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You'll want to work up a bunch of these for your crocheting friends: The Crocheter's Favorite Ornament. It's a little crochet basket with tiny balls of yarn in it! What could be a more perfect gift for a crocheter? You can let everyone know about your talents with this Christmas ornament. They'll probably notice it and then notice all the crochet hats and blankets you've made around the house. Your renown of crochet can be known even better now with this crochet ornament.
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
With A, ch 14, leaving a long tail.
Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—13 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in skipped st; repeat from * across, turn.
Skipping all ch-1 spaces, repeat Row 2 until piece measures 3¾” (9.5 cm) ending on a wrong side row.
Last Row (right side): Ch 1, sc in each sc across skipping all ch-1 spaces, turn—13 sc.
With right side of Row 1 facing, and taking care not to twist ch, join with sl st in first foundation ch (near yarn tail), ch 1; working in back ridge loops, sl st in each ch across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Fold piece lengthwise with right side facing inward. With long tails and yarn needle, sew side seams and reinforce ends of handle.
Turn Basket right side out, and gently push out corners for a rounded shape.
Weave in ends.
Balls of Yarn
Wind small balls of each B, C, D and D, measuring 1” (2.5 cm) in diameter. Cut yarn leaving a long tail, and weave tail through center of ball. Apply craft glue to last strand to prevent unraveling. Arrange balls in basket.
A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitches
st(s) = stitch(es)
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.
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