Christmas · Crochet · Free Pattern · Stash-Busting

Stash Buster Bauble

This pattern is a the perfect stash busting Christmas decoration to use up those ball ends from your year of crafting. There are two options for the pattern, a stuffed (rag-doll) version or a flat piece. This pattern is aimed at a beginners and is written in US and UK terminology. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook. The stash-busting advent calendar will be released late November! If you make these please use the social media tags #craftycommuterdesigns and #scrapbusteradventcaledar to share your creations!

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What you need

  • Yellow (Y): 3m (6m for stuffed)
  • Blue (B): 6m (12m for stuffed)
  • Red (R): 11m (22m for stuffed)
  • Silver (S): 3m
  • Green (G): 3m (6m for stuffed)
  • Small amount of stuffing (optional)
  • 3mm Crochet Hook, Note gauge in this pattern is not important. your hook should match your yarn.
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Markers

All stitches are SC/DC (US/UK terminology) stitches. For this pattern the colour yarn, given in () above is used to denote stitches.

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Pattern

R1:CH7, in 2nd from hook, 1R, 5R. CH3 and turn.

R2:in 2nd from hook, 1R, 7R. 2R (foundation stitches). CH1 and turn.

R3: 2R in first stitch, 8R, 2R in last stitch. CH1 and turn.

R4: 2B in first stitch, 2Y, 4B, 2Y, 2B, 2B in same stitch. CH1 and turn.

R5: 1Y, 2B, 1Y, 2B, 1Y, 2B, 1Y, 2B, 1Y, 1B. CH1 and turn.

R6: 2Y in first stitch, 4B, 2Y, 4B, 2Y, 2B in last stitch. CH1 and turn.

R7-10: 16R. CH1 and turn.

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R11: 2B, 2Y, 4B, 2Y, 4B, 2Y. CH1 and turn.

R12: BDEC, 1Y, 2B, 1Y, 2B, 1Y, 2B, 1Y,2B, YDEC. CH1 and turn.

R13: 4B, 2Y, 4B, 2Y, 2B. CH1 in red and turn. 

R14: RDEC, 10R, RDEC. CH1 and turn.

R15: RDEC, 8R, RDEC. CH1 and turn.

R16: 2SL. CH1, R in 3rd stitch, 5R. Fasten off. Leave the remaining 2 unworked.

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Chart

Assembly Stuffed

  1. Make 2nd body.
  2.  SC through both layers around. Make 3 stitches in each corner. SL into first SC.
  3. Make French knows with green yarn in stitches indicated in the chart.
  4. In 2nd stitch of R16, SL yarn in silver. CH30. SL into 5th stitch of R16. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly flat

  1. Slip stitch around the border.
  2. Make French knows with green yarn in stitches indicated in the chart.
  3. In 2nd stitch of R16, SL yarn in silver. CH30. SL into 5th stitch of R16. Fasten off and weave in ends
  4. Block the ornament to flatten.
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