Inside – Need a little handmade holiday this year? Learn how to make the Arvensis Crochet Bauble to decorate your Christmas tree.
The Arvensis Crochet Bauble adds a touch of handmade to your Christmas decor. Use this free crochet pattern to learn how to crochet the Arvensis Stitch. If you’re new to crocheting in the round, then this is an ideal pattern to start with. Keep reading to learn more about the Arvensis Crochet Bauble, and find the free pattern.
Inspiration + Design
The Arvensis Crochet Bauble Pattern starts back at the beginning of 2022. Where your protagonist struts into January ’22 carrying an over-stuffed bag of ambitions, hopes, and dreams. Determination to make them reality trailing behind her, and picking up any plans that tumbled out of the bag. There was only one problem… her brain couldn’t think of any complex crochet patterns to design. The well of inspiration ran dry, so she scrapped the bottom of the barrel to find the Arvensis Stitch.
Thankfully, the Arvensis Stitch appeared at the right time. It soothed my fried brain with it’s easy, gentle repetition, like petting my favorite dog, and the ache in my brain disappeared. In March of ’22, the Arvensis Stitch made its debut in the form of a pot holder, and went on to become a headband and sweater.
Long story short, the Arvensis Bauble (and stitch) is inspired by my need for calm and peace. Also, these are two states of being I fight for during the holiday season. My desire for Christmas is to savor it. Stretch out the decorating process, giggle with my kids over Christmas cookies, and savor the love of God. The Arvensis Crochet Bauble binds the best parts of the Christmas Season together.
3 Reasons You’ll Love the Arvensis Stitch
- All you need to know is the Half Double Crochet
- Easy to master and meditative
- Creates a slightly see-through fabric to let that bauble sparkle
It’s one of those stitches you’ll want in your crochet arsenal. Because it’s textured, just a touch see through, and easy to grasp. The Arvensis Stitch first appeared at High Desert Yarn in March 2022. I designed the Arvensis Pot Holder with it, and fell in love with the tiny cluster design. In fact, the love grew so palpable that I kept designing with it.
More Crochet Patterns that Use the Arvensis Stitch
- Arvensis Pot Holder
- Arvensis Headband/Ear Warmer – coming January 2023
- Arvensis Sweater – coming January 2023
Yarn + Substitutes
Worsted Weight Acrylic – That’s What’s on the Bauble
Using up little bits of yarn is every crocheter’s dream. Well, maybe not our most exciting dream, but sure does feel fantastic when we use up a FULL skein of yarn. This crochet bauble pattern uses about 25yds of worsted weight acrylic. So, dig through that bin of tiny yarn balls and pick your favorite color for the Arvensis Bauble. Otherwise, those unused balls will keep haunting your dreams with tiny voices of “please pick me”.
Great Acrylic Yarn Options
- Red Heart with Love Metallic – pictured in the Arvensis Bauble
- I Love This Yarn Metallic
- Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran
NOTE ABOUT THIS FREE CROCHET PATTERN :
Thank you for choosing this free pattern as part of your crochet journey! It’s an honor for you to be here, browsing the High Desert Yarn Blog. This pattern is 100% free for you to crochet from, but please, do not screenshot, or copy+paste this pattern. However, work directly from this webpage. The ad revenue from this website allows me to offer free crochet patterns. If you do not like the scrolling, or ads, then you may purchase the ad-free PDF in my Etsy Shop. Thank you for your cooperation. Happy creating! -Joanna (Owner + Creative)
- Yarn – Worsted/Medium Weight (category 4) 100% Acrylic
- Approximately 25yds
- Crochet Hook – H/8 (5.00mm) or correct hook to meet gauge
- Tapestry Needle
- Plastic Ornament/Bauble (2.65″ around)
Experience Level = Advanced Beginner. It will help if you have an understanding of the HDC, increasing, and decreasing stitches.
Check your gauge! This is important if you want your bauble to be the same size as the pattern.
CH 1 at the end of a round DOES NOT count as a stitch.
Join each round with a Slip Stitch. Alternatively, you can use the No Cut Join Method. See this photo tutorial here.
Do not turn at the end of a round.
Gauge + Finished Size
Rounds 1 & 2 = 2″ diameter
- Create gauge using RNDs 1-2 in the pattern instructions
- Gauge is measured across the diameter of the circle
This crochet pattern fits around a 2.65″ plastic ornament. If you need to adjust the pattern, please do so by any multiple of 2.
American (US) terms used throughout.
MC – magic circle (magic ring)
CH(S) – chain(s)
HDC – half double crochet
SL ST – slip stitch
ST(S) – stitch(es)
RND(s) – round(s)
HDC 2tog – half double crochet two together (decreasing HDC)
For this round, make sure you’re going BETWEEN the posts of the stitches (under all 3 loops of the half double crochet in the previous round). Do not place any stitches in the round below. This isn’t a Spike Stitch, but a cluster of 2 HDCs. Also, there are no chain spaces in this stitch sequence, just well placed stitches.
Here is Video Tutorial for the Arvensis Stitch
Round 1: CH 1. 10 HDC in MC. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. CH 1. (10 STS)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each ST around. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. CH 1. (20 STS)
Round 3: HDC in the 1st ST. [SK 2 STS. 2 HDC between the next 2 STS.] Rep […] until 1 ST remains HDC in the last ST. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. CH 1. (20 STS)
Round 4: SK 1st ST. [2 HDC between the next 2 STS. SK 2 STS.] Rep […] until end of RND. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. CH 1. (20 STS)
Rounds 5-9: Repeat RNDS 3-4. RND 9 will be the same as RND 3.
Round 10: HDC in each ST around. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. CH 1. (20 STS)
Insert the plastic bauble, and use RND 11 to close the top.
Round 11: HDC 2tog in each ST around. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. (10 STS)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail. If the top round needs cinching, then weave the lang tail through each stitch of the final round and pull tight. Hang your beautiful crochet bauble!
You are free to use this crochet pattern to make and sell the final product, but do not republish or distribute this pattern in any way. DO NOT claim it as your own in part or in whole. Please give credit to High Desert Yarn, as the designer, in your listings, on your blog, or social media platforms. All images are property of High Desert Yarn. Do not use any of these images as your own.
Holiday Decor Blog Hop 2023
The Arvensis Bauble Crochet Pattern is featured in the Holiday Decor Blog Hop hosted by Cosy Rosie UK.
On November 8, 2023, this crochet pattern will be available as a FREE, direct download from the High Desert Yarn Blog for 24 hours starting at 8 AM EST (New York Time). Click the button below to get to the download page. If you have any questions, please email Joanna at hello@highdesertyarn
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