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30 November 2014

Christmas Baubles

Christmas is definitely coming!
 Patchwork House is like Santa's workshop this week
 with dishes and bowls of Christmas baubles everywhere.
 Oh what a gorgeous sight they are too
 they would be just as nice in a bowl as on a tree!

It all began with the arrival of this beautiful yarn
I had so much trouble choosing my colours
 as there is an amazing range of 42 colours!
It is a beautiful soft yarn with a rich sheen. 
These gorgeous little balls contain 50g and 130m of yarn.

Some people use polystyrene balls
 and others use clear plastic baubles
 but I chose just a cheap pack of baubles
 which can be easily found in many shops right now!

When I started making I didn't have a pattern
so I just experimented by making 2 identical granny circles the same size
 Any experienced crocheter will be able to read a pattern
 just by looking at these circles.
 I started with 12 UK trebles in a magic loop for round 1.
 Round 2 and 3 increase as you normally would
 to keep the circle flat, but after that do not increase
as you want the circle to turn into a hemisphere.
I used a 3mm hook as I wanted the crochet to be fine and close.

Leave a long tail when you finish the 2nd half
 and then use it to sew the 2 hemispheres together around the baubel.
Finally I made a chain of 30 to use as a hanging loop.

There are many patterns available to buy on Etsy
 and if you follow this link to my Pinterest board
 you will find many pictures to inspire you and links to follow

For most of my baubles
 I have used 5 different colours for the 5 different rounds
but as you see here it is also effective with 2 shades.

Be warned these are addictive and you wont be able to stop!

Happy weekend friends




moonstruckcreations said...

These are superb, what a great idea, and how great they will look hung on the tree.


LYNNE said...

Or even hanging in a window at different heights

Gillyflower said...

Or stackdd in a tall and wide glass jar

By Neymes said...

Lindo!!!É Natal anjos brindão lá no céu, É Natal.Boa semana amiga.Beijo.Valéria.(Brasil).

BumbleBri said...

I just love these! I have yet to find such cute crochet ornaments! Great job :-)

Janice said...

A beautiful idea - I have made baubles this year using material pushed into a slit and sequins - but I can see myself having a go a crochet too !! Janice

Amy at love made my home said...

They are fantastic!! I really like the way that you used the shiny baubles so you can see them through the little spaces in the crochet, very pretty indeed! xx

Unknown said...

Love love them but I'm only a beginer at crochet so need a better pattern!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely. Very quick and easy to make, thank you for sharing. Edwina U

Gillian said...

These are great. I've been making my own decorations so this is something else to try.

Plain Jane said...

How lovely! I've crocheted baubles before but all in one and a bit fiddly - I love the idea of making two separate pieces. Also it will make use of all of the old baubles that have lost their 'hangy' bits. Thank you for sharing x Jane

linda said...

Love your baubles they are so pretty, thanks for sharing. :)

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