O CHRISTMAS TREE Gingerbread House Ornament Agnes Russell Design by SPECIAL STITCH edge of Front, ch 1, sc evenly sp around outer edge of Front, join in beg sc. Fasten off. INTERMEDIATE Popcorn (pc): Ch 4, 4 dc in first ch of ch-4, draw up a lp, remove hook, insert hook in 4th ch of beg ch-4, pick up dropped lp, draw through st on hook. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS BACK 3 inches wide x 4 inches long x 41/2 inches tall Rows 1–25: Rep rows 1–25 of Front. Rep Front Assembly. MATERIALS PLASTIC CANVAS PREPARATION • Lizbeth size 10 crochet cotton (122 yds per ball): 2 balls #691 mocha brown med 1 ball each #601 white, #643 grape med, #645 grape dk, #623 raspberry pink lt, #625 plum med, #658 ocean turquoise lt, #695 bright orange, #616 daffodil med, #713 Kelly green, #671 Christmas red and #669 poppy red Size 7/1.65mm steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge 8mm pearl beads: 15 1 sheet plastic canvas: 7 mesh per inch Hot-glue gun 8 lb. clear monofilament: 20 inches Tapestry needle Straight pins Pinning board Following diagrams, from plastic canvas, cut as indicated: Front and Back, Bottom 2 Sides and 2 Roof sections. SIDE Make 2. Row 1 (WS): With mocha brown, beg at bottom, ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. Rep rows 2–17 of Front. At end of row 17, leaving a 12-inch length, fasten off. Rep Front Assembly. GINGERBREAD HOUSE (24 sc) FRONT Rows 2–17: Row 1 (WS): With mocha brown, beg at bottom, ch 20, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (19 sc) • Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, hdc in each sc BOTTOM across, turn. Ch 1, sc in each hdc across, (19 hdc) Rows 1–17: Rep rows 1–17 of Row 3: • • Side. Rep Front Assembly. turn. Rows 4–17: [Rep rows 2 and 3 alternately] 7 times. Ch 1, in first 2 sc, hdc in each sc across to last 2 sc, hdc dec in last 2 sts, turn. Ch 1, in first 2 hdc, sc in each hdc across to last 2 hdc, sc dec in last 2 hdc, turn. • • ROOF Make 2. Row 1 (WS): Row 18: hdc dec (see Stitch Guide) Beg at peak of Roof with mocha brown, ch 32, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. • • • (17 hdc) Row 19: sc dec (31 sc) (see Pattern (see (see Stitch GAUGE Guide) Row 2 (RS): Ch 2 back lp 8 sc = 1 inch Notes), Stitch Guide) (31 dc) working in of sts, dc in each st (15 sc) Rows 20–25: across, turn. [Rep rows 18 and 19 alternately] 3 times. At end of row 25, leaving a 15-inch length, fasten off. PATTERN NOTES Row 3 (WS): front lp Ch 2, working in of sts, Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Do not join any Gingerbread House sections until indicated. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Chain-2 at beginning of row does not count as first double crochet unless otherwise stated. (see Stitch Guide) (31 dc) (3 sc) dc in each st across, turn. [Rep rows 2 and 3 alternately] twice. Rep row 2. Leaving a 14- inch length, fasten off. Rows 4–7: ASSEMBLY Thread tapestry needle with rem length, position plastic canvas behind crocheted piece, sew edges of crocheted piece to plastic canvas. Working through sts of Front and plastic canvas, mocha brown to bottom Row 8: join (see Pattern Notes) 48 PRESENTS AUTUMN 2019 CROCHET WORLD A VERY CROCHET CHRISTMAS
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