This year I have made some crochet Christmas ornaments for the Doctor Who fan in My Splendid Family. I made six for the tree and all it cost me was $3! I already had the white yarn, fiber-fill, and crochet hook lying around the place - I only needed to buy the blue yarn. But even if I had to buy everything from scratch I estimate it would cost $15 in total. That's still a great saving when you consider to buy something similar in the shops is $10 (plastic) - $20 (glass) for just one. And of course you get to keep the leftover fiber-fill, hook, and yarn for other projects. And trust me, once you have a supply of something in your hands you will start coming up with ideas on how you can use the rest of it!
|Make your own Doctor Who Tardis Christmas Tree Ornaments!|
If it wasn't intended to be a Christmas ornament, there is no reason why you can't add a loop and turn it into one! Just create a loop out of a length of single crochet stitches and pull it through the top of your item with a crochet hook before you add stuffing and finish it off. Just remember that smaller is better (and cuter!) for the Christmas tree - don't go for something that will be too big.
Best Wishes for a fantastic Christmas with your Splendid Family!
How to Make a Doctor Who Tardis Christmas Tree OrnamentIf you want to make these for your own Christmas tree, you can download the basic pattern from here.
To make one just like mine do the following ...
- Use 8-ply yarn in blue and white.
- Ignore the instructions for the snowy top. I think it looks fabulous in the picture, but I just couldn't recreate it myself and it looks like a lot of people have struggled to create something as good. So my advice is don't do it - it looks fabulous on the Christmas tree even without it!
- Use white yarn to cross stitch the windows on all sides of the Tardis and the notice on the front of the Tardis. Stitch around the cross-stitched areas to create a nice defined shape.
- Crochet 20 single crochet stitches and make a simple knot in the ends over the stitches to create a nice big knot that will not pull through. Pull the loop up through the top of the tardis with the help of your crochet hook.
- Half stuff your Tardis with fiber-fill. Crochet a square to form the bottom of the Tardis. Sew 3/4 of the square onto the Tardis. Finish filling the Tardis with fiber-fill and then fully sew the bottom square onto the Tards.
- If you want to make it look a bit more Christmassy, consider adding a bit of tinsel, or holly, or ribbon or whatever else you can think of.