02 December 2017

Spiral Drop Christmas Ornament


Here is the fifth in this series of crocheted christmas ornaments to decorate your tree. This one is a complex finial drop ornament.

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 drop christmas ornament measures about about 4.5 inches long and 2.5 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.

Row 1:  Ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook.
Row 2:  Sc 6.
Row 3:  2 sc in each st around. Mark the first st. (12 sts)
Row 4:  (2 sc in the next st, sc) repeat 6 times. (18 sts)

Row 5:  (Fpdc around the stitch 2 rows below, do NOT skip the st behind, sc 3, mark the 1st sc of the 3 just made) repeat 6 times. (24 sts)
      Note: you will be stitching a fpdc around every other sc in the marked row below. See Fig. 1.

Row 6:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, do NOT skip the st behind (see Fig. 2), sc 4) repeat 6 times. (30 sts)

Row 7:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc 2, fpdc around the marked stitch 2 rows below, do NOT skip the st behind, sc 2) repeat 6 times. (36 sts)

Row 8:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc 2, fpdc around the fpdc below, do NOT skip the st behind, sc 3) repeat 6 times. (42 sts)

Row 9:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, do NOT skip the st behind, sc 3, fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc 3) repeat 6 times. (48 sts)

Row 10:  (Fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc 3) repeat 12 times. (48 sts)

Row 11:  (Fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc 3) repeat 12 times. (48 sts)

Row 12:  (Fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc 3) repeat 12 times. (48 sts)

Row 13:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc2tog, sc, fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc 3) repeat 6 times. (42 sts)

Row 14:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc 2, fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc2tog, sc) repeat 6 times. (36 sts)

Row 15:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc 2) repeat 12 times. (36 sts)

Row 16:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc2tog, fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc 2) repeat 6 times. (30 sts)

Row 17:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc, fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc 2) repeat 6 times. (30 sts)

Row 18:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc, fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc2tog) repeat 6 times. (24 sts)

Row 19:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc) repeat 12 times. (24 sts)

Row 20:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, (sc AND fpdc around the fpdc below) together (see Fig. 3), skip the st behind, sc) repeat 6 times. (18 sts)

Row 21:  ((Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind) twice, sc) repeat 6 times. (18 sts)

Row 22:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, (sc AND fpdc around the fpdc below) together, skip the st behind) repeat 6 times. (12 sts)

      How to SC and FPDC together: insert your hook in the first st, pull up a loop (half SC made), YO, insert your hook around the FPDC in the row below and pull up a loop (4 loops on the hook), pull a loop through the first 2 loops on the hook (half FPDC made), pull a loop through all 3 loops on the hook.

Row 23:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind) repeat 12 times. (12 sts)

Row 24:  (Sc in the next st, fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind) repeat 6 times. (12 sts)
      Stuff the ornament.

Row 25:  (Sc AND fpdc around the fpdc below) together, skip the st behind) repeat 6 times. (6 sts)

Row 26:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind) repeat 6 times. (6 sts)

Row 27:  Sc 6.

Row 28:  Sc 6.
      Add more stuffing if needed.

Row 29:  Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc, sl st 1. (4 sts)
      Tie off.








Fig. 1:   FPDC around the sc 2 rows below.



Fig. 2:   SC in the stitch behind the FPDC.







Fig. 3:   SC and FPDC together to decrease.





I hope you enjoyed this free crochet christmas ornament pattern!