed tightly. Finish off. TIES: With 2 9" lengths of yarn attach to top of clapper and draw up through top of bell-do the same with other clapper and bell. Tie bells together making one knot at top of bell and 1 knot at the cut ends. BOW: Using approx 30" length of yarn ch entire length, tie into bow and attach to knot at top of bells.

CHRISTMAS ROSE SNOWFLAKE

MATERIALS: Size G hook (#8), 4 ply worsted weight yarn (crochet cotton) SIZE: 5" across DIRECTIONS:

Ch 8, sl st in first ch to form ring. Round 1: Ch 7, dc in ring, (ch 5, dc in ring) 4 times, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch of ch-7. (6 sps) Round 2: sl st in next loop,m ch 4 (counts as 1 tr); holding back last loop of each tr on hook, make 3 tr in ch-5 loop, yo and through 4 loops on hook (4 tr cluster), * ch 9, 4 tr cluster in next loop, repeat from * 4 times, ch 9, sl st in top of first cluster. Round 3: * Ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook for picot, ch 9, sl st in 4th ch from hook for picot, ch 3, sl st in top of cluster; in ch-9 loop work sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, sc, sl st in top of next cluster, repeat from * around, end sl st in sl st ab beg of round. End off.

NIN CHRISTMAS STOCKING
* * An original pattern by Dixie A. and Joan F. of the Central Alabama chapter of NIN * *

MAERIALS: Size G hook; red and white worsted weight yarn. DIRECTIONS:

Row 1: With red, ch 100, dc in each ch. Rows 2-7: Ch 3, dc in each dc. Row 8-13: Dc in each st across except drop 1 st at each end. (Note: This will decrease each row by 2 sts) End off yarn. Skip 15 dc, attach yarn, ch 3, dc for 70 sts for 20 rows. Turn piece to crochet down front of boot. Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, ch 2, skip 1 dc, (3 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 1 dc) 11 times. Sl st to top of foot, end off. Repeat for other side of boot. Attach white yarn to top of foot, ch 3, 2 dc in first sp, sk 1 sp, 3 dc in next space, repeat across. Ch 3, repeat row till you have 3 white rows, end off.

Sew foot together with whip stitch. With white, ch about 36" for lacings and lace boot.

THREAD BELL

((The bell in the picture was made by Vhomer) MATERIALS: crochet hook size 3, knit-cro-sheen (1 ball will make approx. 5 to 6 bells) SIZE: About 3" high DIRECTIONS: Ch 4 and join with sl st to form a ring. Row 1: 8 sc in ring. Join with sl st. Ch 1 Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st (16 sc) Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as joining. * Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around. End with ch 1, sl st in top of the beginning ch 3. Each group of dc = 1 shell -- You will have 8 shells around. Rnd 4: Sl st across to next ch-1 space. Ch 3, 2 dc in that space, ch 1. * 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in top of beginning ch-3. Rnds 5 through 8: Work same as for Rnd 4. Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in top of first dc. * 5 dc in next ch-1 space, sc in the center dc of next shell. Repeat from * around, ending last repeat with a sl st in first sc made. Fasten off. OPTIONAL: Clapper: Ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. * sc in each sc around, then dec in each st around until 1 st is left.* Next, ch 40, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Repeat from *

to *. Fasten off and work inn loose ends. Fold ch in half. Pull folded ch through the hole in the top of bell, forming a loop. Place pencil through loop; then, from inside the bell, tie a knot in the chain. The 2 balls at each end of chain form the clapper and the loop on top gives you a loop by which to hang the bell.

