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Free pattern for Holiday Ornament

Merino 5 or Fjord Holiday Ornament



Designed & Knit by Radka Chamberlain

Materials:
1 - 50 g ball Merino 5 or Fjord, red (CC);
1 - 50 g ball Merino 5 or Fjord, white (MC).
[3 ornaments can be made with 2 balls of yarn]
Red & white model shown was knit with red and white Fjord, green and white was knit with Merino 5.
Crystal Palace Bamboo Double Point needles, US 6.
Large eyed tapestry needle or crochet hook; material for stuffing (polyester fiberfill, yarn leftovers); hanging loop (ribbon or yarn braid).

Gauge: 6 sts per inch (24 sts/10 cm) over St st.
Size: 3.5 in high by 3.5 in wide

Abbreviations:
CC - contrasting color; CO- cast on; dpn- double pointed needles; K- Knit; K2tog - knit 2 sts together; MC- main color; P- Purl; rep - repeat; St st - stockinette stitch; YO - yarn over; PSSO - pass slip st over; rnd(s) - round(s); st(s)- stitch(es); tog - together.

Instructions
First half
CO 60 sts in main color (MC). Join to work in round.
Follow either the line-by-line written instructions below, or the chart shown.

Ornament Chart & Legend



Editor's note:
in using charts, begin at bottom right corner, (Rnd 1, st 1) and work across to bottom left corner, then repeat over your total sts for first rnd. This assumes that working needle is to right, and needle TO be worked is on the left.
The chart shows what to do as you work across from right to left.
Now proceed to the Rnd 2, etc.
A helpful trick is to put a sticky note covering up the rows above the one you are doing.
This means you look only at the row you are working now, and the one below. This also helps to check your sts. For example, the chart shows a red st as the 1st st of row 5 - which was a white st as the 1st st of row 4. Once you become familiar with charts, they're far easier to use than the words as the colors show you what's next!

Written Out Instructions
Rnd 0 : *(K10, place marker), repeat across.
Rnd 1: *(K2-MC, K1-CC, K2-MC, K1-CC, K3-MC, K1-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 2: *(K1-MC, K2-CC, K2MC, K2-CC, K2-MC, K1-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 3: *(K2-CC, K4-MC, K2-CC, K2tog-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 4: *(K1-CC, K2-MC, K1-CC, K3-MC, K2-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 5: *(K2-MC, K3-CC, K3-MC, K1-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 6: *(K1-MC, K2CC, K1-MC, K2-CC, K1-MC, K2tog-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 7: *(K2-CC, K3-MC, K3-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 8: *(K1-CC, K5-MC, K2tog-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 9: *(K2-MC, K1-CC,K3-MC, K1-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 10: *(K1-MC, K1-CC, K1-MC, K1-CC, K1-MC, K2tog-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 11: *(K1-CC, K2-MC, K1-CC, K2tog-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 12: *(K1-CC, K2-MC, K2tog-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 13: *(K2-MC, K2tog-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.
Rnd 14: *(K1-MC, K2tog-CC)* repeat between ** 6 times.

Cut yarn, leaving tails of about 8".
Pass CC tail through all stitches on ndls as if to purl, pull to tighten. Secure both tails on wrong side.

Second half
[Perhaps, reverse colors from first half, as shown in Merino 5 green/white version]
Turn work so CO edge is up. With CC, pick up 60 sts in Rnd 0. To line up pattern, first st picked up should be in st to left of a dec line. Join to work in round.
Repeat Rnds 1-14 as for first half. Cut yarn, leaving tails of about 8".
Pass CC tail through all stitches on needles as if to purl. Stuff ball to desired shape.
Pull CC tail to close hole. Secure both tails on wrong side. Squeeze ball to even out shape.
Attach hanging loop to one end of ball.
Now change colors and make more! Happy Holidays.

Designed & Knit by Radka Chamberlain

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