Christmas Rudolph The Reindeer Crochet Cushion Pattern

Last make of the year finally completed – with a little time to spare too, trotting out is a crochet Rudolph reindeer cushion!

I decided not to take on as many Christmas makes this year as the last few years have been a disaster with trying to get everything completed on time and I end up still working on Christmas Eve!. Even though I cut back significantly I have been starting to get a bit worried that I still might not get everything completed in time.

However, my worries were unfounded and I have got the final Christmas make completed – with time to spare which is definitely a first for me! Only downside is all the other jobs I had put on hold to get it finished now need doing with only a few days to go – I better get a move on!.

After completing this cushion its also given me a few more ideas for Christmas cushion makes – these will have to wait until next year!

Pattern for this cushion is now available on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

Can never have too many Santas around…Crochet Santa coaster pattern.

Following on from my Rudolph coaster I just had to make one more – this time a Santa, I do have a few more Christmas coasters in mind but I think they may have to wait until next year!. Free pattern for this make is available below:

Crochet Santa coaster pattern

4.5mm hook

25g ball of DK wool in red

25g ball of DK wool in white

25g ball of DK wool in pink

25g ball of DK wool in dark pink

25g ball of DK wool in black

25g ball of DK wool in sparkly white for the pompom (or just the plain white if you prefer)

3.5cm pompom maker (or use two pieces of card with a 3.5cm diameter).

Main Coaster

4.5mm hook, pink wool.

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

1: (2sc into next sc), change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc) three times, change to pink on the last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc) two times (12).

2: 2sc into next sc, sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc, sc) three times, 2sc into next sc, change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, sc (18).

3: 2sc into next sc, 2sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc, 2sc) three times, 2sc into next sc, sc, change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 2sc (24).

4: 2sc into next sc, 3sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc, 3sc) three times, 2sc into next sc, 2sc, change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 3sc (30).

5: 2sc into next sc, 4sc, 2sc into next sc – change to white after the first sc, 4sc, (2sc into next sc, 4sc) two times, 2sc into next sc, 3sc, change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 4sc (36).

6: 2sc into next sc, 5sc, 2sc into next sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, 5htr(UK)/hdc(US), (2sc into next sc, 5htr(UK)/hdc(US)) two times, 2sc into next sc, 4htr(UK)/hdc(US), change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 5sc (42).

7: 2sc into next sc, 6sc, 2sc into next sc, sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, 5htr(UK)/hdc(US) (2sc into next stitch, 6tr(UK)/dc(US)) two times, 2sc into next sc, 5tr(UK)/dc(US), change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 6sc change to red on last yo of the previous stitch (48).

8: 2sc into next sc, 7sc, 2sc into next sc, 2sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, 5tr(UK)/dc(US), (2sc into next sc, 7tr(UK)/dc(US)) two times, 2sc into next sc, 6tr(UK)/dc(US), change to red on last yo, sc, 2sc into next sc, 7sc (54).

9: 2sc into next sc, 8sc.

Fasten off.

Using a 4.5mm hook, cast on in red into the sc next to the white on the right hand side – Pull up loop, ch1, 2sc into the same sc, 8sc, 2sc into next sc, 8sc, 2sc into next sc, 4sc, turn (26).

1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog four times, 10sc, sc2tog four times, turn (18).

2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog two times, 8sc, sc2tog two times, turn (14).

3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog two times, 6sc, sc2tog two times, turn (10).

4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 6sc, sc2tog, turn (8).

5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 4sc, sc2tog, turn (6).

6: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 2sc, sc2tog, turn (4).

7: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog two times, turn (2).

8: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog.

Fasten off

Nose

4.5mm hook, dark pink wool

Make a magic ring, 6sc into ring.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Sew the nose onto the face.

Eyes – make 2

4.5mm hook, black wool

Make a magic ring, 5sc into ring.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Sew the eyes onto the face.

Pompom

Make a pompom using the sparkly white wool and a 3.5cm pompom maker or two pieces of card with a 3.5cm diameter.

Sew the pompom to the top of the hat.

Smile

Using black thread and a running stitch, cast on at the back of the coaster then using a running stitch to add the smile detail.

Christmas Crochet Rudolph The Reindeer Coaster Pattern

Not long left to go now, time for some final Christmas crochet makes to happen

This month is zooming by but there is still time to squeeze in a couple more Christmas themed makes!

This cute reindeer coaster was great fun to make and the pattern is available now for my Patron subscribers this month.

Ive got another Christmas themed coaster in the works too and the pattern should be on my blog in the next few days.

Sewing Tutorial: Christmas Patchwork Tree Table Runner

Perfect for Decorating your table this Christmas

It’s great to add a little Christmas sparkle to your table over Christmas and when I saw the Snowy Woodland fabric which was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company I knew I had to make a table runner using it.

I decided to go for a tree theme as two of the fabrics were perfect for this – the green mistletoe and the white pine cone.

I really enjoyed making this – despite having a bit of a disaster half way through when I sewed it all together and realised I had one of the fabric pieces backwards, but luckily that wasn’t too tricky to fix!

The tutorial to make one is now available over on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog

Corner To Corner Crochet Christmas Gnome Wall Hanging Pattern

Soon as I made my Crochet gnome cushion I knew it was also be perfect as a wall hanging too, so after making some extra bits and finding a piece of dowel I got one made!

This will be perfect for decorating this Christmas, and the pattern is available on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

Corner To Corner Crochet Quick Make: Folded Christmas Tree Decoration

I wanted to make another tree themed decoration like my fabric Christmas trees and fabric Christmas tree bunting but decided that rather than using fabric I wanted to do something using crochet instead. I thought it would also be a great idea to do a bit more corner to corner crochet after completing my Christmas gnome cushion, so went down the route of making corner to corner crochet squares that could do the same as the fabric squares in my previous decorations. I also wanted to add in some decorations so added some red and blue baubles to the tree, I think I will make a couple more of these all with different coloured decorations and might even turn some into some bunting – if I don’t run out of time first!.

Corner to corner crochet Christmas trees:

4mm hook

Wool in different shades of green to make the tree

Brown wool for the trunk

Two different coloured wools for the decorations.

For one tree make one of each the of square sizes below:

Once you have your 4 squares take the largest square fold up one of the corners and sew to secure. The take the next square, fold up one of the corners and sew to secure then place on top of the previous square so the point of the folded edge is just below the bottom edge of the next square and sew to secure. Repeat with the remaining squares.

Next make the decorations and trunk using a 4mm hook:

Decorations (blue and red wool): Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring, fasten off leaving long thread to attach.

Trunk (brown wool): ch6, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row.

Rows 1-4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Attach the trunk to the bottom squares. then attach the decorations onto the folded points of the squares.

Next make the loop for the top of the tree using a 4mm hook and red wool:

ch18, then fasten off.

Attach to the top of the tree.