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Ornamentary My Dear

09 December, 2015

Some of you may have read our previous post about the importance of having a Christmas tree filled with memories—i.e. ornaments that mean something to you—and while we hate to repeat ourselves, we can’t help but say it again. What can mean more than making your very own decorations? And these have the typical ornament balls beat: they’re not fragile, they’re endearing, and they’re handmade.

To crochet these little gems, you’ll need Natura Just Cotton Yarn in five different colors. Simply follow the pattern to create this sweet trio and you’ll be ready to decorate your tree in your own unique way.
 

Materials: 

  • Natura Just Cotton N01 (Ibiza) 1 ball
  • Natura Just Cotton N45 (Orquidea) 1 ball
  • Natura Just Cotton N74 (Curry) 1 ball
  • Natura Just Cotton N44 (Agatha) 1 ball
  • Natura Just Cotton N41 (Siena) 1 ball
  • 3 mm crochet hook
  • DMC tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • polyester fibrefill stuffing

 

 

Abreviations:

sc = single crochet

ch = chain

st = stitch

sl st = slip stitch

Finished measurements: aprox 2” diameter

 

Instructions: 

STEP 1

With Natura N45 (Orquidea), chain 21 stitches.

Inserting the hook into 2nd chain from hook, make 1 sc into next 20 chain stitches.

*Turn the work.

Ch 1, make 1 sc into next 20 stitches.*

Repeat from * until * 46 more rows (total 48 rows) .

Change the color every 3 rows (combine 2 different colors)

Cut the yarn and pull the tail through the last stitch. Weave in ends .

 

STEP 2

Crochet the end and the beginning together with slip stitch. Turn it inside out.

  

STEP 3

Sew with running stitch the top. Pull the thread as hard as possible and finish off.

 

STEP 4

Fill the piece with the polyester fibrefill stuffing.

 

STEP 5

Sew with running stitch the other side. Pull the thread as hard as possible and finish off. Leave the thread where it is and make a knot to hang the christmas ball wherever you want.

 

Viva la Handmade Revolution!

The Commonthread Team