Sunday, 20 December 2015

20th December - Crocheted Flower Bauble

Hello......... Welcome to day 20 of the advent calendar today I thought I'd share a pattern of my own with you.

For this make you will need some yarn and a bauble, either a polystyrene one or just one off the tree, for this make I used a 20cm bauble, the silver one pictured above to be precises as I wanted the silver to shine through.   I used Twinkle DK yarn (mostly) and a 3 mm hook, going down a couple of hook sizes from the band.

 Oh and the tutorial is written in UK crochet terms!!!

Round 1 First up chain 4 and do 5 double crochet (dc) ( using UK terms!!) into the ring.

Then we need to make the puffy flower, using a four yarn over puff stitch. 

Round two, So join the new yarn and chain 3

Right now for the puff stitch which is 4 yarn over puff.

So yarn over, insert hook through stitch, yarn over, hook back through stitch (3 loops on hook), then all you do is repeat this 3 more times, then pull hook through all the stitches in one go then close with slip stitch. Ch 1

then another 4 yarn over puff stitch and ch , repeat 4 more time until you have a six petals on the  flower. slip stitch into top of first three ch

(Hopefully that makes sense!!)

 Now join a new colour ( I'm using a sparkly white so my flowers, in the snow) with this mild weather I'm sure it's the only snow we'll have this Christmas here at the summerhouse.

 Round three,  join the new yarn through the middle stitch of one of the petals with a slst. Ch 1, then 3DC into the same stitch. The 1 Treble (tr)  (into the 1ch from the previous round between the petals)  continue the round then slst to close the round. 

Round 4, Now it's time for the granny rounds 

Join the new yarn then ch 2, 2 half trebles (htr) into the same stitch, then ch2 miss the next two stitches then * 3htrb into the next stitch ch 2 * repeat till the end of the round close with slst into the top ch of the first stitch.

As you can see the bauble is becoming a dome shape,

now try it for size on your bauble, it's like a little woolly hat, so cute, also now's the time to deal with the ends.

Now as I love stylecraft Special DK in sherbet I wanted to add it to my bauble only it lacks a little sparkle so I added in some sparkle yarn for the next round crocheting the two yarns together.

Round five Join the yarn through one of the granny chain spaces and then ch 2 then 2 htr into the same stitch then ch2 *miss the next two stitch then 3htr ch2 *for the rest of the round join with a slst.

 Round six  Join new colour into a granny chain space from the previous round then ch3 then 2tb into the same st, *ch3 miss two stitches then 3trb into the next stitch ch3* repeat for the rest of the round.  Close with a Slst.

Round seven, join new colour as before then ch 3 2 tr into same st. Ch1, then one tr into the middle stitch of the previous round (as pictured above)  ch1, 3tr into chain space ch1, 1tr into middle stitch ch1 repeat through the round close with slst.

Yay we are nearly there you should have two cute little domes, so sew in the rest of the ends, now at this point check it fits the bauble, if you are using a larger bauble just continue adding rounds until you are there.

Then using a contrasting coloured yarn it's time to sew the two halves together, (if you'd rather you can use the some colour yarn as your final round) try to match the sides together starting off with one of the three trebles)

Keep stitching then add the bauble and continue sewing until you reach the top, then finish off by stitching through a few stitch then pushing the neddle down and along a few stitches then out again before cutting the yarn.


As a finishing touch I couldn't resist adding a bit of sparkle to the centre of my flower, you could also use a button or just leave it plain.

Happy Bauble making

Ho ho ho
Clare xxx


  1. This bauble is so pretty and festive Clare. Thank you,

  2. This is lovely, thanks for sharing :) I've really been enjoying your festive posts and pretty decorations :) xx

  3. So pretty! You are quite creative in designing this yourself. That makes it even prettier in my eyes! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Very sparkly and pretty, Clare. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  5. This is pretty Clare. Thanks again for sharing you patterns. x

  6. Oh that's so cute, what a pretty way to make an extra special bauble :)

  7. Lovely, I love the sparkly yarn and the way the bauble shines through.

  8. It looks really effective, I made a bauble too.