Yesterday I decided to Google crocheted Christmas decoration images. I don’t decorate for Christmas myself, but thought that maybe a friend or family member might appreciate some handcrafted decorations. One image in particular jumped out at me, and when I clicked the link I was brought to Hello Yellow’s Crochet Christmas Baubles free pattern!
It is a super-simple and straightforward pattern. Great for a beginner (it even has a link to MJ’s photo tutorial on how to work the invisible decrease!), and it’s also a great way to use up leftover yarns!
I did not hesitate…I got out my supplies and set to work. Maybe an hour later I was done one bauble! I did however change one thing…I don’t own a hot glue gun (to attach the star to the front of the bauble), so I improvised with sewing 🙂
Here is how my Crochet Christmas Bauble turned out (I’m not sure if my star looks more like a flower, or not…):
I *think* the doll is done. I don’t know if I should add more to it or not. I’ll be making a second doll sooner or later and incorporate a few minor changes to it before I publish a pattern for it. For now, this is what it looks like, and Olivia has a new doll to play with ❤🤗😚
What do you think?
I did it! I did it! I finished the V-Stitch blanket (throw) completely! Even the yarn tails are weaved in! Hurray! lol
This photo, above, shows the size of it on a queen sized bed. It is 44 inches wide by 66 inches long. I used 5 cakes of Mandala Baby yarn, in the color Far Far Away, and a 5 mm hook. There was no pattern for it, but I did follow a stitch pattern called “Winning Ways” which I found in a Leisure Arts book (which you can find/buy here, but I bought my copy at Walmart).
In this photo, below, you can see a close-up of the stitching, as well as the color pattern. The pattern consists of chains, sc, and v-stitches. It is very simple and “mindless”. The second and third rows of the pattern are simply repeated until you’ve had enough, lol.
Here’s Olivia impatiently waiting for photos to be done so that she can use the blanket…
And last, but not least, here is a photo of the little monkey snuggled up under it on her little roll-a-way bed. I think she’s claimed the blanket for herself 🙂
I thought about putting a border around it. I saved a small amount of yarn from the end of each cake, just in case, but in the end I decided to just leave it as it is.
And that is it. Now I can move on to other projects 🙂