knits by sachi

Mini Santa ornament

on December 9, 2013

Mini Santa ornament

I decorated a small tree I bought from a supermarket. The size looked perfect for my ornaments and I just could not resist.

I made this tiny Santa. You can make it in less than one hour.

Mini mini Santa
* small amount of red, black, fair skin tone DK
* small amount of white Snow Flake or Boucle yarn
* stuffing

* A pair of 2.75mm knitting needles

St/st: stocking stitch
St: stitch
K: knit
P: purl
Kf/b: k one through the front then through the back (same stitch)
K2tog: knit two together
P2tog: purl two together
Skpo: slip1, knit1, pass slipped stitch over

Starting from the base, cast on 8 sts with red.
Row1: p
Row2: kf/b in each st (16)
Row3-4: st/st. Leave the red yarn uncut.
Row5: p with black
Row6-8: break black and st/st with red starting with p row using the yarn left at row 4
Row9: (k2tog) to end (8)
Row10: change to skin tone and p
Row11: kf/b in each st (16)
Row12-16: st/st
Row17: (k2tog) to end (8)

Cast on 12 sts with Snow Flake. Break Snow flake and work with red DK
Row1-6: st/st
Row7: (k2tog) to end (6)
Break yarn, draw through sts, pull tightly and fasten off.

Cast on 5 sts with Snow Flake and work in g-sts.
Row1: k
Row2: skpo, k1, k2tog (3)
Break yarn, draw through sts, pull tightly and fasten off.

To make up
Sew the body seam. Stuff the head and body, avoiding stuffing the neck area. Work a gathering thread around the neck line and pull tightly. Sew the hat seam. Attach the hat, the beard. Create a nose by back-stitching the same spot three times. Embroider the eyes.
Attach yarn to the hat to make it an ornament.


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