This christmas project has become my festive favourite for 2017 combining bright colours with sparkle pompom edging and I'm super proud that it features in Simply Crochet Magazine issue 63.
You will need:
Rico Creative Cotton Aran (100% Cotton, 50g) 1 ball of each:
Yarn A Sky Blue (37)
Yarn B Violet (16)
Yarn C Tangerine (76)
Yarn D Candy Pink (64)
Yarn E Natural (60)
Rico Fashion Cotton Metalise (53% cotton, 35% Acrylic 12% Metalic, 50g)
Yarn F Gold (003)
4mm (US G6) hook
Each Bauble measures approx 9x14cm
Baubles are spaced approx 11cm apart
yrh: yarn round hook
dc: double crochet
htr: half treble
tr: treble crochet
dtr: double treble crochet
Picot: ch3, ss into 3rd ch from hook.
Pompom: Dc, ch4, (yrh, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yrh and pull through loop, yrh and draw through two loops) 4 times, inserting hook in same ch each time, yrh and draw through all 5 loops on hook, ch 3, (yrh, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) 4 times, inserting hook in same ch each time, yrh and draw through all 5 loops on hook, ss to first ch of beg ch-4, dc in same st as first dc.
Make 17 baubles using a variety of colour combinations for round 1 and 2 (excluding yarns E and F)
Make a magic loop or ch6 and join with a ss into 1st ch to make a loop.
Round 1: ch3 (counts as tr throughout) 11 tr into loop, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join.
Fasten off. [12tr]
Round 2: Join next colour into any st, ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, 2tr in each st around. ss to top of beg ch-3 to join.
Fasten off. [24tr]
Round 3: Join Yarn E in any st, ch 2 (counts as htr throughout) htr in st at base of ch-2, (htr in next st, 2 hrt in next st) 5 times, htr in next st, 2 tr in next st, (dtr, picot, dtr) in next st, 2tr in next st, (htr in next st, 2htr in next st) 4 times, htr in next st, ss to top of beg ch-2 to join.
Row 4 (makes flat bit at top of bauble!) ch2, htr in each of next 3 st.
Round 5: Join Yarn F in top of beg ch-2 in Row 4, ch 1 (does not count as st) dc in same st, working in back loop only for this round: dc in each of next 2 st (dc, ch1, dc) in next st, dc in end of row 4, dc in each unworked st of round 3 around to picot, pompom in picot, dc in each unworked stof round 3 around to first dc, dc in end or row 4, (dc, ch1) in same st as first dc, ss to dc to join, ch 6, skip next 2 sts, ss to 4th st of round to create a hanging loop. Fasten off.
Using Yarn F, ss (surface crochet) around outer edge of round 1.
Cut a 30cm length of yarn in two colours which contrast with colours used in bauble centre. Thread both yarns onto a yarn needle and with wrong side facing, weave yarns between stitches of Round 2. Knot on wrong side to secure.
Arrange your baubles in any sequence of your choice.
Row 1 Using a colour of your choice, ch25, *take next bauble and with right side facing 3 dc into the ch-6 hanging loop, ch 17; repfrom * until all baubles are joined, ch 26 turn.
Row 2: Dc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across to end.
Fasten off and weave in ends.