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Snowflake Ball Ornament

Image of Snowflake Ball Ornament Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This ball is fun to make. It is done in two pieces that are stitched together on the last round of the 2nd piece. It has a snowflake on the top and one on the bottom stitched together with a band of large open mesh around the center of it.
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Materials Needed
Small mount white size 10 crochet cotton.
1 2½"" diam satin covered ball ornament any color.
Size 7 steel crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Gauge: 10sc=1"
Finished Size: 2½"" diam
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructions
First Piece:
RND 1: Starting at top, ch12, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3. dc in next ch. Ch3. Sk next ch. *Dc in each of the next 2 chs. Ch3. Sk next ch. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 2: Ch6. Dc in next dc. Ch3. *Dc in next dc. Ch3. Dc in next dc. Ch3. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch6.

RND 3: Ch1. (Sc, ch2, tr, ch3, tr, ch2, sc in next ch3 sp.) Sc in next dc. 3sc in next ch3 sp. *Sc in next dc. Rep bet () once. Sc in next dc. 3sc in next ch3 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off. Weave ends into back of work.

RND 4: Join thread in any ch3 sp. Ch10. *Sc in next ch3 sp. Ch9. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first ch of ch10.

RND 5: Ch6. Sk next 2 chs of the next ch9 sp. Tr in next ch. Ch3. Sk next 3 chs. Tr in next ch. Ch2. Sk next 2 chs. *Tr in next sc. Ch2. Sk next 2 chs, tr in next ch. Ch3. Sk next 3 chs. Tr in next ch. Ch2. Sk next 2 chs. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 4th ch of ch6. Center band made. Fasten off, weave ends into work. Set aside.

2nd piece:
RND 1-2: Rep rnds 1 & 2 of first piece.

RND 3: Ch1. (Sc, ch2, tr, ch1, slst to one of the tr of center band that lines up with a sc on rnd 4 of the first piece. Ch1. Tr, ch2, sc in next ch3 sp.) [See NOTE]. Sc in next dc. 3sc in next ch3 sp. *Sc in next dc. Rep bet () once. Sc in next dc. 3sc in next ch3 sp. Rep from * around. When you are done with the 3rd repeat, slip the ornament into your work so that the center of the first snowflake is over the hanger at the top. It may be a very tight fit but keep stretching it. It will work. Then finish your repeats while the ornament is in the work. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off. Weave ends into work. Enjoy!

NOTE: What you are doing here is joining the first piece to the 2nd piece on this last round at each point. You will be skipping 2 tr in a row on the center band. Make sure you line up the points on the snowflakes so they are on the same treble crochet on the band.

Design written on Thursday, November 29, 2001. Copyright ©2001 By Julie A. Bolduc f103018

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