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The Crocheter's Favorite Ornament

The Crocheters Favorite Ornament

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.

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Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Basket

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.

Handle

Ch 25.
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.

Finishing

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.

Abbreviations

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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Oh my how cute is this Crocheter's Favorite Ornament. I love this idea of making small baskets and filling it with yarn balls. I'm thinking of making a few with a heavy cotton to make it stiffer. I can see this pattern used for earrings, necklace and even a broch. I need to figure out how to make small crochet hooks to put into the basket. LOL So many ideas with this well written pattern, my mind is racing. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.

Oh my this is just too cute. Its me. I have got to have one of these. The pattern is even shown on this page so we dont have to go to an outside source and navigate all those pages with those dreaded ads. This little crochet basket fill with tiny balls of yarn will definitely find a home on my tree this year.

What crocheter (or knitter) wouldnt love this personalized little charmer? One member of an online group I belong to put her version inside a clear plastic ornament (the kind that comes apart). If the handle were stiffened a little, it would also make a nice little pin. My biggest challenge is making the tiny yarn ballsmy fumble fingers arent quite as nimble as they used to be. Maybe someone can suggest tips in the comments.

I was expecting to see a different ornament for crocheter but of I guess the most logical thing to give an avid crocheter are balls of yarn packed in a crocheted bag like this Crocheter's Favorite Ornament. I'm sure crocheters like me will like it a lot. You can make the basket bigger and fill it with different colored yarns to your recipient's delight.

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