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Finish off your Christmas preparations with this adorable little tree-topper

Decorating the tree is often a family event, with heirloom decorations and precious ornaments being brought out of storage for their time to shine.


Pattern Instructions

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  • FAE PATTERN

    Body and head
    Using yarn A cast on 31 sts
    [] Beg with a k row, work ten rows in st st ending with a WS row
    [] Change to yarn B
    [] Next row (inc): (k7, inc in next st) three times, k7(34 sts)
    [] Beg with a p row, work 11 rows in st st ending with a WS row

    SHAPE SHOULDERS
    [] Next row: k8, skpo, k14, k2tog, k8 (32 sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Next row: k8, skpo, k12, k2tog, k8 (30 sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Next row: k1, (k2tog) to last st, k1 (16 sts)
    [] Beg with a p row, work three rows in st st

    SHAPE HEAD
    [] Next row: k1, (k1, m1) to last st, k1 (30 sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Next row: k8, m1, k14, m1, k8 (32 sts)
    [] Beg with a p row, work 11 rows in st st ending with a WS row

    SHAPE TOP OF HEAD
    [] Next row: (k2tog) to end (16 sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Next row: (k2tog) to end (eight sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Break yarn, leaving a long length for making up, thread through rem sts and pull up tightly

    Legs (make two)
    With 3mm needles and yarn B, cast on 16 sts
    [] Beg with a k row, work 28 rows in st st ending with a WS row
    [] Change to yarn C

    SHOES
    [] Next row: k7, k2tog, k7 (15 sts)
    [] Beg with a p row, work three rows in st st
    [] Next row: k1, (k2tog) to end (eight sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Next row: (k2tog) to end (four sts)
    [] Break yarn, thread through rem sts and pull up tightly

    Arms
    With 3mm needles and yarn B, cast on four sts
    [] K one row
    [] P one row
    [] Next row: k1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1
    [] P one row
    [] Rep the last two rows, three times more (12 sts)
    [] Beg with a k row, work 18 rows in st st, ending with a WS row
    [] Next row: (k2tog) to end (six sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Break yarn leaving a long length for making up, thread through rem sts and draw up tightly

    To Make Up
    Sew the centre back seam of body and head using mattress stitch. Stuff head firmly. Sew a draw thread of yarn B around neck at decreases. Draw up tightly and fasten off. Stuff remainder of body. Sew centre back seam of each leg using mattress stitch. Stuff legs firmly and then sew the top edges of each leg to the bottom edge of body, pulling body edges together between legs. Sew underarm seams using mattress stitch. Stuff firmly and then sew shaped top sections to each side of body over shoulder shapings.

    Dress (make two)
    Using yarn C, cast on 28 sts
    [] Beg with a k row, work 32 rows in st st, dec one st at each end of the third and every foll fourth row (12 sts)
    [] Cast off
    Join one side seam of dress, stopping approx 3cm short of the top edge. Open out flat.

    DRESS HEM
    With a 3mm crochet hook and yarn D, work 55 dc evenly into the cast on edge of the dress
    [] Work 1 ss into 1st dc, (miss 2 dc, 5 tr into next dc, miss 2 dc, 1 ss into next dc) to end
    [] Fasten off
    Join other side seam of dress, stopping approx 3cm short of top edge as before. Slip dress onto doll and sew front to back of dress over each shoulder.

    Wings (make two)
    With 3mm needles and using yarn A and yarn D together throughout, cast on 12 sts
    Work in moss st throughout as follows:
    [] Next row: (k1, p1) to end
    [] Next row: (p1, k1) to end
    [] Inc one st at each end of next and every foll alt row until 22 sts, incorporating the incs into patt as set
    [] Work three rows in moss st
    [] Next row: (RS) patt 2tog, patt four, patt 2tog, turn
    [] Next row: Patt 2tog, patt two, patt 2tog (four sts)
    [] Cast off in moss st
    [] With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem 14 sts and work two rows in moss st
    [] Then dec one st at each end of next and every foll alt row to eight sts
    [] Work one row
    [] Cast off in moss st

    To Make Up
    Sew in all ends. Sew cast on edges of wings together. Then oversew Desire Memory thread all around the outside edge of the wings. Sew the centre seam of the wings to the centre back of dress and doll through all layers. Make a loop of twisted Memory thread and sew the ends of this to the top of the wings at the back.

    HAIR
    Take several lengths of yellow yarn meas approx 26cm long. Lay over head and sew to head at the centre point, starting at forehead and working towards the back. Take a few of the strands at the front and twist them together. Wrap these around the head and tie them together at the back of the head to secure.
    Make a halo from a ring of twisted Memory thread attached to another ring of thread and catch this to the sides of the doll’s head and hair.

    FEATURES
    Sew eyes using black embroidery thread and satin stitch. Sew a small white highlight in each eye. Sew a nose using pale pink thread and stem stitch. Then sew a mouth using dark pink thread and stem stitch.

