Did you enjoy crocheting the cute crochet robin? I know that lots of you favourited and queued the pattern on Ravelry. Thank you! It is really, really, really easy to turn your crochet robin into a Christmas pudding…
Here’s how: you’ll need the same things as you needed for the crocheting the robin; dark brown yarn (I used dk), a yarn appropriate hook (I used a 4mm), white yarn (I used mercerised cotton, to give a slight sheen), a teeny-tiny amount of green felt, teeny-tiny red beads.
Start, in the same way as the crochet robin:
Round One: Into a magic ring work 1ch (to secure) and 5dc, ss to join.
Round Two: Crochet 2dc into each dc, ss to join.
Round Three: * dc in first dc, 2dc in next dc *, repeat * - *, ss to join.
Round Four: * dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc *, repeat * - *, ss to join.
Round Five: * dc in next 3 dc, 2dc in next dc *, repeat * - *, ss to join.
Round Six – Round Ten: dc in each dc, ss to join.
Before you start to decrease, pause to secure the end.
Round Eleven: * dc into next 3 dc, dc2tog *, repeat 8 - *, ss to join.
Round Twelve: * dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog *, repeat * - *, ss to join.
Round Thirteen: * dc in next dc, dc2tog *, repeat * - *, ss to join.
Round Fourteen: * dc2tog *, repeat * - *, ss to join.
Before the gap at the top of the pudding gets too small, pause and stuff!
Secure in the end.
Once you have the brown ball, you need to crochet some brandy butter / brandy sauce / rum sauce…
Repeat the instructions for the pudding (see above) until you have enough for your taste: I stopped at about round nine). Then free-style an edge so it looks like the cream is dribbling down your pudding in a deliciously decadent way…
Stitch the cream to the pudding…
Garnish our pudding with holly leaves, or whatever you desire…