Lace Crochet Christmas Ornaments … Free Pattern

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I love the look of lace crochet Christmas ornaments on my tree! I have pretty snowflakes (patterns can be found here, here, and here), glittery Stars of Bethlehem (pattern here), pretty lace crosses (pattern here), and many more lace ornaments that my grandmother made. This year I thought I would try some pretty little lace balls.

Lace Crochet Christmas Ornaments

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Size 10 crochet thread
  • 2 mm steel hook
  • sewing needle and scissor
  • fabric stiffener
  • paint brush
  • small balloons

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Finished ornament measures approx 6 in. in circumference

 

Ch 5 (counts as ch 1 and 1st tr).

Round 1: Work 1 tr in furthest chain from hook, ch 3, *2 tr in same ch as last stitch was made, ch 3, rep from * 4 more times, join in top of beg ch — 12 tr sts.

Round 2: Sl st in next tr, *[1 sc, ch 4, 1 sc] in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, work 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, rep from * 5 more times, join in 1st sc — 12 ch-4 loops.

Round 3: Sl st in next ch-4 sp, ch 4 (counts as tr), [1 tr, ch 3, 2 tr] in same ch-4 sp, ch 3, *[2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr] in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, rep from * 4 more times, join in beg ch 4 — 12 ch-3 loops.

Round 4: Sl st in next tr, *[1 sc, ch 4, 1 sc] in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, join — 12 ch-4 loops.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

You now have one half of your ornament …

If you want to make just a simple round ornament, make a second half following Rounds 1 through 3 above and then skip down to the Join As You Go Round 4 pattern below.

If you want to make the ornament with the scalloped edging, make a second half following Rows 1 through 4 about and then skip down to the Scalloped Edging Pattern below.

 

Join As You Go

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For a simple round ornament with no edging, work one piece as directed in Rounds 1 through 4 above. Make a second working Rounds 1 through 3 and follow this Round 4 for joining, making sure to keep wrong sides facing each other and stitches aligned as you join …

Round 4: Sl st in next tr, *[1 sc, ch 2, drop loop from hook and pick it up through ch 4 loop of first piece, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-3 sp, rep from * over next 10 ch-3 loops, insert the balloon in between piece and inflate just enough to form a sphere that fits comfortably inside your ornament, knot balloon, work last pattern repeat in remaining ch-3 loop, join — 12 ch-4 loops.

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Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Scalloped Edging Pattern

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For an ornament with a pretty scalloped edging, make two pieces working Rows 1 through 4 above. Holding wrong sides together with stitches lined up, join pieces by working this scalloped border into ch-4 loops of each piece …

Round 5 Edging: Join crochet  thread in any ch-4 spaces, ch 1 (does not count as st), work [1 sc, 4 dc, 1 sc] in same ch-4 loop and each of the next 10 ch-3 loops, insert the balloon in between piece and inflate just enough to form a sphere that fits comfortably inside your ornament, knot balloon, work last pattern repeat in remaining ch-4 loop, join — 72 sts.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Finishing

Using a length of crochet thread, add a loop to your ornament for hanging. Using a small paintbrush, apply a thin coat of fabric stiffener over the ornament. Hang until dry or as long as directed on the stiffening product. Once dry, pop the balloon and carefully pull it out. If desired, finish off with a coat of spray glitter (outside!).

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7 Responses to Lace Crochet Christmas Ornaments … Free Pattern

  1. Marilyn December 3, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    These ornaments are simply elegant!

  2. Sharlyn December 3, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing

  3. Becky Dirlam December 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    These are so wonderful. I love the timeless elegance of them. Now to find a friend who can see to work the thread for me! 😀

  4. Carol Derbis December 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    Thank you for these! they are beautiful! Have made one from another pattern – now will make a couple from this one…I have some plain ornaments that desperately need ‘dressing up’!

  5. Elizabeth Azuaje July 14, 2015 at 10:06 pm #

    Todo estas labores son bellas..amo el tejido admiro todo lo que tenga que ver…Dios bendiga los ojos las manos…de las personas que lo elaboran y el amor con que lo trabajan.muchas bendiciones. .

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