Sunday, December 8, 2013

Santa Frame Ornament


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Santa Frame Ornament
This is a frame ornament for a small facial picture.
I made the pattern a few years back, and just got around to typing it.
It is very quick to make and looks really cute on a tree.    
Enjoy!


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Materials:
Caron Simply Soft
           White ~10 yds.
           Red ~4 yds.
3.5mm / E Hook
Yarn needle to weave in
Facial Picture to insert
           (I used a printer and plain paper)

Gauge is not critical. 
           First 2 rounds = about 2” (5cm)

Size:   Head with hat ~4” (10.2cm)
           Total with hanger ~5 ½” (14cm)

Abbreviations:
~ = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
BLO = Back Loop Only
Ch(s)= Chain(s)
Dc = Double Crochet
Dc-Inc = Increase with 2 double crochets into one stitch
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Lp(s) = Loop(s)

MR = Magic Ring
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc-Dec = Decrease by crocheting 2 single crochets as one
Sc-Inc = Increase with 2 single crochets into one stitch
Sk = Skip
Ss = Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
YO = Yarn over

US Terminology

Regarding copyright:
This is a free pattern for your personal use.
You are welcome to sell any items that you make.
But please, do not sell the pattern or reproduce the text without permission.

Note:  You can adjust up or down a hook size, if you want a larger or smaller frame.
To mark a st, use a stitch marker, safety pin or a piece of yarn or thread.
For Facial Pic:   I used a printer and plain paper. 
My printed face sizes were about 1 ½” (3.8cm).
Cut a circle that fits the Santa frame (about 2” or 5cm).  Use it as a template to measure and cut around the face photos.
When cutting photos, be sure to leave about a ¼ to ½” (.6 to 1.3cm)  below the chin, so the face will show properly in the frame.
         
Head: 
Rnd 1:  With White:  Start with a MR, Ch 2 (does not count as a st: now and throughout)
10 Dc in the ring, join with a ss to the first st.  (10 dc)
Note: Pull beg yarn end to close circle, and work over the end to eliminate weaving in later.
Rnd 2:  Ch 2, Dc-Inc around, with 3 Dc in last st.  Join.  (21 dc)
Rnd 3:  Ch 1, Sc-Inc around, join to first sc and mark this joined-st.  (42 sc)  Do not FO.

Beard:  Note: Row 4 is a short row, only worked on part of the Rnd.
Row 4:  TURN to WS.  Ch 5. Working in BLO
          Do not count the joined st.   Sk the next 2 sts, Sc in next st.
          (Ch 5, Sk next 2 sts, Sc in next st) repeat 7xs,
          Ch 5, Sk 2 sts, and Ss in both lps of next st.  
          The last 14 sts wll not be used.   (9 Lps)
Row 5:  TURN to RS, and work behind the lps. 
          Ch 1, Sc-Dec in BLO over the 2 skipped-sts for each of the 9 lps.  
          Do not stitch in the used stitches for the beard, only the 2 free stitches between.
          See photo 1.  (9 dec)
          Ss in the marked st.  Ss in next unused st of Rnd 3.  See photo 2.  
          (Remove first marker and Mark the next unstitched sc on round 3).

                  
Hat Trim:   
Foundation Row: Ch 10.  Skip next 12 sts of Rnd 3.  Ss to next st (It should be the last free st). See photo 3. 

Turn, and with beard on the bottom: Pull the working-yarn down, to the right and behind.  
                   Sc thru both the first ch and the next free st of round 3.  See Photo 4.
                   Sc-Inc in next ch.  Sc across the next 6 chs.  Sc-Inc in next ch.  
                    Sc thru both the last ch and the next free st of round 3 (marked sc). 
                   FO and remove marker and weave in.  (12 sc)

Hat:  With Red and RS facing:
Row 1:  Join with a ss in 1st sc of the hat trim.  See Photo 5.        
          Sc across, turn.  (12 sc)
Rows 2-5:  Ch 1, Sc across with a Sc-Dec in first and last sts. 
          Turn.  (10, 8, 6, 4)
Row 6: Ch 1, Sc- Dec two times.  Turn.  (2)
Row 7: Sc-Dec, Ch 20 (hanger), join to side of last Dec. 
          FO and weave in.
Slip Face-Photo in back.

Just had to add this cute one
(made by Jennifer Chudy)



© 2013 P Perkins
http://grandmaperkinscrochet.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

  1. Hi Pan, I loved peeking at your bright and cheery posts and articles. Can't wait to make the snap trays, they will be so useful for our outdoor eating tables. Thanks for your insights into your visits to England etc. I look forward to popping in and out. Happy crafting! Carol xx

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  2. Hello dear
    I tried your pattern and it's so nice. I just recently helped a German lady that wanted to crochet it but can't speak English to well. I've translated the pattern and want to ask you if you would was have the translation maybe for your website to reach out to more people. Best wishes and thanks for the great work
    Verena

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  3. Hello dear
    I tried your pattern and it's so nice. I just recently helped a German lady that wanted to crochet it but can't speak English to well. I've translated the pattern and want to ask you if you would was have the translation maybe for your website to reach out to more people. Best wishes and thanks for the great work
    Verena

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  4. Dear Verena,
    I am so happy that you liked my pattern.
    And you must be a wonderful person to help translate.

    I usually put a Google translate button on all my patterns.
    On the left-hand side (right under) the Santa Frame Title there is a button that should click down to translate to any language.
    I only speak limited high school German so I do not know if the translation is easy to follow.
    I would love to know if it works.

    If you want to e-mail me your translation, I can post it on the site, with credits to you.
    E-mail to: grandmaperkinscrochet@gmail.com
    Thank you for your kind comment and have a wonderful holiday.
    Sincerely,
    Pam

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  5. Is there a tutorial for this pattern?

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    1. Sorry to say, I have not done a video for the Santa Frame.
      The pattern is relatively easy.
      I tried to show in the pictures the points that might cause difficulty.
      If you have any specific questions, I will try to help.

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  6. Do you have a knitting pattern for this please.

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    1. Not yet. I really prefer crochet for little things like this.

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