It's nearly Christmas, the countdown has begun, and we've got this knitted bauble pattern for you to try, to spruce up your Christmas tree.

To make this knitted bauble you will need:

  • Small amounts of 4ply yarn from your stash:
    • Yarn A White
    • Yarn B Red
  • A pair of 3mm knitting needles
  • Toy stuffing

Tension: Yarn used knits as 4ply to this tension: 28 sts and 36 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over stocking stitch using 3mm needles.

Abbreviations

* = work instructions immediately following *, then repeat as directed

alt = alternate

k(1)tbl = knit (1) into back loop

k2tog = knit the next two stitches together

kfb = knit into front and back of stitch

psso = pass slipped stitch(es) over

rep(s) = repeat(s)

sl = slip

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Knitted bauble pattern

Cast on 12 sts using 3mm needles and Yarn A. (Note: If you are knitting your bauble using Charts B or C then you should start with Yarn B (Red) instead of Yarn A (White) – reversing the colourway from Chart A.)

Row 1 and every alt row (WS) Purl.

Row 2 *Kfb, K1, kfb; rep from * 3 more times. [20 sts]

Row 4 *Kfb, K3, kfb; rep from * 3 more times. [28 sts]

Row 6 *Kfb, K5, kfb; rep from * 3 more times. [36 sts]

Row 8 *Kfb, K7, kfb; rep from * 3 more times. [44 sts]

Row 10 *Kfb, K9, kfb; rep from * 3 more times. [52 sts]

Row 12 *Kfb, K11, kfb; rep from * 3 more times. [60 sts]

Row 14 *Kfb, K13, kfb; rep from * 3 more times. [68 sts]

Work Row 1 of Chart A, B or C (below), repeating the 17 st patt 4 times. Cont working Chart as set until all 17 rows of Chart are complete.

Break Yarn B and cont in Yarn A only.

Row 1 (RS) *Sl1, K1, psso, K13, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times. [60 sts]

Row 2 and every alt row (WS) Purl.

Row 3 *Sl1, K1, psso, K11, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times. [52 sts]

Row 5 *Sl1, K1, psso, K9, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times. [44 sts]

Row 7 *Sl1, K1, psso, K7, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times. [36 sts]

Row 9 *Sl1, K1, psso, K5, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times. [28 sts]

Row 11 *Sl1, K1, psso, K3, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times. [20 sts]

Row 13 *Sl1, K1, psso, K1, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times. [12 sts]

Cast off.

With RS facing, sew up the seam until about half way. Turn RS out and stuff. Sew the seam closed.

Download the knitted Christmas bauble pattern

Have fun and enjoy this wonderful knitting pattern.

Download knitted Christmas bauble pattern

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