Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Cute Christmas Baubles

 Every Christmas I like to make a cute little decoration for each of my family. 

I often put them on the dinner table.

Today I have made a start on this year's  - and I think they would be great as hanging decorations too 

- so I will add a hanging cord to make them festive baubles that can be kept and re-used next year.


Cute Christmas Baubles


Cute Christmas Baubles


Christmas Elf Bauble

 

Requirements:

DK yarn – white (for the face)

DK yarn – colour (for the hat)

3.25mm or 3.5mm needles

Polyester stuffing

Length of dark yarn for adding features

Tiny pom-pom, or jingle bell if desired

 

Using white yarn, cast on 5sts

Row 1:           Kfb in first 4sts, k1                        (9sts)

Row 2:           Purl

Row 3:          (K1, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (13sts)

Row 4:           Purl

Row 5:           (K2, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (17sts)

Row 6:           Purl

Row 7:           (K3, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (21sts)

Row 8:           Purl

Row 9:           (K4, kfb) 4 times, k1                      (25sts)

Row 10:        Purl

Row 11:        (K5, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (29sts)

Row 12:        Purl

Row 13:        Knit

Row 14:         Purl

Cut off white, (leaving a tail to use for joining)

Join in hat colour ~

Knit 4 rows

Row 19:         (K5, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (25sts)

Row 20:        Purl

Row 21:         (K4, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (21sts)

Row 22:         Purl

Row 23:         (K3, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (17sts)

Row 24:         Purl

Row 25:         (K2, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (13sts)

Row 26:         Purl

Row 27:         (K1, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (9sts)

Row 28:         Purl

Row 29:         (K2tog) 4 times, k1                       (5sts)

Row 30:         Purl

Row 31:         K2tog, k2tog, k1                           (3sts)

Row 32:        S1, p2tog, psso

Fasten off

Use the ‘tails’ to join the back seam leaving a small gap

Stuff the bauble

Add features, using a length of dark yarn

Sew the gap in the seam to close

 

Add a tiny pom-pom or jingle bell if desired

If you want a hanging decoration, add a hanging loop, using yarn (or metallic thread, or fine twine)

 

Variations ~

 

For a Snowman

Using white yarn, cast on 5sts

Row 1:           Kfb in first 4sts, k1                        (9sts)

Row 2:           Purl

Row 3:          (K1, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (13sts)

Row 4:           Purl

Row 5:           (K2, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (17sts)

Row 6:           Purl

Row 7:           (K3, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (21sts)

Row 8:           Purl

Row 9:           (K4, kfb) 4 times, k1                      (25sts)

Row 10:        Purl

Row 11:        (K5, kfb) 4 times, k1                       (29sts)

Row 12:        Purl

Row 13:        Knit

Row 14:         Purl

Cut off white, (leaving a tail to use for joining)

Join in hat colour ~

Row 15:        Knit

Row 16:        S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end

Row 17:        S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

Row 18:        S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end

Row 19:         (K5, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (25sts)

Row 20:        Purl

Row 21:         (K4, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (21sts)

Row 22:         Purl

Row 23:         (K3, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (17sts)

Row 24:         Purl

Row 25:         (K2, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (13sts)

Row 26:         Purl

Row 27:         (K1, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (9sts)

Row 28:         Purl

Row 29:         (K2tog) 4 times, k1                       (5sts)

Row 30:         Purl

Row 31:         K2tog, k2tog, k1                           (3sts)

Row 32:        S1, p2tog, psso

Fasten off

Use the ‘tails’ to join the back seam leaving a small gap

Stuff the bauble

 

For the nose – using a length of orange yarn ~

Cast on one stitch

Row 1:          Kfb

Row 2:          K1, kfb

Cast off

Fold in half, and catch together with a stitch

Sew on the nose, using the cast on and cast off tails.

 

Add other features, using a length of dark yarn

Sew the gap in the seam to close

 

Add a tiny pom-pom if desired

If you want a hanging decoration, add a hanging loop, using yarn (or metallic thread, or fine twine)

 

 

For a Clown

Knit exactly as for the Elf

 

For the nose – using a length of red yarn ~

Cast on 3 stitches

Row 1:       Knit in the front and back of every stitch               (6sts)

Row 2:       Purl

Row 3:       Knit

Row 4:       P2tog three times                                                (3sts)

Cast off

Tie cast on and cast off tails together (this pulls the nose together)

Sew on the nose, using the cast on and cast off tails.

 

Add other features, using a length of dark yarn

Sew the gap in the seam to close

Add a tiny pom-pom if desired

 

If you want a hanging decoration, add a hanging loop, using yarn (or metallic thread, or fine twine)



Cute Christmas Baubles

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