Tree dec­o­ra­tions

Treat your Christ­mas tree to a bounty of fes­tive beau­ties with these easy-to-knit dec­o­ra­tions by Amanda Berry

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SNOW­MAN

BODY Cast on 9 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn C. Start at the bot­tom. Row 1 and all foll WS rows Purl.

Row 2 (RS) K1, (kfb) 8 times. [17 sts]

Row 4 K1, (kfb, K1) 8 times. [25 sts]

Row 6 K1, (kfb, K2) 8 times. [33 sts]

Rows 7 to 21 Beg on a WS purl row work in st st.

Row 22 K1, (k2­tog, K2) 8 times. [25 sts]

Row 24 K1, (k2­tog, K1) 8 times. [17 sts]

Row 25 Purl. (This row is the neck­line.)

Row 26 K1, (kfb, K1) 8 times. [25 sts]

Row 28 K1, (kfb, K5) 4 times. [29 sts]

Rows 29 to 39 Beg on a WS purl row work in st st.

Row 40 K1, (k2­tog, K2) 7 times. [22 sts]

Row 42 K1, (k2­tog, K1) 7 times. [15 sts]

Row 44 K1, (k2­tog) 7 times. [8 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fas­ten. NOSE Cast on 4 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn G. Start at the bot­tom edge. Row 1 and all foll WS rows Purl.

Row 2 (RS) (Kfb) 4 times. [8 sts]

Row 4 Knit.

Row 6 (K2­tog) 4 times. [4 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fas­ten. SCARF Cast on 52 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn D. Rows 1 to 4 Knit. Cast off. HAT Cast on 33 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn D. Start at the bot­tom edge.

Row 1 (WS) (K1, P1) 16 times, K1.

Row 2 (RS) (P1, K1) 16 times, P1.

Row 3 Rep Row 1.

Rows 4 to 9 Beg on a RS knit row work in st st. Row 10 K1, (k2­tog, K6) 4 times. [29 sts] Row 11 and all foll WS rows Purl.

Row 12 K1, (k2­tog, K2) 7 times. [22 sts]

Row 14 K1, (k2­tog, K1) 7 times. [15 sts]

Row 16 K1, (k2­tog) 7 times. [8 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fas­ten.

FAIRY

BODY Cast on 9 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn C.

Start at the base.

Row 1 (WS) Purl.

Row 2 (RS) (Kfb) 8 times, K1. [17 sts]

Row 3 Purl.

Row 4 (K1, kfb) 8 times, K1. [25 sts]

Rows 5 to 23 Beg on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 24 (K1, k2­tog) 8 times, K1. [17 sts]

Break Yarn C and join Yarn G.

Rows 25 to 44 Work Rows 25 to 44 as for Snow­man. [8 sts] Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fas­ten. WINGS (MAKE 2) Cast on 4 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn C. Start at the base.

Row 1 Knit.

Row 2 K1, kfb, kfb, K1. [6 sts]

Row 3 Knit.

Row 4 K1, kfb, knit to the last 2 sts, kfb, K1. [2 sts inc’d] Rows 5 to 6 Rep Rows 3 to 4. [10 sts]

Rows 7 to 13 Knit.

Row 14 Knit to the last 3 sts, k2­tog, K1. [1 st dec’d]

Rows 15 to 20 Rep Row 14 six more times. [3 sts] Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fas­ten. SKIRT Cast on 52 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn A. Start at the hem.

Row 1 (WS) Knit.

Break Yarn A and join Yarn C.

Rows 2 to 13 Beg on a RS knit row work in st st. Row 14 (k2­tog) 26 times. [26 sts] Cast off.

ARMS (MAKE 2) Cast on 5 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn C. Start at the top of the Arm.

Rows 1 to 10 Beg on a WS purl row work in st st. Break Yarn C and join Yarn G.

Rows 11 to 14 Beg on a WS purl row work in st st. Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fas­ten. HAIR Cast on 33 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn A.

Start at the bot­tom edge.

Row 1 (WS) (K1, P1) 16 times, K1.

Row 2 (RS) (P1, K1) 16 times, P1.

Rows 3 to 8 Rep Rows 1 to 2 three more times.

Row 9 Rep Row 1.

Row 10 P1, K1, (k2­tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1) 3 times, k2­tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1. [29 sts]

Row 11 (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2) 4 times, K1.

Row 12 P1, (k2­tog, P1, K1, k2­tog, P1) 4 times. [21 sts]

Row 13 [K1, P2, K1, P1] 4 times, K1.