Pattern Instructions

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FAE PATTERN

Body and head
Using yarn A cast on 31 sts
[] Beg with a k row, work ten rows in st st ending with a WS row
[] Change to yarn B
[] Next row (inc): (k7, inc in next st) three times, k7(34 sts)
[] Beg with a p row, work 11 rows in st st ending with a WS row

SHAPE SHOULDERS
[] Next row: k8, skpo, k14, k2tog, k8 (32 sts)
[] P one row
[] Next row: k8, skpo, k12, k2tog, k8 (30 sts)
[] P one row
[] Next row: k1, (k2tog) to last st, k1 (16 sts)
[] Beg with a p row, work three rows in st st

SHAPE HEAD
[] Next row: k1, (k1, m1) to last st, k1 (30 sts)
[] P one row
[] Next row: k8, m1, k14, m1, k8 (32 sts)
[] Beg with a p row, work 11 rows in st st ending with a WS row

SHAPE TOP OF HEAD
[] Next row: (k2tog) to end (16 sts)
[] P one row
[] Next row: (k2tog) to end (eight sts)
[] P one row
[] Break yarn, leaving a long length for making up, thread through rem sts and pull up tightly

Legs (make two)
With 3mm needles and yarn B, cast on 16 sts
[] Beg with a k row, work 28 rows in st st ending with a WS row
[] Change to yarn C

SHOES
[] Next row: k7, k2tog, k7 (15 sts)
[] Beg with a p row, work three rows in st st
[] Next row: k1, (k2tog) to end (eight sts)
[] P one row
[] Next row: (k2tog) to end (four sts)
[] Break yarn, thread through rem sts and pull up tightly

Arms
With 3mm needles and yarn B, cast on four sts
[] K one row
[] P one row
[] Next row: k1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1
[] P one row
[] Rep the last two rows, three times more (12 sts)
[] Beg with a k row, work 18 rows in st st, ending with a WS row
[] Next row: (k2tog) to end (six sts)
[] P one row
[] Break yarn leaving a long length for making up, thread through rem sts and draw up tightly

To Make Up
Sew the centre back seam of body and head using mattress stitch. Stuff head firmly. Sew a draw thread of yarn B around neck at decreases. Draw up tightly and fasten off. Stuff remainder of body. Sew centre back seam of each leg using mattress stitch. Stuff legs firmly and then sew the top edges of each leg to the bottom edge of body, pulling body edges together between legs. Sew underarm seams using mattress stitch. Stuff firmly and then sew shaped top sections to each side of body over shoulder shapings.

Dress (make two)
Using yarn C, cast on 28 sts
[] Beg with a k row, work 32 rows in st st, dec one st at each end of the third and every foll fourth row (12 sts)
[] Cast off
Join one side seam of dress, stopping approx 3cm short of the top edge. Open out flat.

DRESS HEM
With a 3mm crochet hook and yarn D, work 55 dc evenly into the cast on edge of the dress
[] Work 1 ss into 1st dc, (miss 2 dc, 5 tr into next dc, miss 2 dc, 1 ss into next dc) to end
[] Fasten off
Join other side seam of dress, stopping approx 3cm short of top edge as before. Slip dress onto doll and sew front to back of dress over each shoulder.

Wings (make two)
With 3mm needles and using yarn A and yarn D together throughout, cast on 12 sts
Work in moss st throughout as follows:
[] Next row: (k1, p1) to end
[] Next row: (p1, k1) to end
[] Inc one st at each end of next and every foll alt row until 22 sts, incorporating the incs into patt as set
[] Work three rows in moss st
[] Next row: (RS) patt 2tog, patt four, patt 2tog, turn
[] Next row: Patt 2tog, patt two, patt 2tog (four sts)
[] Cast off in moss st
[] With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem 14 sts and work two rows in moss st
[] Then dec one st at each end of next and every foll alt row to eight sts
[] Work one row
[] Cast off in moss st

To Make Up
Sew in all ends. Sew cast on edges of wings together. Then oversew Desire Memory thread all around the outside edge of the wings. Sew the centre seam of the wings to the centre back of dress and doll through all layers. Make a loop of twisted Memory thread and sew the ends of this to the top of the wings at the back.

HAIR
Take several lengths of yellow yarn meas approx 26cm long. Lay over head and sew to head at the centre point, starting at forehead and working towards the back. Take a few of the strands at the front and twist them together. Wrap these around the head and tie them together at the back of the head to secure.
Make a halo from a ring of twisted Memory thread attached to another ring of thread and catch this to the sides of the doll’s head and hair.

FEATURES
Sew eyes using black embroidery thread and satin stitch. Sew a small white highlight in each eye. Sew a nose using pale pink thread and stem stitch. Then sew a mouth using dark pink thread and stem stitch.

