Hideous Dumpster Fire Ornament
For many people, 2016 was not a favorite year.
If you need a little crafting therapy, here’s a pattern to help. Work this crochet ornament in worsted-weight acrylic yarn. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to express your feelings about 2016.
This pattern uses small amounts of worsted-weight acrylic yarn in olive green, black, mustard, and multicolored yarn.
Techniques you already know:
- foundation crochet
- American crochet terminology
- working into back of loop
- chain stitch/tambour stitch
- Russian join
- basic needle-and-yarn sewing
Why is this pattern free? I don’t usually write crochet patterns. Also, since I made this up as I went, I worked the fire back and forth in left-handed crochet. I am sure the more competent crocheters out there can do better.
Available in 2 file formats. Which should you choose?
E-book file is half-sheet formatted but with all the pages in normal order and the blank inside covers and blank pages deleted.
If you have a smaller tablet or you read off your smart phone, you shouldn’t have to zoom as much. You can also print this size if you print on 5.5 x 8 inch paper — i.e. half-sheet.
The e-booklet is half-sheet formatted with all the pages in normal order and extra blank pages. If you use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, you can
print 2 pages to a side
print on both sides of each leaf
print on margin-less 8.5 x 11 inch paper
The center will be a piece of paper that has pages 4 & 5 face up, and pages 6 (blank) & 3 face down.
The middle piece of paper will have page 2 and a blank page 7 face up, and page 8 and page 1 face down.
Cover (possibly heavier paper) on bottom.
(If you’ve taken a class with the designer after June 2012, this is the same format as her class handouts.)