Row 14 P1, (k2­tog, k2­tog, P1) 4 times. [13 sts]

Row 15 (K1, P2) 4 times, K1.

Row 16 P1, (k2­tog) 6 times. [7 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fas­ten. BODY Cast on 9 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn F. Work Rows 1 to 11 as for Snow­man pat­tern. Change to Yarn B.

Knit 1 row.

Change to Yarn F.

Work Rows 13 to 24 as for Snow­man pat­tern. Change to Yarn G.

Work rows 25 to 44 as for Snow­man pat­tern. NOSE Work as for Snow­man Nose. HAT Cast on 33 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn C. Start at the bot­tom edge.

Rows 1 to 2 Knit. Break Yarn C and join Yarn F.

Rows 3 to 10 Beg on a RS knit row, work in st st.

Row 11 K1, (k2­tog, K6) 4 times. [29 sts]

Row 12 and all foll WS rows Purl.

Row 13 K1, (k2­tog, K5) 4 times. [25 sts]

Row 15 K1, (k2­tog, K4) 4 times. [21 sts]

Row 17 K1, (k2­tog, K3) 4 times. [17 sts]

Row 19 K1, (k2­tog, K2) 4 times. [13 sts]

Row 21 K1, (k2­tog, K1) 4 times. [9 sts]

Row 23 K1, (k2­tog) 4 times. [5 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fas­ten.

SOLDIER

BODY Cast on 9 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn B. Work Rows 1 to 11 as for Snow­man pat­tern. Change to Yarn F.

Work Rows 12 to 24 as for Snow­man pat­tern. Change to Yarn G.

Work Rows 25 to 44 as for Snow­man pat­tern. NOSE Work as for Snow­man Nose. HAT Cast on 33 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn B. Start at the bot­tom edge.

Rows 1 to 19 Knit.

Row 20 K1, (k2­tog, K2) 8 times. [25 sts]

Row 21 Knit.

Row 22 K1, (k2­tog, K1) 8 times. [17 sts]

Row 23 Knit.

Row 24 K1, (k2­tog) 8 times. [9 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fas­ten. HAT CHIN STRAP Cast on 2 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn A. Rows 1 to 19 Beg on a WS purl row work in st st. Cast off.

PEN­GUIN

BODY Cast on 9 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn B.

Start at the base.

Row 1 (WS) Purl.

Row 2 (RS) K1, (kfb) 8 times. [17 sts]

Row 3 Purl.

Row 4 K1, (kfb, K1) 8 times. [25 sts]

Work tummy panel in in­tar­sia colour­work:

Row 5 P9B, P8C, P8B.

Row 6 In Yarn B: K1, (kfb, K2) twice, kfb; in Yarn C (K2, kfb) twice, K2; in Yarn B: (kfb, K2) 3 times. [33 sts]

Row 7 P12B, P10C, P11B.

Row 8 K11B, K10C, K12B.

Rows 9 to 18 Rep Rows 7 to 8 five more times.

Row 19 Rep Row 7.

Row 20 In Yarn B: K3, ssk, K6; in Yarn C: k2­tog, K6, ssk; in Yarn B: K6, k2­tog, K4. [29 sts]

Row 21 P11B, P8C, P10B.

Row 22 In Yarn B: K3, ssk, K5; in Yarn C: k2­tog, K4, ssk; in Yarn B: K5, k2­tog, K4. [25 sts]

Row 23 P10B, P6C, P9B.

Row 24 K9B, K6C, K10B.

Rows 25 to 28 Rep Rows 23 to 24 twice more.

Row 29 P11B, P4C, P10B.

Work rem rows in Yarn B.

Rows 30 to 33 Beg on a RS knit row work in st st.

Row 34 K1, (k2­tog, K1) 8 times. [17 sts]

Row 35 Purl.

Row 36 K1, (k2­tog) 8 times. [9 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fas­ten. BEAK Cast on 13 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn A.

Rows 1 to 3 Beg on a WS purl row work in st st. Row 4 (K2­tog) 6 times, K1. [7 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fas­ten. HAT Cast on 28 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn E.

Row 1 (K1, P1) to end.

Rows 2 to 3 Rep Row 1 twice more.

Rows 4 to 7 Start­ing on a RS knit row work in st st.

Row 8 K1, (k2­tog, K7) 3 times. [25 sts]

Rows 9 to 11 Start­ing on a WS purl row work in st st.

