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Free Craft Pattern: Yarn Crafted Ornaments

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Bonbons®
Pattern #: L20079
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size

As desired.

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Embroider these ornaments for Christmas and beyond!

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Color (A)
Fishermen's Wool®

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Color (B)

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Brights Pastels Beach Nature Party Celebrate Jingle Bells Crayons
Fishermen's Wool®
Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
Only 202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool, 13% Acrylic, 9% Rayon ; package size: 8 oz  (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
ONLY 202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)
*Bonbons (Article #601).
Cotton: 100% Cotton. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Gentle Cycle, Do Not Bleach, Dry Flat, Low Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Acrylic: 100% Acrylic. Care: Machine Wash and Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Tumble Dry Normal, Dry Clean and Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Metallic: 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Lay Flat to Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.; package size: Cotton: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Acrylic: Weight Category 3: DK Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Metallic: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 38.3 yd/35m

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•  150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural
$ 12.99  
Note: (A)
•  601-660 Bonbons Yarn: Celebrate
$ 7.99  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Foam balls in desired sizes
Straight pins

Yarn Crafted Ornaments

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Bonbons®


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.


  1. Balls are first wrapped in one direction with A, then woven in the opposite direction with A.
  2. The weaving is worked over one half of the ball at a time.
  3. Embroidery is worked with B after balls have been wrapped and woven.

With a straight pin, secure one end of A to ball. Continue to wrap A around ball, working in the same direction and placing each new wrap about 1/4 in. (.5 cm) further from the last wrap.
Finish at the opposite end of the ball from where you began. Cut yarn and secure end to ball with a second straight pin.
Note:Beginning and ending at opposite ends of balls ensures that you have an uneven number of wraps for weaving.

Cut a 3 yd. (3 m) length of A and fold it in half. Thread the folded end into the blunt needle and begin weaving over and under the wrapped strands, leaving a yarn tail about 1/2 in. (1 cm) long. Take care to go over and under each wrap in order, you can thread them closer to the middle of the ball if it makes them easier to differentiate, but take care to draw the woven strands tightly to the top of the ball and to each other as you work towards the center of the ball. The tighter you can weave the less chance there will be for the wraps to slip when the embroidery is added!

As you complete the first and succeeding rounds, take care to work over the yarn ends, hiding them under the weaving. When you run out of yarn, repeat the process, overlapping the ends by about 1 in. (2.5 cm) and hiding the yarn ends as before.

When you've covered the top half of the ball, turn it over and begin weaving from the opposite end, until ball is fully covered. Remove pins when weaving has been completed.

With desired color of B, work embroidery using straight or chain stitches as desired to create simple designs on the surface of the woven ball. Placing pins or rubber bands around the ball can help to guide your stitches and keep them evenly spaced. Hide yarn ends by burying them behind the woven strands.



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