It’s finally time. The 12 ornaments of Christmas series is switch has officially been flipped to full-on festive! The ornament heralding the switch is the seventh in our series, a crochet peppermint. Constructed from the center out using the ever-useful magic ring and basic increases you see in many amigurumi projects, this peppermint brings a breath of fresh, festive air to your Christmas tree.
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Crochet Peppermint Ornament Pattern
Skill level: easy
1 pack Lion Brand Yarn Bonbons in Beach (100% Cotton yarn; fingering weight), which comes with 8 mini skeins. – You need less than a skein of red and white to complete the ornament.
US size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
sewing needle & thread
Abbreviations & Terms
magic ring – an adjustable starting round. Here’s a tutorial.
sc – single crochet
ch – chain
sc 2 in next st – sc 2 times in same st
rnd – round
(X sts) – X is the number of sts that are now in the rnd
rep from * – repeat the instructions following the asterisk as directed
sl – slip
Clr A- color A, white
Clr B – color B, red
hdc – half double crochet
hdc – 2 in next st half double crochet twice in same ch
blsc – sc into the back loop of the ch. Here’s a tutorial.
Gauge & Dimensions: Approx. 19 sc & 23 rows over 4 inches. Finished ornament measures approx. 2.25″ in diameter.
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Make Front of Peppermint
rnd 1. Using clr A, form a magic ring & sc 6 into ring. Pull tail to tighten loop.
rnd 2. ch1, sc twice in each st, sl to join. (12 sts)
rnd 3. ch1, *hdc B, hdc2A in next st; rep from * 6 times, sl to join. (18 sts)
rnd 4. ch1, *hdc B, hdc A, hdc2A in next st; rep from * 6 times, sl to join. (24 sts)
rnd 5. ch1, *hdcB, hdc2A, hdc2A in next st; rep from * 6 times, sl to join. (30 sts)
rnd 6. ch1, *blscB, blsc4A; rep from * 6 times, sl to join.
rnd 7. rep rnd 6.
Break yarn and draw tail through last loop to secure.
Make Back of Peppermint
Work rnds 1-5 above, breaking yarn and drawing tail through last loop to secure.
Sew back to front of peppermint, stuffing as you go. Weave in all ends to finish.
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