So do we all have sprouts with our Christmas dinner whether we like them or not?
Of course! The plate would just not look right without them…
Following a friend at work’s amazing pompom sprout making I decided to do a crochet version.
I found a simple circle pattern, chain 6 make a circle, then 2 chain, 11 htc and ss. Next row 2 htc in first stitch and 1 in the next – repeat all the way around and the same in the next row.
That seems to make a decent size for Sprout bunting!
Once I’ve made 9 sprouts I chain a string with 20 chains between each sprout.
Then the fun begins….
I got some wobbly eyes from The Works and Poundland (which are from Crayola) and Flying Tiger, all good and easily fixed with some UHU glue. The mouth is a squirt of gel paint from Hobbycraft.
Then to decorate, I made little red Christmas hats from felt and stuck them on with added glitter but you could add a little bunch of holly or whatever you fancied.
I rather think these look like they’ve been on the sherry and I am selling them as ‘Tipsy Sprouts’.
Once everything is dry I parcel them up and they will be heading off to my Etsy shop or being given out as gifts – depending on whether I sell any or not!
Thanks for reading