LACY CHRISTMAS WREATH
* * An original pattern by Fay Payne * *

(The wreath in the picture was made by VACASUSIE) MATERIALS: 3/4 inch Plastic ring; Size 10 Thread; 7or 8 steel needle DIRECTIONS: Round 1 40 SC around ring Round 2 Chain 3, sc in every other ch around (ch3, sk1ch ,sc in next ch, ch3 ) around ring until last chain, then ch 1, dbl in 1st stitch. (20 Loops) Round 3 Chain 4, dbl in next loop, ch2, dbl in next loop, around. Join with ch2 in 2nd ch of beginning. Round 4 Chain 4, sc in each loop around. ( 20 Loops )

Round 5 Chain 3 , 2 dbl in lst loop, chain 3 , sc in next loop, ch3, 3 dbl in next loop, ch3, Sc in next loop, around. Slip stitch in top ch of beginning. Chain 15 for loop for hanging , slip stitch in top of 3rd dbl.

BOTTLE CAP SANTA
* * This is my original pattern * *

MATERIALS: Size I hook; red, white, and pink yarn; 15 beer bottle caps; 2 small black pom-poms; 1 medium size red pom-pom; 1 large white pom-pom. SIZE: 5" across, 7 1/2" tall DIRECTIONS: (Make 3 red, 2 pink, 10 white) Ch 3, join to form ring. Rounds 1-2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout); 11 dc in ring, join to top of beg ch-3. End off after round 2 leaving about 6” strand at the end.

Pull beginning strand tight so that the hole in the center is small enough that bottle cap won't show underneath. Trim this strand and tuck inside. Using yarn needle weave ending strand through top part of last row of dc. Insert bottle cap and then pull tight to enclose bottle cap. Insert needle through back part but don't pull all the way through so that you can tie a knot. Clip ends short. FINISHING: Using glue gun, glue bottle caps together using the picture as a guide. Glue large white pom-pom to top of hat. Glue black pom-poms to center of pink bottle caps for eyes. Glue red pom-pom just below the 2 pink bottle caps.

CONE CHRISTMAS TREE
* * This is my original pattern * *

Cone trees with and without garland.

MATERIALS: Size I hook; green yarn, stryofoam or cardboard cone approximately 7” tall with a 2 ¾” diameter on the bottom. OPTIONAL MATERIALS: Decorations for finished tree; white or red yarn for “garland”. NOTE: This pattern can be adapted to any size cone you want to use since it is NOT crocheted in one piece but each row is separate. See VARIATIONS below to see how to do this. The directions given here will fit the size cone I indicated above. DIRECTIONS: NOTE: This tree is created from the bottom up. Section 1: With green, ch 30. Dc in the 4th chain from the hook, and each ch across. Join to top of beg ch-3 and sl st together down the side so that you have a “band” that will fit on the cone, end off. (Band will be 28 dc around) NOTE: For each of the remaining sections of the tree, the directions are the same as for Section 1 except the number of beg chs and size of the band will decrease each time. For each section, I have given the number of beg chs and the number of dc in each band. Section 2: Ch 28 (26 dc) Section 3: Ch 26 (24 dc) Section 4: Ch 24 (22 dc) Section 5: Ch 22 (20 dc) Section 6: Ch 18 (16 dc) Section 7: Ch 14 (12 dc) Section 8: Ch 12 (10 dc)

NOTE: Section 9 does not follow the pattern above. When completed, section 9 will fit over the top of the cone. Section 9: Round 1: Ch 2, make 4 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, join in beginning sc. (4 sc) Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same sc, 2 dc in each sc around. (8 dc). Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each dc around, end off. (8 dc) FINISHING: Hide all threads. Slide each band of the tree down the cone starting with the first section. Glue section 9 to the top of the tree so that it will not fall off and also keep the other sections from moving. Fit each section so that you can't see the cone underneath. Decorate with small beads, pom poms, bows, bells, or other decorations. Top with a star or small ornament ball. If the bands seem to slide around on the cone, put a dab of glue on each side of the band to secure it in place. VARIATIONS: Before putting the sections on to the cone, add “garland” to sections 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 using the following directions. Garland: Join white (or other “xmas” color) into an st. Ch 3, sl st in same st, * sl st in to next st, ch 3, sl st in to same st *, repeat * around, end off. Hide all threads. Assemble tree as described above. TO ADAPT PATTERN TO OTHER SIZE CONES: Step 1: Measure about ¾” up from the bottom of the cone. Step 2: Make a chain that will fit around the cone at that ¾”

mark (without stretching the chain). Step 3: Add 2 more chains and then follow directions as given above (dc in 4th ch from hook, dc across, join ends together to make a band). Make sure the band fits snugly but not so snugly that it slides up the cone. You may have to experiment a little to get the right fit. Repeat steps 1-3 measuring up from the last section you worked. Repeat until you are near the top of the tree. Then, follow the directions for section 9 above to form the part of the tree that will fit over the top.

