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.

For larger Christmas balls with video tutorial CLICK HERE

I used DROPS Baby Merino yarn and needles size 3 mm. Circumference of my styrofoam balls are 10cm.


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


Knitting Christmas balls

*Inc1* x 8 times by knitting 2 stitches into one stitch (16 stitches total).

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 STEP 3 until you have 16 stitches on one needle ending with increase round. If you use a styrofoam 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 a styrofoam 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 ornaments

When using a styrofoam ball, now is the time to leave it inside of your work. If you use soft filling, no need to worry about it yet.

*Knit 1, k2tog, knit to last 3 stitches, ssk, knit 1* repeat rest of 3 needles;

Knit 1 round.


Knitting pattern for Christmas balls

Repeat STEP 6 until you have 4 stitches on one needle. Using soft filling – stuff your Christmas ball.

*k2tog* x 8 times


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

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

Christmas ball ornament knitting pattern



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