yarn bombed Christmas baubles – crochet pattern

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crochet baubles title image

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!

Yarn Bombed Baubles 1

SUPPLIES:

DK or 8ply yarn, 3.5mm and 4mm crochet hook, store bought plain baubles (mine are 19cm in circumference)

ABBREVIATIONS:

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:

MAKE TWO

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

Crochet Bauble Round 1-3 Collage

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

Crochet Bauble Round 4-5 Collage

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.

Crochet Bauble Construction

Enjoy your yarn bombed ornament, pretty soon they’ll be multiplying!

For a PDF/printer friendly version of the pattern please click here

Crochet Bauble 2

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

12 Comments on yarn bombed Christmas baubles – crochet pattern

  1. Sheila Harvey-Larmar
    December 4, 2014 at 5:20 pm (3 years ago)

    Crochet baubles are everywhere this year aren’t they? I just adore them and would love to think I’ll have time to do some but I MUST finish my Christmas present list first:)

    • Bec
      December 18, 2014 at 7:03 am (3 years ago)

      Good luck with your Christmas present list! 1 week to go now 😉

  2. Jenny jones
    December 5, 2014 at 5:02 am (3 years ago)

    Wow! They are just great. Thanks for sharing. I’m keen to make some too now. Thank you x

    • Bec
      December 18, 2014 at 7:02 am (3 years ago)

      They’re a lot of fun – great way to use up some scraps too Jenny!

  3. Helen
    December 7, 2014 at 7:40 pm (3 years ago)

    they’re gorgeous! thanks for sharing :)

    • Bec
      December 18, 2014 at 7:02 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Helen!

  4. Jasmine Ford
    December 9, 2014 at 9:19 am (3 years ago)

    I love these! I saw them when you posted the pattern on Instagram and had to make them up immediately. I’ve since made 10 of them, they work up so quickly!

    • Bec
      December 18, 2014 at 7:01 am (3 years ago)

      Love a quick crochet project – they’re the best!

  5. Shibuble
    December 16, 2014 at 7:23 pm (3 years ago)

    How very kind of you to show us EXACTLY how to do these!!! God bless you. I need to get on the case. Will need to get yarn now as I haven’t built up enough of a stash. Mmmmmmmm ….. off I go …. Thanks so much. I shall think of you every time I look at them!!

    • Bec
      December 18, 2014 at 7:01 am (3 years ago)

      Awww you’re sweet!!! Enjoy your making, their very addictive!

    • Bec
      December 18, 2014 at 7:00 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you! It’s lovely to have handmade ornaments on the tree too :-)