I thought yarn ornaments would make a great gift idea for friends & family! I decided to start with the most simple design first – the classic “bauble”! The design can be altered in many ways! The possibilities are endless! This is a great project for first time amigurumi!
Yarn: medium worsted weight; approx. 10 yds
[Red Heart Super Saver]
Hook: Size G / US 6 (4.0 mm)
Materials: stitch marker
Scissors & tapestry needle
Gauge: 8 sts & 8 rows = 2 inches
Circumference- approx. 6 inches
Length- approx. 3 inches
Color A – begin with magic ring & ch 1 to secure.
Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2: 2 sc in ea st (12 st)
Round 3: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st* (18 st)
Round 4: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st* (24 st)
Round 5-9: sc in ea st
Round 10: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st*
Round 11: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st*
It is after this round that I like to stuff my ball.
Round 12: *sc2tog*
Cut yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tapestry needle and close hole by entering the front loop of each stitch from the back to the front. Do this for all 6 stitches. Pull tight to close your hole and thread end into your ball.
Make top –
Color B – Start with magic ring & ch 1 to secure.
Round 1: 6 sc in the magic ring.
Round 2: sc in ea st, back loop only. sl st to join.
Cut yarn leaving a tail. Invisible seam stitch the top to your bauble. Use the yarn to create a loop for hanging as well. Sew end in ball.
Pattern Notes: Amigurumi is worked in a continual round. Therefore there are no slip stitches or chains in this pattern. Work an invisible decrease stitch for sc2tog. To make a bigger bauble add additional increase rounds. Round 5: 2 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc (30 st). Round 6: 2 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc (36 st).
If you need any assistance with the amigurumi techniques used in this pattern, you can check out my video tutorial!
I am making a lot of these this season! I plan to make a full set as gifts for some people who I know would be tickled to receive handmade ornaments. I also plan to give a few out as “extra” gifts.
First time doing amigurumi and it was so simple & fun! I can’t wait to make more creations \(^_^)/
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