24 November 2017

Teardrop Christmas Ornament


Here is the second in this series of crocheted christmas ornaments to decorate your tree. This one is shaped like a teardrop.

The christmas ornaments are inspired by classic glass christmas ornaments.




For these ornaments, I am using a sparkly light fingering
weight yarn (I used Loops and Threads Payette yarn
in icicle, ruby red, and sterling silver) with a 3.25mm (D) hook.

I love the sparkly thread running through the yarn
and the occasional piece of sequins.
They give the ornaments just the right sparkly touch
that will look great when christmas lights reflect off of them!


This teardrop christmas ornament measures about 5 inches long and 2.25 inches in diameter at its widest point.



Other Christmas Ornaments:

  - Finial Drop Ornament
  - Teardrop Ornament
  - Bell Ornament
  - Finial Ball Ornament
  - Spiral Drop Ornament




Each ornament is made in a continuous spiral.

    Note: you will notice that about 2/3 of the sequins gets pushed to the inside (the "wrong" side) of the ornament as your stitch it. You can either coax it to the "right" side, or turn the ornament inside out when stuffing to get more sequins on the outside. I opted to coax some of the sequins to the "right" side for my ornaments.

Row 1:  Ch 2, 4 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook.
Row 2:  Sc 4.
Row 3:  2 sc in each st around. (8 sts)
Row 4:  2 sc in each st around. (16 sts)
Row 5:  (Sc, 2 sc in the next st) repeat 8 times. (24 sts)
Row 6:  (Sc, 2 sc in the next st) repeat 12 times. (36 sts)
Row 7:  (Sc 3, 2 sc in the next st) repeat 8 times, sc 3. (43 sts)
Row 8:  2 sc in the first st, sc 21, 2 sc in the next st, sc 20. (45 sts)
Row 9:  Sc 45.
Row 10:  Sc 45.
Row 11:  Sc 45.
Row 12:  Sc 45.
Row 13:  Sc 45.
Row 14:  (Sc 7, sc2tog) repeat 5 times. (40 sts)
Row 15:  (Sc 6, sc2tog) repeat 5 times. (35 sts)
Row 16:  (Sc 3, sc2tog) repeat 7 times. (28 sts)
Row 17:  (Sc 2, sc2tog) repeat 7 times. (21 sts)
Row 18:  Sc 21.
Row 19:  (Sc 5, sc2tog) repeat 3 times. (18 sts)
Row 20:  Sc 18.
Row 21:  Sc 18.
      Stuff the bottom
Row 22:  (Sc 4, sc2tog) repeat 3 times. (15 sts)
Row 23:  Sc 15.
Row 24:  Sc 15.
Row 25:  (Sc 3, sc2tog) repeat 3 times. (12 sts)
Row 26:  Sc 12.
Row 27:  Sc 12.
Row 28:  (Sc 4, sc2tog) twice. (10 sts)
Row 29:  Sc 10.
Row 30:  Sc 10.
      Add additional stuffing if needed.
Row 31:  (Sc 3, sc2tog) twice. (8 sts)
Row 32:  Sc 8.
Row 33:  Sc 8.
Row 34:  (Sc 2, sc2tog) twice. (6 sts)
Row 35:  Sc 6.
Row 36:  Sc 6.
Row 37:  (Sc, Sc2tog) twice, sl st 1. (4 sts)
      Tie off.



I hope you enjoyed this free crochet christmas ornament pattern!