Well, it’s that time of year. Thanksgiving is over and the rush to the holidays has begun. Before my last craft fair, I was trying to come up with a quick project that I could sell at a low price point – something folks could give as a hostess or teacher gift and that would work up in less than an hour and….drumroll please…I just had to make a bobble Christmas tree ornament!
I call it the Oh, Bobble Tree Ornament and it’s part of a series of ornaments that my friend and I designed just in time for you to finish up your Christmas makes. To see her design, check out this link:
- Granny Square Christmas Present Ornament from Stitch in Progress
This little beauty was a big seller at the fair and customers particularly liked this white version. It’s so classic and elegant and would beautifully accentuate a tree in any home.
I just love it and I hope you do, too!
Oh, Bobble Tree Christmas Ornament
It’s just the sweetest little ornament and because it works up so quickly, you can make them by the dozens and add them all to one tree or give them as gifts to all your loved ones!
Add sparkles and beads, little lights, or baby poms – I can’t wait to see how you make this design your own!
Let’s get to it, shall we?
This free pattern is shared, below. However, I know many of you like to print your patterns or save them, digitally, for later use. So, I’ve created a beautifully formatted, large print, ad-free PDF of this pattern for you to use at your convenience. You can purchase for just $3 through either of the button links, below.
- Mary Maxim Titan, bulky weight #5 yarn (100% acrylic; 80 yds/73 m per 3 oz/85 g skein)
- 1 skein White
- 3 yds Tan
- 6.50 mm (K) Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Fiber Fill
- Printable PDF Pattern for the Oh, Bobble Tree Ornament
Not needed for this design but my finished tree measured 5″ tall x 3.5″ wide.
- beg – Beginning
- CC – Contrasting Color
- ch – Chain
- dc – Double Crochet
- MC – Main Color
- sc – Single Crochet
- sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
- sl st – Slip Stitch
- st(s) – Stitch(es)
- YO – Yarn Over
Bobble Stitch (BS): A set of 4 unfinished dcs, worked into the same st, and finished all together to form one st.
To make a BS:
- YO, insert hook into next st and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops (two loops remain on hook),
- YO, insert hook into same st and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops (three loops remain on hook),
- YO, insert hook into same st and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops (four loops remain on hook),
- YO, insert hook into same st and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops (five loops remain on hook),
- YO, pull through all five loops on the hook.
Note: normally, a bobble stitch will be popped toward the back. Since this piece is worked in the round, our bobble will be popped to the front. (I know it’s unorthodox, but it works!)
- Skill Level: Easy
- US Terminology
- When a row begins with a ch 1, the ch does not count as a st.
- To make your bobbles really pop, be sure to work the subsequent sc tightly. You won’t be working a ch after completing the bobble.
How to Make this Crocheted Christmas Tree Ornament
With MC and working into a magic ring or a ch-3 loop,
Round 1: Ch 1, sc 4. Join with sl st to beg sc. 4 sts
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st as beg ch-1 and each st around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. 8 sts
Round 3 (Bobble Round): Ch 1, BS in same st as beg ch-1, *sc in next st, BS in next st. Repeat from * until 1 st remains. Sc in last st. Join with sl st to beg BS. 4 BS, 4 sc
Round 4: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st as beg ch-1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * until 1 st remains. SC in last st. Join with sl st to beg sc. 12 sts
Round 5: repeat round 3. 6 BS, 6 sc
Round 6: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st as beg ch-1, *sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain. SC in each of last 2 sts. Join with sl st to beg sc. 16 sts
Round 7: Repeat round 3. 8 BS, 8 sc
Round 8: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st as beg ch-1, *sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * until 3 sts remain. SC in each of last 3 sts. Join with sl st to beg sc. 20 sts
Round 9: Repeat round 3. 10 BS, 10 sc
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, *sc2tog across next 2 sts, sc in next st. Repeat from * 5 times. Sc2tog across last 2 sts. Join with sl st to beg sc. 13 sts
Finish off MC.
Stuff tree to desired firmness.
Round 11: Attach CC to any st from the previous round with a sc. *Sc2tog across next 2 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. Join with a sl st to beg sc. 7 sts
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-2 and each st around. Join with a sl st to beg sc. 7 sts
Finish off CC leaving a tail for closing.
With a tapestry needle, sew the bottom closed. Tuck ends.
Add a decorative hook and you’re done!
Purchase the Oh, Bobble Tree Ornament Crochet Pattern
Suggested Pricing: a Guide for Crochet Sellers
Permission is given (even encouraged) to sell your handmade products created from this original Made with a Twist pattern. I only ask that you give credit to Pam Grice from Made with a Twist as the designer, when possible, and link back to www.madewithatwist.com and/or @madewithatwist (on social media) when selling and sharing images online.
Suggested Retail Price
- Marketing to bargain shoppers is not recommended.
- Increase value for boutique buyers with luxury yarns, packaging, and/or embellishments for boutique shoppers.
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©2019 Montgomery Grice Enterprises, Inc | Made with a Twist | Pamela Grice This pattern and its associated images are copyright protected. The pattern is for your personal use only. Please do not copy/paste, distribute, or alter and claim as your own.