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Christmas Ball Ornament
Christmas Ball Ornament Crochet Pattern

Materials: Crochet Cotton Thread Size 10 - 40 yds
Crochet Hook Size 4 or 2.00 mm
3 mm Pearl Beads 80 (optional)
Trim - Beads, Ribbon etc (optional)
Small Round Balloon


Picot: Slip st in third ch from hook.

String 40 pearls onto thread.

First Half:
Rnd 1: (right side): Ch 4, 15 dc in fourth ch from hook; join with slip st to top of
beginning ch: 16 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 5, dc in same st, skip next dc, * (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, skip next dc;
repeat from * around; join with slip st to third ch of beginning ch-5: 8 ch-2 sps.

Rnd 3: Slip st in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, slide pearl up, 3 dc) in same sp, (3 dc,
slide pearl up, 3 dc) in each ch-2 sp around: join with slip st to top of beginning
ch-3; 48 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 7, slide pearl up, work Picot, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in sp before next
dc, ch 4, slide pearl up, work picot, ch 1, *skip next 3 dc, dc in sp before next dc,
ch 4, slide pearl up, work picot, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with slip st to
third ch of beginning ch-7.

Rnd 5: Ch 7, slide pearl up, work picot, ch 1 * dc in next dc, ch 4, slide pearl up,
work picot, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with slip st to third ch of beginning
ch-7.

Rnd 6: Ch 6, (dc in next dc, ch 3) around; join with slip st to third ch of beginning
ch-6: 16 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, (dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp) around; join
with slip st to top of beginning ch-3, finish off.

Repeat for second half.

Finishing:
Sew halves of ornament together, being careful to match stitches. Push balloon
through any chain space of ornament, inflate balloon until it fills ornament and tie
end. Starch. When dry puncture and remove balloon. Add trim and hanger as
desired.