I’ve seen these little Christmas pudding chocolate orange holders on Pinterest for a while now and I really wanted to have a go at making one. Well, I thought they would make nice stocking fillers for Christmas, a nice handmade gift along with a chocolate treat!
So I went searching for a pattern, but being a skinflint I wanted one for free. I found just one and I knew I needed to be wary when the first line of the post said ‘I’ve never written a pattern before.’ When I finished my masterpiece it wasn’t big enough to fit an satsuma, never mind a chocolate orange.
I thought, well, how hard can this be really? (Yes, that thought did come after a disastrous attempt the irony is not lost on me.) But, while I’d been following the ‘pattern’ it did occur to me that this crocheter was not used to making amigurumi like I was, she was not really crocheting a round, but more using the same method you’d use for turning a line. (sorry if I’m getting technical, I’m not even sure what I’m on about myself!) Anyway, I have crocheted many circles now so I’m sure I could make one to fit a chocolate orange. So I gave it a go. And look! I did it! And it doesn’t look too bad for a first attempt does it. The little red berry is actually a button and you can undo it to make the pudding cosy big enough to put the orange in, or take it out of course. I even made up the leaves myself, although they are not identical.
I can’t wait to get started on making another one, and this time I’m going to write down what I’m doing, just in case I forget in the future.
And, I’ve only been able to crochet for 30 years!
Okay, I learned how to crochet when I was expecting my first born. I made him a blanket which was not too bad. Then I made a little sweater, which was awful. I didn’t pick up a hook again until a few months ago. Since then I’ve been making little amigurumi toys just for fun.
Do you crochet?
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