Snowball Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern

November 25, 2013 in Free Patterns, Front Page

Free Snowball Christmas Ornament crochet pattern.

Tools & Materials:

Size F (3.75) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn in red, green, white, and black
Two 6mm plastic safety eyes
Black embroidery floss
Stuffing material

Abbreviations

sc = single crochet
dec= single crochet decrease
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
Pattern Notes

Amigurumi are crocheted in spirals which means that you do not join rounds or chain to increase height. Use a stitch marker to help you keep track of the end of the round. In order for the pieces to hold their shape, use a fairly stiff yarn and crochet tightly. Stuff the pieces until they are firm but do not over stuff them as it will distort the shape.

Holly Berries (Red)

Yarn knots are used to create the berries for the holly leaves.  Yarn knots are made by making a regular knot, but wrapping the yarn multiple times  before pulling tight. Make  2 red yarn knots with three wraps.

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Ball (White)

Round 1: sc 6 in a magic ring
Round 2: * 2 sc in next st * 6 times (12 sts)
Round 3: * sc 1, 2 sc in next st* 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: * sc 2, 2 sc in next st* 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: * sc 3, 2 sc in next st* 6 times (30 sts)
Round 6-8: sc 30
Round 9: *sc 3, dec* 6 times (24 sts)
Make mouth using black embroider floss over row 6. Add eyes between rows 7 and 8, 5 stitches apart. Partially stuff the head.
Round 10: *sc 2, dec* 6 times (18 sts)
Round 11: *sc 1, dec* 6 times (12 sts)
Round 12: dec 6 times (6 sts)

Finish stuffing with fiberfill. More is better. Fasten off and cut yarn leaving a long tail. Weave tail through the last six stitches and pull tight to close. Weave in tail.

Leaf (Green) x 2

Chain 2
In 2nd ch from hook: sl st, sc, ch, sc, sl st.
Cut yarn and pull through leaving a tail to sew on the leaves

Top Hat (Black)

In round 4 you will stitch in the back loops only to cause it to fold down to form the side of the hat.  In Round 10 you will stitch in the front loops only to cause it to fold out to form the brim of the hat.

Round 1: sc 6 in a magic ringhat_detail Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sts)
Round 3: *2 sc, sc* 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4:sc in BLO in each st around (18 sts)
Rounds 5-9: In both loops,, sc in each st around (18 sts)
Round 10: In FLO, *2 sc, sc in next 2 sts* 6 times (24 sts)
Round 11: Going under both loops, *2 sc, sc in next 3 sts* 6 times (30 sts)

Sl st 3 times to create a smooth edge. Cut yarn and pull tail through last st leave a long tail for sewing the hat on.  Weave it through the brim to the edge where you crocheted in FLO.

Using red yarn, back stitch around the hat to make a red band.  Sew leaves to hat off center and slightly over lapping by pulling both tails through just above where the brim of the hat starts. and knotting them together twice then trimming the tails.  Add berries in the same way at the base of the leaves.

Loop for Hanging (Green)

Ch 15
sl st in 14th st from hook
sl st in last stitch.
Break yarn and pull through.
Attach to top center of hat.

Assembly

Partially stuff the top hat but do not over stuff it or the shape will be distorted.  Sew hat to ball using same colored yarn. Add more stuffing to the hat if needed before closing the seam.

Mistletoe Ornament Pattern

December 23, 2008 in Free Patterns, Front Page

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I wanted to have this pattern ready sooner but today was the first day in over a week that I’ve been able to make it to the craft store.  This ornament was inspired by by this cartoon by Megan Murphy.  Please feel free to use this pattern to make items for yourself, as gifts, or for charity but do not sell items made from this pattern or the pattern itself .  Happy Holidays!

If you found your way here via Jelly Bean Pirates, welcome!  Be sure to check out the crochet-along and submit your finished projects to be entered to win a gift certificate for one of my patterns.

Tools, Materials, Etc.

  • All pieces made with size F hook
  • Small amounts of white, red, and green worsted weight yarn.
  • 6mm black plastic safety eyes
  • Black cotton embroidery thread

Ball (White)

  1. Row 1:  crochet 6 sc in a magic ring
  2. Row 2:  * 2 sc in next st * Repeat 6 (12 sts)
  3. Row 3:  * sc 1, 2 sc in next st* Repeat 6 (18 sts)
  4. Row 4:  * sc 2, 2 sc in next st* Repeat 6 (24 sts)
  5. Row 5:  * sc 3, 2 sc in next st* Repeat 6 (30 sts)
  6. Row 6-8: sc 30
  7. Row 9:  *sc 3, dec in next 1st* Repeat 6 (24 sts)
  8. Add eyes and mouth.  Stuff with fiberfill.
  9. Row 10:  *sc 2, dec in next 1st* Repeat 6 (18 sts)
  10. Row 11:  *sc 1, dec in next 1st* Repeat 6 (12 sts)
  11. Row 12:  *dec in next st* Repeat 6 (6 sts)
  12. Finish stuffing with fiberfill.  More is better.
  13. Fasten off and cut yarn leaving a long tail.
  14. Weave tail through the last six stitches and pull tight to close.
  15. Weave in tail.

Top (Green)

  1. crochet 8 sc in a magic ring
  2. *5 sc in first st, sl st in next st* rep 4 (24 sts)
  3. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Leaf (Green) x 2

The leaves are worked in ovals.

  1. Chain 7
  2. sc in 2nd chain from hook
  3. sc in next 4 sts
  4. 2 sc in 6th st
  5. Turn, working up the back of the foundation chain sc 6
  6. Fasten off, weave in the starting bit of the chain but leave a long tail from the end

Stem (Green)

  1. Chain 20 with a long starting tail.
  2. sl st in 10th chain to make a loop.
  3. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly

  1. slip the tail of the stem through the center hole of the top and then fasten the stem to the top of the ball.
  2. Slide the top down and then sew to the top of the ball to secure.
  3. Sew the leaves to each other through the 6th st of the stem.
  4. Take two lengths of red yarn and make a bow at the base of the stem.

UPDATED: Forgot to add you should stuff the ball. Thanks Suzetta!  Instructions added above.