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Knitted Christmas present ornament, add to home decor!

It is only a few days before Christmas but the knitted Christmas present ornament can still adorn your home decor or Christmas tree!

This garter stitch knitting project is perfect to keep your hands busy while watching some lovely stories with a warm cuppa next to you!

New at knitting?  Yes, you can make it too!



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knitted christmas present ornament - free knitting pattern



NOTES BEFORE STARTING YOUR KNITTING PROJECT

You'll be knitting 6 squares the same size and one long i-cord. 

Ribbon or twine can be used instead of the i-cord. 

I used filling (for stuffed toys) but a foam cube will give you a solid square gift.



materials needed

  • Elle Gold, Double Knit/Light worsted in 2 contrasting colors (not more than 30g needed)
  • Knitting Needles according to the thickness of your yarn (I used 4mm,  6US, 8UK Knitting needles)
  • Blunt Needles (stitching it together)
  • Toy filling
  • The Pattern



I found the KnitPicks wool on Amazon that looks similar to what I've used:

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knitting techniques used

  • Casting on stitches
  • Garter stitch
  • Casting off stitches



size / dimensions (approximate):

Your completed present measures around 3" x 3" (8cm x 8cm).

A thicker or thinner yarn will produce a different size knitted present.


skill level:

Easy.


ABBREVIATIONS

k     - knit

st    - stitch

sts   - stitches



knitting pattern instructions


stitch PATTERN the knitted christmas present ornament:

*Knit 6 of the same squares.

Cast on 15 sts.

Knit 22 rows in garter stitch or until your piece is square.

Cast off.


how to knit an i-cord

Knit an i-cord in a contrasting color about 44" long (112.5cm).

With double pointed needles:

Cast on 3 sts.  

Knit these sts (which are now on the right needle) and move it to the other side of your needle (without turning).

With the left needle in your right hand, knit the sts.

Continue in the same manner until you obtain the required measurement.

Cast off.


With single pointed needles:

Cast on 3 sts.  

Knit these sts (now on the right needle).

With the left needle (and without turning), move the stitches back to the left needle again.  Your working yarn will be on the left of your knitting. 

Knit sts again, transfer it back to the left needle again.

Continue in the same manner until you obtain the required measurement.

Cast off.


sewing instructions for your present

*see diagrams #1-#3 below -

  • With right sides facing down, pack out your squares in the following manner:  4 squares in a row and 2 squares on either side of your second squares (from left) - to form a cross;
  • Neatly join your pieces together as organised;
  • Stuff with filling or your foam square;
  • The last opening will be stitched from the front;
  • Secure yarn tail and neaten before trimming.


1 Knitted Christmas present ornament, add to home decor!


Assembling squares to form a cube knitted Christmas present ornament free pattern on easyonthetongue.com  Knitted Christmas present ornament, add to home decor!


3 Knitted Christmas present ornament, add to home decor!



to wrap it up:

Wrap your knitted i-cord, ribbon or twine around your present and make a bow on top.

Congratulations on knitting your first present! (pun intended).

Now be creative and make some more in different colors and yarn weights.

Happy knitting!

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