Snowman Cocoa Mix Jar
by Priscilla Hewitt ©2000

Materials
Worsted weight yarn (either acrylic or cotton) Color A: 4 ounces of any of these - white, off white, natural, ecru, aran

Color B: 2 ounces of any color for hat & scarf Crochet hook size G Fiberfill 3 buttons Elastic 1 quart mason jar (not wide mouth), lid & ring Hot glue gun & glue sticks Hot cocoa mix Links to make your own! Gifts in a Jar Vanilla's Jars & Mixes Make Your Own Mixes To work sc dec (worked over 2 stitches): insert hook in first indicated st and pull up a loop, insert hook in next indicated st and pull up a loop; yo and pull through all 3 remaining stitches on the hook.

Snowman Body
With main color, ch 4; join with a sl st to the first ch to form ring. Round 1: Work 6 sc in the ring. (6 sc) Note: Do not join rounds. Instead, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Round 3: (Sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (18 sc) Round 4: (Sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (24 sc)

Round 5: (Sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (30 sc) Round 6: (Sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (36 sc) Round 7: (Sc in each of the next 5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (42 sc) Round 8: (Sc in each of the next 6 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (48 sc) Round 9: Sc in the back loop only of each sc around. (48 sc) Rounds 10-32: Sc in each sc around. (48 sc in each round) Round 33: Holding the elastic ring inside the piece, (insert hook in next sc and under the elastic ring; complete sc) 48 times; join with a sl st to the first sc of this round. Fasten off. (This round should enclose the elastic ring at the top of the piece and slightly gather the opening.)

Arms (make 2)
With main color, ch 4; join with a sl st to the first ch to form ring. Round 1: Work 6 sc in the ring. (6 sc) Note: Do not join rounds. Instead, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Round 3: (Sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (18 sc) Rounds 4-13: Sc in each sc around. (18 sc in each round) Round 14: (Sc in the next sc, sc dec over the next 2 sc) 6 times. (12 sc) Stuff piece with fiberfill. To close piece - fold opening in half, matching stitches, sc through both layers of stitches 6 times. Fasten off.

Head

With color A, ch 4; join with a sl st to the first ch to form ring. Round 1: Work 6 sc in the ring. (6 sc) Note: Do not join rounds. Instead, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Round 3: (Sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (18 sc) Round 4: Sc in each sc around. (18 sc in each round) Round 5: (Sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (24 sc) Round 6: (Sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (30 sc) Rounds 7-12: Sc in each sc around. (30 sc) Round 13: (Sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc dec over the next 2 sc) 6 times. (24 sc) Round 14: (Sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc dec over the next 2 sc) 6 times. (18 sc) Round 15: Sc in the back loop only of each sc around. (18 sc) Round 16: (Sc in the next sc, sc dec over the next 2 sc) 6 times. (12 sc) Stuff head FIRMLY with fiberfill. Round 17: (Sc dec over the next 2 sc) 6 times. (6 sc) Fasten off, leaving a 12’ yarn tail for sewing. Sew round 17 closed. Weave in ends.

