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Crochet Potholder Rudolph

Christmas is almost there! It’s time to create a special athmosphere of a miracle around. We exchange all home decorations with christmas specialities. Candels, Nutcrackers, angels and stars are everywhere. Kitchen towels of christmas colours, tablecloth with winter ornaments and a potholder with a funny Rudolph on it!

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You will need:

  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Green, red, brown and white yarn recommended for the hook
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • reverse sc – reverse single crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase st number)
  • X 6 – repeat 6 times
  • number of st in every round is indicated in brackets at the end

Tips:

1. Do not crochet in spiral so the shapes of the nose and the head are clear. Make sl st and 1 ch at the end of every round instead.

2. The base of the pattern is that we have to add 6 st at every round. The inc stitches are over each other in the pattern (like that instructions look more understandable), but if you shift them a bit from each other, the round shapes will look more round and less hexagonal.

Instructions:

Round 1: Start with the red yarn. 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)
Round 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30)
Round 6: Change to the brown yarn. (sc in next 4 st, inc) X 6 (36)
Round 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc) X 6 (42)
Round 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc) X 6 (48)
Round 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc) X 6 (54)
Round 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc) X 6 (60)
Round 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc) X 6 (66)
Round 12: Change to the green yarn. (sc in next 10 st, inc) X 6 (72)

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Round 13: (sc in next 11 st, inc) X 6 (78)
Round 14: (sc in next 12 st, inc) X 6 (84)
Round 15: (sc in next 13 st, inc) X 6 (90)
Round 16: (sc in next 14 st, inc) X 6 (96)
Round 17: (sc in next 15 st, inc) X 6 (102)
Round 18: (sc in next 16 st, inc) X 6 (108)
Round 19: (sc in next 17 st, inc) X 6 (114)
Round 20: (sc in next 18 st, inc) X 6 (120)
Round 21: (sc in next 19 st, inc) X 6 (126)
Round 22: Change to the white yarn. (sc in next 20 st, inc) X 6 (132)
Round 23: Make a hanging loop: 20 ch, (reverse sc in next 21 st, reverse inc) X 6 (138)
Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

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Eyes:

Round 1: Start with the brown yarn. 6 sc in magic ring, sl st (6 )
Round 2: Change to the white yarn. 1 ch, inc X 6, sc through the center, sl st (12)
Fasten off, cut the yarn leaving tails for sewing (unfortunately, I forgot to do that :).

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Sew the eyes to the head. Embroider the mouth (between Rounds 7 and 8, 15 st long) and the horns, be creative 🙂

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The potholder is finished! Happy Christmas cooking! Ho Ho Ho!

Did you like to crochet with the tutorial? Check out my other patterns here!

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Crochet Christmas Tree Egg Cosy

It’s December – time to create a special athmosphere of a miracle around! We exchange all home decorations with christmas specialities. Candels, Nutcrackers, angels and stars are everywhere. Kitchen towels of christmas colours, tablecloth with winter ornaments and special egg warmers for decorating the breakfast table on Sunday!

You will need:

  • 3.5 mm or 4 mm crochet hook
  • Green yarn recommended for the hook
  • Scissors
  • Needle and string
  • Decorations for the Christmas tree

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase the number of stitches)
  • X 3 – repeat 3 times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets

Instructions:

Note: crochet every round in the back loops of the previous round stitches only!!

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2: sc all st (6)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 3 (9)
Round 4: sc in all st (9)
Round 5: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 3 (12)
Round 6: sc in all st (12)
Round 7: (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 3 (15)
Round 8: (sc in next 4 st, inc) X 3 (18)
Round 9: (sc in next 5 st, inc) X 3 (21)
Round 10:  (sc in next 6 st, inc) X 3 (24)
Round 11:  (sc in next 7 st, inc) X 3 (27)
Round 12: (sc in next 8 st, inc) X 3 (30)
Round 13: (sc in next 9 st, inc) X 3 (33)
Round 14: (sc in next 10 st, inc) X 3 (36)
Round 15: (sc in next 11 st, inc) X 3 (39)
Round 16:(sc in next 12 st, inc) X 3 (42)
Round 17:(sc in next 13 st, inc) X 3 (45)
Round 18: (sc in next 14 st, inc) X 3 (48)

Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in the tail. Now be creative and decorate your Christmas tree! After that the egg cosy is finished!

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The Christmas tree egg cosy is finished! Merry Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!

Did you like to crochet with the tutorial? Check out my other patterns here!

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4 Quick and Unique Crochet Xmas Gifts

I am sure all of your friends know about your passion for crochet! So Christmas is coming closer and closer and you realize that they are expecting creative crocheted gifts from you! Have no time for making toys, hats and mittens? Well, leave it for grandmas and let’s see what we can do!

1 Mug Cosy

Although the idea is not that new anymore, mug cosy is still something cool, alternative and unique! Go for it, for sure! Everybody needs it. For cosy winter mornings with a cup of coffee, for warm evenings with a blanket and a huge cacao cup, and of course for  enjoying mulled wine at Christmas Markets! Here I offer you my mug cosy pattern.

 

 

2 Key Ring

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This is a great option for group of friends. It takes only about two hours (maximum!) to make one key ring, and you can make individual ones for everyone. For example, go for a sushi key ring if one of your friends is crazy about sushi or make a heart for someone you love 🙂 Also a good idea would be to make a Christmas figure like a Tree, Santa’s Hat or the Gingerbread Man.

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3 Storage Basket

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The storage basket is something practical and everyone can find use for it! At the same time you can decorate it in many different ways turning a regular basket into a special Xmas gift.

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4. Egg Cosy

Egg Cosy is a brilliant thing: small, useful, unique and quick to crochet! It is also a sweet gift, and I am sure it would make anyone happy and surprised!

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Well, no matter what you go for, remember: there is nothing better than a handmade gift made with a lot of love! Happy crocheting and enjoy your preparation for the Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!

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