Hello and welcome to day two of the Seven Days of Christmas Baubles! Today we will learn how to crochet this easy Christmas Tree Ornament.
I have always loved crochet projects that incorporate colour work although I don’t usually work them. One of the things I wanted to try this year, especially in relation to Christmas is do some more colour work.
For our last Christmas ornament we simply allowed the colour in the yarn to shine through in our design, this time around we will create it using two different balls of yarn. Sometimes this technique is referred to as fair isle or mosaic crochet.
Did you miss the first ornament in this series? No worries! You can find it and it’s free video tutorial here: Easy Crochet Christmas Ornament Free Pattern
While the foundation stitches for the ornament are the same as the last design, this time we will use a chart to help us work the colour into the ornament.
This ornament is worked using a worsted weight yarn and a 4 mm crochet hook. I have used the Heartland yarn by Lion Brand Yarns however you may use any worsted weight yarn you have on hand.
I have also worked this ornament around a plastic DIY ornament that I picked up at a local craft store. You may use the same, up cycle an old one or simply use a bit of fibrefill and stuff it.
Video and PDF
Following the written pattern below you will find a video tutorial. The tutorial does not include the row by row of the colour work, so I encourage you to have the chart on hand. The video will show you how to read the chart.
If you would like to add this pattern to your library or purchase a PDF copy you may do so from either my Etsy or Ravelry shops linked below:
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Christmas Tree Bauble Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 17 sts x 20 rows of sc = 4 inches
Finished Size: 3.5 x 3.5 inches diameter (10 inch circumference)
Yarn: Heartland® by Lion Brand® (100% Acrylic; 5 oz, 142 g; Approx. 251 yds, 230 m). Worsted/medium Weight (4). Colour A: King Canyon and Colour B: Great Sand Dunes – Approximately 50 yards of each colour.
Hook: Size 6/8 (4.0 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle, stitch marker, Christmas Bauble with 10 inch circumference OR some fibrefill.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sc2tog – Single Crochet Two Stitches Together
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rounds.
- Ch 1 at beginning of round does not count as stitch.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- Do not join at the ends of the rounds, instead use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch and move as work progresses.
- Do not turn at the end of each round.
- This pattern may be worked around a Christmas Bauble or without and then filled with a fibrefill afterward.
- When colour is not in use, carry it behind the working yarn.
With Colour A, make a magic ring OR ch 4 and join with a sl st in the 1st ch to make a ring.
Rnd 1: Into the ring work 6 sc. Do not join but use a stitch marker to mark the first st. Move marker as work progresses. Do not turn. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: In the blo, work 2 sc in each st all the way around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: In the blo, * 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st, rpt from * all the way around. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: In the blo, * 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, rpt from * all the way around. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: In the blo, * 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, rpt from * all the way around. (30 sts)
Rnd 6: In the blo, * 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, rpt from * all the way around. (36 sts)
Rnd 7: In the blo, * 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 5 sts, rpt from * all the way around. (42 sts)
Rnd 8: In the blo, * 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 6 sts, rpt from * all the way around. (48 sts)
Rnds 9-19: Continue working in the blo, work the graph below beginning at row 1. Each square on the graph is equivalent to one sc, change the yarn colour as the need arises by completing the stitch prior with the new colour yarn (i.e. In the stitch prior to the stitch worked in the new colour, with colour A insert your hook in the next st and draw up a loop. Drop colour A, pick up colour B and draw through the two loops on your hook completing the stitch, work the next st in the new colour). Carry the non working yarn in behind the working yarn. Do not join or turn at the end of each round.
If working around a plastic bauble, insert the bauble into the sleeve you have created now. The rest of the pattern will be worked around the plastic bauble.
Rnd 20: In the blo, * sc2tog, sc in each of the next 6 sts, rpt from * all the way around. (42 sts)
Rnd 21: In the blo, * sc2tog, sc in each of the next 5 sts, rpt from * all the way around. (36 sts)
Rnd 22: In the blo, * sc2tog, sc in each of the next 4 sts, rpt from * all the way around. (30 sts)
Rnd 23: In the blo, * sc2tog, sc in each of the next 3 sts, rpt from * all the way around. (24 sts)
Rnd 24: In the blo, * sc2tog, sc in each of the next 2 sts, rpt from * all the way around. (18 sts)
If working around a bauble, fasten off here leaving a long tail.
If intending to fill with fibrefill continue:
Rnd 25: In the blo, * sc2tog, sc in each of the next st, rpt from * all the way around. (12 sts)
Rnd 26: In the blo, sc2tog all the way around. Fasten off leaving a long tail (6 sts)
Using the long tail, weave around the top opening of bauble and pull to close. Fasten off and weave in ends.
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