Scarf
With color B, ch 20, sc in the first unworked loop on round 15 of the head and in each of the remaining 17 unworked loops on round 15, ch 21; turn. Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 19 ch’s, 2 sc in

each of the next 18 sc’s, sc in each of the next 20 ch’s; ch 1, turn. (76 sc) Rows 2-3: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (76 sc) Row 4: Sc in each of the first 20 sc, skip next 36 sc, overlap scarf so that it crosses itself, sc in each of the last 20 sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Hat (make 2 of these pieces)
With color B, ch 2 Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook; ch 1, turn. (1 sc) Row 2: 2 sc in the sc; ch 1, turn. (2 sc) Row 3: 2 sc in each sc; ch 1, turn. (4 sc) Row 4: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (4 sc) Row 5: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each sc across to within the last sc, 2 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn. (6 sc) Rows 6-19: (Repeat rows 4-5) 7 times. (20 sc at the end of row 19) Row 20: Repeat row 4 (20 sc) Row 21: Working in the back loop only, sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (20 sc) Row 22: Sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off.

Finishing
Body (jar cover) Attach color A with a sc to any sc on row 23 of the body piece, sc in each of the next 9 sc, attach first arm by working sc’s through each of the 6 sc’s on the arm AND though the next 6 st’s on the body, sc in each of the next 16 sc on row 23 of the body piece, attach second arm as the first through the

next 6 st’s on the body, sc in the last 10 sc on row 23 of the body piece. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Insert mason jar in body piece, arrange and sew on buttons. Tack “hands to the body with color A. Add a teaspoon “shovel” through one arm. (This is also the “scoop” for the hot chocolate mix.) Head (lid) Being careful not to get any glue in the threads of the lid ring, generously glue the lid ring to the inside of the scarf, under the head. Glue the metal lid disc inside the lid ring and to the bottom of the head. Assemble the hat by sc together along the sides of the rows, leaving the “cuff” on the outside. Sl st around the bottom of the hat, in each of the unworked loops on row 21. Arrange the hat on the head, then sew to the head under the “cuff” with color B yarn and yarn needle. Add the face of your choice (it’s GOTTA’ be better than mine! LOL) Fill jar with cocoa mix. Screw on lid.

Christmas Butterfly Ornament
by Bea Wells ©2000 Materials: 4 ply Yarn: Off White and Contrasting Color (CC) Holy and Ivy Size H hook Chenile Stick Paper Clip

Rnd 1: With Off White, ch 7, join to form a ring, ch 3, in ring work 2 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3) 7 times, join. (8-3 dc grps) Rnd 2: Slip st to next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each ch-3 sp around, join; FO

Rnd 3: Join CC with slip st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, *ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sc in sp before next dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (shell made); rep from * around ending with slip st to beg ch-3; FO Rnd 4: Join Off White with slip st in ch-2 sp of any shell, ch 3, in same sp work (3 dc, picot, 4 dc); * ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, (4 dc, picot, 4 dc) all in ch-2 sp of next shell; rep from * around ending with slip st in beg ch-3; FO Fold Chenile Stick in half, make a twist about an inch above the fold to form a tail. Wrap rem stems around center of Butterfly and twist to close. Curl ends around a pencil to shape. Clip on tree with paper clip attached to back

Snowman Towel Holder
This variation of the Pumpkin Towel Ring was created by Pat Smith ©2000

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn, white Crochet hook size F, or size needed for gauge Yarn needle 4” metal ring White button Beads, pompoms or buttons for face Hot glue gun & glue or white sewing thread & needle White kitchen towel

Gauge: Rounds 1-3 = 2 1/2” Stitch guide:
fpdc - (front post dc) Yo, insert hook from the front to back to front around the post of the indicated dc, complete as a dc.

dc decrease - Yo, draw up a loop in the first dc, yo, draw up a loop in the next dc, yo, complete as a dc. Ch 6; join with a sl st to form ring

Round 1: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 11 more dc in the ring; join
with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, fpdc around the same dc, (dc in the
next dc, fpdc around the same dc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (24 sts)

Round 3: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in the same st, fpdc around the
next fpdc (2 dc in the next dc, fpdc around the next fpdc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (36 sts)

Round 4: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in the next dc, fpdc around the
next fpdc, (dc in each of the next 2 dc, fpdc around the next fpdc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (36 sts)

Rounds 5-8: Repeat round 4. Round 9: Ch 2, dc in the next dc, fpdc around the next fpdc (dc decrease
over the next 2 dc, fpdc around the next fpdc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Button strap Work 1 sc around the metal ring, ch 25

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 23 ch, sc around
the netal ring; turn.

