Sunday, 18 November 2007

Christmas pudding patch

Inspired by Julie's Christmas puddings and her fairy cake patch, I fiddled about with some wool this week and ... tada! Here is my very first knitting pattern!

For the pudding:

Cast on 8 stitches in brown (B)
Row 1: purl
Row 2: Inc 1*, knit to last stitch, inc 1
Row 3: purl

Rows 4-9: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 16 stitches

Row 10: Join in white(W) - (K2W, K3B) 3 times, K1W
Row 11: P2W, P1B, (P4W, P1B) twice, P3w
Continue in W only.
Row 12:K2tog through back, K to last 2 sts, K2tog
Row 13: purl
Row 14: K2tog through back, K to last 2 sts, K2tog
Row 15: purl
Row 16: K2tog through back, K to last 2 sts, K2tog
Row 17: purl
Row 18: K2tog through back, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (8 sts)
Row 19: P2tog through back, P4, P2tog
Row 20: K2tog through back, k2, k2tog (4sts)
Break wool and thread through remaining stitches

* Inc 1 - increase by knitting into front and back loops of next stitch.

For the leaves (make 2):

Cast on 2 sts in green.
Garter stitch 4 rows.
Slip one, pass slipped stitch over, break thread and pass through the last stitch to finish.

To make up:

Weave in ends, shaping the pudding as necessary. Attach the leaves and add berries using French knots in red (or beads, or knitted bobbles). Stitch a few beads for added sparkle.

Do not eat it!!

(If you do knit this and find any problems, please let me know. I've never written a pattern before ...)


  1. Wow! That is so sweet...I am going to have a bash!
    Take care,
    Alison x

  2. this is amazing, you are so clever!
    I'm going to print it right now and try it!

  3. That looks lovely! Much nicer than the real thing!!! Lucy x

  4. Clever you - too too cute!

  5. Oh how I wish I could knit! I am going to get my mum to teach me (again) soon. Well done you for the pattern - it looks fab.
    Cathy XX

  6. Very pretty - I am no knitter but I can admire this pattern - and its outcome !

    Thank you for calling by my blog too!

  7. Congratulations on publishing your first knitting pattern!! I am seriously impressed - that is such a cute pudding :)

  8. I'm definitely having a go before I throw the needles away and I'll let you know how I get on. I'm not promising any photos, though!

  9. YEY! That's a fab pattern- thanks so much for letting us in on the secret ;)
    I'm cursing myself for blog reading at(almost)midnight as I'm now going to spend the whole day tomorrow thinking of woolly puddings. Will certainly have a go ASAP!

  10. brilliant pud - perfectly plump and delicious looking. Will be giving it a go shortly. Well done for writing your first pattern - hope there are more to come.

  11. This is seriously cute and I can't knit. Bugger. Well done clever you.

  12. Hello - I have just found your site and LOVE the little Christmas pudding!

  13. that is so cute, now if only I could knit :(

  14. That is sweet! I think I'll have to give this a try too. :O) Happy Days ((HUGS))

  15. You clever girl I'm inspired to have a go.

  16. Hope you don't mind but I posted about your little puddings - they are so cute. Let me know if you do mind and I'll delete it.

  17. I think this is stunning...hopefully I will find a little time this evening to have ago.
    Thank you for sharing it
    Suzie Sews

  18. That's lovely! Of course I don't understand what the instructions mean- maybe one day ...

  19. that is SO cute! i do wish i were more yarn-inclined! :)

  20. eekkkk
    i have 100 things to do but i am not going to do any of them -
    i am going to knit puds to go on all my family's christmas gifts
    thank you for sharing x
    tracy x

  21. I was just going to bed and saw the pudding. Now I'm going to make a pudding, be late for bed, grumpy tomorrow, but hey, who cares? It's gorgeous!

  22. Aaack! How cute is that???? Thanks so much for the pattern -- it's adorable!

  23. beautiful work Dotty! I love it... You are very clever - yummy looking - I will try it. Thank you, Jan H (MA)

  24. I love the look of this pattern...thank you so much for the pattern.
    I have a quick question though...on the leaves...after you knit in garter for 4 rows, then the next thing says Slip 1, pass slipped stitch over...if you only slip 1 st, there is nothing to pass that stitch it suppose to say Slip 1, K1, pass slipped stitch over? Thank you so much. ~Tricia

  25. Cougar1 - Oh yes, I think you're right! Sorry about that!