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Free Craft Pattern: Temari Ball Ornaments

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Lion Brand« Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern #: L0117AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Set of 3
Finished Circumference About 10 in. (25.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Diamond Lapis Sapphire Ruby Red Red Stone Copper Purple Topaz Jewel
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*Vanna's Glamour® (Article #861). 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/49.61 gr. (202yds/185m) pull skeins

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•  861-150 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Platinum
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•  861-149 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Moonstone
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•  861-171 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Gold
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•  861-186 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Bronze
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•  861-170 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Topaz
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: (E)
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
3 craft foam balls, each about 10 in. (25.5 cm) circumference
T-pins
Craft glue
 

Temari Ball Ornaments

Lion Brand« Vanna's Glamour®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

NOTES:

1. Be sure to read through General Instructions and review the diagrams before beginning. A Temari Ball is not difficult to make, but does require careful handling of the yarn to create a tidy design.
2. Materials are sufficient to make one of each Temari Ball in set.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. Each foam ball is first wrapped with a foundation wrap. Hold one end of specified yarn on a foam ball. Wrap yarn over entire ball, taking yarn in different directions as when winding a ball of yarn. When ball is completely wrapped with yarn, secure end of yarn with a drop of glue. Allow glue to dry, then trim yarn end.
2. With T-pins, mark 2 points, directly opposite each other, for North and South Poles.
3. Wrap a strand of yarn around ball from pole to pole, dividing ball in half, then from pole to pole once more to divide ball into quarters. With another strand of yarn, wrap the ball at the equator, thus dividing ball into eight sections. The strands will cross at each pole and at 4 points around equator for a total of 6 points where the strands cross (Diagram 1). Glue ends of each strand in place. When glue is dry, trim yarn ends. Note that the strands applied in this step have crossed at specific points. These crossed points will be used in creating additional designs on the ball. To create the shapes on the Square Eye and Hexagon balls, yarn is woven around the strands at each cross point. To weave yarn, thread yarn into blunt needle. Insert threaded needle under foundation wraps to hide end of yarn. Draw threaded needle over and around each of the crossed strands to weave (Diagram 2). Working in a clockwise direction, weave around the crossed strands in a spiral for the number of times specified in the pattern.

4. To change colors when weaving, draw old color under foundation wraps to hide, then cut yarn. Thread new color into blunt needle. Insert threaded needle under foundation wraps to hide end of yarn. Continue working with new color.
5. Refer to diagrams to make each ball.
6. To end off, draw yarn under foundation wraps to hide, then cut yarn.
7. Glue all yarn ends to secure. When glue is dry, trim ends.

STARBURST TEMARI BALL
1. With A, and following Step 1 of General Instructions, foundation wrap a foam ball.
2. With T-pins and following Step 2 of General Instructions, mark North Pole and South Pole on wrapped ball.
3. With B, and following Step 3 of General Instructions, divide ball into 8 sections.
4. Thread blunt needle with a 30 in. (76 cm) strand of C. Hold wrapped ball so you are looking at the North Pole. Insert threaded needle under foundation wraps, hiding end of C strand under wraps, then bring needle out at North Pole. Take a long straight st across top of wraps to begin stitching a starburst pattern. Following Diagram 3, make 4 long straight sts alternating with 8 shorter sts to complete the starburst. When all 12 sts have been worked, draw yarn under foundation wraps to hide, then cut yarn. With C, make another starburst at South Pole. With D, make another starburst at one of the crossings on the equator. With D, make another starburst at the equator crossing on opposite side of ball from first D starburst. With B, make a starburst at each of the remaining two equator crossings.

SQUARE EYE TEMARI BALL
1. With C, and following Step 1 of General Instructions, foundation wrap a foam ball.
2. With T-pins and following Step 2 of General Instructions, mark North Pole and South Pole on wrapped ball.
3. With D, and following Step 3 of General Instructions, divide ball into 8 sections.
4. Thread blunt needle with a 30 in. (76 cm) strand of D. At each of the 6 crossing points, work a Square Eye as follows: Beginning at center of crossing, weave D in 4 complete spirals around crossed strands. Follow Step 5 of General Instructions to change to C. Working around D spirals, work 4 complete spirals with C. Follow Step 5 of General Instructions to change to E. Working around C spiral, work 3 complete spirals with E. Follow Step 7 of General Instructions to end off.
5. Thread blunt needle with a 30 in. (76 cm) strand of D. Weave an outline all the way around any Square Eye. *Draw D across to adjoining Square Eye. Weave an outline around this eye; repeat from * until every Eye has been outlined with D and there are two lengths of D between Eyes (Diagram 4). Notes: As needed, weave D under foundation wrap to reach adjoining Eye. When each strand of D is used, follow Step 5 of General Instructions to start a new strand. Repeat this process, with D, to weave a second outline around each Eye, and four lengths of D between Eyes.

HEXAGON TEMARI BALL
1. With E, and following Step 1 of General Instructions, foundation wrap a foam ball.
2. With T-pins and following Step 2 of General Instructions, mark North Pole and South Pole on wrapped ball.
3. With C, and following Step 3 of General Instructions, divide ball into 8 sections.
4. Wrap another strand of C around ball from pole to pole, dividing half of the sections in two, then from pole to pole once more, dividing the other half of the sections in two. The top and bottom halves of the ball are now divided into 8 sections each (Diagram 5). Place T-pins in each of the 4 equator crossings. Wrap another strand of C around ball from one marked equator point to opposite equator point, dividing half of the sections in two, then wrap C once more from marked equator point to opposite equator point, dividing the other half of the sections in two. Wrap another strand of C around ball twice, in same manner, from one remaining marked equator point to opposite equator point. The top and bottom halves of the ball are now divided into 24 sections each (Diagram 6).

5. Thread blunt needle with a 30 in. (76 cm) strand of C. At each of the original 6 crossing points where 8 strands meet (marked with T-pins), work a small circle as follows: Beginning at center of crossing, weave C in 4 complete spirals around crossed strands. Follow Step 7 of General Instructions to end off.
6. Thread blunt needle with a 30 in. (76 cm) strand of E. At each of the points where 6 strands meet, work hexagon as follows (Diagram 7): Beginning at center of crossing, weave E in 14 complete spirals over 6 strands. Note: The hexagon shape will begin as a circular shape. As you add additional wraps, a hexagon shape will begin to form. Follow Step 5 of General Instructions to change to C. Working around E hexagons, work 10 complete spirals with C. Follow Step 7 of General Instructions to end off.

FINISHING
Fold a 7 in. (18 cm) length of yarn in half and knot ends. Glue knot to top of ball for hanging loop.


 


 


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Temari Ball Ornaments Reviewed by Theresa Albania on 2011-01-11 *****
Good as a class project. Used plastic toothpicks in place of t-pins for safety.
Added findings and glitter to finished ornament. We also threaded beads through some of the working yarns, espically the hanging loop.
The kids were very pround of their acheivements, and were supprised at how much variety we came up with.


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