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Crochet Jingle Balls for Little Sprouts.

Drop them off at our local drop off points!!

You can change colours anywhere in the pattern to give it a stripy effect.

I use USA notation. For this I have used 3.5 hook on acrylic.

 

24-round Jingle ball. (scroll down for variation on the pattern)

1. Into a magic ring, ch 1, make 7 sc. Finish with a slipstitch to the first sc.

2.  Make ch 2, (this is your first hdc) and a hdc in the same first sc, 2 hdc in each st around. Finish with a slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

3.  Make ch 2, (this is your first hdc), *Make 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st repeat from *and finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

4.  Make a ch 2, (this is your first hdc), hdc in the next, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 2 sts repeat around from *. Finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

5.  Make a ch 2, (this is your first hdc), hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 3 sts repeat around from*. Finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

6. Make a ch 2, (this is your first hdc), hdc in each of the next 3 hdc, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 4 sts repeat around from *. Finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

7. Make a ch 2, (this is your first hdc), hdc in each of the next 4 hdc, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 5 sts  repeat around from *. Finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

8. Make a ch 2, (this is your first hdc), hdc in each of the next 5 hdc, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 6 sts  repeat around from *. Finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

9. Make a ch 2, (this is your first hdc), hdc in each of the next 6 hdc, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 7 sts  repeat around from *. Finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

jingle ball little sprouts

For round 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,15, 16: ch2, hdc in each stitch, slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

Now working on decreasing and filling the ball.

17. ch2, hdc in the next 6 sts, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 7 sts, repeat from * and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

18. ch2, hdc in the next 5 sts, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 6 sts, repeat from * and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

19. ch2, hdc in the next 4 sts, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 5 sts, repeat from * and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

20. ch2, hdc in the next 3 sts, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 4 sts, repeat from * and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

21. ch2, hdc in the next 2 sts, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 3 sts, repeat from *and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

Now is a good time to weave in any loose ends, as the opening is going to get narrower every row.

22. ch2, hdc in the next sts, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 2 sts, repeat from * and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

INFO ABOUT THE JINGLE BELL:

Put in the stuffing and the bell. You can use the plastic kinder egg inners. Put the bell in and glue tight.

If you put the bell in without the plastic kinder egg inner, it will make less sound but will still work! However make sure you knot the bell to a thread so it can never just come out! I start by leaving a long beginning thread, using that to tighten the magic circle and to tie the bell to.

23. ch2, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next sts, repeat from * and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

24. ch2, *Hdc2tog, 7 times,  with a sc in the last st, and finish off by weaving in the circle to close the opening.

VARIATION:

I have also made this ball by using a new colour for every round. Just start every round with a standing hdc. I just crochet around with a different colour, leaving a little hole where the beginning and last hdc from the former round met. So you do not make the starting ch2 and the slipstitch to the ch 2!!

The pictures make this more clear:

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I leave the red round just like this and make the next round over the hole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Than I turn my work around and close the gap of the former round. (The green round). I insert the hook in the stitch on the left and pull the thread from the right side through.
I insert the hook in the stitch on the right side of the loop, to pull the thread from the left side through.

I pull both ends tight and double knot. Because you will fill the ball with stuffing, you don’t have to weave in the loose ends.

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Invisible!

 

 

 

Pattern copyright by Monique from Easy Now Mindfulness

🌷 Healthy Mind, Happy Heart

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