This year Jacob's teacher asked the kids to make some Christmas ornaments and cards to decorate their tree and classroom, so while Jacob was working on his card I found this heavenly easy pattern for these peppermint swirly sticks to be used as ornaments.
I used sport yarn and 1.9mm hook.
The pattern for the red and white stick
Row 1: sc 2 in every stitch across
Row 2: sc 1 across
Row 3 (in white): hdc 1 across
It is sturdier and bigger than the three-colored stick, so I made a variation of the pattern.
The pattern for the three-colored stick
Chain the foundation in red (40)
Row 1 (green) sc 2 in every stitch across
Row 2 (white) hdc 1 across
When done, roll tightly and spray with starch or insert a wire inside it to shape the stick.
And last but not least, here's my Jacob with his Christmas card. Entirely his idea how it should look.