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Striped Ball Ornament

Image of Striped Ball Ornament Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This ball ornament was made from a recycled old satin covered ball that lost it's satin covering. You can also use a styrofoam ball that is available at any good craft store. Make a bunch of these in a wide variety of colors. Imagine the red stripes done in green or even variegated Chritmas colors or even Christmas glitter yarn!
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Materials Needed
Small amount worsted weight acrylic yarn. Red Heart in white and red was used in the example.
Size H/8 5mm aluminum crochet hook
1 2½" diam satin covered ball with satin removed or styrofoam ball
Yarn needle

Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Gauge: 4sc=1"
Finished Size: 2½" diam
Skill Level: Beginner

hdc decrease (hdec): Yo, insert hook in st indicated, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through 2lps on hook, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.
sc decrease (sdec): Insert hook in st indicated, yo, pull up a lp, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Instructions
Starting at bottom of ball.
RND 1: With white. Ch2, work 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 2: Ch2. Hdc in same st as slst. 2hdc in each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch2.

RND 3: Ch2. Hdc in same st as slst. Hdc in next st. *2hdc in next st. Hdc in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off white.

RND 4: Join red in same st as slst. Ch2. Hdc in next st. 2hdc in next st. *Hdc in each of the next 2 sts. 2hdc in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch2. Fasten off red.

RND 5: Join white in same st as slst. Ch2. Hdc in each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch2. Fasten off white.

RND 6: Join red in same st as slst. Ch1. Sc in each st around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off red.

RND 7: Join white in same st as slst. Ch2. Hdc in each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch2. Fasten off white.

Slip Ball into work so that the hanger loop is at the top.

RND 8: Join red in same st as slst. Ch2. Hdc in next st. Hdec1. *Hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Hdec 1. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch2. Fasten off red.

RND 9: Join white in same st as slst. Ch1. Sdec1. *Sc in next st. Sdec 1. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off, weave end through all stitches in the last round to gather up around the hanging lp.

Weave other end around first round to tighten up.

Attach hanger to hanging lp.

Design written on Friday, August 10, 2001. Copyright ©2001 By Julie A. Bolduc p103022

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