Hooray! Christmas is almost here and we all are looking for Christmas Decorations. I know that every where you turn your head you can see a lot of sparkling things to decorate your home or Christmas tree, but how about to make your own Christmas decorations, that will be so beautiful and you will fill great that those beauties are the result of your hands.
And what is amazing is that you can make them in any color you want since there are a lot of threat colors from which you can choose.
I made these using cotton threat and a 1.75 mm crochet hook. I know that maybe are some of you who can’t work with such a thin yarn so guess what? I also made a pattern for a thicker threat for which you will need a 2.5 mm crochet hook.
Let’s see what materials you will need
- 6 cm diameter plastic Christmas baubles
I choose plastic ones because I had a toddler playing around with them and I wanted to be safer, but you can choose some glass ones if you want
Is important that the Christmas balls to be in one single color and if is possible in contrast color with the yarn you choose. We will made a mesh pattern also and it will look nice.
- mercerized cotton thread (I used Scheepjes Maxi Sugar rush)
- or a fingering, 4 ply, Super Fine yarn for second pattern
- 1.75 mm crochet hook (for the thread pattern)
- 2.5 mm crochet hook (for the fingering yarn)
- 1 stitch marker
We will basically cover the Christmas balls in crochet. We will work in continuous rounds.
The main stitch is single crochet, but we will have also a few rounds in a mesh stitch.
For those of you who work better after a chart, here are the crochet charts for these baubles.
The second chart has to be followed from the outside to the inside, representing the second half of the baubles
The both charts are for the fingering yarn and the 2.5 mm hook size. If you want to work with thread, in the written pattern bellow you will find the indications.
Abbreviations used in this pattern
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
st (s) – stitch (es)
inc – increase (2 sc in the same stitch)
dec – decrease (sc2tog)
So, let’s start to make these beautiful Christmas decorations.
We will start with a magic circle
ch 1, 6 sc. Pull the end of yarn to close the ring.
Inc in each stitch around. Put the st marker in the first st you made (12 sc)
[1 inc, 1 sc ] repeat 6 times (18 sc)
[1 in, 2sc] repeat 6 times (24 sc)
[1 inc, 3 sc] repeat 6 times (30)
[1 inc, 4 sc] repeat 6 times (36)
[1 inc, 5 sc] 6 times (42)
*for cotton thread you should make 2 more rounds :
*Round 8 [1 inc, 6 sc] repeat 6 times (48)
*Round 9 [1 inc, 7 sc] repeat 6 times (54)
After this rounds the first part of the baubles cover is done.
1 sc in each stitch around (42)
*for cotton thread
*Rounds 9 -10 1 sc in each stitch around (54)
Round 9 (Round 11 if you work with thread)
1 sc in the first st, [ch 3, skip 1, 1 sc in next ].
Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round. Finish the round with ch 3 and sl st with the 1st sc.
Round 10 ( 12)
sl st to the middle ch 3, 1 sc.
[ch 3, 1 sc in the middle of the next ch 3 space]. Repeat the section to the end of the round. Finishbthe round with ch 3 and sl st with the 1st sc.
Round 11 ( 13 – 14)
Repeat round 10 ( 12)
Round 12 ( 15)
sl st to the middle of the first ch 3 and make 1 sc.
[ch 1, 1 sc in the middle of the next ch 3]. Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round. Finish the round with ch 1 and sl st with the 1st sc.
Round 13 ( 16 – 17)
1 sc in each st around
Now, if you are working with thread you will have 2 more rounds than if you are working with fingering yarn.
*Round 18 on thread
[1 dec, 7 sc] repeat 6 times
After round 18 insert the bauble and beginning from now you will work around it.
*Round 19 on thread
[ 1 dec, 6 dc] repeat
Round 14 (20)
[1 dec, 5 sc] repeat 6 time
After round 14, if you are working with fingering yarn insert the bauble and work around it.
Round 15 (21)
[1 dec, 4 sc] repeat 6 times
Round 16 (22)
[1 dec, 3 sc] repeat 6 times
Rounds 16 (23)
[1 dec, 2 sc] repeat 6 times
Round 17 (24)
[1 dec, 1 sc] repeat 6 times
Round 18 (25)
1 dec, repeat 6 times
Now you should get to the top of the bauble. If not, repeat round 18 (25). If you are getting to the top earlier is ok this way too.
To finish the bauble just cut the yarn and hide it inside.
And done, some beautiful Christmas decorations for your Christmas Tree.
Hope you liked this pattern. Can’t wait to see photos with yours.
Bellow you will find the video tutorial.