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Christmas Pudding Tree Decoration

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas pudding, right? So why not have them hanging from your tree? This little Christmas pudding tree decoration, uses traditional themed colours, is suitable for beginners and can be hung anywhere in the home to decorate, not just on the tree!

It’s the perfect addition to your Christmas decoration collection.

After searching through pinterest, I found that I liked the other patterns out there, but I knew I would want to put my own twist on it, so I set about designing my own little pudding!

This pattern isn’t made in the amigurumi style like many others, its still 3D, but made in pieces first then crocheted/sewn together at the end.  Creating a more ‘squashed’ pudding rather than a perfectly round one!

So what are you waiting for? let’s make xmas puddings!!!

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Pattern is written in US crochet terms. {UK terms can be found here}

You will need:

Any dk weight yarn, I used…
Yarn A – Brown – Women’s Institute Premium Acrylic Brown – Hobbycraft

Yarn B – Cream – Wendy Purity, shade Mist – Hobbycraft

Yarn C – Lime – Women’s Institute Premium Acrylic Lime – Hobbycraft

Yarn D – Red – Women’s Institute Premium Acrylic Red – Hobbycraft

Hook – 4mm & 2.5mm
Stuffing
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Gauge:

Not important for this project.

Measurements:

Width 7.5cm (3″) x length 10cm (4″) excluding hanging loop

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain.

Sl st – slip stitch.

St – stitch.

Sc – Single Crochet – insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back
through the stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through
both loops on hook.

Hdc – Half Double Crochet – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull
the loop back through the stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over and
pull through all three loops on hook.

Dc – Double Crochet – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the
loop back through the stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn
over pull through two loops.

Ch3 picot – Chain 3 Picot – chain 3, slip stitch into the back bump
(see notes) of the 3rd chain from the hook.

Puff st – Puff Stitch – (yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull
up a loop), twice more in same stitch, yarn over, pull through all 7
loops on hook, chain 1.

Notes:
The pudding is made in separate pieces, then sewn together and
stuffed at the end.
Back bump – the back bump of the chain can be found when you twist
the chain towards you, it’s the little bump on its own.
Ch2 does not count as a stitch throughout.

Ok lets start!

Pudding – Make 2 with yarn A – 4mm hook – Worked in the round

Make a Magic Circle or ch4 to make a ring.

Round 1: Ch2, 11 hdc into the loop, sl st into the 1st st to join [11]

Round 2: Ch2, 2 hdc in each st, sl st into 1st st [22]

Round 3: Ch2, (2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next st) rep around, sl st into
1st st [33]
Round 4: Ch2, (hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st) rep around, sl st
into 1st st [44]
Hanging loop (on one pudding only) – ch40, sl st to the base to the
chain to join and create the loop.
Fasten off.

Icing – Make 2 with yarn B – 4mm hook – Worked in rows

Row 1: Ch5, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st,
turn [6]


Row 2: Ch1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st, turn [8]

Row 3: Ch6, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in next 3 chs, skip st, sl
st into next st, ch4, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next st, sl st into
next st, ch7, dc in 4th ch from the hook, dc in next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, sl st
into next st, ch4, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next st, skip st, sl st
into next st.
Fasten off.

 

If you’re enjoying this pattern, you might like these too!

1 – Willow Cowl / 2 – Chelsea Cowl / 3 – Olive Shrug

 

Holly Leaf – Make 4 with yarn C – 2.5mm hook

1st side of leaf: Ch8, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, hdc, ch3 picot, hdc,
sl st into next st, hdc, ch3 picot, hdc, sl st into next st.

Stem: Ch3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st.

2nd side of leaf: Sl st in next st, hdc, ch3 picot, hdc, sl st into next st,
hdc, ch3 picot, hdc, sl st into next st,

Vein: Ch3 picot, surface sl st down the centre of the leaf, stop before
the stem, remove hook, insert hook from behind and place loop over
hook, pull through yarn to the back of the leaf.
Fasten off.

Berries – Make 1 with yarn D – 4mm hook
Ch2, (puff st, ch1, sl st in same space) rep twice more in same space.
Fasten off.

