Crocheted Christmas Pickle
The origin of the Christmas pickle is unknown. It is believed that whoever finds it hidden in the tree on Christmas Morn will have good fortune for the following year.
Green worsted weight yarn (pickle geen colour)
gold mettalic ribbon thread (the kind you use for embroidery)
two crochet hooks sizes 3.50 mm and 2.00 mm
With 3.50mm hook,ch 3, sl st in 1st st to form ring.
1st Rnd: Ch 1, 5 sc in ring, sl st into 1st sc , ch do not turn.
2nd Rnd: Sc in same st, 1 sc in each of the 5-sc in previous row; sl st in 1st sc, ch 1
3rd Rnd: repeat 2nd rnd.
4th Rnd: Sc in same st a ch-1, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in last 4-sc; sl st in 1st sc, ch 1.
5th Rnd: 1 hdc in same space as ch-1, 1 hdc each in next 2-sc, 1 sc in next 4-sc, 1 hdc in last 3-sc; sl st in 1st sc, ch 1
6th Rnd: Sc in same ch-1 space, 1 sc in each of the 9 sts in previous rnd; sl st in 1st sc, ch 1
7th Rnd: 1 hdc in next sc of previous row, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts (9 stitches total); sl st in 1st sc, ch 1
8th Rnd: 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 6 sts, 1 hdc in last st; sl st in 1st sc, ch 1 (9 sts)
9th Rnd: 1 hdc in same space as ch-1, 1 sc in next 3-sc, skip sc in privious rnd (decrease) sc in last stitch; sl st in 1st sc, ch 1 (8-sts)
10th Rnd: 1 sc in ch-1 space, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts, skip 1-sc, sc to end. End off.
(the prongs and cap of ornament)
With Gold ribbon floss and size 2.00mm hook attach with sl st in any space between rnds 9 and 10.
Ch 3, sc in front lp of st in rnd 10, 1 sc in same lp, 1 sc in next front lp, *2 dc in next front loop( as follows:
yarn over hook, insert hook in top of rnd 9, pull loop through, yo, work as for dc), 2 sc in next front loop of rnd 10; repeat from * 3 times, end with 1 dc in same space as ch-3; sl st in 1st sc, ch 1.
2nd Rnd: sc in same space as ch-1, sc in next sc, skip dc and continue to sc in each sc. 8 sc total; sl st in 1st sc, ch 1
3rd Rnd: sc in each sc around, (8sc) ending with sl st. Sl st in every 2nd sc; ch 10, sl st in base of ch-10. End off knotting securely.