The festive season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by embracing the joy of handmade creations? I’ve always been drawn to the warmth and artistry of crochet, and it’s my go-to medium for spreading holiday cheer. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of designing and sharing various crochet patterns for Christmas (see picture), each one crafted with love and a touch of festive flair.
You can find all this (free) patterns at this link.
Christmas Baubles: A Beginner Friendly Crochet Project
This year, I decided to revisit a classic Christmas decoration: the humble bauble. These charming ornaments are not only timeless and elegant but also surprisingly easy to make, even for beginners.
With their simple, spherical shape, Christmas baubles are a great project for those new to amigurumi. The repetitive nature of the stitches allows you to relax and enjoy the process, while the quick results provide a sense of accomplishment.
To accommodate different spaces and styles, I’ve designed this pattern in three sizes: small, medium, and large.
The measurements of my samples, using the yarn and the hook indicated later in the page, are approximately the following (the measurements are with the cap included, loop not included):
- Small: H 4 cm / D 3 cm
- Medium: H 4.5 cm / D 3.5 cm
- Large: H 5 cm / D 4 cm
For those who prefer visual guidance, I’ve created a comprehensive video tutorial for the medium-sized baubles. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the entire process, from creating the basic shape to decorating your baubles with your personal touch.
The video tutorial demonstrates the process of making the medium-sized bauble, but the same principles apply to making the small and large baubles as well. The techniques and steps involved are consistent across all three sizes, so you can easily adapt the video instructions to create baubles of any of the three sizes.
So, gather your yarn, hook and creativity, and let’s embark on a delightful crochet journey to create classic Christmas Baubles that will become cherished holiday treasures.
The pattern in this page is totally free, but it’s intellectual property of Elendipity.
You can use it and, of course, you can sell the final products you create, but you cannot sell the pattern or any alteration of the pattern.
It would be nice also if you could credit Elendipity (as pattern creator) whenever you create it, share it and/or sell it.
Feel free to tag me on my Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!!
The free pattern in this page and the video-tutorial are only for the Medium Size, if you want also the small and the large size you can find them in an inexpensive ads-free pdf version that you can find here.
This amigurumi is worked from the top to the bottom all in one.
You will begin from the cap, increasing to create the bauble and then continuing with the rest of the bauble while decreasing.
You will stuff the cap and the bauble almost at the end (in the pattern it will be specified when to stuff).
You can then embroidery or attach any decoration you might like, you can also add a loop to the top to hang the bauble on your Christmas Tree or in the house.
As mentioned before, I have recorded a VIDEO TUTORIAL that will demonstrates the process of making the medium-sized bauble, but the same principles apply to making the small and large baubles as well. The techniques and steps involved are consistent across all three sizes, so you can easily adapt the video instructions to create baubles of any of the three sizes – you can find the video by clicking here.
- Crochet Hook: 3 mm
- For the bauble’s cap: Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/6, colour n. 014 (Silver Grey – G) – about 1 gr (for each size) – you can find the Rainbow Cotton 8/6 at this link.
- For the bauble: Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/6, in which colour you prefer, we will call it “main colour” – Small 3 gr, Medium 4/5 gr, Large 6/7 gr – you can find the Rainbow Cotton 8/6 at this link.
- For the decoration: Ricorumi Lamé Gold or Silver – or the yarn you prefer – you can find the Ricorumi yarn at these links (UK based): Gold and Silver.
- Stitch marker
- Darning needle
- Embroidery thread or thinner yarn for mouth and buttons + sewing needle (optional)
I bought the yarn at Hobbii.
Here below the list of the stitches (US terms) that you are going to use for this project.
- Number in brackets, at the end of each round, indicates the total stitches for the round.
- Instruction between * … * means you have to repeat what is between the asterisks by the times indicated after the second asterisk.
- Instruction between ( … ) means you have to do all the stitches in the brackets in the same stitch.
- You will always find the acronym of the stitch and a number close to it; if the number is before the name of the stitch, it means that you will have to repeat those stitches in the same space. For example: 5 SC = 5 Single Crochet in the same stitch / SC 5 = 5 Single Crochet in the next 5 stitches
Shall we start?
CHRISTMAS BAUBLE – MEDIUM Size
Here below you will find the free pattern for the medium size.
If you would like to make the small and / or the large, you can find them in an inexpensive ads-free pdf by clicking here.
Remember that you can also follow the video tutorial at this link, alongside this pattern.
With 3 mm crochet hook and the colour G, create a MC and work R1 in the MC.
SC 6 (6)
* INC * x 6 (12)
BLO: SC 12 (12)
FLO: * INC * x 12 (24)
* SC 3, INC * x 6 (30)
- R7, R8, R9, R10 (4 rounds)
SC 30 (30)
* DEC, SC 3 * x 6 (24)
* SC 2, DEC * x 6 (18)
Stuff lightly the the cap.
* DEC, SC 1 * x 6 (12)
Stuff the bauble.
* DEC * x 6 (6)
Fasten off and weave the end.
Now you Christmas Bauble is done and, if you would like, you could proceed with some decorations.
Unleash your inner artist and transform these simple baubles into masterpieces of festive artistry. Let your imagination soar as you embellish them with intricate embroidery, delicate crocheted accents, shimmering sequins, or a sprinkle of dazzling glitter. The possibilities are as limitless as your creativity.
In this video tutorial I decided to show you how to create two types of decorations: zigzag and slip stitch surface.
I hope you enjoyed this Free Pattern
I have other many patterns available that you can find at this link.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any explanation for the pattern – you can comment below or write me at email@example.com.
I also offer crochet lessons (both in person or online) if you need some help with crochet creations and reading patterns. You find all the info for the classes at this link.
Feel free to tag me on my Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!6