Difficulty: Intermediate ✦✦✧✧✧
Here is the first in a series of free Christmas ornament crochet patterns based on classic and vintage glass ornaments.
This year, I have a little toddler running around for Christmas. That means I can't have my normal glass ornaments on the Christmas tree.
So, instead, I have designed this series of crocheted christmas ornaments to decorate the bottom half of our tree. Since they're yarn and stuffing, it won't matter if he pulls them off the tree or tries to play with them. Win-win for all!
The christmas ornaments are inspired by classic glass christmas ornaments. I love the different shapes and variety of ornaments you could find in years past, instead of just the sort of boring spheres most of us have on our trees today.
For these ornaments, I am using a sparkly light fingering weight yarn (I used Loops and Threads Payette yarn in icicle, ruby red, and sterling silver) with a 3.25mm (D) hook.
I love the sparkly thread running through the yarn and the occasional piece of sequins. They give the ornaments just the right sparkly touch that will look great when Christmas lights reflect off of them!
This first finial Christmas ornament measures about 4 inches long and just over 1 inch in diameter at its widest point.
Suvi's 2017 Christmas Ornaments:
Each ornament is made in a continuous spiral.
Note: you will notice that about 2/3 of the sequins gets pushed to the inside (the "wrong" side) of the ornament as your stitch it. You can either coax it to the "right" side, or turn the ornament inside out when stuffing to get more sequins on the outside. I opted to coax some of the sequins to the "right" side for my ornaments.
Row 1: Ch 2, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. Row 2: Sc 5. Row 3: (2 sc in the next st, sc) twice, sc. (7 sts) Row 4: Sc 7. Row 5: (2 sc in next st, sc) repeat 3 times, 2 sc in the next st. (11 sts) Row 6: Sc 11. Row 7: (2 sc in the next st, sc) repeat 5 times, 2 sc in the next st. (17 sts) Row 8: (Sc, 2 sc in the next st, sc) repeat 5 times, sc 2. (22 sts) Row 9: (2 sc in the next st, sc 3) repeat 5 times, sc 2. (27 sts) Row 10: Sc 27. Row 11: Sc 27. Row 12: Sc 27. Row 13: Sc 27. Row 14: Sc2tog 14 times. (13 sts, the last decrease overlaps with the first st of the round) Row 15: Sc 13. Row 16: (2 sc in the next st) 13 times. (26 sts) Row 17: Sc 26. Row 18: Sc 26. Row 19: Sc2tog 13 times. (13 sts) Stuff the part below the first row of decreases. Row 20: Sc 13. Row 21: (2 sc in the next st) 14 times. (27 sts, the last increase overlaps with the first st of the round) Row 22: Sc 27. Row 23: Sc 27. Row 24: Sc 27. Row 25: Sc 27. Stuff the middle section (26 sts wide). Try to keep the sections distinct. Row 26: (Sc 3, sc2tog) repeat 5 times, sc 2. (22 sts) Row 27: (Sc, sc2tog, sc) repeat 5 times, sc, sc2tog. (16 sts, the last decrease overlaps with the first st of the round) Row 28: (Sc, sc2tog) repeat 5 times, sc. (11 sts) Row 29: Sc 11. Stuff the top section, taking care not to overstuff and to keep the sections distinct. Row 30: (Sc2tog, sc) repeat 3 times, sc2tog. (8 sts, the last st overlaps with the first st of the round) Row 31: Sc 8. Row 32: Sc2tog 4 times. (4 sts) Row 33: Sc 4, sl st 1. Tie off.