Makeshift Mistletoe Kissing Ball

Makeshift Mistletoe Kissing Ball

This Makeshift Mistletoe Kissing Ball is a seriously creative idea. With a few leaves and lots of color, this crochet Christmas decoration is unique and fun for parties. Drop a few from your ceiling in multiple places around the house to see how many people you can catch underneath it at any point in time. It can take the place of old school mistletoe that's going out of style and instead brings a pop of color in its place. See what you think of this super fun Christmas crochet pattern!

Difficulty LevelEasy

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeGauge is not important for this project.

Materials List

  • RED HEART Boutique Sassy Fabric: 1 hank 9934 Red Dot
  • RED HEART Super Saver: small amount 319 Cherry Red
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10]
  • 4 (10 cm) diameter Styrofoam ball
  • Faux mistletoe (use bunch of mistletoe and cut it into smaller sprigs)
  • Straight pins
  • Ribbon bow (optional)
  • Glue


1. Make a ruffled scarf with one hank of the Sassy Fabric.
2. Pin scarf to ball going in vertical rows so that you only have one layer of ruffles covering the whole ball.
3. Pin sprigs of mistletoe around the ball. Hanging Loop Using a yard or so of yarn, crochet a chain and then do a row of single crochets into chain. {in to top of ball and secure with a dab of glue.

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Im not very impressed with this project. The instructions are sketchy at best. Make a ruffled scarf using the suggested yarn. Ive worked with that yarn, and its not that quick to do. This project could just as easily be made up using commercial tinsel, a feather boa, or any number of other lengths of things. I was really disappointed with this. Its not exactly what I would consider a crochet project.


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