Row 2: Skip the sc formed around the ring, sc in each of the next 20 sc, ch

3, skip next 3 sc, sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 3 ch, sc in each of the next
20 sc, sc around the metal ring. Fasten off.

Finishing: Insert bare hook through the beginning ch 6 ring of snowman
piece, and then through the buttonhole of the strap piece. Pull the strap piece through the pumpkin piece, inserting the metal ring into the snowman piece. Sew the button to the base of the strap piece, just above the snowman piece. Thread the yarn needle with the tail of the snowman piece. Sew the back and front of the last row of the snowman piece together with a running stitch, leaving part of the metal ring bare. Pull slightly to gather. Knot the yarn tail; weave in ends. Glue or sew beads, pompoms or buttons as shown in the photo to form a face. Insert towel into the space between the snowman and the bare section of the metal ring.

Snowman Bookmark
By Patricia Ward ©1999 Materials: size 10 cro-sheen cotton thread small amounts of white, black, orange size 7 steel crochet hook Trimmings: 6- 5mm black pompons 2- 7mm moveable eyes tacky craft glue Instructions: With white, for large circle. rnd 1: ch 4, join with sl st in first ch, 15sc in center of ring. join. rnd 2: ch 1, sc in each sc around, join. rnd 3: ch 1, sc in same ch1 sp. 2sc in each sc around, join. (30sc) rnds 4 to 6 : ch 1, sc in each sc around, join. Fasten off. (leaving length of thread for sewing) With white, for medium circle. rnd 1: ch 4, join with sl st in first ch. 12sc in center of ring. join. rnd 2: ch 1, sc in each sc around, join. rnd 3: ch 1, sc in same ch1 sp, 2sc in each sc around. join. (24sc) rnds 4&5: ch 1, sc in each sc around. join. fasten off. (leaving length of thread for sewing) with white, for small circle.

rnd 1: ch 4, join with sl st in first ch, 10 sc in center of ring. join. rnd 2: ch 1, sc in each sc around. join. rnd 3: ch 1, sc in same ch1 sp, 2sc in each sc around. join (20sc) rnd 4: ch 1, sc in each sc around. join. fasten off. Hat Brim: With black ch 10, turn. rnd 1: ch1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off. (leaving length of thread for sewing) Top of Hat: rnd 1: Join with sl st to second sc, sc in next 5 sc, turn. rnds 2&3: ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off. Finishing: Step 1: Sew medium circle to large circle, sew small circle to medium circle. Sew hat to top of small circle. Step2: attach white with sl st to center bottom of large circle, ch 80, attach end of ch to same st as beginning sl st. Make tassel in center loop of ch. Give the bookmark a light spray with stiffener. Step 3: Referring to photo for placement, glue eyes to right side of head. With orange thread make a love knot in center of head for nose. With black thread make 4 love knots for mouth. Step 4: Glue 6 pompons down front center of body for buttons. (or make 6 french knots down center .)

Stuffed Gingerbread Man
by Priscilla Hewitt ©2000 This gingerbread man can be used as an ornament or fridgie, or add a few to a wreath! I'm sewing several together at the hands to make a garland for my kitchen window. You can also make a larger one for a stuffed toy by using a larger hook.

