A while ago the nice ladies from Black Sheep Wools asked me to create a new pattern for their Creative Christmas project. It’s really cool, you can send them all your creative makes, and they will use it to decorate the Christmas tree in their store :) You can even win a prize!
If you’d like to learn how to make this ornament, keep on reading :)
What do you need:
- yarn in multiple colours (I used Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK and Rico Creative Cotton DK)
- a crochet hook (I used a E/3.50 hook from this Etsy shop)
- a pair of scissors
- a darning needle
- some stuffing (not shown)
This tutorial uses US terms and abbreviations. Here we go!
We’re going to finish this round like we did in the first round. Grab your darning needle, and thread the yarn tail. Insert your needle front to back through the second dc you made, skipping the first dc.
Start the new round with blue yarn, joining in the same way as we did for round two, with a slip knot on your hook. Work *1dc, inc* around (1 double crochet, then increase in the next stitch by working 2 double crochet into the same stitch). Don’t join. You now have 36 stitches.
This completes your first circle. Now make 2 more, as follows:
You can choose to make the backs of the circles in the same pattern, or you can just use one colour. If you’re using one colour, you can skip the fancy faux stitch making, and just use a slip stitch to join your rounds because it’s quicker.
You now have 6 circles; two of every size.
Now it’s time to join the circles and to stuff them!
Go around until you reach the first single crochet stitch. Make another single crochet in that same stitch, and then continue to the two medium sized circles. Stuff those too, and continue until you’ve joined all six circles.
Work in the final two ends, and that’s it: you’re done! :) I chose to decorate my circles by adding stars to the centers. You could even hang some buttons from them, or decorate them with glitter (yes I said it); the sky is the limit! You could make a bunch of these in rainbow colours for a less Christmassy feel (and for an excuse to keep them hanging year round!).
The Black Sheep Wool’s Creative Christmas page has links to lots of free patterns like this one. If you’ve made something awesome, why not send it to them for their Christmas tree! :)