Assembly
Yarn B – sew the icing to the pudding along the wiggly lines only.
(×2)


Yarn B – hold the two pudding pieces, right sides out and sc across
the top, making sure to catch two layers of icing and two layers of
pudding in each stitch, finish the last sc with yarn A.

Yarn A – sc around base of the pudding, leave a gap for stuffing.

Yarn C – place one holly leaf on the front and one on the back of the
pudding, and sew through all pieces.. leaf / pudding / leaf, repeat
with the other two leaves on the opposite side.

Yarn D – sew the berries to your chosen front side of the pudding,
where the holly leaves meet.

Stuff with filling, finish with sc using Yarn A until closed.
Fasten off.

 

Ta-Da! your little Christmas Pudding Tree Decoration is ready to hang and admire!

 

Below I have included the full pattern, written in UK terms for you (because I’m nice like that!)

Pattern is written in UK crochet terms.

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain.

Sl st – slip stitch.

St – stitch.

Dc – Double Crochet – insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back
through the stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through
both loops on hook.

Htr – Half Treble Crochet – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull
the loop back through the stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over and
pull through all three loops on hook.

Tr – Treble Crochet – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the
loop back through the stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn
over pull through two loops.

Ch3 picot – Chain 3 Picot – chain 3, slip stitch into the back bump
(see notes) of the 3rd chain from the hook.

Puff st – Puff Stitch – (yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull
up a loop), twice more in same stitch, yarn over, pull through all 7
loops on hook, chain 1.

Ok lets start!

Pudding – Make 2 with yarn A – 4mm hook – Worked in the round

Make a Magic Circle or ch4 to make a ring.

Round 1: Ch2, 11 htr into the loop, sl st into the 1st st to join [11]

Round 2: Ch2, 2 htr in each st, sl st into 1st st [22]

Round 3: Ch2, (2 htr in 1st st, htr in next st) rep around, sl st into
1st st [33]
Round 4: Ch2, (htr in next 2 sts, 2htr in next st) rep around, sl st
into 1st st [44]
Hanging loop (on one pudding only) – ch40, sl st to the base to the
chain to join and create the loop.
Fasten off.

Icing – Make 2 with yarn B – 4mm hook – Worked in rows

Row 1: Ch5, 2 dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in last st,
turn [6]

Row 2: Ch1, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in last st, turn [8]

Row 3: Ch6, htr in 3rd ch from the hook, htr in next 3 chs, skip st, sl
st into next st, ch4, htr in 3rd ch from hook, htr in next st, sl st into
next st, ch7, tr in 4th ch from the hook, tr in next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, sl st
into next st, ch4, htr in 3rd ch from hook, htr in next st, skip st, sl st
into next st.
Fasten off.

Holly Leaf – Make 4 with yarn C – 2.5mm hook

1st side of leaf: Ch8, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, htr, ch3 picot, htr,
sl st into next st, htr, ch3 picot, htr, sl st into next st.

Stem: Ch3, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next st.

2nd side of leaf: Sl st in next st, htr, ch3 picot, htr, sl st into next st,
htr, ch3 picot, htr, sl st into next st.

Vein: Ch3 picot, surface sl st down the centre of the leaf, stop before
the stem, remove hook, insert hook from behind and place loop over
hook, pull through yarn to the back of the leaf.
Fasten off.

Berries – Make 1 with yarn D – 4mm hook
Ch2, (puff st, ch1, sl st in same space) rep twice more in same space.
Fasten off.

Assembly
Yarn B – sew the icing to the pudding along the wiggly lines only.
(×2)

Yarn B – hold the two pudding pieces, right sides out and dc across
the top, making sure to catch two layers of icing and two layers of
pudding in each stitch, finish the last dc with yarn A.

Yarn A – dc around base of the pudding, leave a gap for stuffing.

Yarn C – place one holly leaf on the front and one on the back of the
pudding, and sew through all pieces.. leaf / pudding / leaf, repeat
with the other two leaves on the opposite side.

Yarn D – sew the berries to your chosen front side of the pudding,
where the holly leaves meet.

Stuff with filling, then finally finish with dc using Yarn A until closed.
Fasten off.

 

Ta-Da! your little Christmas Pudding Tree Decoration is ready to hang and admire!

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