Friday, November 11, 2016

Stacked Yarn Ball Ornament

Are you enjoying this Christmas Ornament CAL? This week is the fourth ornament release!


Over the past three weeks, we have been crocheting brand new Christmas ornaments! One new pattern has been released every Friday. The last ornament pattern will be released December 2nd, right here on my blog! 

The first week we made Poinsettia Lace Ornaments! Find that pattern HERE.
The second week we made the Paragon Square Ornament!
Find that pattern HERE.
The third week we made the Nostalgia Ornament!
Find that pattern HERE.

Here is this week's pattern:

STACKED YARN BALL ORNAMENT

MATERIALS NEEDED
*#2 or #3 Weight Yarn
 -Red (A)
 -White (B)
 -Green (C)
*E/5/3.5mm crochet hook
*Fiberfill Stuffing
*Ornament Hook

STITCH GUIDE
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
Surface sl st = See Special Stitches
TLO = See Special Stitches
YO = yarn over

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

WRITTEN IN US TERMS


NOTES
Pattern is written for 3 colors. One color could be used if desired. 


SPECIAL STITCHES
Third Loop Only (TLO) = The third loop on the back side of a hdc. To work in this stitch (for this pattern), you will “fold” the top (front & back) loops forward and work into the third loop instead. Aka Camel Stitch.
Surface Slip Stitch (surface sl st) = Working slip stitches across the top of the project. 

INSTRUCTIONS

Large Ball
Working in continuous rounds,
1. Make magic ring, 5 hdc in ring (5)
2. Working TLO: 2 hdc arnd (10)
3. Working TLO: *2 hdc, hdc* arnd (15)
4. Working TLO: *2 hdc, hdc x 2* arnd (20)
5-6. Working TLO: hdc arnd (20)
7. Working TLO: *dec, hdc x 2* arnd (15)
8. Working TLO: *dec, hdc* arnd (10)
9. Working TLO: dec arnd (5)
Stuff yarn ball lightly
10. LOOSELY surface sl st up the back, across the top and down the front to the starting point.
11-12. Repeat 10, working parallel to the others
13. LOOSELY surface sl st up the back, across the top, and then halfway down the front; surface sl st across the last 3 surface sl sts, and then finish surface sl sts down the front. Ch 6, sl st across ch, sl st to bottom to fasten. Hide string.

Medium Ball
Working in continuous rounds,
1. Make magic ring, 8 hdc in ring (8)
2. Working TLO: 2 hdc arnd (16)
3-5. Working TLO: hdc arnd (16)
6. Working TLO: dec arnd (8)
Stuff yarn ball lightly
7. LOOSELY surface sl st up the back, across the top and down the front to the starting point.
8-9. Repeat 7, working parallel to the others
10. LOOSELY surface sl st up the back, across the top, and then halfway down the front; surface sl st across the last 3 surface sl sts, and then finish surface sl sts down the front, ch 6, sl st across ch, sl st to bottom to fasten. Hide string.

Small Ball
Working in continuous rounds,
1. Make magic ring, 8 hdc in ring (6)
2. Working TLO: 2 hdc arnd (12)
3-5. Working TLO: hdc arnd (12)
6. Working TLO: dec arnd (6)
Stuff yarn ball lightly
7. LOOSELY surface sl st up the back, across the top and down the front to the starting point.
8-9. Repeat 7, working parallel to the others
10. LOOSELY surface sl st up the back, across the top, and then halfway down the front; surface sl st across the last 3 surface sl sts, and then finish surface sl sts down the front, ch 6, sl st across ch, sl st to bottom to fasten. Hide string.

FINISHING
*Hide all strings.
*Attach yarn balls in stacked position biggest on bottom and smallest on top.
*Add ornament hook to top.

I hope you've enjoyed this pattern! Let me know what you think in the comments. And don't forget to add it to your Ravelry favorites, so you can always find it! 

Thank you for hooking up with me today!
Written pattern © 2016 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Do not sell, share, or modify this pattern. Please share the link to where this pattern can be found. When sharing items made from this pattern, please give designer credit by sharing this link. You may sell items you make with this pattern and are encouraged to do so. This pattern, as with all patterns written by Sonya Blackstone, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer.

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