GETTING STARTED: Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.
Beg – beginning; ch – chain; dc – double crochet; ea – each; rep – repeat; rnd – round; sc – single crochet; sk – skip; sl – slip; sp – space; st(s) – stitch(es)
- 1 Ball Ornament, measuring 10" in circumference
- 1 oz Size 10 Crochet Thread
- Boye® Size 8 (1.5mm) Steel Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
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32 sts x 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet.
Ch 4, sl st into first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout pattern), working into ring, 11 more dc, sl st to top of be ch-3 (12 dc).
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in ea st around, sl st to top of beg ch-3 (24 dc).
Rnd 3: Ch 4, [dc, ch 1] in ea st around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4 (24 dc, ch-1 spaces).
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in ea space and ea st around, sl st to top of beg ch-3 (48 dc).
Rnd 5: Ch 4, [dc, ch 1] in ea st around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4 (48 dc, 48 ch-1 spaces).
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in ea space and ea st around, sl st to top of beg ch-3 (96 dc).
Rnd 7: Ch 4, * sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4 (48 dc, 48 ch-1 spaces).
Rnds 8-15: Work same as Rnds 6-7.
Rnd 16: Ch 3, dc in ea space and ea st around, sl st to top of beg ch-3 (96 dc).
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in same st, * [dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first sc (48 sc, 96 dc, 48 ch-3 spaces).
Rnd 18: Ch 4, [dc ch 1] in next st, * [dc ch 1] 3 times in next space, [dc, ch 1] in next 2 sts, rep from * around sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3 (240 dc). Fasten off.
Weave in ends; insert ornament so the top is at the opening of project. Weave a small length of crochet thread in and out of sts at the base of Rnd 13 and cinch tightly around top of ornament. Secure and weave in ends. Tie a small bow from trim or ribbon if desired and tack on as shown.