Crochet Christmas baubles are a charming and unique addition to any Christmas tree, and with this free pattern, you can make your own in no time.
Whether you’re a seasoned crochet pro or just starting, creating your DIY Christmas baubles is a great way to showcase your creativity and add a personal touch to your holiday decorations.
Scroll down for the free crochet pattern, information on materials and stitches or buy the ad-free, printable PDF pattern here!
Christmas is a time for joy, love, and celebration. It’s a time to gather with family and friends, eat delicious food, and exchange gifts. One of the most cherished traditions during the holiday season is decorating our homes with beautiful ornaments and lights.
This year, why not add a personal touch to your Christmas decorations with some homemade crochet Christmas baubles?
Crochet Christmas baubles are the perfect addition to your home decor during the holiday season. They add a unique and charming touch to your Christmas tree and can be customized to match your holiday theme.
From traditional red and green to modern hues of blue and silver, you can choose the colors that best suit your style.
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Find the free crochet Hexagon stocking pattern here!
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How to crochet Christmas baubles?
Have you ever tried to crochet a pumpkin before? The technique we use for these baubles is the same! Here is a trick: If you have a favorite pumpkin pattern you can turn it into a Christmas ornament!
Related post: Crochet Pumpkin for beginners in 3 different sizes.
These crochet Christmas baubles are made from a rectangle! First, we will crochet a rectangle and then join the sides to turn it into a tube. Later we will close the bottom and stuff the bauble. In the end, we will close it and attach a hanging tie.
Crochet Christmas baubles
Throughout the pattern, we will work with a single crochet stitch only!
The whole pattern is worked in BLO(back loops only). We use this method to have more textured ornaments! If you don’t make it in BLO, your ornament will not have the same edges as mine.
While crocheting the Christmas bauble you will have a diagonal rectangle. Don’t worry we will join the ends in the end and you will have a swirly ornament!
For my Christmas ornaments, I didn’t use plastic or styrofoam baubles. I used fiberfill to stuff them. You can still use plastic, styrofoam, or even old Christmas baubles and just wrap the crochet tube around the bauble. The outcome will be the same. You still will have the swirly Christmas ornament!
How to adjust the pattern if you use a different weight of yarn?
The final measurement of my ball is 4 inches/ 10 cm from top center to bottom center! The measurement of the ball is 10 inches 25cm.
The important part of this pattern is the count of your starting chain. It indicates the diameter of your ball measured from the top center to the bottom center.
When using thicker yarn such as worsted you will need to adjust the starting chain and start with less chains. For example, start with 15 instead 25 chains.
- sport weight yarn- Yarn Art Jeans 55% cotton, 45% acryl, 50 g, 160 m in different colors
- sparkle yarn I used a local brand from Stenli Yarns- Stenli Brocat
- crochet hook size 3mm
- fiberfill for stuffing or a plastic/styrofoam bauble
- tapestry needle
SC- single crochet
BLO- back loop only
dec- decrease- work two single crochet stitches together
Christmas baubles- free crochet pattern
We will work in back loops only throughout the pattern.
When working in two colors you need to switch colors every two rows! You don’t need to carry on the yarn. When you reach the end of the second row just take color B and continue working with it.
You will have small lines of each color on the edge but they will remain inside the bauble and won’t be visible on the right side of your bauble!
-with color A
First row: CH 25, SC in 2nd from your hook, SC in each across, CH 1, turn (24)
Second row: inc 1, SC in next 21, dec 1, CH 1, turn (24)
Third row: dec 1, SC in next 21, inc 1, CH 1, turn (24)
Repeat rows 2 and 3 alternating them till you reach row 28
Row 28: inc 1, SC in next 21, dec 1. FO. Leave a longer tail for sewing (24)
You will have a parallelogram (kind of rectangle/rhombus) shape.
Now take both short sides and sew them together. It will turn into a swirl.
After that close both sides with a needle going through some of the rows. See pics below. I didn’t fill mine with poly fiber fill.
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