Easy Crochet Christmas Baubles Free Pattern

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Whether you are looking for a fun and easy crochet Christmas baubles pattern to make to trim your tree or if you need a last-minute crochet Christmas gift for a host/hostess, you’re in the right place. My Easy Crochet Christmas Baubles pattern is great for whipping up a dozen crochet ornaments in no time flat and it’s also great for those of you that like to sell your crochet because they are so quick to make. This project is beginner friendly and has a video tutorial available that will show you step-by-step how to make one of these fun and festive crochet Christmas baubles.

For this project, I’ve use non-traditional Christmas colours because I have young kids and they really like that fun and funky bright coloured Christmas palette of purple, pink, teal, bright green and white. My daughter is particularly a big fan of this palette and insisted that I make extra pink and purple baubles for her. But just because I’ve used these colours, doesn’t mean that you have to. Get creative and mix it up, using whatever colours will match the colour scheme that you prefer for your holiday decor. If you don’t want to use two different colours, you can skip the instructions for changing colours and just continue to crochet the bauble as instructed. Here are some fun colour combo suggestions to help you get the creative juices flowing:

  • Light/baby blue and white
  • Red and green
  • Green and white
  • All red with a white tassel
  • All white with a green tassel
  • Cream and blue
  • Try googling “Christmas colour palettes” for other colour suggestions as well.

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I decided to use WeCrochet Brava Worsted yarn for this project because 1. I love it. It’s a fabulous yarn and 2. they have a line of cooridnating speckled yarns called Brava Speckles which made colour matching super simple. For my Christmas Bauble samples, I used these combos: Plummy Speckle and Lady Slipper (the purple ones), Cherry Speckle and Rouge (the pink ones) and Tidal Speckle and Cornflower (the teal ones). The speckled yarns work with so many other colours and give some character to what would otherwise be a plain white base to our baubles. Again, mix and match however you desire and make something fun.

hand holding a purple crochet christmas ornament with a tassel
hand holding a pink ornament made with this easy crochet Christmas bauble pattern

You’ll need a tassel maker or a piece of cardboard to create the tassel before starting to crochet our bauble. Following the steps of the pattern in order will help keep your process efficient and hassel-free. The tassel in my samples are made use the same yarn as the top half of our bauble but, as I mentioned above, feel free to mix and match and do whatever makes you happiest with the colours. After we make the tassel, we begin to crochet the base of our bauble using the speckled yarn. Then, once we have reached the half-way point of our bauble, we’ll fasten off with the speckled yarn and attach the tassel, with the bead on top of it to the base of the bauble. Then we’ll crochet the other have of our bauble using the solid coloured yarn. After closing it off, we add our hanger and we’re done.

Other Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns Available:

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Skill Level:

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

Brava Worsted Speckled yarn in a flat lay with Furls Crochet hook and Clover Tassel maker

Abbreviations:

Special Techniques:

  • Invisible Join: FO leaving a tail that is at least 5 – 6 inches in length.  Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end.  Find my tutorial HERE.


Finished Size:

  • Approx. 4.75” tall from bottom of tassel to top of ornament once assembled (not including hanger.)

Gauge:

  • Rounds 1 – 6 measures 2.5” across at the widest point.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

NOTES:           

  • Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.
  • Follow instructions in order given.
  • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the round, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
  • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. Find my tutorial HERE.
  • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed for the project and the size of your ornament. 

Purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

Creating the Tassel:

Using a small Clover Tassel Maker/cardboard set to the largest setting, create a tassel using Colour A. I wrapped my tassel maker approximately 10 times.  Leave a tail at the top of your tassel approximately 6 inches in length to secure to ornament.  After tassel is completed, lightly steam the tassels straight and trim ends.

hands holding a clover tassel maker, making a tassel for the ornament

Watch the Video Tutorial of this Easy Crochet Christmas Bauble Pattern Here:

Ornament:

Round 1: Using Colour B, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)

Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

Round 3: (SCINC, SC) x 6 (18)

Round 4: SC, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)

Round 5: (SCINC, SC 3) x 6 (30)

Round 6: SC 2, SCINC (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)

Gauge Check: Piece should measure 2.5” across at this point.



Rounds 7 – 9: SC around (36)

FO with invisible join (see special techniques).  Add bead to yarn tail on tassel so it rests on top of the tassel.  Attach tassel to base by inserting yarn tail on tassel through the center of the MC from Round 1 and tying a knot with the yarn tails to secure on the inside of your piece. 

Round 10: Attach Colour A in BLO of the first ST of Round 9.  Working in the BLO, SC in the first ST and each ST around (36)

Rounds 11 – 13: SC around (36)

Round 14: SC 2, SCDEC (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30) – start stuffing, adding more stuffing as you work.

Round  15:  (SCDEC, SC 3) x 6 (24)

Round  16:  SC 1, SCDEC, (SC  2, SCDEC) x 5, SC  1 (18)

Round  17:  (SCDEC, SC 1) x 6 (12)

Round  18:  (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

FO, weaving tail through FLO to close.  Weave in ends.

three skeins of Brava Speckle in a flat lay with three Easy Crochet Christmas Baubles

Adding the Hanger:

Cut a length of Colour A to approximately 8 – 10” long.  Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle and pull the yarn through a stitch near the center of the top of the ornament.  Do NOT pull it all the way through.  Thread it through another stitch at the top of the ornament and pull it outside the ornament.  Take the two ends of your yarn and tie a knot, making sure that you leave enough yarn to hang it on the tree. Use the yarn to pull the knot inside the ornament.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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