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Easy Granny Crochet Christmas Baubles! Free Pattern

October 26, 2018

I am so happy to share this very easy pattern for Granny Christmas Crochet Baubles! The Free pattern contains all the information you need to make these easy crochet baubles.

Important Details

I made my baubles in a Sports-weight cotton yarn – Scheepjes Catona and you can buy cute little balls of yarn in EVERY colour here! Deramores

You could also use a DK weight yarn but you may need to leave out round 5…..experiment and fit on your bauble as you go, and you will soon find what’s perfect for you.

If you use a 4 ply weight cotton yarn, you may need to repeat row 6 once or twice more, to make your crochet piece large enough to fit your bauble. Try it on as you go remembering that it needs to be a tight fit. You can easily stretch the 2 pieces as you sew them together! You will have a better fit if your final piece is slightly smaller than your bauble….as you stretch it will settle into place and give you a nice firm decoration.

I use the cheap baubles you can buy everywhere in packs, and you probably have plenty of them in last year’s decorations! Make loads in all your favourite colours! They make lovely Holiday gifts – just add them to a box with some tissue paper.

Please share your baubles on Instagram and Facebook and tag #anniedesigncrochet I really love to see your makes!

You should check out my other Bauble Pattern here Christmas Crochet Baubles

Now read on for the pattern. If you prefer UK Crochet terms, they are further down the page.

Materials

  • Small amounts of cotton yarn – You can use sports-weight/4ply/fingering weight or DK weight yarn. Use hook to match your yarn (see Important Details above)
  • Crochet hook size 2.5 – 3.5mm (Match your hook to your yarn)
  • Christmas bauble approx 3.5” in diameter
  • Yarn needle

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 Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Ch(s) – chain(s)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • St – stitch

Instructions for Granny Baubles (US Crochet Terms)

Round 1: Ch 4, 11 dc into 4th ch from hook, join with a sl st into top of beginning ch 3 to join. Fasten off colour. (12dc)

Round 2: Join next colour in a space between any dc of previous round, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 1 dc in same space, 2 dc in each space around, sl st into top of beginning ch 3 to join. Fasten off colour. (24dc)

Round 3-5: Join next colour in a space between any 2 dc of previous round, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, 3 dc in each space around, sl st into top of beginning ch 3 to join. Fasten off colour. (36 dc)

 At this stage, your bauble will be forming a curved shape

 Round 6: Join next colour to the top of any st, ch 1, 1 sc in same st. Make 1 sc in each st around, join with a sl st to the first sc made and fasten off. Weave in all yarn ends (36 sc)

Repeat rounds 1-6 to make the other half of your ball.

Finishing

Slip both pieces over your Christmas bauble (making sure that right sides are facing out) and start to attach them by sewing firmly together leaving space for the hanging loop of the bauble. If you leave a long thread from the final round, you can use that thread to sew your two pieces together. Fasten off and weave in threads.

Abbreviations (UK Terms)

  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Ch(s) – chain(s)
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Tr – treble crochet
  • St – stitch

Instructions for Granny Baubles (US Crochet Terms)

Round 1: Ch 4, 11 tr into 4th ch from hook, join with a sl st into top of beginning ch 3 to join. Fasten off colour (12 tr)

Round 2: Join next colour in a space between any tr of previous round, ch 3 (counts as 1 tr here and throughout), 1 tr in same space, 2 tr in each space around, sl st into top of beginning ch 3 to join. Fasten off colour (24 tr)

Round 3-5: Join next colour in a space between any 2 tr of previous round, ch 3, 2 tr in same space, 3 tr in each space around, sl st into top of beginning ch 3 to join. Fasten off colour (36 tr)

At this stage, your bauble will be forming a curved shape

 Round 6: Join next colour to the top of any st, ch 1, 1dc in same st. Make 1dc in each st around, join with a sl st to the first dc made and fasten off. Weave in all yarn ends (36 dc)

Repeat rounds 1-6 to make the other half of your ball.

Finishing

Slip both pieces over your Christmas bauble (making sure that right sides are facing out) and start to attach them by sewing firmly together leaving space for the hanging loop of the bauble. If you leave a long thread from the final round, you can use that thread to sew your two pieces together. Fasten off and weave in threads.

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  • Reply
    Dianne Ayers
    October 29, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you so much, for your generosity! Dix

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    Nicola Kilcoyne-Seru
    November 8, 2018 at 9:23 am

    I love this idea, just think of all the unusual yarns you could use. Thank you for sharing x

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      [email protected]
      November 8, 2018 at 11:38 am

      You are welcome! I am using some glitter yarn at the moment…..its another level!

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    Cassie
    November 17, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Such a lovely crochet project! Thank you for sharing this pattern.

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    Cassie Armstrong
    November 18, 2018 at 12:18 am

    These are beautiful. I want to try them. I don’t see a hook size listed.

    Cassie Armstrong

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      [email protected]
      November 18, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Hi Cassie. The hooks sizes depend on the yarn you use. 3.5mm works best for DK weight yarn and 2.5mm for a 4 ply/fingering weight yarn. You may need to adjust the amount of rounds, just measure on your bauble as you go. And thank you!

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    Sandy
    November 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Does it have to be cotton yarn?

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      [email protected]
      November 21, 2018 at 10:40 pm

      Hi:) You can make the baubles with any fiber (there are some lovely acrylic yarns). Cotton does give a very firm bauble but use whatever you have!

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