The Christmas Pickle is a fun holiday tradition. This pattern includes the pickle pattern as well as a gift card. The gift card includes the Christmas Pickle story as well as an original poem. The perfect addition when giving the ornament as a gift. Make many and give as housewarming gifts, gifts for newlyweds, gifts for friends and coworkers or to sell at craft fairs.
The Christmas Pickle tradition
Legend has it during a terrible war, a soldier was captured and held prisoner. The conditions at the war camp were horrific and the man was dying. He begged a prison guard for one last wish, a pickle. The guard took pity on this poor man and gave him the pickle. The kindness of the guard and the nutrition of the pickle gave the prisoner hope and the physical and mental strength to survive. When the war ended and he was released, the soldier returned home to his family. He then began the tradition of hiding a pickle in his Christmas tree. The first person to find the hidden pickle would be blessed with a year of good luck and fortune.
Finished size, approximately 5” tall plus hanging loop.
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Yarn: Lion Brand, Heartland 100% acrylic
[5oz/142g, 251yd/200m] per skein, or equivalent (medium-4), heavy worsted/aran weight yarn
Please note, yarn amounts are approximate. Allow for at least a 10% variance when purchasing yarn.
• #173 Everglades .38 oz/11g 20yd/18m
Hook: H (5.0 mm) or size needed to obtain correct gauge
Other: Stitch marker, yarn needle, poly-fiberfill, ribbon
Pattern is written using standard US stitches. Easy.
Exact gauge is not essential. If your gauge is close to stated gauge, your finished pickle will be close to the reported measurements. 4”= 16 stitches, 20 rows in sc
Please note, this pattern is copyrighted and may not be reproduced or redistributed. Completed pickle gift sets may be sold but please credit Darleen Hopkins as the designer. If selling online, a link to my website is appreciated. crochetbydarleenhopkins.com/
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