What an oldie but goodie!
This crochet ornament is the perfect thing to get you practicing those spheres for some of our future ornaments (what could they be?!).
Anybody love decorating their tree every year with the simple, round ball ornaments? They’re such a classic, and just HAD to be included in our CAL. In my house, it’s not Christmas decorating without some of these in every color!
Speaking of every color, for those of you who have the awesome 24/7 Cotton Kit from Lion Brand – you will have a good bit of leftover yarn in various colors when this CAL wraps up in November. I know I’ll be using my extras to make a whole bunch of these simple ornaments to fill out my tree and attach to gifts!
THE TRADITION: I bet you guessed this one – decorate your tree! With our first ornament and tradition, we picked out our Christmas tree and put it up in its stand. Now it’s time for some Bing Crosby playing in the background and decorating! (And a bit of mulled wine if you’re at my house 😉 ) Decorate your tree, mantle, banister, anything! Pull out all those boxes of cherished ornaments and decorations for you home and spend the evening getting in the spirit of the season together.
Also – be sure you’ve entered our CAL Giveaway HERE!
–Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in any color (I used red) and a small amount of silver
-Size E 3.5mm crochet hook
-Small amount of polyfil stuffing
**For the ball portion, don’t join your rounds. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch of each round so that you know when to continue on to the next round.
With red, make a magic ring, 6 Sc inside ring (6)
Round 2: 2 Sc in each st around (12)
Round 3: 2 Sc in the same st, Sc in next 2, repeat around (16)
Round 4: 2 Sc in the same st, Sc in next 3, repeat around (20)
Round 5: 2 Sc in the same st, Sc in next 4, repeat around (24)
Round 6: 2 Sc in the same st, Sc in next 5, repeat around (28)
Rounds 7-13: Sc in each st around (28)
Round 14: Sc decrease, Sc in next 5, repeat around (24)
Round 15: Sc decrease, Sc in next 4, repeat around (20)
Round 16: Sc decrease, Sc in next 3, repeat around (16)
Round 17: Sc decrease, Sc in next 2, repeat around (12)
-Begin stuffing with polyfil
Round 18: Sc decrease 6 times
-Stuff with a bit more polyfil
Round 19: Sc decrease 3 times, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing
-Sew up the bottom of your ball by gathering your last decreases together (this will be underneath the silver top, so don’t worry if it’s not perfect!)
With silver, make a magic ring, 6 Sc inside ring, sl st to join, Ch 1 (6)
Round 2: Sc in back loops only in each st around, sl st to join, Ch 1 (6)
Round 3: Sc in each st around, sl st to join, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing (6)
-Sew onto ball over Round 20. Weave all ends
Don’t forget to PIN this project to your Pinterest boards!
Until the next ornament,