Free Knitting Patterns - Knitted Christmas Tree Ornaments
Santa Boot - Candy Cane - Bell
Materials: White and red yarn; #2 needles.
Size: (2 1/2" high)
Pattern: With white yarn and # 2 needles, cast on 22 sts.
Rows 1-8: K each row. Fasten off.
Rows 9-22: Join red yarn and work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row).
Row 23: K 8 and sl st to holder, k 6, sl remaining sts on second holder. Work center 6 sts (instep) in stockinette for 7 rows. End with a row on the wrong side. Fasten off.
Row 24: Sl 8 sts from first holder to left hand needle. Join red yarn and k these 8 sts, pick up and k 7 sts along side of instep, K across center 6 sts, pick up and k 7 sts along other side of instep, k 8 sts from second holder.
Row 25: Purl.
Row 26: Knit.
Row 27: Purl.
Row 28: K 2 tog, k 13, k 2 tog, k 2, k 2 tog, k 13, k 2 tog.
Row 29: P. Bind off. Sew seams.
You may decorate the boot with sequences, fabric paints, beads, etc.
Striped Candy Cane:
Materials: Red and white yarn; #3 needles; pipe cleaner
With red yarn and #3 needles, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1. Knit
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K 3 sts. Drop red yarn (do not cut it but leave it hanging behind work) and tie in white yarn. Finish row. (When changing colors, twist one strand under to prevent a hole).
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K 3 sts, drop white (as before) and pick up red. Finish row.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: Purl.
Repeat rows 3-10 until you have six stripes of red and five stripes of white. Bind off, leaving at least 22" of yarn to sew seam. To finish, lay a pipe cleaner in center of wrong side of strip and sew the edges together covering the pipe cleaner. Bend the pipe cleaner into the shape of a candy cane.
Materials: #2 needles; red, green or white yarn; yarn needle
With desired color yarn and #2 knitting needles, cast on 12 sts.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3-15: Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 16: K 2 tog across row-6 sts.
Cut yarn leaving about 10". Thread yarn in yarn needle and run it through the 6 sts. Pull tight and fasten. Sew bell together. Roll up the bottom of the bell to give it eh bell shape. Use dental floss to attach a clapper, either a tiny jingle bell or a 10mm pearl bead.