A shiny little penny to hang upon your tree
Encased inside a wreath with love to you from me.
After Christmas hang your penny where you’ll see it every
A little reminder of the Christmas love I sent to you today.
Size 10 crochet thread small amount
12 inches of yarn for bow
US Size 8 (1.50 mm) steel
Needle with eye large enough to accept the crochet thread
Foam brush to apply
6 inches of gold cord or
narrow ribbon for hanger (optional)
1. Read instructions through before beginning.
2. I used a Clover hook, they have a different numbering system. Their size 2 is 1.50 mm, which is equal to a US 8 steel hook.
3. I used Knit-Cro-Sheen for the wreath and Red Heart Shimmer for the yarn ribbon. Take the yarn off the outside of the ball, so it will be nice and straight, no kinks like pulling from the inside of a new ball.
4. Don’t be disappointed if you can’t see the date on your penny, I was bummed. However to hold the penny in place, the date is partially covered. You can peek at it though.
5. I used white Elmer’s Glue diluted half strength and only put it on the last round of the wreath. I didn’t pin the wreath, just pulled it into shape. Then pounced the glue on with one of the cheap foam brushes from Michaels.
2 inches (okay slightly less than 2 inches) in diameter
Round 1: Working over beginning tail, 6 sc in 2nd ch
from hook. Do not join, use a marker to keep
track of continuous rounds. (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. Move up your marker. (12 sts)
Round 3: *Sc in 1 st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Move up your marker. (18 sts)
Round 4: *Sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Slip stitch in next st. Move up your marker. (24 sts)
Round 5: Sc in the back loop of each sc around. Slip stitch in next st.
Fasten off leaving at least a
6 to 8 inch tail.
Weave the tail in and out of
back loop of round 5. Place penny tails
down on wrong side of base. Put the join
at the bottom of the penny then the bow will cover any unevenness. Pull tightly over penny.
Weave in end.
Round 1: Attach the thread with a sc in the unused loop
of the round 4 stitch under Honest Abe’s coat.
*Ch 3, skip 1 st, sc in next st.
Repeat from * around. End ch 1, hdc
in first sc. (12 loops)
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in loop formed by ch 1 and
hdc. *Slip stitch in sc, 5 dc in next
from * around. End with slip stitch in
sc, 2 dc in first loop. Join with a slip stitch in top of ch 3. (12 dc groups)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
If you are going
to use stiffener place wreath face side down on foil or waxed paper and apply
(if used) is dry, cut a strand of contrasting yarn about 12 inches long. Starting at bottom of wreath weave through
the openings and tie into a bow.
Thread the gold
cord or ribbon through the top of the wreath and tie an overhand knot close to
the ends for hanger.
Special thanks to Virginia in WA for testing this pattern.
Worsted (4) weight yarn approximately 8 ounces for blanket only
US size 10 (6.0 mm) 24-29
inch circular knitting needle
1. Read instructions all
the way through before beginning.
2. Blanket is worked on a circular needle to accommodate
the large number of stitches. It is not worked in the round.
3. If you are using one of the lighter weight (4) yarns,
like Simply Soft or Pound of Love, you probably should go down a needle size
and cast on additional stitches.
4. If you want a wider blanket cast on additional
stitches in increments of six.
5. Blanket in photo knit with Caron One Pound.
GAUGE: 13 sts = 4 inches
(not really important)
With circular needle, cast on 81 sts.
Row 2: K5, P across to last 5 sts, K5. (81 sts)
Row 3: K5, *P2, K1.
Repeat from * to last 7 sts, P2, K5. (81 sts)
Row 4: K5, *K2, P1.
Repeat from * to last 7 sts, K7. (81 sts)
rows 1-4 until blanket is about 12 inches from cast on edge. End with row 4.
row creates the seat belt slot.
Next row: K35, bind off 11 sts, K35. (70 sts)
Next row: K5, P30, PU 1 st (pick up and purl) in the
first bound off st, cast on 11 sts, PU 1
st (pick up and purl) in the last bound off st,
P30, K5. (83 sts)
Working in pattern, work “row 3” as follows. K5, *P2, K1. Repeat from * 9 times. P2tog, P1, K1. *P2, K1.
Repeat from @ once. P1, P2tog,
K1. *P2, K1. Repeat from * 8 times. End with P2, K5 (81 sts)
with row 4, repeat rows 1-4 until blanket is about 19 inches from cast on edge. End with row 4.
row creates the shoulder strap slot.
Next row: K33, bind off 15 sts, K33. (66 sts)
Next row: K5, P28, PU 1 st (pick up and purl) in the first
bound off st, cast on 15 sts, PU 1 st
(pick up and purl) in the last bound off st,
P28, K5. (83 sts)
Working in pattern, work “row 3” as follows. K5, *P2, K1. Repeat from * 8 times. P1, P2tog, K1. *P2, K1.
Repeat from * 3 times. P2tog, P1,
K1. *P2, K1. Repeat from * 7 times. End with P2, K5 (81 sts)
with row 4, repeat rows 1-4 until blanket is about 27 inches from cast on edge.
End with row 2.
Work a buttonhole stitch around both openings as reinforcement.
Worsted weight (4) yarn 1.5 ounce for cap only
US size 10 (6 mm) 16 inch
circular knitting needle
US size 10 (6 mm) double pointed needles
to double point needles when necessary.
With 16 inch needle, cast on 48 sts. Join and work in the round.
Place marker to denote
beginning of round.
Work K2, P2 ribbing for 2 ½
inches. (48 sts)
Rounds 3-4: *P2,
K1. Repeat from * around.
Repeat rounds 1-4 until cap measures about 6 inches from cast on edge
ending with round 4.
Next round: *K6, K2tog. Repeat
from * around. (42 sts)
Next round: *K5, K2tog.
Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Next round: *K4, K2tog.
Repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Next round: *K3, K2tog.
Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Next round: *K2, K2tog. Repeat from *
around. (18 sts)
Next round: *K1, K2tog. Repeat from *
around. (12 sts)
Next round: *K2tog.
Repeat from * around. (6 sts)
Finish in one of these two ways:
1. Cut yarn and use tapestry needle to run yarn
tail through the stitches and pull to close.
Before you weave in the end decide which side you like best. The cap in the photo is wrong side out.
2. Optional I Cord Knot, start I Cord, k2tog, k2, k2tog
for the first row only.
Knit 5 or 6 inch I Cord with
the remaining 5 stitches.
Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch
Use tapestry needle to run
yarn tail through the stitches and pull to close. Now run yarn down the center of the I Cord.