Everyone loves Christmas Crochet Baubles! These are fun and easy to make with this Free pattern for beautiful Christmas decorations. Use your favourite colours and have fun creating your own combinations! The pattern now includes a video further down the page.
I created this fun and easy to work pattern several years ago and it’s one of Ravelry’s all time favourites! The pattern creates fun crocheted baubles which you can simply attach to a regular Christmas bauble, to create stunning bespoke decorations.
I made my decorative baubles in a cotton fingering weight/4 ply yarn, but the pattern is suitable for light DK yarn as well. Just use a slightly smaller than recommended crochet hook, to give a firm shape.
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- Scheepjes Catona or Scheepjes Cotton 8 – small amounts in assorted colours
- Crochet hook – 2.5mm
- Christmas ball – 3” in diameter (use some from last years decorations!)
- Yarn needle to sew your ball together
- You can use any 4ply/sport weight cotton yarn. If you use a DK weight yarn (and a 3.5mm hook) you will probably eliminate the last 2 rows in order for crochet piece to fit.
The pattern gives instructions to make 2 pieces (halves) which you sew together over your ball.
Abbreviations (US terms)
- Sl st – slip stitch
- Ch(s) – chain(s)
- Sc – single crochet
- Dc – double crochet
- Yo – yarn over
- Beg – beginning
- St – stitch
Spike stitch or long single crochet : Insert hook between 2dc from round 2, yo, draw up a loop to the same height as the working row, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
Instructions for Crochet Baubles (US crochet terms)
Using first colour, make a magic loop.
Round 1 : Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), make 11dc into loop, sl st to top of beg ch3 to join. Pull tight magic loop to close. Fasten off yarn. (12dc)
Round 2 : Using next colour, join in any st from round 1. Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), 1dc in same st. Make 2dc in each st around, sl st to top of beg ch3 to join. Fasten off yarn. (24dc)
Round 3 : Using next colour, join in space between any of the sets of 2dc from round 2. Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), 1dc in same space, ch1, miss next 2 sts * 2dc in next space, ch1, miss 2 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beg ch3 to join. Fasten off yarn. (24dc, 12 ch-1)
Round 4 : Using next colour of choice, join in top of a first dc from any 2dc set in round 3, ch1, 1sc in same st, 1sc in next st, 1 spike stitch (see special stitches) in ch-1 space, inserting hook between 2dc from round 2, * 1sc in next 2 sts, 1 spike stitch; repeat from * 10 more times, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off yarn. (24sc, 12 spike st)
Rounds 5 – 7 : Using next colour of choice, join in any st. Ch1, 1sc in each st around. Sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off yarn. (36sc) Weave in all threads.
Your ball will start to curve slightly after round 5. If using a DK weight yarn, 1-2 rounds of sc may be enough. Fit piece to your Christmas ball to check, it should have some ease to stretch.
Once both sections of your crochet ball are completed, slip both pieces on to your ball, making sure the right sides are facing out.
Once both sections of your crochet ball are completed, slip both pieces on to your ball, making sure the right side’s are facing out.
Using a matching yarn colour (or not!) sewing your 2 sides together, gently stretching on to ball as you go. Leave space for the hanging loop. Fasten off and weave in all threads.
Make these colourful baubles for gifts, or to decorate your own Christmas tree!
You can check out another of my bauble patterns, for Granny Christmas Baubles HERE
You might also like my latest pattern for Boho Christmas Baubles!
If you make this pattern, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and be sure to tag me in your photos so I can see it too, @anniedesigncrochet or #anniedesigncrochet – I can’t wait to see what colours you use with this pattern!
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