Christmas and the holiday season is my favourite time of year and I just love making Christmas ornaments. So I was delighted when Hobbii invited me to take part in their Candyland Challenge and sent me some of their sparkly Flash it metallic yarn to play with. It took a while to pick what I wanted to do but in the end I settled for small baubles. They are just the right size to be used as present toppers, but are also big enough to dangle from some tree branches.
Another incentive to make these baubles is the Hobbii Candyland giveaway. To take part all you need to do is post photos of your makes on Instagram by 17 December, and remember to tag @hobbii_yarn and use the #HobbiiCandylandDIY hashtag. The winner of 20 skeins of Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/4 will be drawn on 18 December.
I used two contrasting colours of the Hobbii Flash It that I was gifted. I also chose to use a 4mm hook for a tight finish instead of the recommended 7mm hook.
40 mm foam ball
Tapestry needle and sharp scissors
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
The baubles are worked in the round. You do not need to turn your work after each round and you continue working in the same direction as before.
[Stitches written in brackets like this are all worked into the same stitch.]
For the first stitch on each round: Chain 1 to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Chain 2 if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and chain 3 if the round starts with a treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row
Start crocheting here:
Make 2 halfs.
Foundation round: Work 6 dc into a mc.
Round 1: [2dc]. 6 times. (12)
Round 2: 1dc, [2dc]. 6 times. (18)
Round 3: dc around. (18)
Round 4: dc around. (18)
Round 5: Only work this round on one half. Dc around. (18).
Use the contrast colour yarn and an embroidery needle to sew a six armed snowflake on each half, according to the photos.
Then use whip stitch to join the two halves together with the foam bauble inbetween. Once you have sewn all the way round, use the tail to make a loop and sew in place.