If you are like me you may have a "difficult" female relative (who shall be nameless) for whom you want to give a gift at this holiday season. You know, she is the one who says "I don't want anything - just a Christmas card!" In the past I have solved this problem by knitting her many scarves, but how many scarves can one woman wear! Therefore, I have decided to knit her this little Christmas pin, which can also be used as an ornament for her Christmas tree. It takes no time at all, and I've even made some for myself.

Step 1: Choose your weapons

I have used up oddments of yarn from my stash in white, green and red, plus a small quantity of holiday ribbon, a safety pin, small amount of fiber fill hypoalergenic stuffing and a darning needle!

Cast on 18 stitches with white yarn on 2mm needles. I am using circular needles but a pair of straight needles is just as good. The little wreath/pin is knitted in garter stitch throughout.

1st row knit 16, turn
2nd row, knit 14, turn
3rd row, knit to the end
4th row knit to the end.

Repeat 1st through 4th rows 20 more times.

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