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Four Mini Ball Ornaments

Image of Four Mini Ball Ornaments Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

These crocheted Christmas ornaments are made with mini ball ornaments that are only 1 inch in diameter. They are meant to decorate a miniature Christmas tree about 18inches tall. They are fun and easy to make and a kit to make them is available on this site in the store.
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Materials Needed
3 Yards each of 4 different colors of size 10 crochet thread.
Size 7 steel crochet hook
4 mini satin wrapped ball ornaments 1" in diameter.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Ornament hangers of choice

Yarn Thickness: 10thread
Gauge: 8sc = 1"
Finished Size: 1" diameter
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructions

Ball 1: Red

RND 1: Ch6. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch6. Dc in ring, ch3, 5 times. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch6.

RND2: Ch6. Sc in next ch3 sp. Ch3. *Dc in next dc, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp. Ch3. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch6.

RND3: Ch9. *Dc in next dc. Ch6. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch6.

RND4: Ch4. Sc in next ch6 sp. Ch1. *Dc in next dc. Ch1. Sc in next ch1 sp. Ch1. Slip ornament in so the hanger is through the starting hole before finishing this round. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND5: Ch3. Dc in each dc around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.


Ball 2: White:

This one is done in 2 pieces which are crocheted together on the ball.
Side 1:
RND 1: Ch8. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch1. 11sc in ring. Join w/slst to ch1.

RND2: Ch6. Sk next sc. *Dc in next sc. Ch3. Sk next sc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch6.

RND3: Ch4, dc, ch1, dc in same st as slst. Ch1. *Dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc in next dc. Ch1. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4. Fasten off. Side 2:

RND1 & 2: Repeat as for RNDs 1 and 2 of Side 1.

RND3: Work the same as for RND 3 of side one but at each ch1 space, work a slst in each ch1 space of RND 3 on side one making sure the wrong sides are facing each other. Slip the ornament in before finishing so the hanger is through the starting ring of side one.


Ball 3: Gold

This one is done in 2 pieces which are crocheted together on the ball.
Side 1:
RND 1: Ch12. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch1. 14 sc in ring. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND2: Ch1. Sc in same st as slst. Ch6. Sk next sc. *Sc in next sc, ch6, sk next sc. rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off and weave ends into work.

Side 2:
RND 1: Repeat as for RND 1 of side 1.

RND2: Ch1, sc in same st as slst. (Ch2, slst to ch6 sp of side 1. Make sure wrong sides are facing each other. Ch2. Sk sc in side 2.) *Sc in next sc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Slip ornament in so the hanger is through the starting ring. Join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.


Ball 4: Blue

RND 1: Ch8. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch1. 12 sc in ring. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 2: Ch5. *Dc in next sc. Ch2. rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 3: Ch6. *Tr in next dc. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 4th ch of ch6.

RND 4: Ch3. Dc in each tr around. Slip ornament in before finishing this round. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 5: Ch1. Sc in each dc around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off and weave ends into work.

Design written on Thursday, October 11, 2007. Copyright ©2007 By Julie A. Bolduc p103047

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