Rustic Christmas Bulbs

Deck out your home this holiday with these cute handmade adornments. Get creative with colors to match your own décor, or use up your scraps in this great stash-busting project!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 8 3/4” circumference

Gauge: 27 sts x 25 rows = 4” [10 cm] in back loop single crochet 

Materials

Yarn:

Fine Weight Yarn Nazli Gelin Garden 5 (100% Egyptian giza mercerized cotton; 174 yards [160 meters]/50 grams): #500-52 (A, 1 ball), #500-73 (B, 1 ball), #500-63 (C, 1 ball), #500-61 (D, 1 ball), #500-74 (E, 1 ball), #500-62 (F, 1 ball)
Hook: US size B/1 (2.25 mm) hook
Notions: Tapestry needle, polyester stuffing

Pattern Notes

Each ball is worked in the round. Work all single crochet stitches through the back loop only.
Change colors using the fair-isle method. When changing colors, work the last step of the current stitch with the color of the next stitch.

Ball 1 Pattern

With C, beg with adjustable ring.
Note: Work all sc through the back loop only.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, join with sl st to beg sc (counts as Row 1 of Chart 1).
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc (counts as Row 2 of Chart 1). (12 sc)
Rnds 3-10: Work Rows 3-10 of Chart 1, changing colors according to chart. (60 sc)
Rnds 11-24: Work Rows 11-24 of Chart 1, changing colors according to chart.
Rnd 25: With C ch 1, * sc in first 2 sc, with E sc in next 2 sc, with C sc in next sc, with E sc in next 2 sc, with C sc in next sc, sc2tog; rep from * around. (54 sc rem)
Rnds 26-33: Work Rows 26-33 of Chart 1, stuffing Ball with stuffing on Round 30, firmly. (6 sc rem) Do not break C.

Hanging Loop

With C ch 25, working through bottom bumps of chs, sl st in second ch from hook and each ch across. Fasten off. Sew end of Loop to top of Ball.

Ball 2 Pattern

With F, beg with adjustable ring.
Note: Work all sc through the back loop only.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, join with sl st to beg sc (counts as Row 1 of Chart 2).
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc (counts as Row 2 of Chart 2). (12 sc)
Rnds 3-10: Work Rows 3-10 of Chart 1, changing colors according to chart. (60 sc)
Rnds 11-34: Work Rows 11-34 of Chart 1, stuffing Ball with stuffing on Round 30, firmly. (6 sc rem)
Do not break F.

Hanging Loop

With F ch 25, working through bottom bumps of chs, sl st in second ch from hook and each ch across. Fasten off. Sew end of Loop to top of Ball.

Ball 3 Pattern

With D beg with adjustable ring.
Note: Work all sc through the back loop only.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, join with sl st to beg sc (counts as Row 1 of Chart 3).
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc (counts as Row 2 of Chart 3). (12 sc)
Rnds 3-10: Work Rows 3-10 of Chart 1, changing colors according to chart. (60 sc)
Rnds 11-34: Work Rows 11-33 of Chart 1, stuffing Ball with stuffing on Round 30, firmly. (6 sc rem)
Do not break D.

Hanging Loop

With D ch 25, working through bottom bumps of chs, sl st in second ch from hook and each ch across. Fasten off. Sew end of Loop to top of Ball.

Ball 4 Pattern

With B, beg with adjustable ring.
Note: Work all sc through the back loop only.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, join with sl st to beg sc (counts as Row 1 of Chart 4).
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc (counts as Row 2 of Chart 4). (12 sc)
Rnds 3-10: Work Rows 3-10 of Chart 1, changing colors according to chart. (60 sc)
Rnds 11-34: Work Rows 11-33 of Chart 1, stuffing Ball with stuffing on Round 30, firmly. (6 sc rem)
Do not break B. 

Hanging Loop

With B ch 25, working through bottom bumps of chs, sl st in second ch from hook and each ch across. Fasten off. Sew end of Loop to top of Ball. yarn ball

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