Saturday, 26 November 2016

Chocolate Orange Covers - Christmas Pudding, Santa Hat, Snowman




Chocolate Orange Covers ~
Christmas Pudding                 Santa Hat                Snowman


 



Chocolate Orange Cover ~ Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding Chocolate Orange Cover

DK YARN

3.5mm knitting needles

Using Brown ~

Cast on 43sts

1st Row:  S1, *k1, p1, repeat from * to the last 2sts, k2

2nd Row:  S1, *p1, k1, repeat from * to end

Repeat last 2 rows five times more

Change to White ~

Knit 6 rows

19th Row: S1, knit to end

20th Row: S1 purl to last st, K1

Repeat last 2 rows twice more

25th Row: *K2tog, repeat from * to last st, K1

26th Row:  P2 tog, to end

Cut yarn, leaving a 'tail' to use for sewing up, draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly

Add a couple of holy leaves and some red berries ~  


Holly leaves – makes 2 leaves joined together

Using green yarn cast on 1 stitch

Row 1:       Knit

Row 2:       Knit 3 times into the stitch                              (3sts)

Row 3:       Knit front and back into the first stitch, k1, knit front and back into the last stitch         (5sts)

Row 4:       Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                         (4sts)

Row 5:       Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                         (3sts)

Row 6:  Knit front and back into the first stitch, k1, knit front and back into the last stitch         (5sts)

Row 7:       Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                         (4sts)

Row 8:       Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                         (3sts)

Row 9:       Slip 1 stitch, k2tog, pass slip stitch over           (1st)

Row 10:     Knit 3 times into the stitch                               (3sts)

Row 11:     Knit front and back into the first stitch, k1, knit front and back into the last stitch         (5sts)

Row 12:     Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                         (4sts)

Row 13:     Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                         (3sts)

Row 14:     Knit front and back into the first stitch, k1, knit front and back into the last stitch         (5sts)

Row 15:     Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                         (4sts)

Row 16:     Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                         (3sts)

Row 17:     Slip 1 stitch, k2tog, pass slip stitch over            (1st)

Fasten off

Berry

Using red yarn cast on 3 stitches

Row 1:       Knit in the front and back of every stitch          (6sts)

Row 2:       Purl

Row 3:       Knit

Row 4:       P2tog three times                                          (3sts)

Cast off

Tie cast on and cast off tails together (this pulls the berry together)

Sew leaves and berry on to the top


Fill with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange




Chocolate Orange Cover ~ Santa Hat 
Santa Hat Chocolate Orange Cover

DK YARN

3.5mm knitting needles


Using White ~

Cast on 43sts

Knit 8 rows

Change to Red ~

Work 12 rows in stocking stitch (1row knit, 1 row purl)

Shape the top ~

Row 21:     *K5, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (37sts)

Rows 22, 24, 26, 28, 30:               S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 23:     *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (31sts)

Row 25:     *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (25sts)

Row 27:     *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (19sts)

Row 29:     *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (13sts)

Row 31:     *K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                 (7sts)

Cut off yarn, leaving a tail – thread the tail through the remaining 7sts, and pull up tight

Sew up the side seam, using the corresponding colour for each section.

Darn away ends

Add a bobble or a pompom on to the top of the hat

To make a bobble –

Bobble

Using White cast on 3 stitches

Row 1:       Knit in the front and back of every stitch                   (6sts)
Row 2:       Purl
Row 3:       Knit
Row 4:       P2tog three times                                                   (3sts)
Cast off

Fill with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange


Chocolate Orange Cover ~ Snowman




Snowman Chocolate Orange Cover


DK YARN
3.5mm knitting needles

Using Red ~
Cast on 43sts
Knit 2 rows
Change to White ~
Work 12 rows in stocking stitch (1row knit, 1 row purl)
Change to Green ~
Knit 4 rows
Work 2 rows in stocking stitch
Shape the top ~
Row 21:     *K5, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (37sts)
Rows 22, 24, 26, 28, 30:               S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 23:     *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (31sts)
Row 25:     *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (25sts)
Row 27:     *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (19sts)
Row 29:     *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (13sts)
Row 31:     *K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                 (7sts)

Cut off yarn, leaving a tail – thread the tail through the remaining 7sts, and pull up tight

Sew up the side seam, using the corresponding colour for each section.

