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FREE Christmas Pudding Knitting Pattern

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Knitted Christmas Pudding 

Materials Needed(click on item to purchase)

* Scheepjes Catona Cotton 4 ply yarn
1 x 10g Ball of Hazelnut #503
1 x 10g Ball of Snow White #106
1 x 10g Ball of Poppy Red #390
1 x 10g Ball of Forest Green #412
* 2.5mm Knitting Needles (US2)(uk12)
* Small amount of black thread
* Tapestry Needle
* Toy Stuffing
* 3 x Stitch Markers 
* Small amount of Cardboard

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Scheepjies Catona yarn - 4 ply cotton

Stitch Directory - (click on the stitch for a how-to video)  


k - knit
p - purl
st(s) - Stitch(es)
m1 - make one stitch (pick up the yarn between the stitches with your left needle from front to back and knit into the back of it)
k2tog - knit next 2 stitches together
k3tog - knit next 3 stitches together
SM - Stitch Marker
( ) - repeat instructions within the brackets, the number of times specified

 

Pattern Notes 

* Tension Gauge: 26 Sts x 36 Rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm)
* Finished Pudding size - 7cm wide by 7cm high. (2.75 x 2.75 inches)
* Pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner.
* All pieces are worked up flat.
* Sew up your pudding’s seam with mattress stitch.

 

PATTERN

Christmas Pudding - using Hazelnut #503
Worked from the top of the pudding to the bottom
Cast on 9sts
Row 1 and ALL ODD rows - p
Row 2 - (k1, m1) 8 times, k1 (17)
Row 4 - (k2, m1) 8 times, k1 (25)
Row 6 - k (25)
Row 8 - (k3, m1) 8 times, k1 (33)
Row 10 - k (33)
Row 12 - (k4, m1) 8 times, k1 (41)
Row 14 - k (41)
Row 16 - (k5, m1) 8 times, k1 (49) Place a SM on the 1st stitch
Row 18 - (k9, m1) 5 times, k4 (54)
Place a SM on 1st stitch of Row 19
Rows 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 - k (54)
Row 30 - p (54) Place a SM on the 1st stitch.
Row 32 - (k4, k2tog) 9 times (45)
Row 34 - (k3, k2tog) 9 times (36)
Row 36 - (k2, k2tog) 9 times (27)
Row 38 - (k1, k2tog) 9 times (18)
Row 40 - (k2tog) 9 times (9)
Leaving a long yarn tail, weave the tail through the last 9 loops on the needle and pull to close.

 

 

Using the thin black thread randomly mark, with small stitches, the position of the currants on your pudding between rows 16 to 30 marked by the stitch markers.

 

Using the long cast-off tail, sew the side seam up to row 19 (marked by SM), sewing from the base to the tip of the pudding,  Cut a 2.5 inch circle out of cardboard and place it into the bottom of your pudding.

Sew up the remaining seam and stuff your pudding firmly/Weave the yarn tail through the 9 cast-on stitches and pull to close the opening. Secure all ends.

 

Icing - Using Snow White #106
Cast on 9 sts. leaving a long yarn tail
Row 1 and All ODD rows - p
Row 2 - (k1, m1) 8 times, k1 (17)
Row 4 - (k2, m1) 8 times, k1 (25)
Row 6 - (k3, m1) 8 times, k1 (33)
Row 8 - (k4, m1) 8 times, k1 (41)
Row 10 - (k5, m1) 8 times, k1 (49)
From row 12, you will be working in sections.
* Working on the next 10 stitches only, leaving the remaining 39 stitches unworked on your needle.
Row 12 - k (10)
Row 14 - k2tog, k6, k2tog (8)
Row 16 - k2tog, k4, k2tog (6)
Weave the yarn tail through the remaining 6 loops and pull to close, secure the ends.


* Reattach the yarn, working on the next 10 stitches only, leaving the remaining 29 stitches unworked on your needle.
Row 12 - k (10)
Row 14 - k2tog, k6, k2tog (8)
Row 16, 18 & 20 - k (8)
Row 22 - k2tog, k4, k2tog (6)
Weave the yarn tail through the remaining 6 loops and
pull to close, secure the ends.


Reattach the yarn, working on the next 10 stitches only, leaving the remaining 19 stitches unworked on your needle.
Row 12 - k (10)
Row 14 - k2tog, k6, k2tog (8)
Row 16 - k2tog, k4, k2tog (6)
Row 18 - k2tog, k2, k2tog (4)
Weave the yarn tail through the remaining 4 loops and pull to close, secure the ends.


Reattach the yarn, working on the next 10 stitches only, leaving the remaining 9 stitches unworked on your needle.
Row 12 - k (10)
Row 14 - k2tog, k6, k2tog (8)
Weave the yarn tail through the remaining 8 loops pull together and secure the ends.
Reattach the yarn, working on the last 9 stitches only.

Row 12 - k (9)
Row 14 - k2tog, k5, k2tog (7)
Row 16 - k (7)
Row 18 - k2tog, k3, k2tog (5)
Row 20 - k2tog, k1, k2tog (3)
Weave the yarn tail through the remaining 3 loops and pull to close. Secure the ends.

Using the long cast-on yarn tail, weave through the 9 cast-on stitches, pull to close and sew halfway down the side seam.

Position the icing on the top of the pudding and sew into place. Secure the end.

 

Holly Leaf - using Forest Green #412 - (make 2)
Cast on 3 sts
Row 1 & ALL ODD up to and including Row 7 - p
Row 2 - k (3)
Row 4 - (k1,m1) 2 times, k1 (5)
Row 6 - k (5)
Row 8 - k1, m1, k3, m1, k1 (7)
Row 9 - Cast off the first 2 sts purlwise, p to the end of the row (5)
Row 10 - Cast off the first 2 sts knitwise, k to the end of the row (3)
Row 11 - p (3)
Row 12 - (k1, m1) 2 times, k1 (5)
Row 13 - p (5)
Row 14 - k1, m1, k3, m1, k1 (7)
Row 15 - Cast off the first st purlwise, p to the end of the row (6)
Row 16 - Cast off the first st knitwise. k to the end of the row (5)
Row 17 - p (5)
Row 18 - k2tog, k1, k2tog (3)
Row 19 - p (3)
Row 20 - k3tog (1)
Fasten off and secure into position on top of the icing.

 



Berry - using Poppy Red #390 - (make 3)
Cast on 7 sts
Row 1 - p
Row 2 - (k1, m1) 6 times, k1. (13)
Row 3 - p
Row 4 - (k2, m1) 6 times, k1. (19)
Weave the yarn tail through the last 19 loops, pull to close and sew up the side seam. Weave through the 7 cast-on stitches and pull to close. Secure your
berries on the top of the icing and holly leaves.

 

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