Crochet Christmas Bauble Ornaments
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2014.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather your supplies
- scraps of worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver “Burgundy” and “White” shown)
- 3″ Styrofoam balls
- 4.5 mm crochet hook
- darning needle
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- ch – chain
- slst – slip stitch
- hdc – half double crochet
To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:
This pattern is worked in the round, using two separate half circles to cover the Styrofoam ball. The two pieces are then slip stitched together to create the decorative stripe pattern around the ball. Note that this pattern will only work with a 3″ ball.
Round 1: Ch. 3 (counts as stitch) and hdc 9 more times into the first chain (10 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 3rd chain.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc 2 times into each stitch (don’t forget to add a stitch with the chain 3) (20 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 3rd chain.
Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as stitch). *Hdc 2 times in the next stitch and hdc once into the next stitch. Repeat from * around (30 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 3rd chain.
Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc once into every stitch (30 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 3rd chain.
Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc once into every stitch (30 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 3rd chain.
Round 6: Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc once into every stitch (30 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 3rd chain.
Bind off and repeat rounds 1-6 for the second half of the ornament.
Place the crochet half circles on the Styrofoam ball and pull it down as far as it will go. Be sure to line your joining seams for both halves to make your ornament look best. Place your hook into the back loop only of one of the stitches at the back of the ornament.
Bind on your second color. Slst into the back loops only of every stitch around the ornament. You want to make your slip stitches relatively loose to maintain the proper tension. Join with a slst to the bind on stitch.
Bind off and weave in your ends.
Create the loop to hand it from the branch
Cut yourself a scrap piece of yarn in the color of your choice that is approximately 7″ long. Thread that strand on your darning needle. Slip your need in between the stitches of round one and back out the other side. Tie a knot at the top.
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