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The Basic Cookie Crochet Pattern

Sugar Cookie with SprinklesI thought we’d start off the Great Cookie Countdown with the easiest and most versatile of the patterns — your basic sugar cookie. Using embellishments like beads or embroidery, you can make a variety of cookies from this one pattern. Later I will show you how to use this pattern to make an iced sugar cookie and a chocolate chip cookie.

Visit the Great Cookie Countdown Page for the story behind this series and a complete directory of Christmas cookie ornaments.

The Basic Cookie Crochet Pattern…

Difficulty rating 1

Finished size: 3″ in diameter and about 1″ tall

Materials:

* If you are making this for a child, please consider embroidering the eyes and sprinkles.

Small amount of worsted weight yarn in beige
(Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand in Beige)
G-6 (4.00 mm) crochet hook
Polyester Fiberfill (about a golf-ball-size amount for each cookie)
Tapestry needle
Ribbon for hanging (optional)

For optional sprinkles:
Beads — I used size 6/0 (3.3 mm)
Thread

For smiley face:
6 mm black safety eyes or small round black buttons
Black embroidery floss

Gauge:

5 sts = 1”
5 rnds = 1”

Instructions:

Bottom

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc around. Slst in 1st sc to join. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, * sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. Slst in 1st sc to join. (18)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, * 2 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. Slst in 1st sc to join. (24)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, * 3 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. Slst in 1st sc to join. (30)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, * 4 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. Slst in 1st sc to join. (36)

FO and weave in ends.

Top

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc around. (12)

Rnd 3: * sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. (18)

Rnd 4: * 2 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. (24)

Rnd 5: * 3 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. (30)

Rnd 6: * 4 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. (36)

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Stack top and bottom together with RS facing out. Using the long tail from the top, sew together along the edges. When you’re a little more than halfway around, stuff very lightly before sewing the rest together.

Sugar Cookie

Embroider a design, as if with icing.

Drizzled sugar cookie

Or sew on beads for sprinkles.

Sugar Cookie with Sprinkles2And don’t forget the smiley face!

To proudly display your cookies, you might arrange them on a plate for Santa
or thread a ribbon through a stitch on the edge and hang them on your Christmas tree.

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