Hello everyone! Thanks for joining in on our Twelve Days of Christmas Crochet. We’re on Day Three of our holiday crochet countdown and today’s make is a crochet globe ornament with a pretty snowflake embroidery pattern!
If you’ve tuned in to previous days, you may recognize the snowflake motif, as it’s the same one used on the “Cocoa Bear” pattern from Day One!
Today’s pattern is an amigurumi pattern, which means you’ll be working in a continuous spiral of single crochet stitches.
I recommend using a stitch marker to help you keep track of your rounds. It also involves some embroidery for the snowflake motif, but I’ll walk you through how to do that!
Here are all of the materials required to make this project – feel free to make substitutions to the yarn colors, weight, and even the hook size. My project ended up measuring about 4 inches tall. Remember, using a larger hook and yarn of a different weight will affect the finished size of your project!
|4.25mm crochet hook|
|worsted weight yarn in white and red (you can also use whatever colors you’d like!)|
Here are all of my standard abbreviations. Some of these may not be used in the pattern – these are the stitches that I use most frequently! If you see an abbreviation that you are unfamiliar with, please refer back to this chart.
Note: For this project, increases and decreases are single crochet increases/ decreases unless otherwise specified! (This is generally the standard in amigurumi projects.)
|slp st||slip stitch|
|hdc||half double crochet|
|FLOsc||front loop only single crochet|
|FLOscdec||front loop only single crochet decrease|
|BLOsc||back loop only single crochet|
|BLOscdec||back loop only single crochet decrease|
|()||number of sts in row|
Starting with white yarn (or whatever color you decide to use for the main color)
R1: ML 6sc
R2: inc in each st (12)
R3: *sc, inc* around (18)
R4: *2sc, inc* around (24)
R5: *3sc, inc* around (30)
R6 – R11: sc around (6 rows total)
R12: *3sc, dec* (24)
R13: *2sc, dec* (18)
R14: *sc, dec* (12)
Stuff your ornament body here!
R15: dec in each st (6)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.
Before we close up the bottom of the ornament, we need to add the snowflake motif! Sew one straight stitch from the bottom to the top of your ornament:
Then sew another straight stitch directly over the first, creating a cross:
Next, we’ll sew an “X” over this cross:
Now we’ll add the first “V” to the bottom:
Moving counter-clockwise to the next stitch we sewed, tie a French knot on the surface of the fabric:
Continue this pattern, alternating between creating a “V” and a French knot.
I like to think about it like it’s a compass – north, south, east, and west all get a “V,” and the intermediate directions (like north-east, etc.) get a French knot!
Here’s what the completed snowflake looks like:
Use a contrasting color of yarn (I used the same color I used for the snowflake)
R1: ML 6sc
R2: inc in each st
R3: BLOsc around
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
We’ll add a little fluff to the underside of the cap, then whip stitch it onto the top of the ornament. Work all the way around, then use a little of the remaining tail to create a loop through the ML circle.
Once you’ve pulled up a loop, tie a knot and weave in any extra tail.
Complete and ready to hang on your tree!