By Julee Dunekacke Jaeger
There are a lot of people-powered features of the Obama campaign. After contributing in other ways, I figured I would gift this to the crocheting community. My original intention was to create a small ornament to embed in resin jewelry. Then I saw the design translated well to different sizes.
Please direct all comments, questions, errata to the blog post about the Obama Ornament.
Visit my etsy store juleej.etsy.com for more patterns and Obama stuff.
SIZE & MATERIALS
Super Small Size
13 -.85mm Hook
Single strand DMC Embroidery Floss, in Blanc, Red 666, and blue 825
Gauge: 8 st per ¼ inch
Finished Size: 1/2 inch in diameter
9 -1.4mm Hook
Three strands DMC Embroidery Floss, in Blanc, Red 666, and blue 825
Gauge: 8 st per ½ inch
Finished Size: 1 inch in diameter
H/8 -5.00mm Hook
Red Heart Acrylic (HEY IT IS WEATHERPROOF!) in Red, White, and Delft Blue
Gauge: 4 st per inch
Finished Size: 3.5 inches in diameter
Brown Sheep Bulky in Blue Blood Red, Natural, and Blue Flannel
Gauge: 3 st per inch
Finished Size: 4.5 inches in diameter
See Above materials for what type of yarn or thread to use.
Main Color (MC): Red
Contrasting Color (CC1): White
Contrasting Color (CC2): Blue
Ch 3 with MC
Row 1 (WS): 5 sc in loop. Leave loop open, do not beak yarn. (6 st)
Row 2 (WS): Join CC1 at the beginning of previous row. Ch 2, *sc in each st* for 2 st, 2 sc in st, * for 2 st. Do not break yarn. (7 st)
Row 3 (RS): With MC, bring up loop from Row 1, ch 2, *sc in each st* for 3 st, 2 sc in st, * for 2 st. Do not break yarn. (8 st)
Row 4 (RS): With CC1, bring up loop from Row 2, ch 2, *sc in each st* for 3 st, 2 sc in st, * for 3 st. Cut, leaving 3 inch tail, pull tail through loop. (9 st)
Row 5 (WS): With MC, bring up loop from Row 3, ch 2, *sc in each st* for 4 st, 2 sc in st, *for 3 st. Cut, leaving 3 inch tail, pull tail through loop. (10 st)
Row 6 (WS): Join CC2 into second st. Ch 10 for small sizes [Ch 15 for regular/large size]. Sl into second to last st of the previous row. Ch 2, sl in last stich.
Row 7 (RS): Dc 20 in loop. Sl in last stitch of row 5. Cut, leaving 3 inch tail, pull tail through loop.
Weave in ends, block. Create loop on top for hanging ornament, or sew pin on back.