Today is National Pickle Day so it seemed only fitting that I give you a free pattern for a Christmas pickle ornament. Why a Christmas pickle? It seems to be based on some sort of German legend that has perhaps been debunked. I don’t really know. But what I do know is Christmas pickles are hilarious and adorable and I needed to make one as soon as I found out about them.
This pattern is very quick and easy. Just three pieces and a bunch of french knots. Need help making french knots? Here’s a 20-second video that explains it perfectly. Or skip the french knots and use seed beads or dots of fabric paint to add bumps to your pickle. Whatever you do, you must sew a pickle as soon as possible.
Also, a pickle in a Santa hat is pretty irresistable.
Get your free pattern as a PDF download right here.
P.S. What do you call a frozen pickle hanging from the roof?
Leave me a pickle joke, okay? It’s really no big dill.
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