For years now I’ve wanted to have a Christmas tree (even just a little one!) with all hand made decorations. I thought this year would be the one but sadly it hasn’t happened! I always run out of time, but I do add a little to my collection each year.
This year I’m adding a few cute marshmallows, rather than have them hanging I think I might thread some wire through the back to secure them to a branch! They take very little yarn to make and I think I might make more with cute facial impressions instead of safety eyes.
You will need:
Scraps of DK yarn (I used Stylecraft Special DK in White and Candyfloss)
3mm crochet hook
5mm safety eyes
Black thread or a scrap of black yarn
Dc – double crochet
Inc – Increase – two double crochet in one stitch
BLO – back loop only
Inv dec – invisible decrease – insert hook in front loop of first stitch then straight into front loop of second stitch (three loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops
Place eyes in round 7, 6 stitches apart
Embroider mouth on round 10
For a more defined shape place a circle of card in the top of the marshmallow before adding stuffing and place a circle of card in the bottom before staring round 14
If you struggle to crochet row 16 after adding a circle of card omit the round, using a needle to sew in and out of the stitches in round 15 and pull tight to close
Using your chosen colour make a magic ring
Round 1 – 6dc into ring (6)
Round 2 – Inc in each st around (12)
Round 3 – Dc, inc. Repeat around (18)
Round 4 – Dc x2, inc. Repeat around (24)
Round 5 – In BLO dc around (24)
Rounds 6-12 – Dc around (24)
Round 13 – In BLO dc around (24)
Round 14 – Dc x2, inv dec. Repeat around (18)
Round 15 – Dc, inv dec. Repeat around (12)
Round 16 – Inv dec around (6)
Fasten off yarn and sew in end.
I would love to see any marshmallows you make! Tag me on Instagram, use #lyndascraftroom or drop me an email! Maybe I need to make a cup of hot chocolate now!
Thanks for stopping by!