Instructions

DIRECTIONS:

Gold Ornament:

  1. With gold yarn, ch 8, join with a sl st in first ch made to form a ring.
  2. Round 1: Ch 4 for first tr, work 2 trs in ring keeping last lp of each on hk, yo and draw yarn through all lps on hk to make a tr cl, ch 5,  [work 3 tr cl in ring, ch 5] five times, join with a sl st in top of first tr cl: 6 tr cls.
  3. Round 2: In each ch-sp around, work
  4. (1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dcs, 1 hdc, 1 sc), join with a sl st in first sc.
  5. Round 3: Ch 8 [sc between the next 2 dcs, ch 5, dc between the next 2 scs, ch 5] around, join with a sl st in the third ch of the beginning ch-8.
  6. Round 4: Sl st in next ch-sp, sc in ch-sp, ch 3, sc in same sp, [ch 5, (sc in next
  7. ch-sp, ch 3, sc) in same sp] around, ch 2, dc in first sc to bring yarn up to start next round.
  8. Round 5: Sc in same ch-sp, [ch 6, sc in next ch-sp] around, ch 3, dc in first sc.
  9. Rounds 6-10: Repeat Round 5. Leave an 8-in. length of yarn at the end of last round. Thread end through ch-sps of last round made.
  10. Slip cover over ornament. Pull yarn end to tighten cover around top of ornament. Fasten yarn and clip end.

Purple Ornament:

  1. With purple yarn, ch 6, join with a sl st in first ch made to form a ring.
  2. Round 1: Ch 3 for first dc, work 17 dcs in ring, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch 3: 18 dcs.
  3. Round 2: Ch 8, [sk 1 dc, sc in next dc] around, ch 4, tr in last dc to bring yarn up to start next round.
  4. Round 3: Sc in top of lp, ch 3, sc in same sp, [ch 6, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, sc in same ch-sp] around, ch 3, dc in first sc.
  5. Rounds 4-7: Repeat Round 3. Leave an 8-in. length of yarn at the end of last round. Thread end through ch-sps of last round made.
  6. Slip cover over ornament. Pull yarn end to tighten cover around top of ornament. Fasten yarn and clip end.

Silver Ornament:

  1. With silver yarn, ch 6, join with a sl st in first ch made to form a ring.
  2. Round 1: Ch 3 for first dc, dc in ring, [ch 2, work 2 dcs in ring] seven times, ch 2, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-3.
  3. Round 2: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, work (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dcs) in same ch-sp, [in next ch-sp, work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, in next ch-sp, work 2 dcs, ch 2, 2 dcs] around, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-3.
  4. Round 3: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, dc in same ch-sp, ch 1, [in next ch-2 sp, work 2 dcs, ch 2, 2 dcs, ch 1, in next ch-2 sp, work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1] around, join with a sl st in third ch of beginning ch-5.
  5. Round 4: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, sc in same ch-sp, [ch 8, sc in next ch-2 sp] around to beginning ch-2 sp, ch 4, tr in first sc to bring yarn up to start next round.
  6. Round 5: Sc in same sp, ch 3, sc in same sp, [ch 6, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, sc in same sp] around, ch 3, dc in first sc.
  7. Rounds 6-7: Sc in ch-sp [ch 6, sc in next ch-sp] around, ch 3, dc in first sc. Leave an 8-in. length of yarn at the end of last round. Thread end through ch-sps of last round made.
  8. Slip cover over ornament. Pull yarn end to tighten cover around top of ornament. Fasten yarn and clip end.

Teal Ornament:

  1. With teal yarn, ch 6, join with a sl st in first ch made to form a ring.
  2. Round 1: [Ch 8, sc in ring] six times, ch 4, tr in ring to bring yarn up to start next round: 7 ch-sps.
  3. Round 2: Sc in same sp, [ch 6, sc in next ch-8 sp] around, ch 3, dc in first sc.
  4. Round 3: [Sc in ch-6 sp, ch 6] around, ch 3, dc in first sc.
  5. Rounds 4-5: Repeat Round 3. Leave a 6-in. length of yarn at the end of last round. Thread end through ch-sps of last round made.
  6. Slip cover over ornament. Pull yarn end to tighten cover around top of ornament. Fasten yarn and clip end.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • cl cluster
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hdc(s) half double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sl slip
  • sk skip
  • sp(s) space(s)
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tr(s) treble crochet(s)
  • yo yarn over
  • [ ] Instructions between brackets are repeated as directed.
  • ( ) Instructions between parentheses are all worked in stitch or space indicated.

FINISHED SIZE: Size will vary depending of size of ball ornaments. Gold ornament is about 2-3/4 inches in diameter. Purple ornament is about 3 inches in diameter. Silver ornament is about 2-1/2 inches in diameter. Teal ornament is about 1-3/4 inches in diameter.

Lacy Christmas Ornaments from Edith Calhoun of Elba, Alabama