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Crochet Christmas Tree Baubles

Crochet Baubles

Some of you may have spotted the crochet baubles on the Christmas tree in the photos of Oisin’s knitting pattern? They’re a quick make, look fab and are a great last minute gift too.

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You will need:

Double Knit yarn – I’ve used cheap and cheerful 100% acrylic in three colours

3.5mm crochet hook

Needle for sewing up

Scissors

Three-inch baubles

Crochet first round

Decide on the order of your colours – A, B and C

Using Yarn A make a magic loop and crochet 3 chain (counts as one treble). Crochet 11 trebles into loop. SS into third chain to close circle.

Break yarn.

Do not sew up magic loop end yet.

Crochet second round

Join yarn B between any treble and work 3 chain. Work 1 treble, 1 chain and 2 more trebles into same stitch.

Chain 1, skip next 2 trebles, and work 2 trebles, 1 chain, 2 trebles between next treble. Repeat 4 more times.

Chain 1, SS into third chain to join.

Break yarn

Crochet third round

Using yarn C, join in any chain space and work 3 chain and 2 trebles into same space.

Chain 1 and work 3 trebles into next chain space. Repeat from * 10 more times.

Chain 1, ss into third chain to join.

Break yarn.

Crochet fourth round

Using yarn A, work as previous row.

Crochet fifth round

Using yarn B, work as previous row

Crochet finished

Sew in your ends.  As you can see from the photograph above, the magic loop on one circle has been completely closed up; I’ve left a hole on the other so that it will fit over the top of the bauble.

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Open

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Closed

Wrap both circles around your bauble and sew together.  I’ve used the cream yarn so you can see it better.

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Once joined, you can crochet a short chain to thread through the top of your bauble to hang it on the tree if you prefer.

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