Row 12 K1, (k2­tog, K1) 8 times. [17 sts]

Row 13 Purl.

Row 14 K1, (k2­tog) 8 times. [9 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fas­ten. SCARF Cast on 52 sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and Yarn E. Break Yarn E and join Yarn C.

Row 1 Knit.

Break Yarn C and join Yarn E.

Row 2 Knit.

Break Yarn E and join Yarn C.

Row 3 Knit.

Break Yarn C and join Yarn E.

Row 4 Knit. Cast off.

MAK­ING UP

SNOW­MAN

Note The cast-off sts are the top of the Head. Sew the side edges to­gether, adding stuff­ing as you sew. This seam runs down the cen­tre back. Fin­ish by gath­er­ing the cast-on sts to­gether at the bot­tom of the Body.

NECK­LINE Us­ing Yarn C, sew a run­ning stitch around the neck at Row 25. Pull the yarn to gather the stitches to­gether to make an in­den­ta­tion for the neck and se­cure the thread.

NOSE Us­ing the yarn tail from the cast off, sew a run­ning stitch around the out­side edges of the knit­ted piece, pull the yarn to gather to­gether the edges to make a small ball for the nose with the right side fac­ing out­wards. Add a lit­tle stuff­ing to the in­side of the Nose then sew the gath­ered edges closed. Sew this gath­ered edge to the cen­tre-front of the head.

FEA­TURES Em­broi­der the eyes and mouth in black em­broi­dery thread. Add a spot of blusher or crayon on the cheeks.

HAT Sew the side edges to­gether. Make a small pom­pom in Yarn D and sew onto the top of the Hat. Place the Hat onto the head with the seam at the back, and sew the brim of the Hat onto the head.

SCARF Add tas­sels in Yarn D to the ends of the Scarf. Tie the Scarf around the neck. FAIRY Make up the Fairy in the same way as the Snow­man, ex­cept Fairy does not have a pom­pom on her head, and use Yarn G to tie the neck­line. Sew the side edges of the Skirt to­gether (this seam runs down the back of the Skirt) and sew the cast-off edge of the skirt onto the Body. Sew the side edges of each Arm to­gether. Gather the cast-on sts to­gether and sew cast-on end onto the top sides of the Body. At­tach Wings to the cen­tre back. SANTA Make up Santa in the same way as the Snow­man, ex­cept Santa does not have an em­broi­dered mouth, use Yarn G to tie the neck­line, and also make the pom­pom in Yarn C to dec­o­rate Santa’s hat. Cut sev­eral strands of Yarn C and knot onto Santa’s head around the chin for his beard, and un­der the Nose for a mous­tache. Trim the strands to neaten. Em­broi­der the belt buckle in Yarn A. SOLDIER Make up the Soldier in the same way as the Snow­man, ex­cept the soldier does not have an em­broi­dered mouth, his Hat does not have a pom­pom, use Yarn G to tie the neck­line, and also add a lit­tle stuff­ing in­side the top of the Hat be­fore sewing onto the head. Sew the ends of the Chin Strap to the sides of the Hat. Use Yarn A and Swiss darn­ing to em­broi­der the but­tons on the front of the Soldier’s red body us­ing the im­age as a guide. PEN­GUIN Note The cast-off sts are the top of the head. Sew the side edges to­gether, adding stuff­ing as you sew. This seam runs down the cen­tre back. Fin­ish by gath­er­ing the cast-on sts to­gether at the bot­tom of the body.

BEAK Sew the side edges to­gether. This seam runs down the cen­tre-un­der­side. Add stuff­ing to the in­side of the Beak then sew the cast-on edge onto the cen­tre-front of the head. EYES Em­broi­der the eyes in black em­broi­dery thread.

HAT Sew the side edges to­gether. Make a small pom­pom in Yarn C and sew onto the top of the Hat. Place the Hat onto the head with the seam at the back, and sew the brim of the Hat onto the head. SCARF Add tas­sels in Yarn C and E on the ends of the Scarf. Tie the Scarf around the neck.

HANG­ING LOOP (MAKE ONE FOR EACH)

To hang the dec­o­ra­tions, cut a 20cm length of yarn for each, sew the cen­tre of the yarn onto the top of the head and tie the ends to­gether to make a loop.

At­tach the Fairy’s wings to the cen­tre-back of the doll, just be­low the head, us­ing match­ing yarn

Give your snow­man heaps of char­ac­ter by adding a touch of pink to the cheeks with a crayon or blusher

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