Stranded colorwork knitting

 

Holidays are coming. It’s a well known fact especially for Thanksgiving celebrants. And I know that it’s not popular, but I’m still saying it – I LOVE THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

So I’m working on my Christmas baubles.

Last time I posted a list of colorful stranded knitting links for perfect outcome. Today I’ll give you a basic knitting pattern for Christmas balls.

 

 


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Cast on 8 stitches and divide between 4 needles.Β Knit 1 round.

Knitting Christmas balls

Inc 1 x 8 times by knitting 2 stitches into one.

Knit 1 round.

*Knit 1, inc1L, knit to last stitch, inc1R, knit 1* repeat rest of 3 needles;
Knit 1 round.

 

knitting Christmas baubles

 

Repeat this until you have 16 stitches on one needle ending with last increase round. If you use plastic ball for filling, test it – does it fit if you stretch it.Β Christmas bauble knitting pattern

 

 

 

Christmas knitting - decorations

Knit 12 rounds. If you use plastic ball then on 6th round try it – it should cover half of the ball (with stretching). If you have less or more then you need to adjust your knit rounds accordingly.

Knitted Christmas ornamentsIf you use plastic ball for filling then now is the time to leave it inside of your knitting.

 

Knitting pattern for Christmas balls*Knit 1, k2tog, knit to last 3 stitches, ssk, knit 1* repeat rest of 3 needles;

Knit 1 round.

Repeat this until you have 4 stitches on one needle. Using soft filling – stuff your Christmas ball if you have 6 stitches on one needle and continue.
k2tog x 8 timesChristmas ball ornament knitting pattern

Cut yarn leaving enough for sewing. Take sewing needle and pull yarn through all stitches. Tighten up and wave in.

Make your ball wet (I used spray bottle) and let it try.

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12 thoughts on “Knitting pattern for basic Christmas ball ornament

  • 20. November 2015 at 21:29
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    There are so many possibilities with this basic ornament cover. Thank you for the pattern! πŸ˜€

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    • 20. November 2015 at 21:57
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      You’re welcome πŸ™‚

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  • 28. November 2016 at 23:59
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    Hey there,
    do you happen to remember the diameter of the ball? Can’t wait to try this out!

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    • 29. November 2016 at 07:48
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      Sorry no, but I can give you circumference – 23,5 cm / 9,25 inches (and I used DROPS Baby Merino yarn)

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      • 29. November 2016 at 11:04
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        Perfect, that helps, thanks a lot πŸ™‚ (It’s roughly 7,5cm by the way, I had the internet do the math.)

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        • 29. November 2016 at 13:03
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          Ha, clever thinking πŸ˜€

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  • 11. December 2016 at 18:33
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    Could you tell me the size needles you used??

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    • 11. December 2016 at 18:43
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      I think it was 3,5 mm / US 4 – if you knit a bit looser then try 3mm / US 3 πŸ™‚

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    • 17. December 2016 at 09:05
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      Thank you for following along πŸ™‚

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    • 1. January 2017 at 14:42
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      Beautiful Christmas baubles πŸ™‚

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