Crochet Christmas Cracker

Crochet Christmas Cracker

This is an easy crochet Christmas Cracker that is perfect for putting little treats inside to give to your friends and family. I decided to use green and red 100% acrylic yarn as I wanted to keep them traditional but as this pattern is versatile you can change the colours to suit your Christmas theme. These Christmas Crackers use a small amount of yarn so they are perfect for your yarn scraps. There are 2 ways to crochet the crackers, either in the row and then join the edges together, or in the round. It is up to you which technique you prefer and both patterns are available below. Don’t forget to check out the YouTube tutorial below if you need extra help.

Abbreviations (US Terminology)

Ch – Chain
Sl knot – Slip Knot
Dc 1 – Double Crochet
St – Stitch
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Rep – Repeat

What You’ll Need

Colour A – Green 100% Acrylic 8ply Yarn (or DK Yarn)
Colour B – Red 100% Acrylic 8ply Yarn (or DK Yarn)
4.00 mm Crochet Hook (or G/6 Hook)
Ribbon
Yarn Needle/ Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Crochet Christmas Cracker Pattern

Method 1

This method is working in the row and forms a rectangle that needs to be joined together.

Using colour A,
Make a sl knot and ch 25,
Row 1: Dc 1 into the 3rd ch from hook, *dc 1 in each ch*, rep * to * along the row, turn (23 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st from here and onwards), dc 1 in 1st st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * along the row, change to colour B at end of row, turn (23 dc)
Using colour B,
Row 3: Ch 2, dc 1 in 1st st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * along the row, turn (23 dc)
Row 4- 9: Ch 2, dc 1 in 1st st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * along the row, turn (23 dc)
Row 10: Ch 2, dc 1 in 1st st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * along the row, change to colour A at end of row, turn (23 dc)
Using colour A,
Row 11: Ch 2, dc 1 in 1st st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * along the row, turn (23 dc)
Row 12: Ch 2, dc 1 in 1st st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * along the row, turn (23 dc)

Secure the work at the end of row 12 and weave in the ends. You will have a rectangle with 2 rows in green on each end with 8 row of red in the centre of the rectangle. The rectangle measures 15cm x 16.5cm.

To make the Christmas Cracker, fold the work in half so that the red rows touch each other, then sew the edge together using the invisible seam. If you need help with the invisible seam please what the tutorial below. Secure the work after joining the edges together and weave in any leftover strands.

Cut a piece of card 18cm x 7cm. Fold the piece of card into a circle and sticky tape the card together approx 2.5cm inwards. Push the card through the work until you get the centre approx. row 4-9. This forms the basic shape of the middle section of a Christmas Cracker.

Tie ribbon into a bow around the 3rd row inwards on both sides to make the Christmas Cracker. If you wish to fill the cracker with chocolate, money or small items, place them in before tying the second bow.

If you need extra help please watch the YouTube Tutorial below.

Method 2

This method is working in the round and forms a cylinder that is joined together as you work your rounds.

Using colour A,
Make a sl knot and ch 23, sl st to the first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st from here and onwards), dc 1 into the 1st ch, *dc 1 in each ch*, rep * to * in the round, sl st to 1st dc to join the round (23 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, dc 1 in 1st st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * in the round, change to colour B at end of row, sl st to 1st dc to join the round (23 dc)
Using colour B,
Round 3: Ch 2, dc 1 in 1st st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * in the round, sl st to 1st dc to join the round (23 dc)
Round 4- 9: Ch 2, dc 1 in 1st st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * in the round, sl st to 1st dc to join the round (23 dc)
Round 10: Ch 2, dc 1 in 1st st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to *in the round, change to colour A at end of row, sl st to 1st dc to join the round (23 dc)
Using colour A,
Round 11: Ch 2, dc 1 in 1st st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * in the round, sl st to 1st dc to join the round (23 dc)
Round 12: Ch 2, dc 1 in 1st st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * in the round, sl st to 1st dc to join the round (23 dc)

Secure the work at the end of row 12 and weave in the ends. You will have a cylinder or flat rectangle with 2 rows in green on each end with 8 row of red in the centre of the cylinder. The cylinder measures approx. 15cm x 16.5cm.

The work is already joined together so you need to:

Cut a piece of card 18cm x 7cm. Fold the piece of card into a circle and sticky tape the card together approx 2.5cm inwards. Push the card through the work until you get the centre approx. row 4-9. This forms the basic shape of the middle section of a Christmas Cracker.

Tie ribbon into a bow around the 3rd row inwards on both sides to make the Christmas Cracker. If you wish to fill the cracker with chocolate, money or small items, place them in before tying the second bow.

 

YouTube Tutorial