Monday, December 3, 2012

Crocheted Teacup Ornament Tutorial

 
A few years ago my mom received a couple of these
 little crocheted teacup ornaments from my great-aunt's
things after she died.  I copied one and wrote out the
instructions for you, in case you need a fun and easy
craft this Christmas season!
 
Crocheted Teacup Ornament
 

 I used a size 6 crochet hook and crochet thread.

Saucer:

With cream thread, ch. 4, join with slip stitch to beginning chain to make loop.

Round 1- chain 3 (counts as first dc), 15 dc in loop, join with sl st to beginning dc.

Round 2- chain 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), dc in next stitch, ch 1, repeat around, join with sl st to beginning dc. 16 dc.

 

 Round 3- chain 3 (counts as first dc) dc in ch 1 space, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch 1 sp. (forming shell), ch 1, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in every other ch 1 space, ch 1] around, join with sl st to beginning dc. (8 shells)

Round 4- sl st over to ch 2 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ch 2 space, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch 2 space (forming shell), ch 2, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, ch 2] around, join with sl st to beginning dc.
 
Round 5- sl st over to ch 2 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ch 2 space, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch 2 space (forming shell), ch 2, sc in next ch 2 space, ch 2, [2 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch 2 space (forming shell), ch 2, sc in next ch 2 space, ch 2], around, join with sl st to beginning dc.

Round 6- Join contrast thread to top ch 2 space of shell, [ch 3 (counts as first dc) 5 dc] in ch 2 sp, ch 3, sc in sc, ch 3, [6 dc in top ch 2 sp of shell, ch 3, sc in sc, ch 3] around, join with sl st to beginning dc. Finish off.
Cup:
 

Round 1- Join cream thread to unused ch 1 sp of Round 2, [ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in ch 1 sp (forming shell), (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each unused ch 1 sp around, join with sl st to beginning dc. (8 shells)

Round 2- sl st over to ch 1 sp, [ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in ch 1 sp (forming shell), (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each ch 1 sp around, join with sl st to beginning dc.



Round 3- repeat round 2.


Round 4- Join contrast thread to top ch 1 sp of shell, [ch 3 (counts as first dc) 4 dc] in ch 1 sp, 5 dc in each ch 1 space around, join with sl st to beginning dc.

Handle- ch 15, join with sl st to base of cup, turn and 25 sc over chains back up handle to top of cup. Join with sl st to top of cup. Finish off.
 

 
I also made one with red trim, I like them both.


 
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16 comments:

  1. That is adorable!! I just love your teacup ornament. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  2. What an extraordinary pretty cup!
    Thank you for your explaining!
    Best wishes, Siret

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  3. This really is a pretty teacup ornament and would be light to hang on a tree.
    Thanks for sharing the instructions.

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  4. Very pretty! It's ages since I picked up my crochet hook....

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  5. Hi Carmen,
    I only wish I could crochet! The teacup is darling! A little tree decorated with those would be so sweet in a dining room or kitchen. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. Hi Carmen,
    how nice to see the tutorial and the pretty result. The tea cup ornaments are so cute. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Advent time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  7. Amazing. The things you can do with crochet. I have NO IDEA how to crochet so I will admire your skill from a distance. I wonder how the tea cup will look in gold and white for the Christmas season!

    Visiting from the link up. All the best! :)

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  8. So cute! Love that teacup! Merry Christmas!

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  9. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I love to crochet and the teacup ornament is so cute. Thanks. Take care, Darlene

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  10. So sweet! I think I can make these for my tree and for gifts. They would make a great favor for a tea party. Thanks for sharing!
    Nancy

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  11. Carmen they are very sweet!
    Sadly,I have forgotten how to crochet, otherwise I'd make some of these charming decorations.
    Thanks for the tutorial :-)
    blessings..Trish

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  12. Ohh my goodness! Those teacups are perfect for a victorian christmas tree. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!
    Lisa

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  13. Just what I was looking for! Thanks so much!!!!

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  14. Just what I was looking for! Thanks so much!!!!

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