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Topic: By Request CROCHET CHRISTMAS CARD ORNAMENT  (Read 33604 times)
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« on: July 20, 2008 09:07:12 PM »

Hello Everyone, I received a request for my version of crocheted Christmas card ornaments.

Find card of your choice and then draw the shape you wish to have.

You can use the inside or back of card for the reverse side cut same shape.

Here I am using small note book for guide with holes to punch, you can use tracker feed paper too.

I have marked all my hole with pencil, then with hole punch go around the card.  Most of the time it comes out even you will have to use your judgement on hole placement.  That is why I use pencil to mark and check before punching hole. (hole punch is next size down from regular hole punch)

This is the first card posted finished and the new one.

Here I used a 2 single crochets in each hole around the card.  You may have to adjust to fit your holesor your card.

Single crochet around your card.

When you reach the end (last hole), you will chain 20 and then join round. (this gives a way to hang your card) This if you only want one round.

The back of the card.

Changing the colors.  Again this is my version use what is comfortable to you.  This is round 2.

You do 3 double crochets in center of single crochet in first hole, chain 20 for hanger, 3 double crochets in same as the first 3 double crochets (makes 1 shell).  Then single crochet in the center of next 2 singles(next hole).  Make shell stitch again but this time with only 3 chain. (shell 3 double crochets, chain 3, 3 double crochets).  

Once around finish off and sew in all threads.

You are done.  As you can see you can make just about any shape or use any card.

I hope you can understand the instructions if not PM me and I will try to help you out.  If anyone see better way to make this easier please feel free to post your idea to help.  I am a better teacher showing then writting.  Enjoy and recycle those cards.

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008 03:57:09 AM »

what a great idea i love it.
i now have a idea for my christmascard
thanks for the tut.

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008 04:10:34 AM »

Great tut! You do such a perfect job! I'm sure your ornaments will be treasured forever!

I have a gorgeous granddaughter Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008 06:26:54 AM »

Thank you so much for posting this tutorial.
EXCELLENT instructions.
Now we have two versions of these on the board ~ YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!
I'll post mine when I get them done. Not sure when, but soon... Cool
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008 09:48:01 AM »

These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing such a great idea. Smiley
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008 10:30:16 AM »

Thank you all, I am glad you like them.  Ya'll are welcome to post your cards when done.

« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008 02:01:42 PM »

What an excellent idea for Christmas cards.  I can never throw away the ones sent to me.  I guess I'm heading to the attic to find them all.  This would make a great theme for a Christmas tree or a garland with the cards hanging from a long "crocheted" rope.
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2008 04:02:40 PM »

I'm really excited about thesE! I usually save the card fronts to use as gift tags for the next Christmas, but I love this idea, too!

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2008 04:30:27 PM »

I have saved Xmas cards for a while now, esp. from friends and relatives who are sadly no longer with us.  What a lovely way for me to re-use the cards and remember them.

Panda, thank you for the informative tutorial.   Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008 04:51:57 PM »

This is a great way save special cards. They'd make nice stocking stuffers or little gifts to slide inside a letter to someone far away.

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