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Festive Knitted Christmas Ball Ornaments

Festive Knitted Christmas Ball Ornaments
Festive Knitted Christmas Ball Ornaments
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Nothing says Merry Christmas like a beautiful hand-knit gift for the Christmas tree! These Festive Knitted Christmas Ball Ornaments are the perfect gift for you to bring to any Christmas party you attend this season, or to add to your own collection. The simple zigzag design along the center of these knitted ornaments makes the pattern crisp and professional looking, which is just what you want for your gifts. Make Christmas trees sing this year with a selection of these great knitted Christmas tree ornaments.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm

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

Gauge21 sts and 27 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st. 

Finished SizeApprox 4" [10 cm] diameter

Materials List

  • Bernat® Happy Holidays™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 240 yds/219 m)

    Version 1: Main Color (MC) Merrier Multi (31713) 1 ball, Contrast A Twinkly White (31709) 1 ball

    Version 2: Main Color (MC) Silvered Red (31710) 1 ball, Contrast A Twinkly White (31709) 1 ball

    Version 3: Main Color (MC) Glittery Green (31711) 1 ball Contrast A Twinkly White (31709) 1 ball

     
  • Set of four size U.S. 6 (4 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge

     
  • Craft foam balls 4" [10 cm] diameter

     
  • Stitch Marker

Instructions

Note: 1 ball each of MC and A will make 12 Ornaments.

First Half of Ball

With MC, cast on 7 sts. Divide onto 3 needles (2, 2, 3). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: (Knit into front and back of stitich - Kfb) 7 times. 14 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: (Kfb. K1) 7 times. 21 sts.
5th rnd: (Kfb. K2) 7 times. 28 sts.
7th rnd: (Kfb. K3) 7 times. 35 sts.
9th rnd: (Kfb. K4) 7 times. 42 sts.
11th rnd: (Kfb. K5) 7 times. 49 sts.
13th rnd: (Kfb. K6) 7 times. 56 sts.
15th rnd: (Kfb. K7) 7 times. 63 sts.
17th rnd: (Kfb. K8) 7 times. 70 sts.
18th rnd: Knit.
Work Chart to end of chart, reading rnds from right to left and noting 10-st rep will be worked 7 times.
Break MC.

Second Half of Ball

With A, knit 1 rnd.
Proceed as follows:
1st rnd: (K2tog. K8) 7 times. 63 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: (K2tog. K7) 7 times. 56 sts.
5th rnd: (K2tog. K6) 7 times. 49 sts.
7th rnd: (K2tog. K5) 7 times. 42 sts.
9th rnd: (K2tog. K4) 7 times. 35 sts.
Insert foam ball.
11th rnd: (K2tog. K3) 7 times. 28 sts.
13th rnd: (K2tog. K2) 7 times. 21 sts.
15th rnd: (K2tog. K1) 7 times. 14 sts.
16th rnd: Knit.
Break yarn, leaving long end. Thread end through rem loops. Pull tightly. Fasten securely. 

Hanging Loop

Cast on 30 sts.
With A, cast off. Fold loop in half and sew to top of Ornament.

Abbreviations

alt
alternate(ing)
approx
approximately
k
knit
k2tog
knit next 2 stitches together
kfb
increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
rem
remaining
rep
repeat
rnd(s)
round(s)
st(s)
stitch(es)

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When I saw the photo of these knitted ball ornaments I had to click on it and see the pattern. I love it! I'm going to have to make some of these with my Christmas yarn stash. You could also add embellishments to these like sequin snowflakes, beads, or ribbon. Pinned this one to make!

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