Crochet this Monster Truck ornament really quickly using any worsted weight yarn. Great Christmas tree ornament or present decoration. This will be a Christmas tree favorite for many years to come!
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While decorating our Christmas tree this year, I realized that I needed much more toddler friendly ornaments. My son absolutely loves his Monster Truck C2C Blanket that I made him and after being really really familiar with that design, I decided to free form crochet an ornament. I took brief notes along the way and made a few more to test it out and now I am ready to share with you!
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- Chain (ch)
- Change Colors (CC)
- Color 1 (C1): Grey
- Color 2 (C2): Navy Blue
- Color 3 (C3): Red
- Color 4 (C4): Yellow
- Stitch (st)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)
Finished Size: 5″ wide x 4″ tall
Wheels (make 2):
Row 1: C1: Magic Circle, ch 2 (counts as sc), sc into magic circle, *ch 1, 2 sc* two times, ch 1 then sl st into ch 2 (9)
Row 2: CC to C2: ch 1, *sc into each sc, 2 sc in each ch 1* repeat around and sl st into the ch 1 (12)
Row 3: ch 1, sl st in each st around (12)
Cut yarn and leave a 5″ tail.
Connecting Wheels: using C2
Attach yarn to the hook at the wheel, chain 5 then sc to attach to the bottom corner of the second wheel (underneath the tail of the second wheel). Repeat with he other wheel, so the two chains create an X while connecting the two wheels.
Row 1: C3: ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn. (15)
Rows 2-4: ch 1, sc across, turn. (15)
Row 5: ch 1, sc in first 13 st, CC to C4: sc in next 2 st, turn. (15)
Row 6: C4: sc in first 2 st, CC to C3: sc in next 8 st, turn (10)
Rows 7-8: C3: ch 1, sc in 1st st, CC to C2: sc in next 4 st, CC to C3: sc in 1 st, turn. (6)
Row 9: C3: ch 1, sc in 1st st, CC to C2: sc2tog in next 2 st two times, CC to C3: sc in 1 st, turn (4)
Row 10: C3: ch 1, sc across, CC to C2 at the end of the row to begin suspension chain (4)
Back Chain (over truck bed):
Ch 6 using C2, then sc into the 2nd st of row 5, cut yarn and weave in ends.
Row 1: ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next st (2)
Row 2: ch 1, sc across (2)
Row 3/Flames: ch 3, sc down ch 3 (starting in 2nd ch from hook) then sl st in 1st sc, ch 6, sc down ch 6 (starting in 2nd ch from hook) then sl st in sc at base, ch 3 and sc down ch 3 (starting in 2nd ch from hook) then sc in last st to secure. Cut yarn and weave in ends
Using a hot glue gun, attach the wheels on the bottom and the flame to the side.