Darn away ends

Add a bobble or a pompom on to the top of the hat

To make a bobble –

Bobble
Using red yarn cast on 3 stitches
Row 1:       Knit in the front and back of every stitch                   (6sts)
Row 2:       Purl
Row 3:       Knit
Row 4:       P2tog three times                                                   (3sts)
Cast off
Add a face ~
For the eyes – sew on two small black buttons (or use a length of black yarn)
For the mouth – use a length of black yarn and make 3 or 4 running stitches
For the nose – using a length of orange yarn ~
Cast on 4sts
K4,
K2tog, k2tog,
K2tog,
Fasten off
Sew on the nose, using the cast on and cast off tails
Fill with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange

UPDATE:  I have now written a few more cute designs ~
Elf Hat


Christmas Tree


I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
However, please do not copy my patterns

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This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied
or reproduced or republished on another webpage or website.

21 comments:

  1. I have so many patterns now that I just can’t keep up with all the comments and questions on this page, ravelry, pinterest and other sites. However, I DO want to hear from you, help you and see your lovely makes! I have a very lively facebook group page – please join me and over 6,700 other members. I check in every day and if I am not available, someone else usually is. The group is ~
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  2. Do you have any directions for knitting in the round?
    I am not very good at seams

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  3. Thank you so much for these patterns using them to raise money for cancer research

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  4. thank you for your patterns,i have used these for,hospital- prem babies,ambulance blankets and hats,and lots of other charities,they are a great help.

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  5. Thank you so much just made these for my Xmas tables very much appreciated x

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  6. Thankyou so very very much for these, they are fantastic!

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  7. Just a note to say that I knit these puddings, santa and elf hats. We raised almost £400 in aid of Bone Cancer Research Trust. Thank you very much for the pattern.

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  8. Thankyou. You very much⛄️

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  9. Thank you so much for these lovely, easy patterns, I am making them for a lady in our knitting group who is doing a stall to raise money for people suffering from brain trauma

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  10. thank you so much for sharing your patterns I have made them for nursery staff where my Granddaughter goes they were thrilled with them.

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  11. Thank you so much for these patterns. I am making to sell at our local school fayre and also for local hospices.

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  12. These covers are fantastic. last year alone I made and sold 60 to raise money for Parkinsons uk.

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  13. Thanks for sharing these patterns. I have a knitting group at my shop, but a lot of local ladies from a local WI who help the shop to raise money for a local children's hospice - Francis House Children's Hospice, who have lost a lot of income, especially from their usual Easter chick and bunny appeal which generated very little as we all were closed so unable to sell them to the wider public. So for Christmas we are decorating the village in knitted/crochet decorations as per last year where we raised over £700 from donations. But we are adding in these knitted chocolate orange covers to hopefully raise more money as we'll sell rather than ask for a donation, like the chicks. Your patterns are amazing. So thanks again. I'm knitting up the examples tonight. Maggie

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  14. These are brill. Thank you.
    Will be on our Christmas table and also for presents.

    Next you need to do a Rudolf. Xx

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing these patterns, I am going to knit some for Xmas presents they are lovely.

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing these patterns, I am going to knit some for Xmas presents they are lovely.

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing these patterns, I am going to knit some for Xmas presents they are lovely.

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  18. Thank you so much for these lovely patterns, I am knitting them for the Tetbury Lions Club Childrens Treasure Hunt and for our Christmas Raffle

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  19. These patterns are fab. Thank you for sharing

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  20. Have knitted all of these patterns now, they are great and easy to knit. The only think was I found these were a little big not holding the chocolate securely. So,either the UK Chocolate Oranges have shrunk again (most likely) or I am suddenly a very loose knitter. Easily solved though, I just changed my needle size to 3.25mm and followed the pattern again. I also blended two of the patterns and made a very cute christmas robin by adding some simple triangle wings

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