Monday, 3 December 2012

Free Christmas Nail Decoration Crochet Pattern

Christmas Nail

This is a Crochet Pattern in US Terms.
I designed this pattern for a very good friend and one of my testers. She wanted a Christmas decoration to go with this poem:
The Christmas Nail
It's Christmas time at our house and we're putting up the tree.
I wish I could find some simple way to remember Christ's gift to me.
Some little sign or symbol to show friends stopping by,
The little babe was born one day but He really came to die.
Some symbol of His nail-pierced hands, the blood He shed for you and me.
What if I hung a simple nail on my shining Christmas tree?
A crimson bow tied round the nail as His blood flowed down so free,
To save each person from their sin and redeem us for eternity.
I know it was His love for us that held Him to the tree,
But when I see this simple nail I know He died for me.

You will need the following:
Crochet Hook - size 4mm (6) hook or 4.25mm (G) hook
Grey & Red Yarn – DK/8ply
1 yarn needle (to sew the bow on so it stays if you want to hang it)
Stitch marker
Stuffing
Terms
CH – Chain
HK - Hook
SC – Single Crochet
SC Dec – Single Crochet Decrease – Hook through stitch, yarn over hook. Pull through, yarn over hook and through all loops.
SC Inc – Single Crochet Increase – 2 sc in the same stitch
SS – Slip stitch
Approx. Size
Length – 15cm (6”)
Width – 6cm (2 ½”)
Gauge
10 st x 8 rows = 2”
Nail
Grey Yarn & 4mm (6) hook
Ch 5
Row 1)                 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk, 3 sc, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 2 – 4)           4 sc, ch 1, turn (4)
Round 5)              3 sc in the front loop, 3 sc in last sc, turn the square 45 degrees so you are now crocheting along the side, 3 sc, turn the square again to crochet along the next side, 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc, 2 sc in last st, turn again, 3 sc down the side & ss to join. (18)
Round 6)              Ch 1, 1 sc inc, 3 sc, 1 sc inc, 4 sc, 1 sc inc, 4 sc, 1 sc inc,3 sc, ss to join (22)
Round 7)              Ch 1, 1 sc inc, 5 sc, 1 sc inc, 4 sc, 1 sc inc, 5 sc, 1 sc inc, 4 sc, ss to join (26)
Round 8)              Ch 1, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc, ss to join (24)
Round 9)              Ch 1, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 5 sc, 1 sc inc, 5 sc, 1 sc inc, 5 sc, 1 sc inc, 4 sc, ss to join (28)
Round 10)            Ch 1, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 3 sc dec, 1 sc inc, 3 sc dec, 1 sc inc, 3 sc dec, 1 sc inc, 2 sc dec, 1 sc, ss to join (21)
Round 11)            Ch 1, 21 sc around in front loop only, ss to join (21)
Round 12)            From now on work in a continuous round. Do not join with a ss. Move your stitch marker up as you go. 22 sc around (22)
Round 13)            22 sc in back loop only (22)
Round 14)            22 sc
Round 15)            1 sc, *1 sc dec, 4 sc* x 3, 1 sc dec, 1 sc (18)
Round 16)            1 sc, *1 sc dec, 3 sc* x 3, 1 sc dec (14) – start to stuff making sure you keep the shape at the top & stuff as you go
Round 17)            14 sc around
Round 18)            *5 sc, 1 sc dec* x 2 (12)
Round 19)            12 sc
Round 20)            *4 sc, 1 sc dec* x 2 (10)
Round 21 – 22)   10 sc
Round 23)            *3 sc, 1 sc dec* x 2 (8)
Round 24 – 26)   8 sc
Round 27)            *2 sc, 1 sc dec* x 2 (6)
Round 28)            *1 sc, 1 sc dec* x 2 (4) stuff for the last time
Round 29)            2 sc dec, ss, finish

Bow
Red yarn & 4mm (6) hook
Ch 101
Row 1)                 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 99 sc, finish

Tie it around the nail. If you want to hang the nail from the bow sew the bow to the nail so it can’t come undone.



Patterns are just for your own personal use. Do not distribute the pattern without permission.  You may sell the items you make but please give credit to me for the pattern.
If there are any problems with the pattern or you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
Susand1408@gmail.com http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/              ©Crochet Addict UK 2013 

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2 comments:

FoFo said...

The poem is lovely and we have one in our tree, not crocheted however. I like your crocheted version.

Lydia Crochetaddictuk said...

Thank you ever so much!