The holidays are my favorite time of year to crochet. Every year I pick some ambitious project to have ready by Christmas day. Last year I finished a Christmas tree skirt and stockings for my husband and I. This year I’ve decided to make handmade crochet ornaments!
I’m calling this pattern the “Perfect Spiral Ornament” because it is just that…perfect! Using under 30 yards of yarn each ornament and taking about 10 mintutes to complete, this pattern is easy on the budget and on the hands. You can have an entire set made in one short afternoon. Another reason I love this pattern is the fun technique it utilizes. The traditional two-color spiral is used in a very interesting branch of crochet called “freeform”. With this basic new skill you will learn by watching my video and making a few ornaments, you can create many things to match your ornament set!
The Perfect Spiral Ornament
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2014.
Please do not copy, sell or redistribute this pattern without first obtaining my permission. Items produced using this pattern may be sold, however please do not use the photo above.
Gather your supplies…
- Approximately 15 yards each color of Red Heart Super Saver or With Love per ornament
- Size 4.5 mm hook
- Darning needle
- slst – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
This pattern utilizes the magic ring method to start crocheting in the round. You can use an alternate method to the magic ring if you prefer. Color A is the color that will appear at the bottom of your ornament. In my two examples, I have chosen to use burgundy and lettuces my color A. Color B will appear t the top of the ornament and will be the color that forms the loop. I have chosen to use white as my color B.
This tutorial is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.
With color A: create a magic ring with a sc, hdc and 2 dc. Pull up the working loop and remove your hook.
With color B: join at center of magic ring in front of the last double crochet created with color A. Make a sc, hdc and 2 dc. Pull up the working loop and remove your hook.
Draw up the magic ring. Pick up the working loop of color B and make 2 dc into the sc, the hdc and the 2 dc of color A. Pull up the working loop and remove your hook. Repeat for color A, making 2 dc in every stitch of color B. Repeat this spiral fashion until you have a total of 40 stitches of each color.
Bind off Color A. Pick up working loop of color B and make 24 chains (may make more or less to change the size of the loop). Join the chain with a slst to the last dc made with color B. Bind off and weave in ends.