I love to have colour in Christmas decorations! These crochet baubles can be made in any colour combination to go with the rest of your Christmas decor.
Overlay crochet gives lots of possibilities for using colour, so I decided to include it for these balls. Overlay crochet means doing a second, or even third layer of stitches over part of your crochet. This gives a more three-dimensional feel to the project. It can also be omitted in a pattern because it is an extra layer. Here overlays are the V-shaped doublecrochets and trebles over the first layer of crochet.
You can make the ball in any kind of yarn or thread. On the video I use doubleknitting weight wool and a crochet hook 4 mm. The finished ball is 10 cm (4 in) in diameter. The smallest on shown on the video is cotton crochet thread with hook size 2 mm. The ball is then 7 cm (2.75 in) in diameter.
The ball is made in two parts. You need either wadding (filling) to put inside it or a polystyrene ball. You sew the two parts together in the middle.
The tutorial goes over the making of the ball step by step.
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