Mince Pie Ornament Crochet Pattern


Crochet fruit mince pie

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas is a fruit mince pie crochet pattern.

Mince pies are my favourite Christmas treat and I’d totally eat them all year round if I could so I’m excited to share this calorie free version.

If you’re unfamiliar with mince pies, they are a sweet pie of English origin filled with ‘mincemeat’ which is a mixture of dried fruit and spices. Quite delicious.

The pattern works up really quickly and I opted to glue the star in place which means no sewing, win! However, I do recommend sewing the star on if the ornament is going to be handled by small children.


MATERIALS

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  • DK Weight Yarn in beige and dark brown (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Vanilla Cream and Coffee Bean)
  • 2.5 mm crochet hook
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Thin cardboard (cereal box, tissue box, etc)
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors
  • Twine/string for the hanging loop
  • Optional: fabric glue

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • BLO – back loop only
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

NOTES

The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2.25″ x 2.25″ (6cm x 6cm) when using the materials listed.

Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


PATTERN

FILLING (dark brown)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x 6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc, (36)
R7: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)

Fasten off invisibly and weave in ends.

BASE (beige)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)

Trace around the base onto a piece of cardboard. Cut out and set aside.

R6: BLO [sc] x30 (30)
R7: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)
R8: [Sc] x36 (36)
R9: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)

Place card in the bottom.

Join the filling to the base by crocheting through both loops on the base and the back loop only on the filling. Stuff as you go.

R10: [Sc] x42 (42)
R11: [Sl st] x42 (42)

Fasten off invisibly and weave in end.

STAR (beige)

R1: In a magic ring, ch 2, dc. [Ch 1, 2 dc] x4, ch 1, sl st to beginning ch 2
R2: [Ch 4, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch. Sl st into ch 1 space from R1] x5

Fasten off and weave in end (or leave a long tail for sewing).

ASSEMBLY

  • Glue or sew the star in place over the filling. Try to space out the points evenly and have them as close to the edge as possible (if necessary you can stretch it a little to fit).
  • Attach a hanging loop.

PIN IT FOR LATER!

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Crochet fruit mince pie pin

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