When I created my bauble collection I knew that I needed to design a crochet Christmas present ornament pattern and I knew that I didn’t want it to be like one you’d ever seen before!

I used really simple shapes and colour changes with the Fair Isle crochet technique to achieve the knit look bauble and added some teeny bows to be the tops of the presents to finish!

Made in rounds using split crochet stitches, you can either pop a ready made bauble in it like I have or stuff it to create the shape. Perfect for using up you yarn stash and great fun too.

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## More about the present bauble pattern

I really love to make decorations for our home, especially Christmas ones and so when I sat down to design the entire crochet bauble pattern collection I played around with some traditional festive patterns as well as some fun and quirky ones.

I knew I wanted a bauble decoration that used lots of colours but that was a simple repeat so that you didn’t get in too much of a tangle.

I suddenly thought – wouldn’t it be cute to have Christmas presents with bows on running all the way around the decoration?! So I set about creating it!

This pattern is part of the collection but will be added as a bonus extra alongside the 21 existing patterns after the crochet along completes on 22nd December. If you’d like to download it today then read on to find out how!

## More about Fair Isle crochet baubles

I designed 7 Fair Isle crochet bauble patterns in all (along with 7 tapestry and 7 mosaic ones) and love all of them!

Fair Isle crochet is such a great technique that uses beginner stitches in a really fun and unique way to create a knit look fabric.

The only stitch you’ll need to know for the Fair Isle section of the baubles is a split single crochet stitch (ssc). It’s worked like a regular single crochet but ‘splits’ through the centre V of the stitch rather into the main body of the stitch as it’s usually done.

Here are the other baubles in the collection to show you how versatile the technique can be!

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## Yarn

To make my version of the present bauble I used Color Theory yarn, 100% acrylic, 246yds/100g, Category #4 weight.

Each bauble uses approx 20g of yarn (50yds) if you’d like to raid your stash!

**For the whole collection of baubles I used the following colours:**

3 balls of Ivory

1 ball each of Nutmeg, Canyon, Raisin, Satellite, Dijon, Caper, Stonewash and Thunder

Here are some that I think would work really well for this pattern in various price ranges:

- Lion Brand Heartland:100% acrylic; 252yds, 230m/140g
- Sirdar Country Classic Worsted: 50% wool, 50% acrylic; 218yds, 200m/100g
- Swish Worsted by WeCrochet: 100% superwash merino wool, 110yds, 100m/50g

## Tension and Sizing

My baubles cover an 8cm/3.15″ plastic bauble with slight negative ease.

Tension isn’t essential for this project so just make sure to match up the Base to your bauble so that you know it will fit before working the main body.

If you are going to stuff your baubles then you don’t need to worry about tension at all and they can be as big or small as you like 🙂

## Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

- A 2.75mm(C) crochet hook- my favourites are Clover Soft Touch or Furls Odyssey (use HANJAN15 to save 15%)
- 8cm/3.15″ plastic baubles available here in a pack of 24: Fillable plastic baubles
- Alternatively, you could cover existing baubles that you have at home.
- You could also use Fibre Fill to stuff them or scraps of yarn ends! You just need to make sure to stuff them really full to get a good shape.
- Pair of sharp scissors
- Needle
- Ribbon for hanging

## Video Tutorial

You can watch a video tutorial for the Fair Isle bauble technique here:

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## Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

sk – skip

rep – repeat

yoh – yarn over hook

blo – back loop only

flo – front loop only

rem – remaining

tog – together

## Crochet Stitches

The stitches used in the baubles are as follows:

sc – single crochet (UK dc – double crochet)

ssc – split single crochet (UK sdc – split double crochet)

exsc – extended single crochet (UK exdc – extended double crochet)

## Special Stitches

The baubles use basic stitches but worked in perhaps a new way. It’s great fun and not much of a change to create something really different!

### Split single crochet

Insert hook into the centre (between the ‘legs’) of stitch. Yarn over and pull through a loop. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook

### Extended split single crochet

Insert hook into the centre (between the ‘legs’) of stitch. Yarn over and pull through a loop. Yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.

### Extended split single crochet 2 together

Insert hook into the centre (between the ‘legs’) of stitch. Yarn over and pull through a loop. Yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook. Insert hook into the centre (between the ‘legs’) of next stitch. Yarn over and pull through a loop. Yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.

## Pattern Notes

The Fair Isle baubles are worked in continuous rounds with increases until Round 7, a set amount of 42 sts until Round 22 and then decreases until Round 27 to complete.

Always change yarn on the the last ‘yarn over and pull through’ when you need to change colour.

All stitches are worked as split stitches in the Fair Isle baubles.

Carrying your colours across the back of the work is a great idea! These are known as ‘floats’. Make sure to catch your floats regularly in long sections that don’t use that colour to avoid them pulling too tight.

The pattern is written in standard US crochet terms.

## Crochet Christmas Present Ornament Pattern

### US Crochet Terminology

*Using 8 colours of your choice: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H. I used A: Ivory, and B: Dijon, C: Satellite, D: Canyon, E: Caper, F: Thunder, G: Nutmeg, H: Raisin.*

**BASE**

Work all stitches as split Exsc in this section using A.

