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Christmas ornaments
My big crochet Christmas project this year is red and white Christmas tree.

Posted by Nela T. from Belgrade, Serbia • Published See Nela T.'s 13 projects »
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  • How to make a toy ball. Christmas Ball - Step 1
    Step 1

    GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES…
    Red and white cotton yarn
    3.0 mm crochet hook
    darning needle
    scissors
    ABBREVIATIONS (US terms)
    ch – chain
    slst – slip stitch
    hdc – half double crochet
    I worked this pattern in rounds, using two separate half circles to cover the ball. The two pieces are then slip stitched together.
    ROUND 1
    Ch4. Sl st into the first chain to form a ring. Ch 2, work 9 hdc into the ring (10 stitches in total). Join with a sl st to the 2nd chain.

  • How to make a toy ball. Christmas Ball - Step 2
    Step 2

    ROUND 2
    Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc 2 times into each stitch (20 stitches total). Join with a sl st to the 2nd chain.

  • How to make a toy ball. Christmas Ball - Step 3
    Step 3

    ROUND 3
    Ch 2 (counts as stitch). *Hdc 2 times in the next stitch and hdc once into the next stitch. Repeat from * around (30 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 2nd chain.

  • How to make a toy ball. Christmas Ball - Step 4
    Step 4

    ROUND 4
    Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc once into every stitch (30 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 2nd chain.

  • How to make a toy ball. Christmas Ball - Step 5
    Step 5

    ROUND 5
    Ch 2 (counts as stitch). *Hdc in the next two stitches and 2hdc once into the next stitch. Repeat from * around (40 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 2nd chain.

  • How to make a toy ball. Christmas Ball - Step 6
    Step 6

    ROUND 6-8
    Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc once into every stitch (40 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 2n chain.
    Repeat rounds 1-8 for the second half of the ornament.

  • How to make a toy ball. Christmas Ball - Step 7
    Step 7

    ASSEMBLY
    Place the crochet half circles on the ball and pull it down as far as it will go. Line your joining seams for both halves to make your ornament look best..Sl st into the (back) loops of every stitch around the ornament.

  • How to make a toy ball. Christmas Ball - Step 8
    Step 8

    Decorate your Christmas tree!

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