Do you have a little bit of velvet yarn leftover from your projects? Use this free pattern to whip up some quick ornaments. Each ornament only takes a small amount of yarn. So, this project is perfect for your partial skeins of leftover yarn. I made several with the leftover yarn from some of my other velvet yarn projects.
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The pattern requires a few slight variations on the single crochet, including the single crochet in the back loop only. This project is a great chance to practice these stitch variations while making some squishy soft Christmas ornaments.
About the Inspiration for Velvet Yarn Crochet Ornament
Do you save up your leftover bits of yarn? I know I do. It’s probably why I like stashbusting projects so much. Since I’ve made a few velvet yarn projects this year, I had some leftover yarn near the end of the year. Crochet ornaments seemed like the perfect way to use up the yarn.
Because the ornaments are stuffed, it was also important to find a stitch that didn’t leave gaps between the stitches. The single crochet back loop only is perfect for that reason. I also used the stitch in my Spiral Baby Hat and Spiral Hat patterns to minimize the gaps between stitches.
About the Yarn
Bernat Baby Velvet is a wonderful velvet yarn. It has so much going for it. The skeins are generously sized. The yarn is machine washable. And, it is worsted weight making it versatile for a number of projects. For these reasons, I’ve used it in several projects including my Velvet Hat and Velvet Scarf patterns.
Bernat Velvet yarn would also be a great choice for these ornaments. The Bernat Velvet yarn is slightly heavier than the baby velvet. So, if you choose to use Bernat Velvet, pick a slightly larger hook and expect your ornament to come out a little bigger.
The Velvet Christmas Bauble is a free crochet pattern for a Christmas ornament in U.S. crochet terminology. It is included for free on the blog below.
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Velvet Yarn Crochet Ornament
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Worsted weight velvet yarn (#4 Medium) in color of choice small amount. If you choose a heavier weight velvet yarn like Bernat Velvet, simply choose a larger hook and expect your ornament to be bigger.
Shown above: Yarnspirations Bernat Baby Velvet (100% polyester), 492 yds [450m]/10.5 oz[300g]: #86005 (Orchid Hush) small amount.
Hook: Size G/6 (4.0mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers.
Materials: Filling of choice, bauble hanger.
Sizing and Gauge
Size: Approximately 7” circumference.
Gauge: Exact gauge is not critical. At end of round 4, diameter of circle should be approximately 2 1/4”.
- Magic loop tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/magic-loop-tutorial/.
- Bauble is worked in a spiral from the bottom up. Do not join or turn work.
- Stitches are worked in back loop only.
- Use stitch marker to mark the first and last st of each rnd and move these markers up for each new rnd.
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
sc: single crochet
sc blo: single crochet back loop only
sc blo 2 tog: single crochet back loop only two together
Special Stitch Instructions:
sc blo 2 tog: insert hook in back loop only of next st, yarn over and pull up a loop through st (2 loops on hook), insert hook in back loop only of next st, yarn over and pull up a loop through st (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook, sc blo 2 tog completed.
Velvet Yarn Crochet Ornament Pattern
Begin with magic loop.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), work 6 sc magic loop, do not turn work on this and all subsequent rnds. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc blo in each st of previous rnd. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: *2 sc blo in next st, sc blo in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: *2 sc blo in next st, sc blo in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)
Rnd 5 – 7: Sc blo in each st around. (24 sts)
Rnd 8: *Sc blo 2 tog, sc blo in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around. (18 sts)
Rnd 9: *Sc blo 2 tog, sc blo in next st; rep from * around. (12 sts) Fill bauble with filling.
Rnd 10: Sc blo 2 tog around. (6 sts)
Finishing: At end of Rnd 10, cut yarn with a tail of 10 inches. Pull yarn through last stitch. Thread yarn end onto tapestry needle. Use needle to run yarn in a ring through the last 6 sts. Remove needle and pull gently to close the hole. Ch 4 sts with yarn tail and fasten off. Use yarn needle again to weave end securely into the bauble leaving the 4 sts out to form a small loop. Attach bauble hanger through the small loop.