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Fun and Easy Christmas Bauble Crochet Pattern

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This has got to be one of my favourite DIY projects for Christmas 2020. These crocheted Christmas baubles are quick and easy to make, look super beautiful and, best of all, are beginner-friendly!

I found the original Christmas Bauble pattern on a blog post here, but then it wasn’t working out on round 4 properly so my husband helped me to make it even better (after creating all these interesting hieroglyphic-like diagrams). Later on, I found another pattern on a blog that includes a really cute mini bauble pattern (which I am making as Christmas tags for Laura’s Embroidery purchases). This pattern below includes the exact amount of wool needed to make a Christmas Bauble like the one I made, making it easier to see whether you can use end pieces you have at home or not.

I will also be creating a live video tutorial for making these exact Christmas Baubles, so let me know if you would be interested!!

So, having explained all this, here is my version of the Christmas Bauble pattern (and my first crochet pattern!):

Materials:

  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 5g DK/light worsted weight grey wool (or any other main colour)
  • 3g DK/light worsted weight blue sparkly wool (or any other complementary colour that is, ideally, sparkly)
  • 2g DK/light worsted weight black wool (or any other colour that would like nice as the topper)
  • Spare thread for marking the start of a round
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Something to stuff the baubles with (pillow stuffing, cotton wool, spare threads, washed and worn socks etc.)

Instructions

  1. Start with a magic circle with 5 stitches, slipknot into the first stitch, and then pull really tightly. Or, if you find magic circles annoying, start with 5 stitches and then slip knot into the first stitch. The magic circle adds a nice clean look, and I will be adding a tutorial soon. In the meantime here is a good one. (5)
  2. Chain 1, and then 1 single crochet into the same stitch that you created the chain from. 2 single crochet into each stitch around, and then split stitch. (10)
  3. Chain 1, and add the spare thread here to mark the beginning of the round. *1 single crochet into next stitch, 2 single crochet into next stitch*, repeat * to * till end of round (reach the spare thread marker). Slip Stitch into chain 1. (15)
  4. Chain 1, 1 single crochet in next stitch, 2 single crochet in next stitch. *1 single crochet in next 2 stitches, 2 single crochet into next stitch*. Repeat * to * till end of round (reach the spare thread marker). Slip Stitch into chain 1. (20).

5. Chain 1, 1 single crochet into next stitch, 2 single crochet into next stitch. *1 single crochet into next 3 stitches, 2 single crochet into next stitch*, repeat * to * till end of round. Slip Stitch into chain 1. (25).

6. Chain 1, single crochet into each stitch. Slip Stitch into chain 1. (25).

7-9. Change colour to complementary colour (blue sparkly wool in the pictures). Chain 1, single crochet into each stitch. Slip Stitch into chain 1. (25).

10. Change colour back to main colour. Chain 1, single crochet into each stitch. Slip Stitch into chain 1. (25).

11. Chain 1, 1 single crochet into next stitch, 1 single crochet 2 together (sc2tog). *1 single crochet into next 3 stitches, 1 sc2tog into next stitch*, repeat * to * till end of round. Slip Stitch into chain 1. (20).

12. Chain 1, 1 single crochet in next stitch, 1 single crochet 2 together (sc2tog). *1 single crochet in next 2 stitches, 1 single crochet 2 together (sc2tog)*. Repeat * to * till end of round. Slip Stitch into chain 1. (15).

13. Chain 1, *1 single crochet into next stitch, 1 single crochet 2 together (sc2tog)*, repeat * to * till end of round. Slip Stitch into chain 1. (10)

Turn bauble inside out, so that the loose threads are on the inside, and take out your marker thread (you should be able to just pull it out). Stuff your bauble at this point quite full.

14. Change to black wool, and put in the marker thread. Single crochet into every stitch till end of round. (10)

15 – 16. Continue as above for these two rounds. (10)

17. Fasten off. Before using the tapestry needle to weave in tie up the top, cut piece for the hanging thread. Using the needle finish the bauble off.

Let me know how you find this pattern, and if you make it post a picture and tag @lauraembroidery so I can see all your amazing work!!

If you have caught the craft bug this Christmas, here are some more crafts to keep you going.

Stay safe and enjoy your handcrafts,

Laura’s Embroidery

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