Crochet Ornaments

IMG_7641Time for another new crochet pattern, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what people make with this one, as it’s a really versatile foundation pattern for crochet ornaments and more.

Scroll down for the pattern and a launch discount!

 

 

 

 

The pattern contains three different shapes – a small sphere, a large sphere and a lozenge* – and each shape can be made in one, two or three colours, meaning you can create the exact look you want.

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*I’m going with ‘lozenge’ for this shape after consultation on Twitter and Facebook! ‘Rugby ball’ was a popular second choice, but I worried it wouldn’t translate to non-rugby-playing cultures (and it’s a rather more sleek shape than a true rugby ball).

 

The two- and three- colour designs have a modern look, perfect if you’re looking for some definitely not twee crochet decorations.

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Each shape can be made in one, two or three colours.

 

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That’s a whole lot of possibilities!

You can really ring the changes with this pattern for every season and celebration. Here are some I’ve made in summery colours.

The pattern shapes can lend themselves to  number of things – yes hanging ornaments, or table decorations in a bowl, but also toys or foundations for other things. Add a rattle or bell inside the stuffing for perfect tactile toys.

Have you ever wanted to make a ball and the pattern doesn’t give you the size you wanted for the yarn you have available? Well, here are all the different sizes of sphere you can make with this pattern using common yarn weights:

approx. diameter
4ply / Sport Weight 3.5cm 5.5cm
DK / Light Worsted Weight 4.5cm 7cm
Aran / Worsted Weight 6.5cm 10cm

Of course you can make also other sizes with heavier or lighter yarn!

 

Here’s a set made in the two-colour option in crisp white and blue:

The pattern is a really good one if you’re newish to crochet – you only need to know how to dc (US: sc). Tutorials on changing colours and decreasing ‘invisibly’ are included!

Here are the links to the pattern in all the usual places:

As usual I’m offering a launch discount of 25% for one week only!
Use code LAUNCHES25 on the Etsy pattern or apply the discount straight to your Ravelry basket.

Plus anyone finding an error in the pattern can have another of my crochet patterns for free. My patterns are thoroughly reviewed and tested, but this one is a bit of a monster so it’s always possible something gets overlooked!

If you didn’t already know, all my patterns are available in both UK and US versions. That’s not one document with some notes to help you convert things, that’s two entirely separate documents – one on A4 paper, using British English, UK crochet terms and metric measurements, one on US Letter paper, using US English, US crochet terms and US standard measurements. I do this with the aim of making whichever pattern you choose to use as readable as possible for you.

Don’t forget to share pictures of anything you make from my patterns with the hashtag #LittleConkers on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest – it makes me so excited to see what you create!