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Filet Shell Ball Ornament

Filet Shell Ball Ornament Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This ornament made with a satin covered 3inch diameter ball would be really pretty combined with many more of the same type on your Christmas tree. This is my favorite type of Christmas ornament to make.
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Materials Needed:
One 3" diameter satin covered ball. Blue
small amount size 20 Crochet Cotton. White
Size 11 steel Crochet Hook
Fine tapestry needle

Gauge: 12sc per inch
Finished Size: =3" diameter
Skill Level: Intermediate

Special Stitch Instructions
Beg Bobble (beg bl)This bobble is for use at the beginning of a round.
Ch3, Yo, insert hook in st indicated, yo draw up a loop, yo draw thread through 2 lps on hook, rep from beg until you have 3 lps on hook. Then *yo, draw thread through all 3 lps on hook.

Bobble (bl)This bobble is for use within a round. Yo, insert hook in st indicated, yo draw up a loop, yo draw thread through 2 lps on hook, rep from beg until you have 4 lps on hook. Then *yo, draw thread through all 4 lps on hook.

Instructions
RND 1: Ch8, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Beg bl in ring. Ch3. Bl in ring, ch3. Rep from * 6 times more. Join w/slst to top of beg bl. 8 bobbles.

RND 2: Slst into the first ch3 sp. Ch 8. Dc in next ch3 sp. *Ch5. Dc in next ch3 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. Ch3, tr in ch3 sp.

RND 3: Beg bobble in lp made with ch3 & tr. Ch5. *Bl in next ch5 sp. Ch5. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of beg bl.

RND 4: Ch5, dc in same st as slst. Ch5, bl in next ch5 sp. Ch5. *Dc, ch2, dc in next bl. Ch5. Bl in next ch 5 sp. Ch5. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 5: Slst into the first ch2 sp. Ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc in same ch2sp. Ch5. Dc in next ch5 sp. Ch2. Dc in next ch5 sp. Ch5. *2dc, ch2, dc2 in next ch 2 sp. Ch5. Dc in next ch5 sp. Ch2. Dc in next ch5 sp. Ch5. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 6-10: Slst in ch2 sp. Ch3, Ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc in same ch2sp. Ch5. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch5. *2dc, ch2, dc2 in next ch 2 sp. Ch5. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch5. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

Slip ball into work making sure to push the hanger through the beginning ring. Now work the rest of the rnds with the ball inside. This takes a little practice but it does work.

RND 11: Slst in ch2 sp. Ch3, Ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc in same ch2sp. Ch4. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch4. *2dc, ch2, dc2 in next ch 2 sp. Ch4. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch4. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 12: Slst into the ch2 sp. Ch5, dc in same sp. Ch3. Bl in ch2 sp. Ch3. *Dc, ch2, dc in next ch2 sp. Ch3. Bl in ch2 sp. Ch3. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 13: Slst into first ch2 sp. Beg bl in same sp. *Ch5. Bl in next ch2 sp. Rep from * 6 times more. Ch3, dc in beg bl.

RND 14: Ch6. *Dc in next ch5 sp. Ch3. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch3.

RND 15: Slst into first ch3 sp. Beg bl in same sp. Ch1. *Bl in next ch3 sp. Ch1. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of beg bl. Fasten off. Weave ends into work. Enjoy!

Designed on Wednesday, July 15, 1998. Copyright © 1998 by Julie A. Bolduc f103005

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