Sunday, 20 December 2015

Last Minute Baubles


My daughter Isabel these days is mad on perler beads. Last week she has created a lot of these stuff and I fell in love with a deer, a bird and an owl she made. So I thaught why not try using her patterns for some crochet baubles? And here they are! Please let me know what do you all think about them! 
Lars with the baubles
Smilla having fun with the baubles                                                                         
And for all those interested to make the ornaments too, here is the pattern: Lars

Materials
cotton yarn lana grossa
for the owl: dark grey, black, orange, white, yellow, turquoise, green
for the bird: light grey, orange, yellow, black, purple 
for the deer: aqua, purple, black, white 
crochet hook 2mm + wool needle
pair of scissors
polystyrene ball with a diameter of 6cm

Abbreviations
( )        = repeat the instructions in the parentheses the number of times specified
ch(s)    = chain(s)
sc         = single crochet
st(s)     = stitch(es)
inc.      = increase
dec.     = decrease
slst(s)  = slip stitch(es)
cont.    = continue
rnd(s)  = round(s)
tog.      = together

Round 1 : make a ring of 6 chs and close it.  (6)
Round 2 : 2 sc in each stitch around.   (12)

Round 3 : inc. 6 sc evenly spaced around:  (1sc in next st, 2sc in next st) - 6 times  (18)

Round 4 : inc. 9 sc evenly spaced around:  (1sc in next st, 2sc in next st) - 9 times (27)  
Round 5:  sc in each st around   (27)

Round 6 : inc. 15 sc evenly spaced around ( 2sc in next st) - 2 times (1sc in next stitch,
                2 sc in next st) - 12 times , 2sc in next st          (42)
Rnds. 7 – 20 : sc in each st around   (42)
For the owl use this pattern:
 for the bird this one:

















and fot the deer this one:

















A wonderful tutorial for how to make tapestry crochet you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wGsqonucco
After round 20 insert the polystyrene ball with a diameter of 6cm.
Round 21: dec. 3 sc evenly spaced around     (39)
Round 22: dec. 6 sc evenly spaced around     (33)
Round 23: dec. 6 sc evenly spaced around:  (1sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 1sc in next
       st, 1sc  in next 2 sts tog, 1sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 1sc in
       next st. 1sc  in next 2 sts tog.) - 3 times   (27)
Round 27: dec. 3 sc evenly spaced around   (24)
Round 28: dec. 6 sc evenly spaced around   (18)
Round 29: dec. 3 sc evenly spaced around   (15)

Close the ball:
Put the yarn tail through the needle´s eye and insert the needle through the front loop of each of the 15 stitches around the ball opening














Then pull the tail tight to close ball opening















and make 30 ch for the loop

















That´s it.
The owl                                                                                            
















The bird                                                                                            















The deer                                                                                            














Desire√® and the deer bauble 

Bel with the baubles  

                                                                                                                                                                             
Smilla having fun with the deer bauble

I really hope you enjoy this pattern and have so much fun crocheting the baubles as I had. 
Let me know! 


Happy Crocheting and a wonderful time to everyone

Love 
Katja