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Hello and welcome to day three of the Seven Days of Christmas Baubles! Today we are going to learn how to crochet the Christmas Star Bauble.
This Christmas ornament is number three in my set of seven. Each bauble grows more and more challenging in terms of it colour work. The first bauble uses the foundation stitches for the pattern and it can be found here: Easy Crochet Christmas Ornament Free Pattern. The second bauble introduces the use of colour work and it can be found here: Christmas Tree Bauble Crochet Pattern.
Yarn and Materials:
I am so excited to bring this third one to you. I absolutely love making these ornaments! For this ornament I have continued to use the same Heartland yarn by Lion Brand Yarn although I have switched up the colours. You will need two colours of worsted weight yarn for this bauble and you will need about 50 yards of each. Depending on how you like to work your colour work (i.e. if you like to carry the yarn in behind), you may use a bit less of the colour B than I have asked for.
There are a couple of option for working this ornament. You may work around a DIY plastic bauble that you can find at many craft and dollar stores, or you may up cycle one you have around the home. The size of my bauble is about a 10 inch circumference. The other option that I will include instructions for is by filling the final bauble with fibrefill.
You will also need a 4 mm crochet hook and because this pattern is worked in continuous rounds (You will not join or turn at the end of each round), you will also need a stitch marker.
Thank you so much for joining me! The pattern will be written in full below followed by a free video tutorial. However, if you would like to purchase a PDF copy of the pattern you may do so from either my Etsy or Ravelry Shop linked below:
Thank you so much for stopping by! See you on day four!
Christmas Star Bauble:
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: Olympic 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.