From the artistic to the kitsch

Having spent the day in Glasgow thinking about the more artistic side of knitting I came home to a more kitsch incarnation of the craft.

This years Blackpool Knitting Group trip to Woolfest was a great success, despite the rain, and a number of group members came home with Cupcake cosied Ferrero Rochers as gifts for friends. These were being sold to raise funds for the local air ambulance charity. Group members expressed an interest in making some to sell to raise group funds, and as our next craft fair is in December we thought a seasonal theme would be appropriate. In pervious years knitted decorations have sold well so we decided to combine the idea of seasonal themed Ferrero Rocher covers that you could hang on the tree. So here’s the first example – a christmas pudding, tree hanging Ferrero Rocher cosy:

After looking online I decided to make up my own pattern that I could freely copy and distribute to group members.

I kept it as simple as possible so that even our beginner knitters could have a go. It’s knitted flat in garter stitch then sewn up. The leaves and berries are a little fiddly, but more experienced knitters can help with these if need be.  The hanging loop shown is a simple 20 chain crochet chain, but loops can be made from plaiting three strands of yarn if you prefer.

Also you can make cosies without a hanging loop for place settings or table decorations:

The pattern can be found here

 

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11 Responses to From the artistic to the kitsch

  1. Tiffany says:

    Would love these other patterns!!

  2. Jean Logie says:

    Would love to have other patterns

  3. Anne Thomas says:

    I would love to see the other patterns. We have just reopened our local library and need to raise funds quickly. I love your cream egg covers as well. We are also trying to organise a knit and natter group.

    • Tess says:

      Anne, Good luck with your library fundraising. My local library was a real haven when I was growing up so I really do appreciate the the importance of what you are doing.

  4. Tess says:

    Ok guys, I’m on it and will let you know a soon as they’re available… Hopefully within the week, just need to re-knit to checkand photograph.

  5. Rochelle says:

    Have you published the other patterns yet?… They are the cutest…

  6. val161 says:

    Did I miss the further patterns? found a link but its no longer available.?

  7. elsiejackie says:

    We are on our way to knitting 200 for the St Giles Hospice book Shop, in Sutton Coldfield.
    Have you a pattern for making snowballs, which I saw some time ago?
    Now we need a cheap supply of Ferrero Rocher!
    Elsie jackie

  8. Tess Young says:

    It would be wonderful if those of you who are making the puddings, snowmen and santas for fundraising could send/post some pictures of them, so we could all see. Pictures with people if they give permission or of stall tables in context would be great. 🙂

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