Make a magic ring.

**Round 1: **6 Exsc into the ring [6].

**Round 2:** 2 split Exsc into each stitch around [12].

**Round 3:** * split Exsc in next st, 2 split Exsc in next st; rep from * around [18].

**Round 4:** * split Exsc in next 2 sts, 2 split Exsc in next st; rep from * around [24].

**Round 5:** * split Exsc in next 3 sts, 2 split Exsc in next st; rep from * around [30].

**Round 6:** * split Exsc in next 4 sts, 2 split Exsc in next st; rep from * around [36].

**FAIR ISLE SECTION**

Work all stitches as split sc in this section working colour changes as follows:

**Round 7: **(A) ssc in next 5 sts, 2ssc in next st; rep from * around [42].

**Round 8:** (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (B) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (D) x 1, (B) x 2, (D) x 1, (A) x 2, (E) x 2, (B) x 1, (E) x 2, (A) x 2, (F) x 3, (B) x 2, (F) x 3, (A) x 2, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 2, (H) x 3, (B) x 1, (H) x 3, (A) x 1

**Round 9:** (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (B) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (D) x 1, (B) x 2, (D) x 1, (A) x 2, (E) x 2, (B) x 1, (E) x 2, (A) x 2, (F) x 3, (B) x 2, (F) x 3, (A) x 2, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 2, (H) x 3, (B) x 1, (H) x 3, (A) x 1

**Round 10:** (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (B) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (D) x 1, (B) x 2, (D) x 1, (A) x 2, (E) x 2, (B) x 1, (E) x 2, (A) x 2, (F) x 3, (B) x 2, (F) x 3, (A) x 2, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 2, (H) x 3, (B) x 1, (H) x 3, (A) x 1

**Round 11:** (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (B) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (D) x 1, (B) x 2, (D) x 1, (A) x 2, (E) x 2, (B) x 1, (E) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 8, (A) x 2, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 2, (H) x 3, (B) x 1, (H) x 3, (A) x 1

**Round 12:** (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (B) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 4, (A) x 2, (E) x 2, (B) x 1, (E) x 2, (A) x 2, (F) x 3, (B) x 2, (F) x 3, (A) x 2, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 2, (H) x 3, (B) x 1, (H) x 3, (A) x 1

**Round 13:** (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (B) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (D) x 1, (B) x 2, (D) x 1, (A) x 2, (E) x 2, (B) x 1, (E) x 2, (A) x 2, (F) x 3, (B) x 2, (F) x 3, (A) x 2, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 7, (A) x 1

**Round 14:** (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (D) x 1, (B) x 2, (D) x 1, (A) x 2, (E) x 2, (B) x 1, (E) x 2, (A) x 2, (F) x 3, (B) x 2, (F) x 3, (A) x 2, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 2, (H) x 3, (B) x 1, (H) x 3, (A) x 1

**Round 15:** (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (B) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (D) x 1, (B) x 2, (D) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 5, (A) x 12, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 2, (H) x 3, (B) x 1, (H) x 3, (A) x 1

**Round 16:** (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (B) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (D) x 1, (B) x 2, (D) x 1, (A) x 2, (E) x 2, (B) x 1, (E) x 2, (A) x 12, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 2, (H) x 3, (B) x 1, (H) x 3, (A) x 1

**Round 17:** (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (B) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 8, (E) x 2, (B) x 1, (E) x 2, (A) x 12, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 2, (H) x 3, (B) x 1, (H) x 3, (A) x 1

**Round 18:** (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (B) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 25, (B) x 3, (A) x 10

**Round 19:** (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (B) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 25, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 10

**Round 20:** (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (B) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 25, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 10

**Round 21:** (A) x 29, (G) x 1, (B) x 1, (G) x 1, (A) x 10

**Round 22:** (A) x 42

**TOP**

Work all stitches as split Exsc in this section using A.

Before making the Top, weave in ends and insert the bauble into the cover. Work the remaining rounds with the bauble in place. If your bauble has a removable cap then taking it off at this point could be helpful.

If you would like to add bows to your bauble it is best to do this before making the top.

Use a small amount of Dijon (or the colour of your choice) to thread through the centre of the top of the present using a needle or small crochet hook. You need the yarn to have both ends facing the right side.

Tie the ends of the yarn into a neat bow as in the images.

**Round 23: *** split Exsc in next 5 sts, Exsc2tog over next 2 sts; rep from * around [36].

**Round 24: *** split Exsc in next 4 sts, split Exsc2tog over next 2 sts; rep from * around [30].

**Round 25: *** split Exsc in next 3 sts, split Exsc2tog over next 2 sts; rep from * around [24].

**Round 26: *** split Exsc in next 2 sts, split Exsc2tog over next 2 sts; rep from * around [18].

**Round 27:** * split Exsc in next st, split Exsc2tog over next 2 sts; rep from * around [12].

**TO FINISH**

Weave in ends and add a ribbon to hang if desired.

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Wednesday 21st of December 2022

Thank you for this beautiful bauble! Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays!🎂🎄😊

Catherine

Tuesday 20th of December 2022

Thank you for this free offer. I look forward to trying this and visiting your site for more fun idea