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Today’ s Gues Blogger: Erica Laurell. Sweden.
Blog: ericalaurell.blogspot.com

Check out Ericas own christmas calender at her blog. Every day a new lovely crochet pattern!

Homepage: www.ericalaurell.se

I´m Erica
and I´m working as a designer. Mostly I work with crochet and I love colours and patterns.

This christmas is the first with our son Jack. He´s almost 10 months old and it feels very special. I have always loved christmas and christmas decorations.

This year we don’t have a christmas tree since Jack thinks that everything within his reach counts as toys and he just loves to play which is great, but not for a christmas tree.
Therefor I made these christmas tree balls and put them in a christmastree outside our appartment complex. I think it looks really nice and Jack really loved helping me hanging them there.

Merry christmas to you all!


Christmas tree ball

Crochet hook: No 2,5
Yarn: Erica Laurell Organic Yarn ”Greta”
Material: I used a styrofoam ball (perimeter 33 cm) but you can use a ball in any light material.

This christmas tree ball is is made with two halves.

1st half:
White yarn: Chain 4 and connect with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 1: 2 ch, 7 dc around the ring. Begin every round with 2 ch and end every round with 1 slip stitch.
Round 2: 2 dc in each st.
Round 3: Light yellow yarn, *2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st repeat from * around.
Round 4: Yellow yarn, *2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 2 st, repeat from * around.
Round 5: Light pink yarn, *2 dc in first sct 1 dc in next 3 st, repeat from * around.
Round 6: Dark pink yarn, *2 dc in first sct 1 dc in next 4 st, repeat from * around.
Round 7: Cerise yarn, *2 dc in first sct 1 dc in next 5 st, repeat from * around.
Round 8: Purple yarn, *2 dc in first sct 1 dc in next 6 st, repeat from * around.
Round 9: Dark blue yarn, *2 dc in first sct 1 dc in next 7 st, repeat from * around.
Round 10: Petrol yarn, 1 dc in each st.

2nd half:
Black yarn: Chain 4 and connect with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 1: 2 ch, 7 dc around the ring. Begin every round with 2 ch and end every round with 1 slip stitch.
Round 2: 2 dc in each st.
Round 3: Grey yarn, *2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st repeat from * around.
Round 4: Brown yarn, *2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 2 st, repeat from * around.
Round 5: Dark green yarn, *2 dc in first sct 1 dc in next 3 st, repeat from * around.
Round 6: Light green yarn, *2 dc in first sct 1 dc in next 4 st, repeat from * around.
Round 7: Mint yarn, *2 dc in first sct 1 dc in next 5 st, repeat from * around.
Round 8: Rust yarn, *2 dc in first sct 1 dc in next 6 st, repeat from * around.
Round 9: Orange yarn, *2 dc in first sct 1 dc in next 7 st, repeat from * around.
Round 10: Bordeaux yarn, 1 dc in each st.

Pull the halves around the styrofoam ball and stitch them together. Make a hanger with a red piece of thread.

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