Free Crochet Christmas Bauble Pattern
Add a bit of crochet bling to your tree with this fab free Christmas bauble crochet pattern
Last years' Christmas tree baubles looking a bit plain and dull? Give them a crochet makeover with this free Christmas bauble crochet pattern! i's not only a great way of adding a cover to old Christmas baubles, but it can also be used to make a bauble garland too.
It combines colourful cotton with fab metallic thread to give you some added sparkle, and the clever construction means you can still see the original bauble underneath. And if you really can't stand the sight of your old baubles, you could always combine this pattern with our Christmas bauble upcycling tutorial and give them a new look to compliment your crochet! If you don't have any old baubles (or have found all of last years have broke in storage), then don't worry, just hook up our fab free puff stitch bauble crochet pattern instead! Oh and just in case you really can't get enough of crochet Christmas decorations, you'll find plenty to hook up in our pick of 61 free crochet Christmas decoration patterns!
This crochet Christmas bauble pattern designed by Simply Crochet editor Sara Huntington was originally published back in issue 25 of Simply Crochet, but you can find this fab free Christmas bauble crochet pattern below, or if you would like to print the pattern you can download our handy PDF here!
You will need
Scheepjes Catona (100% cotton, 50g/125m) or alternative 4ply cotton, 2 balls of each:
- Purple (Ultra Violet 282)
- Blue (Vivid Blue 146)
- Pink (Schocking Pink 114)
- Green (Kiwi 205)
Anchor Artiste Metallic (80% viscose, 20% metallized polyester, 25g/100m), 2 balls of each:
- Purple (310)
- Turquoise (312)
- Pink (308)
- Gold (300)
24 baubles, 4cm (1½in) diameter
Please note: This pattern was originally designed in Red Heart Miami yarn which has since been discontinues. We have substituted it for a suitable alternative yarn but colour may differ slightly from those pictured.
Finished garland measures 3.7m (12 feet) long.
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free Christmas bauble crochet pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
Each cover is worked using 5 different colours, 2 shades of cotton yarn and 3 shades of metallic yarn or 3 shades of cotton yarn and 2 shades of metallic yarn. Use your choice of colours. Make 24 covers for the garland or make individual covers for tree decorations (attach a chain length to the cap of each bauble as a hanging loop).
Free Christmas bauble crochet pattern
Using Yarn A and a 3mm hook, ch8, ss to first ch to join.
Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc into each ch around, ss to first ch to join. [16 sts] Fasten off.
Round 2 Join Yarn B in first st, ch1 (does not count as st), *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st; repeat from * around. [24 sts] Fasten off.
Round 3 Join Yarn C in first st, ch1 (does not count as st), 1dc in each st around. Fasten off.
Round 4 Join Yarn D in first st, ch1 (does not count as st), *1dc in next 6 sts, ch12; repeat from * 3 more times, ss to first dc to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Slip cover over bauble so the cap pokes through the starting ring.
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Using Yarn E, cut 18 strands if using metallic yarn or 11 strands if using cotton yarn, each 22cm in length. Thread 1 strand through all four ch-12 loops underneath bauble and knot tog tightly to hold cover in place. Loop rem strands under bauble to create tassel.
Hanging chain for garland
Holding a strand of each yarn together and using a 6.5mm hook, make a chain 40cm long, join first bauble, *continue chain for 12cm before adding another bauble; repeat from * until all baubles are attached to the chain, continue chain for 40cm. Fold each end of the chain over to make a loop and secure by wrapping with another length of yarn and sewing into place.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this free Christmas bauble crochet pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.
Crochet designer, teacher and Editor of Simply Crochet magazine, Sara Huntington is a legend in the crochet community. Sara started as a crochet designer for Simply Crochet before becoming the editor in 2015. She still regularly designs for the magazine as well as teaching crochet in her spare time. You can keep up to date with Sara on Instagram at @crochetdeli
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