Easy Christmas Bauble
If you've never crocheted Christmas Baubles before, you'll be surprised at how easy they actually are to make!
This is a beginner-friendly Christmas Ornament Pattern. It is part of a trio of Christmas Ornament Patterns I designed this year.
You can use these colorful ornaments to embellish a Christmas Tree, or you could experiment with other decorative ideas like hanging them from a tree branch, with little pegs from a string, inside a picture frame or paint yourself a Christmas tree on canvas and attach your crocheted ornaments with little pins.
Here are some display ideas:
1. Display on a Christmas Tree, the traditional way:
2. Display on a branch:
3. Or paint yourself a Christmas Tree on Canvas:
So now that you have an idea of how to display your crocheted Christmas ornaments, let's get to actually working them up!
Below, you'll find step-by-step instructions that will show you exactly how to crochet these cute little ornaments.
If you have any questions, please drop me a comment below.
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What You’ll Learn
- How to crochet in the round
- How to crochet a Magic Circle (if you don't yet know how to crochet a Magic Circle, have a look at these video tutorials.) Otherwise, follow alternative instruction given in the pattern.
- How to change colors in crochet
- How to use basic crochet stitches to create pretty Christmas Ornaments
- How to crochet around a sphere
You could use any combination of colors you have from leftover yarn. Each ornament uses only a very small amount. See yardage for details.
- Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in 5 colors:
- Pistachio Green
- Slate Green
- Red Wine
- Vanilla Cream
- Soft Fudge
- Crochet Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm) hook,
- A darning needle
- A pair of scissors
- Stitch markers or contrasting snippets of yarn
- A tapestry needle
- Stuffing or yarn scraps
- Round Craft Polystyrene Foam Balls 2.4" (6 cm) or old Christmas Tree Baubles (can be substituted with stuffing)
- Ribbon (optional)
- Beads for embellishments (optional) - have a look at the Online Bead Store LLbeads for a wide selection.
- Tape measure
Abbreviations & Stitches Used
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- MC = Magic Circle
- sk = skip
- sp = space
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
- sl st = slip stitch
- yo = yarn over
- fo = fasten off
- Whip Stitch (to seam your work). Here is a video tutorial showing you how to Whip Stitch.
1 skein of DK Paintbox Yarns = 100 g / 3.5 oz / 276m - 302 yards)
For this project you will need approx. 20 m (22 yards) of yarn
Large Bauble: 2.4” (6 cm) in diameter, 7.8” (20 cm) circumference
17 stitches & 16 rows in sc = 4” (10 cm) square with a 4.5 mm hook
- You can use any type of yarn as long as you have a corresponding crochet hook size (check yarn label for recommendations).
- Numbers at the end of each step (in brackets) indicate the number of final stitches in that step.
- For this pattern, I tended to crochet between the dc post stitches, as opposed to into the “v” of the dc sts.
- Ch 2 sts at the beginning of a round count as a dc st.
- Please note that I use US crochet terms.
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Stitch How-To Instructions
Instructions for Ch (Chain):Bring the yarn over the crochet hook from back to front and hook it. Draw hooked yarn through the loop of the stitch on your hook and up onto the working area of your hook.
Instructions for sc (Single Crochet):Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (you now have two loops on hook), yarn over again and pull through both loops on hook (note: this is equivalent to the UK Double Crochet (dc) stitch)
Instructions for dc (Double Crochet): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over again, pull the loop back through the stitch (you now have three loops on hook), yarn over again and pull through two loops on hook, yarn over again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook. (note: this is equivalent to the UK Trebble Crochet (tr) stitch)
Instructions for Sl St (Slip Stitch): Insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through your last stitch AND through the loop on your hook (through both stitches).
Instructions for Fastening Off: After the last stitch of the last round, cut the yarn, leaving a 6-inch end. Draw the cut end of your yarn completely through the stitch & pull to tighten knot.
If you need more detailed instructions on how to work the required stitches, check out Annie’s Catalogue for visual instructions.
Below you will find a text-only ad-free printable version of the Christmas Ornaments which you can buy for a small fee.
The second printable is for Christmas Gift Tags that you could add as tags to your worry worms if distributing for Random Acts of Crochet Kindness.
X-Mas Gift Tags
Christmas Baubles Crochet Pattern: 2.4" (6 cm) Baubles
Leaving a 4" tail, start with a MC, ch 2 (counts as first dc)
Note: (If you don’t know how to crochet a Magic Circle yet, then ch 2, and work R 1 into the second ch from your hook).
R 1: 9 dc into MC, sl st to join and pull your tail to close off your center. Leave 4" tail, cut yarn and fo. (10)
R 2: Join new color, ch3, (dc, ch 1), repeat brackets around, sl st to join. Leave 4" tail, cut yarn and fo. (20)
R 3: Join new color, ch 2, in the ch 1 space of R 2 work 2 dc into same sp as your ch 2, (work 3 dc into each ch space around), sl st to join. Leave 4" tail, cut yarn and fo. (30)
R 4: Join new color, ch 1, sc loosely around (between ch 2 post stitches of R 3), sl st to join, Leave 4" tail, cut yarn and fo. (30)
Repeat R 1 - 4 one more time for the second half of your bauble.
Leave a 10” tail before cutting off your last strand.
Hold both of your 2 crocheted pieces around your Polystyrene Foam Ball or Christmas Tree Bauble.
Thread your darning needle with your 10” strand. Hold your 2 halves that you wrapped around your ball and neatly whip stitch the 2 halves together around your Foam Ball/Bauble till it is securely attached.
Note: You might think your crocheted circles are too small, but they will stretch as you stitch them together around your ball.
- When you’ve whip stitched all around, you will reach the beginning and find your 4” tail from the first circle. Tie the 2 strands together in a knot. Tie another knot with both strands together to create a loop from which to hang your bauble, or attach a pretty ribbon for hanging.
Note: If you don’t have a bauble or Polystyrene Foam Ball, you could simply attach the 2 circles with a cute edge and stuff the inside with a small amount of fiberfill stuffing or yarn scraps:
- Attach contrasting color to the edge of one circle, then (ch 3, skip a st, sl st into the next st), repeat brackets around 15 times.
No need to weave in your ends 🙂 Just leave the tail of the last round to use for hanging up your ornaments.
I hope you enjoyed this simple crochet pattern...
I hope you enjoyed this Christmas Bauble Crochet Pattern. Please let me know how you will display it in the comments below.
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