Tiny crocheted jumper ornament

For my secret Santa at work, the criteria seems to be hovering around something around the recipients initials (RJ), charity shop purchased or home made. I have gone for the home made, and whipped up a tiny little crocheted jumper (to go with a box of Roses chocolates)! mini crochet jumperThis is the pattern, if you fancy making one yourself. As some of you may know, I am rubbish at curves, circles and anything which isn’t a straight line when it comes to crochet, so I had to come up with a pattern to avoid all of these. These jumpers use minimal amounts of wool, so they are great scrap buster.

Main body 

mini crochet jumper body

  • Chain 11
  • Row 1 – 1 dc into the 2nd ch from hook, then dc into each ch until the end (10 dc in total). Ch 2 and turn.
  • Row 2 – 7 – repeat 10 dc until the end of the row, ch 2 and turn.
  • Row 8 – dc 3, miss the next 4 stitches, and chain 4, then do 3 dc to the end of the row. Ch 2. This makes up the neckline of your jumper.
  • Row 9 – 14 – repeat 10 dc until the end of the row, ch 2 and turn.
  • Row 15 –  10 dc until the end of the row. Secure final stitch and sew in all the ends.

For the arms

  • Chain 7
  • Row 1 –  1 dc into the 2nd chain from hook, then dc into each ch until the end (6 dc in total). Ch 2 and turn.
  • Row 2 – 4 – repeat 6 dc until the end of each row, ch 2 and turn.
  • Row 5 –  6 dc until the end of the row. Secure final stitch and sew in all the ends.

Sewing together

  • Sew the arms into place using matching yarn and a darning needle (sorry for the terrible photo – rainy and winter light is terrible!)sewing mini crochet jumper
  • If you want to decorate the front with any embroidery, do it before the whole thing is sewn up. Otherwise, once arms in place, sew up each side of the jumper.
  • Use a small piece of yarn to make a hanger by threading it into the back of the jumper and looping through using a girth hitch knot (who knew that’s what they are called!) girth_hitch_hI’m making a couple of others for some baby presents, with the baby initials sewn on the front and brown luggage label attached.
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