Christmas Pudding Crochet Pattern

Crochet Christmas pudding

Please note that this pattern is for personal use only.

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Notes

This pattern uses standard UK terminology. In a nutshell: USA crocheters should substitute a single–crochet stitch where they read ‘double–crochet’ and a half–double–crochet stitch where they read ‘half–treble’. Conversion charts for UK/USA stitch terminology, yarn thicknesses and hook sizes are given on page 44 of the 2013 edition of Crochet Unravelled (page 35 in the 2005 edition).

The side facing you as you work is the ‘right side’ (i.e. the outside of the finished item).

Turning chains do not count as stitches unless specified.

You may find it easier to darn the tails in as you go, rather than leaving them until the piece is finished.

Tension (or gauge) has not been specified since it is not particularly relevant to such a small item, but bear in mind that this item is stuffed, so working too loosely may cause the filling to show through. Similarly, working too tightly may give a ‘tough’ looking appearance to the finished item.

Please keep this item away from babies and small children since it is not intended as a toy. Please also be aware of other health and safety issues, e.g. keep them away from candles, etc.

Finished diameter: 2½″ (6 cm).

Instructions

Materials

Stitch Guide

Decrease: insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull loop through stitch (2 loops on hook). Insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull loop through stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

The Pudding

Foundation chain (start at base of pudding)

With purple yarn chain 2.

Round 1

8 double–crochet in 2nd chain from hook.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (8 stitches)

Round 2

Chain 1. 2 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (16 stitches)

Round 3

Chain 1. (1 double–crochet in next stitch. 2 double–crochet in next stitch) 8 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (24 stitches)

Rounds 4–5

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Round 6

Chain 1. (1 double–crochet in each of next 3 stitches. 2 double–crochet in next stitch) 6 times.

Join with a slip-stitch to first double-crochet. (30 stitches)

Rounds 7–8

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Round 9

Chain 1. (1 double–crochet in each of next 3 stitches. 1 decrease) 6 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (24 stitches)

Rounds 10–11

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Round 12

Chain 1. (1 double–crochet in next stitch. 1 decrease) 8 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (16 stitches)

Round 13

Chain 1. (1 decrease) 8 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first decrease.

Fill with fibrefil. (8 stitches)

Round 14

Chain 1. (1 decrease) 4 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first decrease. (4 stitches) Cut yarn, weave tail through last four stitches, and fasten off.

The Sauce

Foundation chain

With white chain 2.

Round 1

8 double–crochet in 2nd chain from hook.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (8 stitches)

Round 2

Chain 1. 2 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (16 stitches)

Round 3

Chain 1. (1 double–crochet in next stitch. 2 double–crochet in next stitch) 8 times.

with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (24 stitches)

(Note: ‘Drips’ of sauce are made by making a short length of chain and then working double–crochets into these chains.)

Round 4

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each of next 3 stitches.

*Chain 4. 1 double–crochet in 2nd chain from hook.

1 double–crochet in each of next 2 chains.

1 double–crochet in each of next 6 stitches.

Chain 3. 1 double–crochet in 2nd chain from hook.

1 double–crochet in next chain.*

1 double–crochet in each of next 6 stitches.

Repeat from * to * once.

1 double–crochet in each of next 3 stitches.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (34 double–crochet)

Round 5

(Note: in this round the back loops of the chains made in the previous round are worked into.)

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each of next 2 stitches.

*Skip next back loop. 1 double–crochet in next back loop.

3 double–crochet in next back loop.

1 double–crochet in each of next 3 stitches.

Skip next double–crochet. 1 double–crochet in each of next 5 stitches.

Skip next back loop. 3 double–crochet in next back loop.

1 double–crochet in each of next 2 stitches.

Skip next double–crochet.*

1 double–crochet in each of next 5 stitches.

Repeat from * to * once.

1 double–crochet in each of next 3 stitches.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (44 stitches)

Round 6

Chain 1.

*Skip next stitch. 1 double–crochet in each of next 3 stitches.

2 double–crochet in next stitch.

1 double–crochet in each of next 2 stitches.

Skip next stitch. 1 double–crochet in each of next 4 stitches.

Skip next stitch. 1 double–crochet in each of next 2 stitches.

2 double–crochet in next stitch.

1 double–crochet in next stitch.

Skip next stitch. 1 double–crochet in each of next 4 stitches.*

Repeat from * to * once.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Cut yarn leaving an 18″ tail and pull through last stitch. (This tail will be used for sewing the sauce to the pudding.) (40 stitches)

Embellishment

First embroider 3 holly leaf outlines on top of sauce using long running stitches and green yarn. Then embroider berries using daisy stitch and red yarn according to the photograph.

Making up

Thread a length of 3 ply gold yarn through the top of the pudding.

Thread both ends of this up through the centre of the sauce from the bottom up.

Ease the sauce down over the top of the pudding and use the white yarn tail to sew the sauce to the pudding with running stitches.

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