Crochet Christmas Ornament: Festive Holiday Bauble – Free Pattern

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It’s just about mid December and festive crochet projects are well under way. My house has exploded with the bright, traditional colors of Christmas and I love it so much.

December is a busy month for a lot of people so I designed this crochet pattern to be quick and easy for when you need a few minutes of yarn time. It makes a great gift idea (and easy to package up to send in the mail) or to simply hang on your tree. Continue on below to find out all the details to make the Festive Holiday Bauble:

You may sell items completed from this pattern but please provide credit back to Sweet Bee Crochet and if possible, link back to pattern location. You may not sell this written pattern or use my photos without consent. You may not use my photos to sell your completed items.

I would love see your own creative spin on colours and how you’ve made it unique. Tag me on Instagram (@sweet_bee_crochet) to show off your finished piece!

Notes:
– This pattern is written in US terms
– Front post double crochet is used. A stitch tutorial is included below.
– This bauble works up quickly and makes a great stash buster project.
– Please personalize your bauble to you suit you! Use whatever colours you prefer.

Materials Needed:
– 3 different colours of worsted weight yarn in the colours of your choosing (will be referred to as colours A, B, C)
– 5mm hook
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Small amount of poly-stuffing (optional)

Stitches:
SS – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPTC – Front Post Triple Crochet

Special Stitch Tutorials:
Front Post Triple Crochet –
Yarn over twice. Insert your hook behind the post of next stitch and back out the other side of the post (towards you). Yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through last 2 remaining hooks.

Pattern (Make 2):
With yarn colour A, begin with a magic circle or chain 3 and ss into the second chain from hook to form a loop. Ch 1.

Round 1:
Create 10 dc into your circle.
SS into the top of the first dc of the round.

Fasten off.

Round 2:
With yarn colour B, attach your yarn with a ss in between any dc stitches.
Ch 3 (represents 1 dc, ch 1). In that same space, place 1 dc.
*Into the next space, place 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc.*
Repeat from * to * 8 more times
Ss into the second ch of your beginning ch 3.

Fasten off.

Round 3:
With yarn colour C, attach your yarn with a ss into any ch 1 space.
Ch 2 (represents 1 dc). In that same space, make 1 dc.
Place 1 fptc around the post directly below from round 1.
*In the next ch 1 space, place 2 dc.
Place 1 fptc around the post directly below from round 1.*
Repeat from * to* 8 more times.
SS into the top of your beginning ch 2.

Fasten off.

Round 4:
With yarn colour A, attach your yarn with a ss into the top of any stitch. Ch 1.
Place 1 sc into each stitch, all the way around. SS into the top of the first sc of the round.

Fasten off.

Edging:
If you want to add some poly-stuffing to plump up your bauble, be sure to add it before closing off your edging.

Use your preferred method to stitch your circles together. I cut a long piece of yarn colour A that was approximately 25 inches in length and used a needle weave underneath each stitch and then fastened off once I reached the beginning. I then took my hook and attached yarn colour A with a ss into the edging. I chained 15 and slip stitched back into the base of the ch followed by fastening off.

You might prefer to use your hook to ss around. If you use your hook to make your edging, do not fasten off once you ss to close. Instead, continue by chaining 15 and SS into the base of your ch.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! If you are looking for more fun and simple crochet projects, please check out the “Free Patterns” section of my blog.

Interested in some more holiday patterns? Here are few more festive projects for you!

Vintage Noel Ornament
Holiday Hexie Centrepiece
Granny Square Christmas Stocking
Any Occasion Crochet Garland

To find free .pdf versions for easy printing, please head over to the Ravelry Designs page on my blog.

Happy crocheting!

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