One of my favourite Christmas movies of all time is Elf. And one of my favourite scenes from the movie is when Buddy serves everyone breakfast spaghetti, dousing it in maple syrup. So I figured I’d make a few ornaments to go with my Buddy the Elf inspired outfit for Bernadette.
This Maple Syrup is great as an amigurumi crochet ornament, or as one of Bernie the Elf’s accessories. Also check out the Elf Spaghetti ornament!
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I used WeCrochet Shine Sport Yarn for this crochet amigurumi ornament, but you can use any soft cotton yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn. You can also easily size up/down by using thicker/thinner yarn, just make sure to change the size of your hook accordingly.
5 Round Circle = 1.35” with a 2.75mm hook.
Note: I am working with the x-stitch (yarn under single crochet). If you are working a standard sc, go down a hook size.
Gauge isn’t super important for amigurumi, but I included it just in case you want to check your gauge. Being a little off should not affect the final product too much. You can learn more about how to measure gauge for amigurumi here!
Free Canadian Maple Syrup Christmas Holiday Ornament Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
The difficulty level of this pattern is Confident Beginner and this pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
This pattern works up quickly and is a great stashbuster. If you have any questions about this pattern, feel free to reach out to me for help. I will respond quickest through DMs on Instagram, but you can also just fill out a contact form here.
The finished ornament measures to be about 2.5 in (6.35 cm) tall. All the photos in this pattern are worked right-handed.
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sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease- single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
FLO: crochet only in the front loops (loop closest to you) of each stitch
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc/inc: one sc/inc in the following # stitches
sc#: sc# times in the next stitch – note that sc3 (3 sc in one st) and 3sc (one sc into each of the next 3 sts) are not the same.
THINGS YOU NEED
- WeCrochet Shine Sport Yarn – I used the colours Coffee, Cream, and Black.
- Embroidery Floss – I used DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Floss in 666 (Red) and B5200 (White).
- 2.75mm Crochet Hook – Go down a hook size if you are working the regular single crochet stitch.
- Black Felt
- Fabric Scissors
- Fabric Glue or Tacky Glue
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers
- Polyfil Stuffing
- Pen or Marker
- Fabric Stiffener – I use a 1:1 mixture of white glue (PVA) to water.
Notes & Guides
This pattern is worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated. Mark the first stitch of the round with a stitch marker to help keep track of where the beginning of the round is.
Seamless Join in the Round – Cut your yarn tail, fasten off, and thread your yarn tail onto a darning needle. Locate the 2nd st of the round, insert your needle under that stitch and pull through. Insert your needle into the centre of the final st of the round and out the back. Weave the tail into the back of the work.
Jogless transition to BLO/FLO – Before transitioning into a BLO/FLO round, fasten off, seamless join in the round and weave the tails in. To pick up a stitch, start with a slip knot on your hook, insert your hook into the FLO/BLO of the false stitch from when you seamless joined in the round. Work the next stitch like you normally would into the FLO/BLO. Doing so reduces the “step” you get when transitioning into a BLO/FLO round and will make the back of your work look neater.
Better Stripes with Amigurumi – To create better stripes for amigurumi, change the final stitch of the round before your colour change into a slip stitch. Fasten off and work a seamless join in the round.
With a slip knot of the new colour on your hook, pick up a standing single crochet stitch in the false stitch (highlighted in green in the photo below) created by the Seamless Join in the Round. Work the rest of the round as you normally would and repeat these steps when you have to change colours again.
Embroidery Basics – Embroidery floss typically consists of 6 strands of thread intertwined. Depending on the design, you may need to separate the strands to work with less strands.
Using Glue to Attach Pieces Together – I chose to use glue to attach the pieces together for both of these ornaments because they are so small. With smaller amigurumi, sewing the parts together will bulk up the piece significantly.
Maple Syrup Bottle (Stuff as you go)
starting with Coffee yarn
1 Ch 7, working into the back bumps of the ch, starting in 2nd ch from hook: 5sc, sc3, continuing in the front of the ch (start in 2nd ch, do not work into the 1st ch because it’s the same as the final back bump): 4sc, inc 
2 (inc, 4sc, inc, sc) x 2 
3 BLO, sc in all sts 
4 sc, inc, 4sc, inc, 3sc, inc, 4sc, inc, 2sc 
switch to Cream yarn
5-7 sc in all sts 
8 2sc, inc, 6sc, inc, 3sc, inc, 6sc, inc, sc 
9-10 sc in all sts 
11 [3sc, dec, 6sc, dec) x 2 
12 2sc, dec, 6sc, dec, sc, dec, 6sc, dec (the final dec st includes the 1st st of the round, the 2nd st of the round is now the first st of round 13) 
13 (sc, dec) x 6 
14 sc, dec, (2sc, dec) x 2, sc 
15 FLO, sc in all sts 
16 sc in all sts 
17 (sc, dec) x 3 
18 sc in all sts 
Fasten off, seamless join in the round, and weave the tail in.
with Cream yarn
Ch 5, fasten off, and leave a tail for sewing.
with Black yarn
1 9sc in magic circle 
2 BLO, sc in all sts 
Fasten off and seamless join in the round. If you are gluing the cap onto the bottle, then weave the tails in. If you plan to sew the cap on, leave a tail for sewing.
- Cut a small door-shaped piece from your black felt. With a series of straight stitches, embroider in a maple leaf with your red embroidery floss. I used all 6 strands (See Notes and Guides) for the maple leaf embroidery.
- Dab a little bit of glue onto the centre of the back of your label and glue it onto the front of the bottle. Make sure you do not get glue on the outer edges of the label, as it is very difficult to pass a needle through dried glue. Allow the glue to dry fully before you proceed to the next step.
- Glue or sew the cap onto the top of the bottle.
- Sew the handle onto the right side of the neck of the bottle, forming a reverse “c”. To make the sewing less bulky, I dabbed a little bit of glue onto the tails of the handle (as close to the tail as possible) and just pulled it into the bottle to secure. Use fabric stiffener to make the handle shape more defined.
- With white thread or embroidery floss (use 2 strands instead of 6), whip stitch the edge of the label onto the bottle to further secure.
- To make this into an ornament, thread a piece of yarn through the neck of the bottle and tie a knot to create a loop.
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