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Toy soldiers

November 18, 2010

Is it too early for Christmas decorations?

Last year, I was part of Knit The City and took part in the Nutcracker Knitmare Before Christmas piece. As the Nutcracker features Christmas presents which come to life, I wanted to make something which echoed traditional toys. I decided that the Nutcracker Prince’s soldiers should be brightly coloured toy wooden soldiers. But a bit more textile based.

I loved how they came out and realised that they’d make a brilliant decoration, so I made some more for a Secret Santa. And now, as Christmas approaches again, I’m making a few more and sharing the way that you do it – both in the original crochet and knitted.

The pattern is available on Ravelry – go here for crochet and here for knitting


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