Looking for something to crochet for that person who is hard to make for? Try this Fair Isle Crochet Ornament pattern!
Design Story and Inspiration for this Fair Isle Ornament
I designed this pattern as part of the Holiday Maker’s Challenge, an annual event where we work together to make as many gifts as possible for the holidays. It’s a fun event with a free calendar, gift giving guide and a downloadable pattern every week for 8 weeks!
I did another fair isle snowflake ornament last year and thought another ornament would be an excellent addition to the challenge (plus I really love making them!).
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Yarn Options for this Pattern
I used Premier Just Cotton yarn, which I picked up at my local Dollar Tree. This is a worsted weight yarn (category #4), but it was a very lightweight worsted. If you are substituting yarn, I’d go for a heavier DK or another lightweight worsted yarn.
If you are stuffing with fiberfill it doesn’t really matter that you get gauge, but you do want the stitches tight enough that you don’t see the stuffing. If you are using a 3″ styrofoam ball or plastic ornament to fill your crochet, make sure you are getting gauge.
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What You’ll Need
Yarn: Premier Just Cotton, 1 skein each
Sage (A) and White (B) or any worsted weight (#4) yarn of choice that gets gauge
Hook: US Size D (3.25mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, one 3″ foam ball or fiberfill, ornament cap
Gauge: 20 sts and 20 rows = 4″ in sc
Finished Size: Approximately 3″ in diameter
Work every stitch in the back loop only.
Join each round with a slip stitch and pull tightly. Also pull the ch-1 tight at the beginning of each round. This will help hide the joins.
If you are using a styrofoam ball, work the pattern until you are done with the chart portion, then put the ball inside. You may have to dig into the ball just a bit when working the decreases, but it doesn’t change the shape of the ornament.
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Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring. Pull tightly to close.
Round 2: Inc in each st (12 sts). Remember to work all sts in back loops only!
Round 3: *Sc, inc; repeat around (18 sts).
Round 4: *2 sc, inc; repeat around (24 sts).
Change to B.
Round 5: *3 sc, inc; repeat around (30 sts).
Round 6: *4 sc, inc; repeat around (36 sts).
Round 7: *5 sc, inc; repeat around (42 sts).
Round 8: *6 sc, inc; repeat around (48 sts).
Rounds 9-16: Work chart.
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Insert ball at this point to avoid pulling on your sts. If using fiberfill, work a couple of decrease rows first, then stuff firmly as you go.
Round 17: *With A sc1, dec, sc1, with B sc2, with A sc1, with B sc1, dec, sc1, with A sc1, with B sc1, with A dec, sc1; rep to end – 39 sts.
Round 18: *With A dec, sc2, with B dec, with A sc1, with B sc1, with A dec, sc1, dec; rep to end – 27 sts.
Round 19: *With A dec, sc2, with B dec, with A dec, sc1; rep to end – 18 sts.
Round 20: With A, *dec; rep to end – 9 sts.
Place ornament cap on top of ornament, hiding tops of last round. Glue in place if desired.
If using fiberfill, stuff firmly and close top, then add ornament cap if using.
Weave in ends.
Today we learned how to crochet a fair isle ornament! I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it!