Christmas crochet is one of my favourite things ever, and I am more than happy to start whipping the festive yarn out in August but I do hold back a little on the sparkly yarn. Now that it is November, I feel like I can start working on projects with a bit of glits too. This pattern for the crochet Christmas ornament is fast becoming a favourite of mine and I am making several of them to hopefully (cat allowing) hang on my tree this year. If the tree is still too much of a target for Trixie cat, I may simply convert them all into a garland.
You can find my free pattern for the Christmas hanger below.
Foam ball 40mm diameter
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
This pattern is worked in the round and each round is joined with a slip stitch.
As you are working on a small piece of material, it is best to wait until you are finished to sew in the ends.
DC – Double crochet
Fptr – front post treble
MC – magic circle
Start crocheting here
Sides – Make 2
Foundation: – Using gold MC with 6dc. (6)
Round 1: Using red [2dc] in each stitch. (12)
Round 2: Using gold [2dc], 1fptr into dc in mc, skip 1. 6 times. (18)
In round 2 in may be a little tricky to insert the fptr into the stitches of the mc, so you may find that you can only get your hook into the front loop of the stitch. That will work fine as well.
Round 3: Using red. Start on top of fptr of round 2. [2dc], 2dc. 6 times. (24)
Round 4: Using gold. Start on the dc before the [2dc] in round 3. 1dc, 1 fptr into fptr in round 2, [2dc], 1 dc into same fptr from round 2. 6 times. (30)
Rounds 5-6: Using red. Dc in each stitch around. (30)
Hold the sides together with the wrong side facing in. Using the red yarn slip stitch through the two loops closest together, leaving the outer loops free on each side. When you are half way around the circle, insert the foam ball and keep crocheting until you get to the start. Fasten off. Then cut a length of red yarn and sew both ends in the same positin in the seam to make the hanger.
Alternatively, if you would rather not slip stitch the pieces together you can get a different effect by using an embroidery needle to whip stitch the sides together.