Crocheted Christmas Baubles - Pattern

Since I'm going on holiday in December, I've been buying all my Christmas presents early which has really put me in the Christmas-y mood!
So for the past 2 weeks now, I've been singing Christmas carols while crocheting Christmas decorations... If you can't tell yet, I love this time of year!

I think the reason I love it so much is that I get to spend it with friends and family, think of thoughtful gifts and ways to remind them just how much I love them and be able to randomly burst out in song without someone giving me the slightest hint of a "Why is she so weird?" stare!
What's your favourite part about Christmas?




What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook
20g DK Yarn {8ply}
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Toy Stuffing
Twine

Finished Size
Approximately 3 inches x 3 inches

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Christmas Red
Forest Green
Snow White


~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Single Crochet of that round} 

Star Bauble
Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and christmas red DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 5 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 6 single crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 1, then crochet a Single Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. You should have 12 single crochets now. 
Round 3~ Chain 1, then crochet a Single Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. You should have 18 single crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 1, then crochet a Single Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochetinto the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. You should have 24 single crochets now.
Round 5~ Chain 1, then crochet a Single Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. You should have 30 single crochets now. 
Round 6~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1.
Round 7~ Change yarn colour to forest green. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1.
Round 8 - 12~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1.
Round 13~ Change yarn colour to forest green. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1.
Round 14~ Change yarn colour to christmas red. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1.
Round 15~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 2 stitches. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. You should have 24 single crochets now.
Round 16~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. You should have 18 single crochets now.
Round 17~ Chain 1. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. You should have 12 single crochets now. {Note: You'll want to stuff the bauble with toy stuffing now, otherwise you won't be able to full it later.}
Round 18~ Chain 1. Crochet 6 Single Crochet Decreases. Slip Stitch into chain 1. You should have 6 single crochets now. 
Fasten off, then sew the top of the bauble closed before weaving in any loose ends.
Now attach a piece of twine to the top of the bauble so that you can hang it on your Christmas tree.

Candy Cane Bauble
Repeat pattern above, but  this time alternate between crocheting 3 rounds using white yarn, and 1 round using red yarn.


Striped Bauble
Repeat pattern above, but this time alternate between crocheting 1 round of every colour (red, green, white.).

Hope you all enjoyed this Christmas-y pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,

Newborn Apple Hat Crochet Pattern

Whenever I see an apple I can't help but think of the young Isaac Newton who spotted a falling apple, and wasn't content just living in ignorance as to why it fell, but was curious and wanted answers.
I think it's such a constant and wonderful reminder how it is physically impossible for us to know everything, so we should never shy away from learning no matter what our age!



What You'll Need
7.00mm Crochet Hook
5.00mm Crochet Hook
60g Red Bulky Yarn {12ply} 
10g DK Yarn {8ply}
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size
Newborn, 0 - 3 Months Old
{Head Circumference 13.5 inches, 34cm. Hat Height 5.5 inches, 14cm}

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Ruby Red - 12ply
Chocolate Brown - 8ply
Moss Green - 8ply



Note
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round}

~ Hat ~

Round 1~ Taking your 7.00mm crochet hook and ruby red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5 -11~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Stem & Leaves ~

Stem
Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and chocolate brown DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 4 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 5 single crochets now.
Round 2 - 6~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew the stem onto the top of the hat, right in the middle.

Leaves
Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and moss green DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 9 Chains.
Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Triple Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the last stitch. Chain 2. {Note: You are now going to be working on the opposite side of foundation chain.} Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the first stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Triple Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the last stitch. Chain 2, then Slip Stitch into the ninth chain you made at the start of the leaf.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
You'll want to create 3 leaves.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew the leaves to the top of the hat, around the stem.


Hope you all enjoyed this fruity pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,




Classic Bubblegum Pompom Hat Crochet Pattern

What kid doesn't love bubblegum? It comes in a variety of colours not to mention it's super stretchiness that can be blown into a bubble multiple times, without ever becoming dull or boring.

So the other day while watching my little sister chew away, I thought to myself  "Why not create a hat inspired by our childhood memories of bubblegum and the fun that comes with it?".

  
What You'll Need
10.00mm Crochet Hook
150g Bulky Yarn {12ply} - I used Lincraft Veronica
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size 
Fits 13 Years & Up


Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 28 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 19 chains. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 7 chains. You should have 28 stitches now.
Row 2~ Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into every stitch across.
Row 3~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the back loop of the next 20 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the back loop of the next 7 stitches.


Row 4~ Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into every stitch across.
Row 5~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the back loop of the next 20 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the back loop of the next 7 stitches. 
Row 6 - 45~ Repeat rows 4 - 5. {Note: You can either add or take away a couple sets of rows 4 - 5, depending on your head's circumference.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Now taking the yarn and tapestry needle, thread the yarn through the ends of the rows along the edge. {Note: Be sure to thread the yarn through the ends consisting of single crochets, not the ends with half double crochets.}


Once you've threaded your needle along one side, pull the yarn tightly to gather all the edges together until the hole at the top is closed.
Now, sew the two short sides of the hat together to complete your beanie.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Now flip up the brim of the hat 2 inches.

Then make a Pom Pom using your bulky yarn. I used a pom pom maker, but if you don't have one you can easily make one using THIS video tutorial. {Note: My pompom measured 4 inches x 4 inches.}
Taking your tapestry/wool needle, attach the pom pom to the very top of your hat.

 

Hope you all enjoyed this basic yet fun pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,