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The Crocheter’s Favorite Ornament Basket Free Crochet Pattern

Craft the Perfect Gift with the Crocheter’s Favorite Ornament

As the holiday season approaches, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about unique and thoughtful gifts for your fellow crafters. The Crocheter’s Favorite Ornament, designed by Red Heart, is an adorable and creative way to celebrate the art of crochet. This charming little ornament features a crochet basket filled with tiny balls of yarn, making it an ideal gift for any crochet enthusiast.

Why Choose the Crocheter’s Favorite Ornament?

This delightful ornament is not only a fun project to make but also a wonderful way to showcase your love for crochet. It’s a perfect addition to your Christmas tree, adding a touch of handmade charm and creativity. The Crocheter’s Favorite Ornament is also a great conversation starter, allowing you to share your passion for crochet with friends and family.

Materials Needed

To create your own Crocheter’s Favorite Ornament, you will need the following materials:

  • Yarn: Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran yarn in various colors.
    • Color A (Basket): Choose a color that complements your holiday decor.
    • Colors B, C, D (Balls of Yarn): Use small amounts of different colors for the yarn balls.
  • Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook.
  • Yarn Needle: For weaving in ends and sewing the basket.
  • Scissors: For cutting the yarn.
  • Craft Glue: To secure the yarn balls.

Step-by-Step Instructions

The pattern includes detailed instructions for each step, ensuring that you can create a beautiful and functional ornament with ease. You’ll start by crocheting the basket, followed by the handle. The pattern uses basic crochet stitches such as single crochet and slip stitches, making it accessible for all skill levels.Basket:

  1. With Color A, chain 14, leaving a long tail.
  2. Row 1 (right side): Single crochet in the 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, turn—13 single crochets.
  3. Row 2: Chain 1, single crochet in first single crochet, *skip next single crochet, single crochet in next single crochet, chain 1, single crochet in skipped stitch; repeat from * across, turn.
  4. Skipping all chain-1 spaces, repeat Row 2 until piece measures 3¾” (9.5 cm) ending on a wrong side row.
  5. Last Row (right side): Chain 1, single crochet in each single crochet across skipping all chain-1 spaces, turn—13 single crochets.

Handle:

  1. Chain 25.
  2. With right side of Row 1 facing, and taking care not to twist chain, join with slip stitch in first foundation chain (near yarn tail), chain 1; working in back ridge loops, slip stitch in each chain across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Finishing:

  1. Fold piece lengthwise with right side facing inward. With long tails and yarn needle, sew side seams and reinforce ends of handle.
  2. Turn Basket right side out, and gently push out corners for a rounded shape.
  3. Wind small balls of each Color B, C, D, measuring 1” (2.5 cm) in diameter. Cut yarn leaving a long tail, and weave tail through center of ball. Apply craft glue to last strand to prevent unraveling. Arrange balls in basket.

Customization and Creativity

One of the best aspects of this pattern is the ability to customize your ornament. You can experiment with different yarn colors, add beads or sequins for extra sparkle, and even use metallic threads for a shimmering effect. Each ornament can be unique, reflecting your personal style and creativity.

Conclusion

The Crocheter’s Favorite Ornament is a delightful and festive project that will add a touch of handmade beauty to your holiday celebrations. Whether you’re creating these ornaments for your own tree or as gifts for fellow crafters, they are sure to be a cherished addition to any holiday decor. So grab your crochet hook and yarn, and start crafting these adorable ornaments that will bring joy and warmth to your holiday season. Happy crocheting!

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