Materials
Limp worsted weight or sportweight yarn About 1 ounce brown; small amount of white Crochet hook size D Fiber fill Buttons, beads, etc. for trim

Finished size: About 5 1/2" tall
To work sc dec (over 2 sts): Insert hook into the first indicated st and pull up a loop, insert hook into the next indicated st and pull up a loop; yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on hook. **Pattern note: Cut a 12” length of brown yarn before beginning each piece. This will be used for the second arm. Make 2 of these pieces Head With brown, ch 4 Row 1: 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next ch, 2 sc in the last ch; ch 1, turn. (5 sc)

Row 2: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sc) Row 3: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 5 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (9 sc) Row 4: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 7 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (11 sc) Rows 5-6: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (11 sc) Row 7: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 7 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (9 sts) Row 8: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 5 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sts) Row 9: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (5 sts) Row 10: Sc in each sc across; ch 8, turn. (5 sc) Arms **Pattern note: Before beginning row 11, attach the 12” length of yarn with a sl st to the first sc on row 10; ch 7. Fasten off 12” length of yarn. Row 11: 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of the next 6 ch’s, sc in each of the next 5 sc on the head, sc in each of the next 6 ch’s on the attached length of yarn, 2 sc in the last ch; ch 1, turn. (21 sc) Row 12: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 19 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (23 sc) Rows 13-14: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (23 sc) Row 15: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 19 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (21 sc) Row 16: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 17 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc. Fasten off. Turn. (19 sc) Body Row 17: Skip the first 4 sc. Join yarn with a sc to the next sc, sc in each of the next 10 sc; ch 1, turn, leaving remaining stitches unworked. (11 sc)

Row 18: sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (11 sc) Row 19: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 9 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (13 sc) Rows 20-21: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (13 sc) Row 22: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 11 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (15 sc) First Leg Row 23: Sc in each of the first 7 sc, leaving the remaining stitches unworked; ch 1, turn. (7 sc) Row 24: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (7 sc) Row 25: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 4 sc, sc dec over the 1st 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sc) Rows 26-27: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (7 sc) Row 28: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc dec over the last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. (5 sc) Row 29: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in the next sc, sc dec over he last 2 sc. Fasten off. (3 sc) Second Leg Row 23: Skip the next unworked sc on row 22, attach yarn with a sc to the next unworked sc on row 22, sc in each of the remaining 6 sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sc) Row 24: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (7 sc) Row 25: Sc dec over the first 2 sc, sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (7 sc) Rows 26-29: Work as for rows 26-29 of the first leg. Finishing Round 1: Place one piece on the other piece, matching arms and legs. With brown, sc both pieces together around the outside, leaving an opening for stuffing. Stuff, then sc the opening closed. Fasten off brown.

Round 2: Join white with a sl st to the front loop only of any sc on round 1, ch 1, (sl st in the front loop only of the next sc, ch 1) around; join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off. Decorate as desired with buttons, beads, etc.

Yarn Christmas Ball Cover
by Priscilla Hewitt ©1999

Materials
Small amount of any of the following yarns: worsted weight “soft” yarn sport weight yarn Speed CroSheen Luster Sheen Crochet hook size E 2 1/4” clear glass ball ornament Decorations as desired Ch 6, join with a sl st to form ring

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in ring; (ch 5, sc in ring) 9 times; ch 2, join with a dc to
the first sc to form the last loop. (10 loops)

Rounds 2-10: (Ch 4, sc in the next loop) 9 times; ch 2, dc in the dc to form
the last loop. (10 loops)

Round 11: (Ruffle) Ch 6, sc in the 3rd ch from hook, (trc, ch 3, sc in the top
of the trc for picot) 2 times in the same loop; *(trc, ch 3, sc in the top of the trc for picot) 5 times in the next loop.* Repeat from * to * 8 times; (trc, ch 3, sc in the top of the trc for picot) 2 times in the first loop; join with a sl st to the 4th ch of the beginning ch 6. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Finishing
Cut a 12” piece of yarn; weave in and out of round 10 loosely. Insert glass ball; pull yarn tightly around the “neck” of the ball; knot securely and trim yarn. Arrange ruffle; decorate as desired.
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Victorian Christmas Ball
by Priscilla Hewitt ©1999

Materials:
Ecru size 10 crochet thread Crochet hook size 9 2 5/8” clear glass ball ornament 1/4” satin ribbon Ribbon roses, pearl strings (or anything you’d like to decorate)

Ball Cover
Ch 10, join with a sl st to form ring

Round 1: Ch 1, (sc, ch 5) in ring 9 times; sc in ring, ch 2, dc in the first sc
to join. (10 loops)

