I’ve been whipping up some of these super cute crochet baubles lately after being inspired by some I’ve seen around Pinterest and Instagram. They’re really easy to make – especially as they make use of cheap store bought baubles, and you can make them in any colour you like!
This is how I made mine – it’s hard to stop at just one!
DK or 8ply yarn, 3.5mm and 4mm crochet hook, store bought plain baubles (mine are 19cm in circumference)
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
tr = treble
2tr cluster = yarn over, insert through stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert through same stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook
PATTERN – UK TERMS:
Begin with a magic circle and a 4mm hook
Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1tr + ch 1), [1tr, ch 1] 11 times, join with sl st to 3rd chain of initial ch-4. Fasten off
Round 2: Join new colour in any ch-1 space. Ch 2, 1tr, 1ch into same space (counts as 1st 2tr cluster + ch 1), [2tr cluster, ch 1] 11 times, join with a sl st into top of first tr. Fasten off. Circle will begin to curl
Round 3: Join new colour in any ch-1 space. Ch 3, 2tr into same space (counts as 1st 3tr group), [3tr into next ch-1 space] 11 times, join with a sl st into 3rd chain of initial ch-3. Fasten off
Round 4 (use 3.5mm hook): Join new colour in any stitch, Ch 1 (counts as 1st dc), dc into each stitch around, sl st into last stitch, join with a sl st to initial ch-1. This is to create a slight curve to fit around the hanging part of the bauble
Round 5: Using same colour, repeat round 4. Do not fasten yarn on the second circle but sl st across 2 stitches to left hand side of curve
Darn ends. Place circle wrong sides together, aligning curves. Sl st through both loops around the circle to join. Insert bauble half way and align hanging part of bauble with the curve. Finish joining just to the right of the hanger. Darn end, and add a hanging loop with yarn if desired.
Enjoy your yarn bombed ornament, pretty soon they’ll be multiplying!
For a PDF/printer friendly version of the pattern please click here
If you are after some more yarny Christmas decorations, here are some other patterns/tutorials that I love:
Star Decoration from Attic 24
Crochet Star from Little Woolie
Simple Christmas Star Decoration from Jellywares
Snowflake Ornament from Red Heart