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This Santa Belt Christmas Ornament is one of the fastest ornaments I ever made. I love this new free crochet pattern I created. I got inspired by a huge felt ornament I recently saw on a Christmas tree at my hubby’s and I’s favorite restaurant.
I loved the idea and needed to make my own crochet version of this Santa Belt Christmas Ornament. All you need is 3 different yarn colors in worsted weighted yarn, some polyfill, and a hook. Everything else I used is optional as you can hang your Santa Belt Christmas Ornament the way you want to.
I used 2 different yarn brands for this free crochet pattern as I ran out of the red caron simply soft yarn. So I improvised and am very happy how it turned out.
Be sure to check out my other Christmas free crochet patterns HERE!
I have another pattern that is super fast and easy to make and features the Santa Belt very nicely. Check it out HERE!
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So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this amazing pattern.
How to crochet the Santa Belt Christmas Ornament
- Caron Simply Soft in colors:
- Impeccable Loops & Thread in color hot red
- 5.0mm hook
- tapestry needle
- hot glue gun
- top piece of a plastic ornament (optional)
Stitches used (US terms):
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- dec = decrease
3 sc x 4 rows = 1 square inch
3.5 inches in diameter
Start with hot red (I refer to it as red below)
Round 1: Make a magic ring and add 8 sc’s to it, then pull the circle closed
You will now work in continues rounds, so use a stitch marker to make sure you know where the beginning and end of a round is.
Round 2: 2 sc’s in each st (16 sts)
Round 3: *1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around (24 sts)
Round 4: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around (32 sts)
Round 5 – 7: 1 sc in each st
Round 8: 1 sc in the next 14 sts, change color to sunshine (do not cut the red yarn) and crochet 5 sc, then change back to red and finish the round with 1 sc in each st
Change color to black, but do not cut the red yarn!
Round 9 – 10: 1 sc in the next 14 sts in black, 1 sc in sunshine, 1 sc in black in the next 3 sts, 1 sc in sunshine, 1 sc in each st in black to finish the round
Round 11: repeat round 8
Cut the black and sunshine yarn (you won’t use it again), you will now just use the red yarn
Round 12 – 14: 1 sc in each st
Round 15: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 sc dec in the next st, repeat from * all around (24 sts)
Round 16: *1 sc in the next st, 1 sc dec in the next st, repeat from * all around (16 sts)
Add polyfill now before the hole gets to small to stuff the ornament!
Round 17: 1 sc dec in each st (8 sts)
Round 18: 1 sc dec in each st (4 sts), fasten off and weave in the ends
Optionally: add a top hanger piece as I did with a hot glue gun.
I hope you enjoyed making this Santa Belt Christmas Ornament as much as I did create this pattern. I just love the way it looks and my kids love it hanging on the Christmas tree.
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