Round 2: Ch 5, sc in the loop formed by the last dc, (ch 5, sc in the next
loop, ch 5, sc in the same loop) 9 times; ch 2, dc in the dc to join. (20 loops)

Round 3: (Ch 5, sc in the next loop) 19 times; ch 2, dc in the dc to join. (20
loops)

Rounds 4-7: Repeat round 3 Round 8: (Ch 6, sc in the next loop) 19 times; ch 3, dc in the dc to join. (20
loops)

Rounds 9-11: Repeat round 8 Round 12: (Ch 7, sc in the next loop) 19 times; ch 3, trc in the dc to join.

(20 loops)

Round 13: (Ch 7, sc in the next loop) 19 times; ch 3, trc in the trc to join.
(20 loops)

Round 14: Repeat round 13 Round 15: (Ch 6, sc in the next loop) 19 times; ch 3, dc in the trc to join.
(20 loops)

Rounds 16-25: Repeat round 6 Round 26: Ch 4 to count as the first dc and the first ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 2 times
in the same loop; (dc, ch 1) 5 times in each loop around; (dc, ch 1) 2 times in the first loop; join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 4. (100 dc)

Round 27: Sl st into the first ch 1 sp, ch 1, sc in the same sp, (ch 3, sc in
the next ch 1 sp) around, ending with ch 3, join with a sl st to the first sc. fasten off. Weave in ends.

Finishing: Weave ribbon through round 22. Insert the glass ball, then draw
the ribbon closed around the “neck” of the ball and tie tightly. Tie a loop of robbon to the hanging loop of the ball. arrange the ruffle of the ball cover. Hot glue bows, roses, or other decorations to the top of the ball.

Picot Snowflake Ornament
by Priscilla Hewitt ©2000

Materials
Small amount of size 10 crochet cotton thread (Knit CroSheen) Steel crochet hook size 8 Fabric stiffener Small ziplock bag Stainless steel straight pins or wooden toothpicks Waxed paper Sheet of flat styrofoam Fishing line

Pattern note: There should be an unworked ch between each picot. To make dc picot: ch 5, dc in the 4th ch from hook To make cluster picot: ch 5, yo insert hook in the 4th ch from hook and pull up a
loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in same ch and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on hook, sl st in the same ch Work tightly for best results. If you tend to crochet loosely, use a smaller size hook. Ch 6; join with a sl st to the first ch to form ring Round 1: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 11 more dc in the ring; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (12 dc) Round 2: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next dc, *sc in the next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next dc* Repeat from * to * 4 times; join with a sl st to the first sc. (6 "points") Round 3: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, (dc picot, cluster picot, dc picot), ch 1, sl st in the same sc, ch 1, 2 dc in the next ch-3 sp, work 2 dc picots, work 3 cluster picots,

working along the other side, skip 3 cluster picots, sl st in the next unworked ch, (ch 4, dc in the 4th ch from hook, skip next dc picot, sl st in the next unworked ch) 2 times, 2 dc in the same ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, *sc in the next sc, (dc picot, cluster picot, dc picot), ch 1, sl st in the same sc, ch 1, 2 dc in the next ch-3 sp, work 2 dc picots, work 3 cluster picots, working along the other side, skip 3 cluster picots, sl st in the next unworked ch, (ch 4, dc in the 3rd ch from hook, skip next dc picot, sl st in the next unworked ch) 2 times, 2 dc in the same ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip next 2 dc* Repeat from * to * 4 times; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Finishing Place snowflake and fabric stiffener in a small plastic zip lock bag. Work stiffener into the snowflake through the closed bag, then let soak at least one hour. Place a sheet of waxed paper on a flat sheet of styrofoam. Remove snowflake from bag and wring out any excess stiffener. Shape snowflake on waxed paper and tack in place with pins or toothpicks. Allow to dry completely. Remove pins. Add a loop of fishing line to the snowflake to hang.

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