The Cornucopia dates back to the 5th century BC. It is a symbol of food and abundance. In modern depictions, cornucopias are typically stuffed with fruits and vegetables symbolic of the harvest. They are most often displayed in the autumn around Thanksgiving.
With crochet cotton thread and steel crochet hook you can now create a Christmas Cornucopia. This upside down cone shape is perfect to hang on your tree filled with candy. Your little ones will be delighted to find treats waiting for them tucked inside an ornament. Tell them you have a surprise for them. Fill them with a new candy treat each year. These ornaments are sure to create many cherished memories for generations to come.
Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon
Materials: Size 10 Crochet Thread: White, Red and Green.
Crochet Hook: Steel No. 7 (1.65 mm)
JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
Double Knot Stitch (dk-st): * Draw up about ¼ inch loop on hook, yo, pull through ch, sc in single loop of st, repeat from * once.
Bring yarn threaded needle up from wrong to right side of work at A. Wrap yarn twice around needle. Tighten the twists and insert needle again at A. Pull needle with firm even pressure until the yarn slides through the wrapped yarn, making a knot that lies on the right side as shown below.
Lazy Daisy Stitch
a. Bring needle from back to front at point 1.
b. Form a loop with the thread and hold it with your thumb.
c. At point 2, insert the needle from the front to the back, then bring it to the front at point 3 so the thread is under the needle.
d. Insert needle from front to back at point 4 to make a small anchor stitch to hold the loop in place.
Row 1: With White ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first dc).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first dc, (sc in next dc) across to last dc, 2 sc in last dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in first sc, (dc in next sc) across to last sc, 2 dc in last sc.
Rows 4-33: Rep Rows 2-3.
Row 34: Rep Row 2.
Row 35: Ch 3, turn, dc in first sc, dc in next 17 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, sc in next 29 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, dc in next 17 sc, 2 dc in last sc.
Row 36: Rep Row 2
Row 37: Ch 3, turn, dc in first sc, dc in next 17 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, sc in next 33 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, dc in next 17 sc, 2 dc in last sc.
Row 38: Rep Row 2.
Row 39: Ch 3, turn, dc in first sc, dc in next 17 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, sc in next 37 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, dc in next 17 sc, 2 dc in last sc. Finish off leaving long end.
– Using long end, sew side edges together.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join Green with sc to joining at back, * dk-st, skip next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 2: With inner side toward you, join Red with sc to first free st after joining, * dk-st, skip Green sc, sc in next free st; rep from * around. Finish off and weave in ends.
Finishing – use photo as guide.
– With Red, embroider 3 French knots in groups at intervals.
– With Green, embroider 3 lazy daisy sts between French knots as illustrated.
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