Mini Christmas Pudding

FREE CROCHET AMIGURUMI PATTERN

About this pattern:

The perfect Christmas pudding may take months to mature, but thankfully these little festive beauties can be made on a snowy evening or chill afternoon in front of the tv.

The materials required are listed below. The yarn used to make them as pictured was Drops Safran (cotton) yarn in brown, white and green with some red sequins to create the berries.

You can mix up the colours, add some glitter, add some stitched decoration – whatever suits your mood. 🙂

Materials:

  • Sports Weight Yarn (briwn, white and green)
  •  2.5mm crochet hook
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
  • Sequins or beads (optional, to create the berries)

Stitch Abbreviations:

Sc = Single crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
BLO = Back loops only
FLO = Front loops only
Invdec = invisible decrease
Sc2tog = single crochet decrease
** = a repeating stitch pattern

Measurements:

The completed piece measures approx. 6 cm tall.

Pattern Notes:

Stitches are written in standard US terms working in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified.

Let’s Get Started!

PUDDING

Using brown yarn, working in continuous rounds

Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3 : *sc in next stitch, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5 : *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 6 : *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 7 : *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (42)
Rnd 8-13 : sc in each stitch around (42)
Switch to white yarn
Rnd 14 : sc in each stitch around (42)
Rnd 15 : *sc BLO in next 5 stitches, sc2tog BLO* Repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 16 : *sc in next 4 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 17 : *sc in next 3 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 18 : *sc in next 2 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 19 : *sc in next stitch, invdec* Repeat 6 times (12)
Rnd 20 : invdec in each stitch around (6)

Fasten off.

Using a yarn needle, work the tail end yarn around the remaining 6 stitches of Round 20 and pull tight to close the gap. Then, draw the needle down through the centre of the pudding and pull to flatten the top.

DRIPPING ICING DETAIL

Using white yarn, cast on to your hook and locate the front loops left available when Rnd 15 was worked only in the back loops. Insert the hook into one of the loops and work the following stitches in each stitch around the pudding.

* Slip st in the first 2 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches, chain 3 and working into the 2nd ch from the hook sc in the remaining 2 ch stitches, sc in the next stitch, slip st in the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 3 stitches, chain 5 and working into the 2nd ch from the hook sc in the remaining 4 ch stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches, chain 4 and working into the 2nd ch from the hook sc in the remaining 3 ch stitches, sc in the next 5 stitches, chain 3 and working into the 2nd ch from the hook sc in the remaining 2 ch stitches, sc in next stitch, slip st, sc in next stitch * Repeat 2 times (42)

LEAVES (Make 2)

Using green yarn, working around a set of chain stitches.

Chain 8. Working into the 2nd ch from the hook, work the following:

sc in first stitch, work an hdc dc ch1 and dc in the 2nd stitch, sc in the 3rd, slip st in the 4th, sc in the 5th, work an hdc dc ch1 and hdc in the 6th, then work a slip st ch2 dc ch2 slip st in the last creating the point at the tip of the leaf.

We will now work back down the opposite side of the chain stitches, working the previous stitches in reverse to create a symmetrical leaf.

Work an hdc ch1 dc and hdc in the 2nd stitch, sc in the 3rd, slips st in the 4th, sc in the 5th, work a dc ch1 dc and hdc in the 6th, sc in the final stitch.

All that’s left is to attach the two leaves to the top of your pudding, slightly overlapped at the base, and then a few sequins or beads to create the berries. If you don’t have any sequins to hand, but have some scraps of red yarn lying around, then work 5sc in a magic ring and fasten off to create a round berry shape.

And that’s it, your little festive pudd is complete!

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, please let me know in the comments below what you think! Would you want to see more Scandinavian inspired patterns? And if it’s your thing, then feel free to browse the blog for more nerd inspired crochet crafts, including perhaps our larger version of the nisse gnome (link below).

You can check out our other FREE Christmas patterns, including for these nisse decoration by clicking HERE.

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©2020 Ninja Cat Crafts. This pattern is the property of Ninja Cat Crafts. The written pattern and images are for personal use only and not for sale or redistribution. Items made based on this pattern may be sold, but with clear credit to Ninja Cat Crafts.

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