I saw a picture of crochet ice skate ornament on instagram (via sheepishknitcrochet), and thought it was a neat idea. I searched for a pattern on Ravelry, and found this one by Suzetta Williams, which I've tweaked to my liking. Here is my pattern - enjoy:
~ Crochet Paperclip Ice Skate Ornament ~
Worsted weight yarn (I used Cascade 220) in a Main Color (MC) and WhiteG crochet hook
Two jumbo paper clips
Step 1: With the long edge of the paperclip at the bottom, and the smaller loop facing right, put a slip knot onto the paperclip as shown using your MC.
Step 2: Double crochet (DC) 1 stitch around the paperclip into the smaller loop, and then DC 6 stitches into the larger loop as shown. Remember to crochet over the yarn tail!
Step 3: Chain 2. DC 4 stitches. This is the end of the MC for this skate. Bind off leaving a 1 inch tail.
Step 4: Starting from the opposite side as where you ended (in other words at the back of the skate), single crochet (SC) 4 stitches with white.
Step 5: Chain 1. SC into 4 stitches, and then chain 30 stitches.
Repeat steps 1-3 to form another skate.
Step 6: pull the existing white chain through the new skate and use that to crochet steps 4 + 5 (without chaining 30 stitches at the end).
Step 7: Bind off and sew in any loose ends.
Merry Christmas to all!