I hope you like these..............
I've been fiddling about with the Snowman Christmas Tree Decorations and came up with these - aren't they jolly!!!! I'm chuffed with them, they are quite easy to do. The basic pattern can be used for the bunting or the Christmas Tree Decoration . I have been asked about the using the designs so I thought I would give you the instructions - I quite like the idea of rows of these little Snowmen waiting to greet Santa! - so here goes. I used a 4mm hook and some double knitting wool.
I will use the English abbreviations: htr half treble
ss slip stitch
dc double crochet
1st row Make 4 ch and ss into a circle
2nd row 2 ch (counts as 1st htr) then 11 htr into the ring, join at end with a ss
3rd row 2ch, 1 htr into same st then 2 htr into top of each st join at end with a ss. You should have 24 htrs
4th row 2ch, 1 htr into same st, then *1 htr into next stitch and 2 htr into stitch after that. Repeat from * until last st then do 1 htr. Join to the beginning st with a ss and fasten off.
Make the first three rows of the body and fasten off.
Ch 3, turn and make a ss into 2nd ch, 1 dc into third ch and fasten off. Leave a long tail of wool which you can use to sew the carrot nose on.
Make a ch of 30 sts, turn and work one row of htrs. Fasten off
To assemble the Snowman - overlap the head onto the body by one row and sew into place. Sew the carrot nose into place, (over the chain hole works well). Sew beads or embroider eyes into place and buttons. Wind Scarf around neck and catch into place with one or two stitches. You will find if its double knitting wool the scarf stands out and looks a bit "windswept"
Make a length of chain ( think mine was about 45) and then make a dc into the centre of the top of the head of the first snowman, then chain 45 again and so on until all your snowmen are chained together!
There you are - Snowman Bunting !!!!!!! Have fun making them!!!!
Christmas Tree Decoration Snowman - make two bodies and two heads and the join the heads to the bodies. Decorate one of them with eyes, nose and bead buttons. Place them wrong sides together and do a neat row of dcs around edge, leave a small gap to add some light padding then finish off. Sew on the scarf and make a chain loop on the top of the head for hanging on the tree.
Have a great weekend
Speak soon xx