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
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