Crochet Christmas Ornaments

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These are ornaments that I crocheted for my colleagues at work. It’s something of a tradition for me to pass out hand-made ornaments as Christmas gifts to the folks at the office. (click on the picture for a larger version)

The candy canes took about 1 hour each, start to finish, and the wreaths about 40 minutes.

I used Lion Homespun in Country for the wreaths. The candy canes are made from some generic 4-ply worsted weight that has been in my yarn basket for years and long ago lost its label.

The pattern is mine, and I don’t mind sharing.

Basic Twist

Ch 52. In second ch from hook, sc 3. *sc 3 in next ch. Repeat from * to end of chain, allowing the work to twist as you go.

Candy Cane: Make one red twist and one white twist. Then twist them together to make the “stripe.” Insert a pipe cleaner along the chain in the center of the twist and bend to make candy cane shape.

Wreath: Make one green twist. Insert a pipe cleaner along the chain in the center of the twist and bend to make wreath shape. Fasten ends of twist together at the “top” of the wreath.

Both: Decorate as desired with ribbons, bells, etc.