Upcycle tired old Christmas baubles quickly and easily with this fun and totally addictive free holiday decorations crochet pattern using simple crochet stitches and a little sparkle!

christmas bauble crochet pattern free tutorial

So our awesome new Knitcraft Social at +Hobbycraft Milton Keynes from 11am to 3pm every Thursday is all about exploring your own creativity and having fun ... there are no rules for what to make each week or how long you have to stay. 

BUT this week we ARE having ourselves a little crochet Christmas  Bauble workshop on the side!! πŸ˜„πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸŽ„πŸ’–πŸŽ„πŸ’–

crochet christmas baubles decoraion boho home tutorial free pattern

If you live too far away to join in the workshop in the reals, why not join in on Insta using the tag #knitcraftsocial and make your own crochet Christmas baubles all cosy at home?! I will be sharing all your gorgeous work!! 

You can also get the pattern in UK terms only on the +Hobbycraft blog along with suggested yarns by clicking here

The SFMGS crochet Christmas bauble pattern in both UK and US terms after this pretty picture... 

How to make crochet Christmas baubles, free crochet pattern: 

To fit bauble 2 – 3 inch diameter and XL 4 – 5 inch diameter 

You will need: 
4.5mm crochet hook DK yarn – WI Premium Acrylic DK: Aqua, Pink, Lime, Red, Blue, Purple, Black, Turquiose Caron: Neon, Hot Pink, Coral Anchor Metallics Gold worked in 2 strands Scissors Yarn needle Stitch marker Old baubles/ Clear/Polystyrene balls  
Crochet terms in both UK and US terminology below! Enjoy! 


tc = treble crochet (US double) 
dc = double crochet (US single) 
htc = half treble crochet  (US hdc = half double crochet) 
ch = chain 
st sp = stitch space - space between stitches 
ss = slip stitch 
FO = fasten off 
SP-2 = spike stitch over 2 rows: spike stitch is an elongated tc or htc. For SP-2, instead of inserting your hook directly into the row below, yarn over and insert the hook into the 2nd row below and complete the stitch. 

Make 2 alike: 

R1:  Start with a magic loop and ch3 as 1st tc (US dc). 
(11 tc) into the loop. (US = (11dc))
Join with ss and FO. 

R2: Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc). Tc (US dc) into the same st sp.  
(2tc) into each st sp to end. (US = (2dc))
Join with ss and FO. 

R3: Join new yarn into any st sp between (2tc) shells. (US -=(2dc) shells)
Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc)
(2tc) into same st sp. Miss 1 st sp.  (US = (2dc))
Repeat [(3tc) into every other st sp] to end. Join with ss and FO.   (US =  [(3dc) into every other st sp] )

R4: FOR XL BAUBLES ONLY – Join new yarn into any st sp between (3tc) shells. (US = (3dc)
Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc).  
(2tc) into same st sp. Miss 2 st sp.  (US = (2dc))
Repeat [(3tc) into every third st sp] to end. Join with ss and FO.  (US =  [(3dc) into every other st sp] )

R5: Join new yarn into any st sp between (3tc) shells.  (US = (3dc))
Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc)
(SP-2, tc) into same st sp. Miss 2 st sp.   (US = (SP-2, dc) )
Repeat [(tc, SP-2, tc) in every third st sp] to end. Join with ss and FO.   (US = [(dc, SP-2, dc) in every third st sp])

R6: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch2 as 1st htc.  (US = hdc)
Htc (US hdc) into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO. 

R7: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. (US sc)
Dc (US sc) into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO. 

To make smaller baubles, go right to spike stitch after R2.

To assemble: 

Take both halves of your sparkly new bauble, and fit over the bauble. Place stitch marker through both pieces at the top of your work and slip the ring over the top of the bauble as in pic below. This is a nice little trick to keep them in place!  

Using yarn needle, sew pieces together through each st sp of the final rounds using simple backstitch.  

Replace the ribbon/thread hanger with yarn if desired.  

I really hope you enjoyed this bright and festive Christmas bauble free crochet pattern! πŸ˜ πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’–

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