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Free Crochet Christmas Ornaments: Balls

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Ornament balls are one the crochet Christmas ornaments that most people choose to decorate their Christmas tree. So in this post, I will share some of my free patterns of Christmas ornament balls. I hope you love them and make a bunch of balls to decorate your Christmas corner.

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Crochet Christmas Ornaments: Free Patterns

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Below are the most basic stitches you need to know to make these crochet Christmas ornaments. Click here if you are a beginner.

  • MR: Magic ring/ Magic circle
  • Sc: Single crochet stitch
  • Inc: Single crochet increase stitch
  • Dec: Single crochet decrease stitch
  • BLO: Back loop only
  • FLO: Front loop only
  • […]*x: Repeat instructions x times
  • (…): Number of stitches of each round
  • {…}: Work instructions within brackets into the same stitch

Materials and notes

This kind of yarn, semi-cotton sport weight yarn, is the only yarn that I use mostly for my amigurumi projects. Click here to find out more about that.

If you are considering buying this yarn online on ETSY? Click here to view their colors. Alternatively, Yarnart Jeans is one of the best amigurumi yarns for making amigurumi toys that most amigurumi addicts are using it. Buy them here.

Make them in big sizes by using these kinds of yarns.

  • For a better result, use single crochet cross stitch (yarn under) and invisible single crochet decrease stitch unless otherwise specified.
  • Work in a continuous spiral.

Ball #1 Pattern

Besides the basic crochet stitches I mentioned above, you will need to learn to use this crochet stitch, puff stitch. I used it many times in these crochet Christmas ornaments.

  • Puff(Hdc): 3 Half double crochet stitch together in one stitch
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Pattern

Start with green yarn

  • 1: 6sc into MR (6)
  • 2: [inc, sc]*3 (9)
  • 3: [inc, 2sc]*3 (12)
  • 4: 12sc (12)
  • 5: [inc, 3sc]*3 (15)
  • 6: 15sc (15)

Change to red yarn

  • 7: [inc, 4sc]*3 (18)

Change to green yarn

  • 8: [inc, 5sc]*3 (21)
  • 9: [inc, 6sc]*3 (24)
  • 10: [inc, 3sc]*6 (30)

Change to white yarn

  • 11: [inc, 4sc]*6 (36)

Change to green yarn

  • 12: 36sc (36)
  • 13: [inc, 5sc]*6 (42)
  • 14: 42sc (42)

Change to red yarn

  • 15: 42sc (42)

Change to green yarn

  • 16: [inc, 6sc]*6 (48)

Change to white yarn

  • 17: [puff(hdc), 2sc]*16 (48)

Change to green yarn

  • 18: [dec, 6sc]*6 (42)
  • 19-20 (2 rounds): 42sc (42)

Change to red yarn

  • 21: [dec, 5sc]*6 (36)

Change to green yarn

  • 22: 36sc (36)
  • 23: [dec, 4sc]*6 (30)
  • 24: [dec, 3sc]*6 (24)

Start stuffing

  • 25: [dec, 2sc]*6 (18)
  • 26: [dec, sc]*6 (12)

Change to gray yarn

  • 27: FLO 12sc (12)
  • 28-29 (2 rounds): 12sc (12) – End stuffing
  • 30: BLO 6dec (6)

Fasten off, and weave in ends.

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Ball #2

I also use the puff stitch for making this ornament ball, find its abbreviation and tutorial below.

  • Puff(Hdc): 3 Half double crochet stitch together in one stitch
crochet christmas ornaments

Start with green yarn

  • 1: 4sc into MR (4)
  • 2: [inc, sc]*2 (6)
  • 3: [inc, sc]*3 (9)
  • 4: 9sc (9)
  • 5: [inc, 2sc]*3 (12)
  • 6: 12inc (24)
  • 7: [inc, 3sc]*6 (30)
  • 8: [inc, 4sc]*6 (36)
  • 9: [inc, 5sc]*6 (42)
  • 10: 42sc (42)

Change to red yarn, do not cut green yarn

Change to green yarn, do not cut red yarn

  • 12: [inc, 6sc]*6 (48)

Change to white yarn

  • 13: [inc, 7sc]*6 (54)
  • 14: [dec, 7sc]*6 (48)

Change to green yarn

  • 15: [dec, 6sc]*6 (42)

Change to red yarn

Change to green yarn

  • 17: 42sc (42)
  • 18: [dec, 5sc]*6 (36)
  • 19: [dec, 4sc]*6 (30)
  • 20: [dec, 3sc]*6 (24)

Start stuffing

  • 21: 12dec (12)

Change to gray yarn

  • 22: FLO 12sc (12)
  • 23-24 (2 rounds): 12sc (12) – End stuffing
  • 25: BLO 6dec (6)

Fasten off, and weave in ends.

Use brown yarn to embroider the “V” pattern on the white rounds.

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Ball #3

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Start with navy yarn

  • 1: 6sc into MR (6)
  • 2: 6inc (12)
  • 3: [inc, sc]*6 (18)
  • 4: [inc, 2sc]*6 (24)
  • 5: [inc, 3sc]*6 (30)
  • 6: [inc, 4sc]*6 (36)
  • 7: 36sc (36)
  • 8: [inc, 5sc]*6 (42)

Change to light blue yarn

  • 9: BLO 42sc (42)
  • 10: 42sc (42)
  • 11: [inc, 6sc]*6 (48)
  • 12: 48sc (48)
  • 13: [dec, 6sc]*6 (42)
  • 14-15 (2 rounds): 42sc (42)
  • 16: [dec, 5sc]*6 (36)

Change to navy yarn

  • 17: 36sc (36)
  • 18: BLO [dec, 4sc]*6 (30)
  • 19: [dec, 3sc]*6 (24)

Start stuffing

  • 20: [dec, 2sc]*6 (18)
  • 21: [dec, sc]*6 (12)

Change to gray yarn

  • 22: FLO 12sc (12)
  • 23-24 (2 rounds): 12sc (12) – End stuffing
  • 25: BLO 6dec (6)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Join white yarn into the 1st remaining loop of round 8, ch 8, sc into the 4th remaining loop of round 17, ch 8, sc into the 8th remaining loop of round 8, ch 8, sc into the 10th remaining loop of round 17, ch 8, sc into the 15th remaining loop of round 8, ch 8, sc into the 16th remaining loop of round 17, ch 8, sc into the 22th remaining loop of round 8, ch 8, sc into the 22nd remaining loop of round 17, ch 8, sc into the 29th remaining loop of round 8, ch 8, sc into the 28th remaining loop of round 17, ch 8, sc into the 36th remaining loop of round 8, ch 8, sc into the 34th remaining loop of round 17, ch 8, sc into the 42th remaining loop of round 8.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

*Use red yarn to embroider the cross stitches on light blue part.

Congratulations! I look forwards to seeing your finished ornaments, please share them with me on Instagram or Facebook

Above are all free crochet Christmas ornaments patterns, they are some of my latest Christmast ornaments collection that you might have seen in this post, I hope you love them and it would be very happy to see one of Christmas ornaments in your house. If you love to get printable PDF file, please consider buying PDF file of these crochet Christmas ornaments balls here.

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