Christmas gifts ctd.: crocheted ornaments

There’s a crochet group on Facebook that I’m a part of and sometimes I see some really inspiring things.  A while back someone made some beautiful Christmas ornaments and I decided I had to get the exact pattern (it’s from an old, hard to find Annie’s Attic booklet called “Springtime Satin Balls” that can be expensive unless you find a deal).  I got some KnitPicks Curio crochet thread in a navy color and a silvery grey, some pearl head pins and pearl beads from my local chain craft store, and some satin wrapped styrofoam ornaments that I had to order online from Wal-Mart.  Here are the results:

My first attempt with a smaller hook and no beads

My first attempt with a smaller hook and no beads

 

Attempt #2 with beads and a hook size up from #1

Attempt #2 with beads and a hook size up from #1

 

Attempt #3 with a larger hook size than #2 and XL beads

Attempt #3 with a larger hook size than #2 and XL beads

 

Attempt #4, back to the middle hook and regular beads, which I think I like best

Attempt #4, back to the middle hook and regular beads, which I think I like best

 

These aren’t actually completed yet — I also got some ribbon to put voluminous bows on the tops and some silver thread to actually hang the ornaments with.  I’ll add those things last though once I complete the next few ornaments and figure out how to make pretty bows…

Well that’s all for now!  Hope you enjoyed the crochet, and thanks for stopping by!

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Comments

  1. They look fabulous … can you tell me the name of the Facebook page you are referring to?

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