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Nutcracker Ornaments

Crochet
September 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
200 - 1148 yards (183 - 1050 m)
one size, approx. 8–8.5"/20.5–21.5cm tall

Perch these charming ornaments on your mantel, tree, or inside Christmas stockings. Everyone will enjoy these heirloom decorations for years to come.

Yardage/Colors Needed:
SMC Bravo, 1.75oz/50g balls, each approx 164yd/150m

  • 1 ball #8200 Ivory
  • 1 ball #8202 Light Blue
  • 1 ball #8210 Gold
  • 1 ball #8224 White
  • 1 ball #8226 Black
  • 1 ball #8307 Purple
  • 1 ball #8222 Burgundy

Notions Needed:

  • Small amount of rose embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • 6 black shank buttons (for eyes, 1 pair for each ornament), 0.25”/6mm diameter
  • 1.5yd/1.5m pink satin ribbon and 0.5yd/0.5m purple tulle ribbon, both 0.25”/6mm wide (for Ballerina)
  • 3 white chenille stems (for arms, 1 for each ornament)
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

Gauge Notes:
9 sts and 9 rounds = 2”/5cm over single crochet (US)