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the classic bauble ornament today ^__^

it’s shaped to be a perfect ball so only a little squeezing is necessary to achieve a nice ball shape

Christmas ball ornament

 

abbreviations:
sc – single crochet
m2 – classic increase; make 2 sc into one stitch
sc2tog – classic decrease
dc – double crochet
slst – slip stitch

 

1__ make a double ring with 6 sc
2__ m2 x6
3__ (m2, sc1) x6
4__ (sc2, m2) x6
5__ sc1, (m2, sc3) x5, m2, sc2
6__ (m2, sc4) x6
7__ sc36
8__ sc4, (m2, sc5) x5, m2, sc1
9__ sc42
10__ (m2, sc13) x3
11-13__ sc45
14__ sc8, (sc2tog, sc13) x2, sc2tog, sc5
15__ sc42
16__ (sc2tog, sc5) x6
17__ sc36
18__ sc2, (sc2tog, sc4) x5, sc2tog, sc2
19__ (sc2tog, sc3) x6
20__ sc1, (sc2tog, sc2) x5, sc2tog, sc1
21__ (sc2tog, sc1) x6
stuff
22__ (sc2tog, sc1) x4
23-24__ sc8
BO with a slip stitch

 

ball holder
1__ make a double ring with chain 2, dc9
slst to join and form a ring
2__ use back loops only: sc10
3__ sc10
BO with a slst
pull “ball holder” over end of ball and use yarn ends to sew into place

 

embellish as you wish, use different colors, make a stripy ball the variations are endless

 

the version above has the increases and decreases spread evenly so they won’t show as easily when you want to make single color baubles. For a lengthwise striped ball use the following pattern and change the color with every repeated section:

 

1__ make a double ring with 6 sc
2__ m2 x6
3__ (m2, sc1) x6
4__ (m2, sc2) x6
5__ (m2, sc3) x6
6__ (m2, sc4) x6
7__ sc36
8__ (m2, sc5) x6
9__ sc42
10__ (m2, sc13) x3
11-13__ sc45
14__ (sc13, sc2tog) x3
15__ sc42
16__ (sc5, sc2tog) x6
17__ sc36
18__ (sc4, sc2tog) x6
19__ (sc3, sc2tog) x6
20__ (sc2, sc2tog) x6
21__ (sc1, sc2tog) x6
stuff
22__ (sc2tog, sc1) x4
23-24__ sc8
BO with a slip stitch

 

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enjoy!
Diana ♥

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{little disclaimer: please be a nice boy or girl and don’t copy this pattern or parts of it, you can make as many balls as you want for yourself and family and friends, but please always link to this page}

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