Sunday, December 07, 2008
MY PAPERCLIP ICE SKATE ORNAMENT (C)
I've been making this little ornament since 1972, when we moved to Sparks, NV. We moved into a brand new home, just a few days before Christmas, and didn't have our decorations yet.
I had never liked the way the toe looked on any of the the patterns I'd seen, so came up with My version. Now 36 years later I'm sharing My Paperclip Ice Skate Ornament pattern with you.
Approximately 5 yards of worsted weight yarn
Approximately 1 ½ yards of fuzzy white yarn
G crochet hook
Two jumbo paper clips
1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. I used Bernat Soft Boucle for the "cuff" on the pair in the photo.
With the continuous wire of paper clip on bottom for blade and the larger loop to the right, attach yarn to paper clip with a slipstitch into the larger loop.
Always crochet over the beginning tails.
Row 1: Ch 2, 7 dc to end of paper clip (work first dc in the larger loop, work remain dc in smaller loop and around both wires). This row forms the foot of the skate.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, Dc in 4 sts. This row forms the ankle of the skate.
Row 3: Ch 1 turn, sc in 4 sts. After last st, Ch 10, fasten off. On the second skate, only chain 8, so that the skates are offset after tying together.
Row 4: Join fuzzy white yarn with a sc in turning chain of row 3. Sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in last st.
Fasten off and weave in ends. If you crocheted over the tails you will only have the ending tail of the trim to weave in.
Repeat for the second skate and tie the two skates together with the tails of the ch 10 and ch 8.
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My name is Ashley Johnson and I used to make these at holiday times and everyone just loved them and I had been looking for these and I am so glad someone put it up I will remake this and use them as a tradition ornament again
Thank You to the person who posted this I had been looking for this pattern!
I went to a bazaar at a church in
my hometown of East Weymouth Ma. I love the skates and bought 3 pair. Well I still love them 30 years later. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!! for you post. Peg