Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Ball Ring Ornament

Christmas Ball Ring Ornament is the 7th and last ornament in my "Ringing In Christmas" Ornament Series.  Each ornament is made by crocheting around a 2" plastic ring.

I've had a lot of fun doing this series, and I hope you all have had fun as well!  I still have some more ideas that I would love to try, so maybe I'll do another ornament series next year, and you may even see some for other holidays show up throughout the year.   But for now, I have to stop designing ring ornaments and get busy finishing up all my Christmas projects.  :)



Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
beg = beginning

Materials:
Caron's Simply Soft Worsted Weight Acrylic Yarn:
  - Red
  - White
2" Plastic Ring
Size G (4.25mm) Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

Christmas Ball Ring Ornament:

Round 1) With Red, join with a sl st around plastic ring, ch 1, 36 sc around ring, join with a sl st to beg sc. Do not turn.  (36 sc)

Round 2) Ch 1, sc in same st and sc in each st around, join with a sl st to beg sc.  (36 sc)
End off, weave in ends.

Top of Ball:
Row 1) With white, join with a sl st in any st, ch 1, sc in same st and sc in next 3 sts, ch 1, turn. (4 sc)

Row 2) sc in each st across (4 sc).  End off, weave in ends.

Stripes:
1) Center Stripe: Thread a long piece of white yarn onto a yarn needle and bring needle up midway on the right side of the ball, then take needle across ring to the left side and insert, as shown in photo below.


2) Top Stripe: Next, bring needle up right above the stitch you just made, then bring across ring and insert needle back down into the right side just above the center stripe, as shown in photo below.


3) Bottom Stripe:  Bring needle up on the right side just below the center stripe, and bring across ring, and insert into the left side just below the center stripe.  Weave in ends.


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17 comments:

moovet said...

Thank you so much for all the wonderful patterns. I have made most of them and they are awesome (and easy!). Have a very merry Christmas and the best wishes for the new year.

Beansieleigh said...

I LOVE this!! REALLY CUTE! Thanks for sharing your pattern! ~tina

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very cute Doni! This has been such a fun series - thanks for doing it for us!

Barbara said...

Thank you again for these fabulous patterns!! I've blogged about your series today and linked back to your site. Best wishes for you and your loved ones, and a very merry Christmas! :)

vikki said...

I just found you through another blog..I am so happy I did..I am going to make some of your free patterns..thanks for sharing.

miek 2 said...

oh, this one is allso funny and beautifull.
i have enjoyed the hole collection, but as manny people i have to do to much at the end of the year.
i`ll start in januari with the serie, and love to see other seasonal items!
thanks for the patterns,
greetings

Annette said...

Also these is so great!!
You did a beautifull job in it!!

Mulberry Village Creates said...

again you have outdone yourself. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. Linda

T's Daily Treasures said...

I wish it was November again so I could start making all of these in time for Christmas. :) Just not enough hours in the day right now. Thanks for sharing! Best wishes, Tammy

Heidi said...

Thank you so much for all of these ring ornament patterns! I adore this version of the wreath and I'm working on some snowmen, too. If I have time, I might squeeze in some of the ornaments. I love your creativity and would love to see even more ideas if you have them! Thanks so much for sharing these.

Unique2wh0 said...

Thank you Doni for all the cute free ornament patterns. I had such fun making them in between all the hats I made this year. Was a nice to break it up with something so cute. Merry Christmas to you and a very Happy New Year! (I bet them kitty cats are having a blast with the tree) LOL

Unique2wh0 said...

Thank you Doni for all the cute free ornament patterns. I had such fun making them in between all the hats I made this year. Was a nice to break it up with something so cute. Merry Christmas to you and a very Happy New Year! (I bet them kitty cats are having a blast with the tree) LOL

Uolaria said...

I just discovered your site, and I love this ornament. I would like to get the others in the series but cannot find them. Help!

Doni said...

Hi Uloria
I couldn't reply to you directly, because your comment came thru as a
"no reply" blogger. But if you see this comment, the answer to your question on where to find the other ornaments in the series, they are all listed on the left sidebar of my blog under "Free Patterns & Tutorials". :)

Uolaria said...

Thank you so much. I love your site! I just finished making Chirstmas Bells for my family. A tradition that my Mom started many, many years ago. And I am sure that your ornaments will work in just fine for next year. Keep it up. Love your work.

Lee Ann said...

Love these ornaments. Thanks very much! :)


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Cindy55 said...

I would love to see each ornament and patterns all on one post if possible. Thanks