Quick, simple, effective — this crochet ornament will make the perfect addition to any handmade Christmas. Crocheted around a bauble, these 3D ornaments are an ideal way to add some crochet to your holiday celebration.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 8.25” / [21 cm] circumference x 4.75” / [12 cm] from point to point.
Gauge: Completed motif before joining = 4” [10 cm] in pattern repeat.
Yarn: Scheepjes Catona (100% Mercerised Cotton; 138 yards [126 meters]/50 grams): 106 white (C1, 1 ball), 510 sky blue (C2, 1 ball)
Hook: US size E (3.5 mm)
Notion: Clear plastic 60 mm Christmas bauble, tapestry needle.
Motif (make 2)
With C2, ch 3.
Rnd 1: Work [2 dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 5 times] in 3rd ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-3, fasten off. (6 clusters)
Rnd 2: With C1, join with sl st in any ch-2 sp, (ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in same ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, 1 ch) in each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-s, fasten off. (12 clusters)
Rnd 3: With C2, join with sl st in any ch-2 sp, (3 dc in ch-1 sp, 6 dc in ch-2 sp) 2 times, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, 5 ch, dc in 4th and 5th ch from hook, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, (3 dc in ch-1 sp, 6 dc in ch-2 sp) 2 times, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, 5 ch, dc in 4th and 5th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-2, fasten off. (60 dc)
Rnd 4: With C1, dc in each st around including 5 ch, close rnd with sl st in first dc, fasten off first motif.
Make 2nd motif, do not fasten off the second.
Weave in all ends.
With WS together, line up the sts and dc through both layers of each st, about three quarters of the way around insert bauble, close round with sl st.
Weave in the end.