Christmas Crochet Ball Ornament Pattern

Christmas Crochet Ball Ornament Pattern

Make crochet Christmas ball ornaments inspired by Bavaria!

For a beautiful and unique Christmas decoration, try whipping up this pretty crochet ball ornament pattern. It's fast, easy, and can be decorated in your own way. This tutorial for the Christmas Crochet Ball Ornament Pattern explains how to work up this Bavarian-inspired ornament that will look amazing on any tree this winter.

It's a combination of amigurumi and cross-stitch, so it's a lot of fun to make. Plus, you can use any colors of yarn you want, which means it can be an everyday ornament or made for a specific holiday. The end result is a beautiful and classic-looking ornament with a fun, modern twist. The reason we love this ornament so much is that it really doesn't have to be only Christmas but fits in if that's what you want.

Difficulty LevelEasy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List

  • Red Heart Super Saver, (in red and white or any scrap yarn colors you have)
  • Crochet hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

Bavarian Christmas Crochet Bauble

Christmas Crochet Ball Ornament Pattern:

Watch the crochet Christmas ornament video above or jump right into this pattern below.

  1. Rnd 1: create magic ring. Ch 1, sc 6 into ring, sl to join into rnd. Pull tail to tighten loop.

  2. Rnd 2: ch1, sc 2 in next 6 sts, sl to join. (12 sts)

  3. Rnd 3: ch 1, *sc 1, sc 2 in next st; rep from * 5 more times, sl to join. (18 sts)

  4. Rnd 4: ch 1, *sc 2, sc 2 in next st; rep from * 5 more times, sl to join. (24 sts)

  5. Rnd 5: ch 1, *sc3, sc 2 in next st; rep from * 5 more times, sl to join. (30 sts)

  6. Rnds 6-11: ch 1, *sc 36, sl to join. (5 Rnds)

  7. Rnd 12: ch 1, *sc 4, sk 1; Rep from * 5 more times, sl to join. (24 sts)

  8. Rnd 13: ch 1, *sc 3, sk 1; Rep from * 5 more times, sl to join. (18 sts)

  9. Rnd 14: ch 1, *sc 2, sk 1; Rep from * 5 more times, sl to join. (12 sts) Stuff ornament.

  10. Rnd 15: ch 1, *sc 1, sk 1; Rep from * 5 more times, sl to join. (6 sts)

  11. Rnds 16-17: ch 1, sc 6, sl to join.

  12. Break yarn and draw tail through to secure. Using scrap yarn in a contrasting color, sew cross stitch Xs all the way around the widest part of the ornament.

  13. Weave in all ends and sew a braid of yarn to the top of the ornament to hang.

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This looks like such a great, easy idea! I am wondering if you stuff it with filling, or just leave it without anything? I would fill it as I go, making sure it stays in a ball shape for a long, long time! You could make these in any color to match your tree and other Christmas decor.



Its still a bit early to think about Christmas, but I have an idea for this project. I like to make up craft kits for my grandchildren to work on when we get together at Thanksgiving. That helps keep the little ones occupied until dinner is ready, and they can proudly show off their own handicraft skills. Im definitely adding this project to the bundle of craft kits for this year.

I'm such a big fan of this classic bauble style. This is really pretty!


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