These Beaded Christmas Baubles make me so happy and I am even happier that I can share the pattern with you and be able to bring a bit of my happiness in your homes as well if you decide to make them.

These Baubles are perfect if you want to give a handmade touch to you Christmas Tree or if you want to gift them to someone. 

You can Purchase the easy printable PDF version of this pattern here. 

This is my second Christmas Baubles pattern. I designed another ones two years ago and they are also super cute.

(click the image if you want to see the pattern)

If you are scared about working with beads, I will confess that it was my first time too and I will give you a tip:

Don’t worry if you are missing a beaded stitch. This won’t affect the final result and the bauble will be beautiful with or without one or even more beads.

And if it’s something that is not clear enough from the pattern, I made a step by step video tutorial to help you out πŸ™‚

https://youtu.be/XMQSpGNxeBE

Ok, now let’s see what we will need and how to make these cute Beaded Christmas Baubles

MATERIALS

  • Yarn
    • 8/4 cotton yarn (fingering weight cotton)
  • Crochet hook
    • 2.5 mm
  • 152 3 mm beads
  • 6 cm Christmas bauble (or you can use stuffing fiber)
  • Clear nail polish (optional)
  • 1 stitch marker

ABOUT DESIGN

This Beaded Christmas Baubles pattern uses techniques as single crochet, working in continuous rounds (in spiral) increase and decrease.

Starting with round 2, alternate 1 round with beads one round without beads.

Along a beaded round, alternate 1 stitch with bead and 1 stitch without

You have to keep following the increase and decrease pattern.

After completing half of the bauble cover, put the Christmas Bauble in and work over it.

If you are using stuffing fiber, stuff the bauble before close it.

If you are using bigger Christmas Baubles or different weight yarn, you have to work on the increase part as many rows as you need, until your circle has the same diameter as the bauble you want to use.

MEASUREMENTS

6 cm diameter

Now that you have this ball of fabric yarn, you can start to crochet.

You can Purchase the easy printable PDF version of this pattern here. 

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Inc – increase: 2 sc in the same stitch
  • Dec – decrease: 2 sc worked together
  • R| – round
  • ** – Repeated section

SPECIAL STITCHES

When working a beaded stitch, this will have to be made from back to front, so the bead to be on the right side of your work.

Beaded Single Crochet (Bsc)

Insert the hook into the next stitch, from back to front, with the hook under the working yarn, place the bead closer to your work, yarn over and pull out a loop from front to back, twisting the crochet hook so the loop stays on it, yarn over and finish the single crochet.

TENSION

  • After 7 rounds (not counting the first 6 sc made inside the magic ring) the circle measures 6 cm

 

NOTES

These Christmas Baubles are work in spiral, in continuous round. You don’t have to join after each round.

Use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch.

The pattern is written without mentioning that is a beaded stitch or not. You will have to alternate on a beaded round, 1 stitch with bead and one without.

INSTRUCTIONS

Preparing the beads

Use clear nail polish to wipe the yarn end. Twist the yarn a bit and let it dry until is hard.

Put all the beads on the yarn, one by one.

Start|: make a magic ring, ch 1 and 6 sc inside the ring.

R1|: 1 inc in each sts ( 1 Inc x 6 times) – 12 sts

R2|Beaded round: *1 Inc, 1 sc in the next st. * repeat 6 times to the end of the round (18 sts)

R3|: *1 Inc, 1 sc in the next 2 sts. *Repeat 6 times to the end of the round. (24 sts)

R4| Beaded Round: *1 Inc, 1 sc in next 3 sts. *Repeat 6 times to the end of the round. (30 sts)

R5|: *1 inc, 1 sc in next 4 sts. *Repeat 6 times to the end of the round. (36 sts)

R6| Beaded round: *1 Inc, 1 sc in next 5 sts. * Repeat 6 times to the end of the round. (42 sts)

R7|: 1 Inc, 1 sc in next 6 sts. *Repeat 6 times to the end of the round. (48 sts)

R8 – R12|: 1 sc in each st to the end of the rouns.

*keep alternate 1 beaded round with 1 round without beads. R12 will be a beaded round.

R13|: *1 dec, 1 sc in next 6 sts. * Repeat 6 times to the end of the round. (42 sts)

R14|Beaded Round: *1 dec, 1 sc in next 5 sts. *Repeat 6 times to the end of the round. (36 sts)

Insert the bauble and continue working over the bauble.

R15| *1 dec, 1 sc in next 4 sts. *repeat 6 times to the end of the round.(30 sts)

R16| Beaded Round: *1 dec, 1 sc in next 3 sts. * Repeat to the end of the round. (24 sts)

R17|: *1 dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts. *Repeat to the end of the round (18 sts)

R18| Beaded Round: *1 dec, 1 sc in next st. *Repeat to the end of the round (12 sts)

Fasten off

*you can still try to make another round, 1 dec X 6 times, but it might be difficult to work the sts if you are working over a Christmas Bauble. If you are using Stuffing fiber, you have to work this round to close the bauble.

TO FINISH

Hide the end and tie a nice ribbon.

And done!

You can Purchase the easy printable PDF version of this pattern here. T

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