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Pattern Instructions

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  • FAE PATTERN

    Body and head
    Using yarn A cast on 31 sts
    [] Beg with a k row, work ten rows in st st ending with a WS row
    [] Change to yarn B
    [] Next row (inc): (k7, inc in next st) three times, k7(34 sts)
    [] Beg with a p row, work 11 rows in st st ending with a WS row

    SHAPE SHOULDERS
    [] Next row: k8, skpo, k14, k2tog, k8 (32 sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Next row: k8, skpo, k12, k2tog, k8 (30 sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Next row: k1, (k2tog) to last st, k1 (16 sts)
    [] Beg with a p row, work three rows in st st

    SHAPE HEAD
    [] Next row: k1, (k1, m1) to last st, k1 (30 sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Next row: k8, m1, k14, m1, k8 (32 sts)
    [] Beg with a p row, work 11 rows in st st ending with a WS row

    SHAPE TOP OF HEAD
    [] Next row: (k2tog) to end (16 sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Next row: (k2tog) to end (eight sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Break yarn, leaving a long length for making up, thread through rem sts and pull up tightly

    Legs (make two)
    With 3mm needles and yarn B, cast on 16 sts
    [] Beg with a k row, work 28 rows in st st ending with a WS row
    [] Change to yarn C

    SHOES
    [] Next row: k7, k2tog, k7 (15 sts)
    [] Beg with a p row, work three rows in st st
    [] Next row: k1, (k2tog) to end (eight sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Next row: (k2tog) to end (four sts)
    [] Break yarn, thread through rem sts and pull up tightly

    Arms
    With 3mm needles and yarn B, cast on four sts
    [] K one row
    [] P one row
    [] Next row: k1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1
    [] P one row
    [] Rep the last two rows, three times more (12 sts)
    [] Beg with a k row, work 18 rows in st st, ending with a WS row
    [] Next row: (k2tog) to end (six sts)
    [] P one row
    [] Break yarn leaving a long length for making up, thread through rem sts and draw up tightly

    To Make Up
    Sew the centre back seam of body and head using mattress stitch. Stuff head firmly. Sew a draw thread of yarn B around neck at decreases. Draw up tightly and fasten off. Stuff remainder of body. Sew centre back seam of each leg using mattress stitch. Stuff legs firmly and then sew the top edges of each leg to the bottom edge of body, pulling body edges together between legs. Sew underarm seams using mattress stitch. Stuff firmly and then sew shaped top sections to each side of body over shoulder shapings.

    Dress (make two)
    Using yarn C, cast on 28 sts
    [] Beg with a k row, work 32 rows in st st, dec one st at each end of the third and every foll fourth row (12 sts)
    [] Cast off
    Join one side seam of dress, stopping approx 3cm short of the top edge. Open out flat.

    DRESS HEM
    With a 3mm crochet hook and yarn D, work 55 dc evenly into the cast on edge of the dress
    [] Work 1 ss into 1st dc, (miss 2 dc, 5 tr into next dc, miss 2 dc, 1 ss into next dc) to end
    [] Fasten off
    Join other side seam of dress, stopping approx 3cm short of top edge as before. Slip dress onto doll and sew front to back of dress over each shoulder.

    Wings (make two)
    With 3mm needles and using yarn A and yarn D together throughout, cast on 12 sts
    Work in moss st throughout as follows:
    [] Next row: (k1, p1) to end
    [] Next row: (p1, k1) to end
    [] Inc one st at each end of next and every foll alt row until 22 sts, incorporating the incs into patt as set
    [] Work three rows in moss st
    [] Next row: (RS) patt 2tog, patt four, patt 2tog, turn
    [] Next row: Patt 2tog, patt two, patt 2tog (four sts)
    [] Cast off in moss st
    [] With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem 14 sts and work two rows in moss st
    [] Then dec one st at each end of next and every foll alt row to eight sts
    [] Work one row
    [] Cast off in moss st

    To Make Up
    Sew in all ends. Sew cast on edges of wings together. Then oversew Desire Memory thread all around the outside edge of the wings. Sew the centre seam of the wings to the centre back of dress and doll through all layers. Make a loop of twisted Memory thread and sew the ends of this to the top of the wings at the back.

    HAIR
    Take several lengths of yellow yarn meas approx 26cm long. Lay over head and sew to head at the centre point, starting at forehead and working towards the back. Take a few of the strands at the front and twist them together. Wrap these around the head and tie them together at the back of the head to secure.
    Make a halo from a ring of twisted Memory thread attached to another ring of thread and catch this to the sides of the doll’s head and hair.

    FEATURES
    Sew eyes using black embroidery thread and satin stitch. Sew a small white highlight in each eye. Sew a nose using pale pink thread and stem stitch. Then sew a mouth using dark pink thread and stem stitch.