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Knit Bauble Ornament
Baubles are, of course, the definitive Christmas ornament. You can find them in an infinite number of styles. This purple and white take on the classic bauble is a way to add nontraditional color to your holiday decor. Plus, you can easily customize this pattern with any design you like if you play around with rows 7 and 8. It’s so easy to make this ornament your own!
Skill level: easy
2 packs Lion Brand Yarn Bonbons in Beach, which comes with 8 mini skeins. – You need 2 skeins of purple and less than a skein of white to complete the ornament.
size US 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles 4 stitch markers
sewing needle & thread
Abbreviations & Terms
CO – cast on
sts – stitches
clr – color (color A is purple and B is white in the pictured bauble)
rnd – round
M1R – make 1 right. Here’s a tutorial.
pm – place marker
M1L – make 1 left. Here’s a tutorial.
rep from * – repeat the instructions following the asterisk as directed
(X sts) – X indicates the number of sts that will now be on your needle
sm – slip marker
rep – repeat
ssk – slip one as if to k, slip one as if to p, k both sts together
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
BO – bind off
Gauge & dimensions: 22 sts & 28 rows over 4 inches, knit in stockinette stitch. The bauble measures about 8.5 inches in circumference.
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CO 8 sts in clr A and join into rnd.
rnds 1-3. k8.
rnd 4. *k1, M1R, pm, k1, M1L; rep from * 4 times. (16 sts)
rnd 5. k 16.
rnd 6. *k to m, m1R, sm, k1, m1L; rep from * 4 times (24 sts)
Rep 5-6 to 56 sts.
rnd 7. *k1A, k1B; rep from * 28 times.
rnd 8. *k1B, k1A; rep from * 28 times.
rnds 9-12. Rep rnds 7-8.
Cut Clr B, leaving a 4-6” tail.
rnd 13. k56A.
rnd 14. *k to 2 sts before m, ssk, sm, k1, k2tog; rep from * 4 times, k to end of rnd. (46 sts)
Rep 13-14 until 16 sts remain. Stuff ornament with poly-fil.
rnd 15. k 16.
rnd 16. *ssk, k2tog; rep from * 4 times. (8 sts)
rnd 17. k8.
Break yarn, leaving a 4-6” tail. Draw tail through remaining sts to secure.
Weave in all ends. Using a needle & thread, sew a scrap of ribbon to the top of your finished ornament to hang.
Get the free Knit Star Ornament Pattern here.
Get the free Knit Heart Ornament pattern here.