Christmas ornament or gift tag! You could make a lapel pin too!

Crocheted Miniature Ice Skate

Materials:
worsted weight yarn - red , white and gray
Size H crochet hook

Instructions:
Beginning at the top, with white yarn ( leave about a 11- 12" inches for a loop to hang it or attach it with.)ch 10, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Sc in each ch around. 10 sc.
Do NOT join . Use something like a smal pin to mark your rows.

Rounds 2 - 4: Sc in each sc. Rounds 5: Sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc. Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in each of next 4, sc in next sc = 13 sts.

Round 6: Sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; work (sc, hdc) in next sc, work (hc,sc) in next sc, 2 sc in next sc,sc in each of next 3 sc =17 sts.

Round 7: Sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 hdc, sc in each of next 6 sc = 19 sc.

Round 8: Sc in each of 19 sc around, sc in next sc, (first stitc of round) sl st in next sc. Finish off

BLADE:
Join gray with sl st in 2nd st of rnd ( where you just worked the last sl st) .Hold opening closed and working through BOTH sides at the same time, work (hdc,sc) in next sc, sc in each of next 7 sts, work (hdc, ch2, sl st) in last st. Finish off.Weave your ends in.

LOOP:
Insert hook in st at top edge under beginning yarn end, hook yarn end and draw through st. ch 10, join with slip st at same st. Finish off.

LACE:
Thread 18" strand of red into a yarn needle. Beginning at center top of skate andwork 3 x-stitches down the front. Tie in a bow.

Glue or sew a small red pompom on the toe.

We use these as gift tags, on our tree or put a pin on the bag and wear on your shirt!

 

Belinda Mooney is the mother of seven children, a veteran homeschooler and a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in over 70 publications. Her Kids in the Kitchen column is carried Mid-Ohio Valley Parenting, Families First and Gainesville Family. You can reach her at Kids Crafts  

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