It's the most wonderful time of the year!!
No, not actual Christmas but the couple of month's leading up to Christmas where you just get to do a load of Christmas crafts!
I have been busy squirrelling away on various crochet decorations and I would like to share one of my bauble patterns with you for these gorgeous bright and sparkly decorations!
Pattern in UK Terminology
Hook - 3.5mm
Cotton DK in various colours. For the ones in the pictures I used yarn from my stash and varied between Sylecraft Special DK, Rico Ricorumi DK and Drops Muskat
Gold or Silver Lame, I used Rico Creative Lame
Plain Bauble measuring 19cm in circumference
You will crochet two circles which will each cover 1 side of the bauble. The two pieces will then be sewn together around the bauble to join.
Bauble Cover - make 2
With lame, make a magic ring.
Round 1 - Ch3 (counts a st throughout), 11tr into ring, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 (12 sts)
Fasten off and join chosen colour between any 2 sts of previous round
Round 2 - Ch3, 1tr into same sp, 2tr in next sp, repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 (24 sts)
Fasten off and join lame between any two 2-tr groups of previous round
Round 3 - Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 2dc, ch1, *2dc in next sp between 2-tr groups, repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in top of first dc (24 sts & 12 ch)
Fasten off and join chosen colour in any ch-1 sp of previous round
Round 4 - Ch3, 2tr into same ch-1 sp, ch1, 3tr in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 (36 sts & 12 ch)
Fasten off and join lame in any ch-1 sp of previous round
Round 5 - Ch1 (does not count as st), 3dc, ch2, *3dc in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in top of first dc (36 sts & 24 ch)
Fasten off and join chosen colour in any ch-2 sp of previous round
Round 6 - Ch3, 2tr into same ch-2 sp, 3tr in next ch-2 sp, repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 (36 sts)
Fasten off and join lame in any st of previous round
Round 7 - Ch1, 1dc in each st around, join with a sl st in top of first dc (36 sts)
Make another circle, ensuring you leave a long tail at the end of round 7 on one of the pieces. Weave in all the other ends.
Holding the two pieces together WS facing each other, with the long yarn tail and a yarn needle, sew them together by using whip stitch through both sts on round 7.
Once you have joined about half way round, pop in the bauble and finished sewing around the bauble, ensuring it is in place.
Fasten off and weave in ends
And we are done!
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