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Crochet Ornaments & Cluster Pattern | 627handworks
December 11th, 2013

Crochet Ornaments & Cluster Pattern

by Julie Hirt

Guess what I’ve been making during TV time?   Crochet Christmas ornaments!

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My parents had some old ornaments with crochet around satin balls and I wanted to make some for myself using bright colors.

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The pink ornament is made from a free pattern by Crochet Geek and it’s nice because you can also follow via video.

The aqua and yellow mesh looking ornament  is also a free pattern by Crochet Geek with a video tutorial. I didn’t add the flower but it’s my favorite base pattern.

Depending on the size of your balls (hahaha) you may need to add a few rows.  Or change it up by changing needle or thread sizes.

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The pattern below is for this gray, aqua and red ornament. I also made it in solid red (above).

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Bottom of the ornament.

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Top of the ornament – you can see how the last row forms a star pattern.

 

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CROCHET CLUSTER ORNAMENT PATTERN:

Materials
Size 10 Aunt Lydia’s Cotton Crochet Thread
Steel Crochet Hook Size 6, 1.80 MM
2 5/8″ ornaments. Mine are clear glass that came in a pack of 12 from  Hobby Lobby.

Special Stitches
Beginning Cluster:  ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc in the same stitch
Cluster:  2dc, ch2, 2dc in the same stitch

Row 1
Ch6 and join with a slip stitch.  Ch3 (counts as first dc), dc 15 times in the center ring.
Join with a slip stitch at the top of ch3.  (total of 16)

Row 2
Ch6 (this counts as a ch3 and a dc)
*Skip a stitch, dc, ch3. Repeat from * around.
Join with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain  (total of 8 loops)

Row 3
Slip stitch into the first loop.
Beginning Cluster, ch1, * Cluster into each loop, ch1.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

Row 4
Slip stitch into the ch2 space of cluster.
Beginning Cluster, ch2, * Cluster into ch2 space of clusters from the previous row, ch2.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

Row 5
Slip stitch into the ch2 space of cluster.
Beginning Cluster, ch3, *Cluster into ch2 space of clusters from the previous row, ch3.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

Row 6
Slip stitch into the ch2 space of cluster.
Beginning Cluster, ch4, * Cluster into ch2 space of clusters from the previous row, ch4.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

Rows 7-8-9
Slip stitch into the ch2 space of cluster.
Beginning Cluster, ch5, * Cluster into ch2 space of clusters from the previous row, ch5.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

Row 10
Slip stitch into the ch2 space of cluster.
Beginning Cluster, ch4, * Cluster into ch2 space of clusters from the previous row, ch4.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

Row 11
Slip stitch into the ch2 space of cluster.
Beginning Cluster, ch3, * Cluster into ch2 space of clusters from the previous row, ch3.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

** Insert Ornament **

Row 12
This will feel a little weird and may be a bit tight,  just stretch your work and it will fit nicely.
*Chain 12, sc into the ch2 space of the 3rd cluster over. Repeat from * until you are back at the first cluster.  Tie off.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Download PDF Copy of Crochet Cluster Ornament Pattern

julie

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12 Comments to “Crochet Ornaments & Cluster Pattern”

  1. These are just too adorable! I would love a whole tree of them:)

  2. Your balls (double haha!) look fantastic. Such a great idea!

  3. Someday I hope to be talented enough not to make a mess of needles and yarn, but until then, I just enjoy others’ talents!

  4. I remember doing these decades ago. I love that it has all come back only this time with color. Thanks for the pattern, I might give it a try.

  5. Your crochet Christmas Tree ornaments are beautiful!

  6. These are gorgeous Julie! I hope I get a chance to give these a try. They would fit right in on my Old Fashioned tree or go well with a very modern tree. Thanks for sharing
    xo jan

  7. Super cute! I just need more free hands for all these hand projects I love. Nice.

  8. Your ornament is pretty. Too bad you don’t know a cluster from a shell.

    • Technically, it’s not cluster OR a shell, it’s two sets of 2DC with chains between.

      “Cluster” just happens to be what I named the same *cluster of stitches* throughout. Cluster: a group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together.

      I should have named it “Double Crochet with Chains in-between Crochet Ornament”. That’s pretty.

  9. How did I miss this post in December?? I too think your balls are nice (Susan made me giggle). I would like you to make me 100 of these for my tree this year. Thanks. Bye.

  10. Where do you print the crochet geek pattern from?

  11. I could not find the pattern for the pink ornament on the crochet geek site. Could you possibly email me the pattern. Yours is so beautiful. My email address is sincyn44@hotmail.com. Thanks so much……Cynthia

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