Tiny Sweater Ornaments

Here are the instructions for a basic turtleneck and a few of the options noted. When you make a tiny sweater ornament, I hope you will come back and share your pictures with us.

Start with a big hook (possibly a J).

Row 1: Slip knot, chain 12, close with slip.

Switch to small hook (possibly an F).

Rows 2 & 3: ch 2, sc 11, close with slip.

As shown on the striped sample, above, Rows 2 & 3 can be eliminated for a crew neck style.

Row 4: ch 2 and sc in same hole. Two sc in each stitch all the way around. Close with a slip.

Wind in beginning thread all the way around the top of the neck. Makes a nice sturdy neck that will hold its shape.

Row 5: ch 2, sc 3, 2 sc in one stitch, 2 double crochet, 2 sc in one stitch, 8 sc, 2 sc in one stitch, 2 dc, 2 sc in one stitch, 4 sc, close.

(If desired, add a strand or switch to a feather yarn for row 6)

Row 6: ch 2, 3 sc, 2 sc in one stitch, 4 sc, 2 sc in one stitch, 8 sc, 2 sc in one stitch, 4 sc, 2 sc in one hole, 4 sc, close.

Row 7: ch 2, 3 sc, 2 sc in one, 6 sc, 2 sc in one, 8 sc, 2 sc in one, 6 sc, 2 sc in one, 4 sc, close.

Row 8: ch 2, 4 sc, skip over 8 stitches (for first armhole), sc 10, skip 8, 5 sc, close.

Row 9 to End: go around 6 or 7 more times (depending on desired style). Wind in end.

Sleeves: Tie a new thread under the arm and make 6 rows of 8 sc. Bring end through sleeve and tie to underarm thread inside the body.

For a feminine waist: Skip one stitch on each side of body on Row 10. Increase by one stitch two times on each side of Row 11.

For a more masculine shoulder: Replace 2 sc with 2 double crochet on each side of Row 6.

Change colors for the collar and or cuffs, make stripes, add buttons and bows!! A little tacky glue holds felt shapes and embellishments in place. Cut felt shapes by hand and make sure they are not too perfect. To add buttons, thread them first and then glue the threaded buttons in place, much easier than sewing them on. Have fun! And again, I’d love to see your creations!!

Aloha,
Alexis

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