Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Free Pattern! Sock Yarn Baubles

Hello everyone, I would just like to share with you how I made the sock yarn baubles from my  previous post.  This is my first time writing a pattern and some lovely people over on Ravelry have been testing it for me.  You can find the test page here.  

I use US terminology (I know I'm from the UK but American terminology just makes more sense!).  

You will need 
 sock yarn (small ammounts)
 3.5mm hook
sewing needle
60mm plastic bauble
ribbon for hanging
stitch marker

Stitches used
sc  single crochet
sc2tog  single crochet 2 together

Round 1 Starting with a magic loop work 6 sc into the loop, place marker in the last stitch pull tight
Do not join we will be working in a spiral
Round 2 starting in the first sc from previous round work 2 sc into each stitch around (12 stitches)
Remember to move your stitch marker up at the end of each round
Round 3 [2 sc into the first stitch, sc into the next stitch] repeat around (18 stitches)
Round 4 [2sc into the first stitch, sc into the next 2 stitches] repeat around (24 stitches)
Rounds 5-7 continue to increase by 6 stitches in each round until you have 42 stitches
Rounds 8-14 sc in each stitch around.  At this point try your crochet around your ball.  It should be a little over half way up the bauble.  If it is not over half way you can add a few extra rounds of sc in every stitch until it is ( during testing some crafters needed to add 4 extra rows here...)
Round 15 [sc2tog, sc 5] repeat around
Round 16 [sc2tog, sc 4] repeat around
Round 17 [sc2tog, sc3] repeat around
Now comes the tricky part, stretch your crochet over the plastic bauble and continue to work around the ball.
Round 18-20 continue to decrease 6 stitches in each round until you have 6 stitches.

Bind off leaving a long tail and thread yarn onto a sewing needle.  work your yarn under each stitch and pull tight.  Bind off hiding yarn inside the crochet.  Tie a ribbon onto your bauble and admire your new unique tree decoration.

Why stop at one? Why not make a whole bunch to fill your tree.

Have a great day.


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