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Minature Knitted Mittens Pattern, a Christmas Tree Decoration

We have been making plenty of Christmas decorations for our tree and home from felt over the last few days. I had some oddments of red wool and I knitted up these tiny mittens that will hang on our tree. They could even look sweet on a garland. I am still working on the red and beige project and will share it here soon, but for now I have this mitten pattern to share with you:)
Oddments of red wool, mine is hand spun but DK is perfect too
5mm circular needles or DPNs
Wool needle for sewing up
Some red and beige wool to braid the strand holding the mittens
Cast on 14 stitches and join for knitting in the round
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Purl
Round 3: Purl
Round 4: Knit 6 stitches and then place the next 2 stitches on a piece of waste yarn, continue knitting to the end of the round.
Rounds 5-9: Knit
Round 10: (Knit 2 together, knit 1) across the round
Round 11: Knit
Round 12: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1
Bind off stitches.
Turn the mitten inside out and sew the top of the mitten closed neatly.
Pick up the two stitches that have been on the waste yarn with one needle and pick up another 3 stitches opposite these 2 stitches with the other circular needle, this will form the thumb, (you will be knitting in the round for the thumb).
Knit these stitches in the round for 3 rounds.
Then knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2 together.
Break yarn, thread wool onto a wool needle and thread the needle through the stitches, pulling tight, finish off.
Sew in all the ends.

With 3 strands of wool, 2 red and 1 beige, braid a strand. Tie each end and sew them into the inside of each mitten.
Now they can hang on your tree as a cute ornament:)

Happy knitting:)
© Linda Dawkins, this pattern is for personal use only and may not be used for commercial purposes.

Christmas Knits, Ornaments and Crafts

I thought I would put all my Christmas crafts and knitting patterns together with their links in one post so that they would be easy to find. Enjoy!
Christmas Sweater Ornament.

Christmas Tree Ornament

Christmas Decorations.
Knitted Christmas Santa Hat Ornament.

Christmas Pomanders.

Christmas Advent Calendar.

Happy Thursday:)


WIP Wednesday, Felt Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial, Handmade Holiday 2010

Today I have been working on another handmade Christmas ornament for our Christmas tree this year, a felt Christmas tree ornament.  It is an easy little sewing project and fun to do…  Thank you so much for all of your amazing suggestions of what to put in our Advent calendar bags, just wonderful!
Wool felt
Embroidery thread
Sewing needle
Colourful beads

Actual template size.

I used our Christmas tree biscuit cutter and drew around it to make my template. I cut out my two little trees in felt.
Sewed them together in blanket stitch and then decorated my tree with various colourful beads, by sewing them on.
Attach a ribbon to the top of your tree and you are finished!

Christmas Sweater / Jersey, Knitted Ornament Pattern, Handmade Holiday 2010

Today I knitted and needlefelted this little Christmas Sweater Ornament for the holidays. I am going to be gifting these to my close friends and family to hang on their trees or around their homes for Christmas and we will also be hanging these in our home too:)

Natural yarn, mine is a handspun Merino
4mm circular needles
Wool needle for sewing up
Colourful fleece for needlefelting
Felting needle
Wire for hanger

Cast on 28 stitches and join for knitting in the round.
Purl 2 rounds.
Knit 14 rounds.
Now we are going to knit the front of the sweater as a row instead of in the round. Knit 14 stitches and place the other 14 stitches on a stitch holder to be knitted later. These will make the back of the sweater.
Knit the 14 stitches that are on the needle, knit 4 rows in stocking stitch, then purl 1 row and knit 1 row.
Cast off.

Place your saved stitches that were on your stitch holder onto a needle to knit the back.
Knit in stocking stitch for 4 rows.
Purl 1 row, knit 1 row.
Cast off.

This is the body of the sweater. Sew up the shoulders of the sweater, leaving an opening for the neck.

With your circular needles, pick up 12 stitches around the armhole of your sweater.
Continue knitting in the round to knit the sleeves.
Knit 14 rounds for the sleeves, purl 1 round and knit1 round.
Cast off.
Repeat above for the other sleeve.

Sew in all your ends.

Here is the little sweater / jersey with all its ends sewn in and the little hanger I made from a small piece of wire.

Once I had finished, I needlefelted a little Christmas tree in a pot onto the front of the sweater.
Happy Monday:)
Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.
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