Knitted Christmas Pudding ‘Recipe’

Some of you who came to Tea & Tinsel yesterday asked for a pattern for the lovely little knitted Christmas puddings on the tables (made by our own clever Federation Chairman, Margaret Johns0n).

The puds hold a Ferrero Rocher (or similar) chocolate and are perfect little gifts. Why not give it a go? The “recipe” is quite simple.

Ingredients:
Brown and white double-knitting yarn
Size 4mm knitting needles
Green felt
3 red seed beads
1 chocolate
A few inches of glittery thread (for hanging loop)

Method:
Using the brown yarn (leaving a long tail for sewing up), cast on 20 stitches
K1 P1 rib for 8 rows
Change to white yarn
Knit 3 rows
Purl 1 row
Start decreasing: K1, K2 together along row until last stitch, K1
Purl 1 row
K1, K2 together along row
Purl 1 row
Cut off thread (leave enough to sew up, thread through stitches on needle)

Sewing up:
Pull stitches on white knitting tight, with right sides together sew up
Start from the other end and sew up the brown
Fasten off the end securely
Using green felt cut out a tiny holly shape with 3 leaves (keep it all in one piece)
Sew 3 red seed beads on and securely sew the whole thing to the top of the pudding
Thread glittery thread through top of pudding and tie securely on the inside; make sure it is long enough to hang on the tree

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