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Krista and Kringle

  • Krista and Kringle
  • Krista and Kringle
Make these super-quick embellished baubles to brighten up your tree

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s high time to get festive and brighten up your home with some seasonal decorations. These pretty baubles from Jenny Higham are the perfect homemade ornaments - they’re quick to make, look great and use up oddments of stash, too!


Pattern Instructions

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  • KRISTA

    Basic panel (make four for each bauble)
    Make a slipknot on your 2.75mm needle
    ? Next row: inc once into the st (two sts)
    ? Next row: p
    ? Next row: inc into both stitches once (four sts)
    ? Next row: p
    ? Next row: inc into first and last stitches (six sts)
    ? Next row: p
    ? Rep the last two rows until there are 18 sts on the needles
    ? Next row: p
    ? Work in st st for 12 rows, ending after a p row
    ? Dec one st at each end on every k row until two
    sts remain
    ? Next row: k2tog, fasten off last st

  • KRINGLE

    Basic panel (make four for each bauble)
    Make a slipknot on your 2.25mm needle
    ? Next row: inc once into the st (two sts)
    ? Next row: p
    ? Next row: inc into both stitches once (four sts)
    ? Next row: p
    ? Next row: inc into first and last stitches (six sts)
    ? Next row: p
    ? Rep the last two rows until there are 18 sts on the needles
    ? Next row: p
    ? Work in st st for 20 rows, ending after a p row
    ? Dec one st at each end on every k row until two sts remain
    ? Next row: k2tog, fasten off last st

  • To Make Up

    Draw light pencil marks on each polystyrene ball to indicate where the four knitted pieces should go. Pin each panel into place, matching as close as you can to the pencilled lines. Slip-stitch them together with the same yarn used for the pieces. Leave a long length of yarn on the last seam, and use it to make a loop to hang the bauble. You can now add your embellishments.

  • Knitted Square Decorations

    (make six: two each in pink, blue and cream yarn)
    Using 4 ply yarn and 2.75mm needles, make a
    slipknot on your needle
    ? Next row: inc once into the st (two sts)
    ? Next row: p
    ? Next row: inc into both stitches once (four sts)
    ? Next row: p
    ? Inc into first and last sts (six sts)
    ? Next row: p
    ? Rep the last two rows until there are ten sts on the needles
    ? Next row: p
    ? Dec one st at each end on every k row until two sts remain
    ? Next row: p2tog, fasten off last st

  • To Make Up

    Stitch a pastel button to each square of a contrasting colour. Sew the squares to the ball with contrasting wool. Push a gold star stud in between each of the squares.

Pattern Instructions

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KRISTA

Basic panel (make four for each bauble)
Make a slipknot on your 2.75mm needle
? Next row: inc once into the st (two sts)
? Next row: p
? Next row: inc into both stitches once (four sts)
? Next row: p
? Next row: inc into first and last stitches (six sts)
? Next row: p
? Rep the last two rows until there are 18 sts on the needles
? Next row: p
? Work in st st for 12 rows, ending after a p row
? Dec one st at each end on every k row until two
sts remain
? Next row: k2tog, fasten off last st

KRINGLE

Basic panel (make four for each bauble)
Make a slipknot on your 2.25mm needle
? Next row: inc once into the st (two sts)
? Next row: p
? Next row: inc into both stitches once (four sts)
? Next row: p
? Next row: inc into first and last stitches (six sts)
? Next row: p
? Rep the last two rows until there are 18 sts on the needles
? Next row: p
? Work in st st for 20 rows, ending after a p row
? Dec one st at each end on every k row until two sts remain
? Next row: k2tog, fasten off last st

To Make Up

Draw light pencil marks on each polystyrene ball to indicate where the four knitted pieces should go. Pin each panel into place, matching as close as you can to the pencilled lines. Slip-stitch them together with the same yarn used for the pieces. Leave a long length of yarn on the last seam, and use it to make a loop to hang the bauble. You can now add your embellishments.

Knitted Square Decorations

(make six: two each in pink, blue and cream yarn)
Using 4 ply yarn and 2.75mm needles, make a
slipknot on your needle
? Next row: inc once into the st (two sts)
? Next row: p
? Next row: inc into both stitches once (four sts)
? Next row: p
? Inc into first and last sts (six sts)
? Next row: p
? Rep the last two rows until there are ten sts on the needles
? Next row: p
? Dec one st at each end on every k row until two sts remain
? Next row: p2tog, fasten off last st

To Make Up

Stitch a pastel button to each square of a contrasting colour. Sew the squares to the ball with contrasting wool. Push a gold star stud in between each of the squares.