One lace crochet ornament that is so simple, you can make it in minutes.
Inside – Do you love making lacey crochet projects? Then, give the Icicle Bauble Crochet Pattern a try! Find the free pattern here.
Have you ever wanted to try making a lace Christmas ornament, but the thought of using crochet thread sends you into a cold sweat? Then, try the Icicle Bauble Crochet Pattern. It uses a beginner friendly worsted weight yarn, and all Double Crochet Stitches. Find the free crochet pattern below.
Inspiration for the Icicle Bauble
Growing up in Texas, winter is more like a warm Fall. You could still run around in shorts and a t-shirt. Our version of a winter jacket was a raincoat. My aunt gave my a 100% wool sweater one Christmas. I adored the colors and fair isle style, but it kept me a little too toasty for the balmy 65 degree winter. A Texas Winter Wonderland comes in varying shades of brown and grey from the dead grass and leafless trees.
But sometimes… we’d get a little freeze and a dabble of snow. Then, that snow would melt and re-freeze into icicles. Icicles are a wonder. Like dangling diamonds, or frosty spears, ready for plucking. As a kid, I’d bundle up in my wool sweater and rain coat to pluck icicles off everything in sight.
The Icicle Bauble Crochet Pattern is an ode to childhood. The wonder that comes with a changing season, and experiencing something new in nature. Also, it’s 100% beginner friendly. If you’re familiar with the Double Crochet stitch, you’ll be able to create these icicles in a flash.
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 Icicle 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
- I Love This Yarn Metallic – pictured in the Icicle Bauble
- Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran
A Very Bauble Christmas CAL
The Icicle Crochet Bauble is one of the featured crochet patterns of A Very Bauble Christmas CAL. Erin from Juniper & Oakes teamed up with me to create this event. A Very Bauble Christmas CAL provides you with 10 crochet ornaments to make in 10 days. There is a little bit of everything in terms of design – simple and clean to textured and colorful.
What to Expect
- Event runs from Monday, November 28th through Sunday, December 11th, 2022
- A new crochet bauble pattern will be available for free at 9am EST each day Monday through Friday
- A Bauble Bundle will be available for pre-sale on Wednesday, November 23rd
- Event takes places in the High Desert Yarn Handmade Community on Facebook
- Need daily reminders for this CAL? Signup for the HDY Newsletter to get them sent straight to your inbox. Click here to signup.
Discover all 10 Bauble Crochet Patterns – Click Here
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 DC, increasing, and decreasing stitches.
Check your gauge! This is important if you want your bauble to be the same size as the pattern.
CH 2 of Rounds 1-2 DOES NOT count as a stitch.
CH 2 of Rounds 3-7 DOES 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.
Gauge + Finished Size
Rounds 1 & 2 = 2.5″ 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)
DC – double crochet
SL ST – slip stitch
ST(S) – stitch(es)
CH SP – chain space
RND(s) – round(s)
DC 2tog – double crochet two together (decreasing DC)
Round 1: CH 2. 12 DC in MC. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. (12 STS)
Round 2: CH 2. 2 DC in each ST around. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. (24 STS)
Round 3: CH 2. [SK 2 STS. DC, CH 1, DC in the next ST.] Rep […] until 3 STS remain. SK 2 STS. DC in the last ST. CH 1. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. (24 STS)
Round 4: CH 2. [3 DC in CH SP.] Rep […] until 1 CH SP remains. 2 DC in the last CH SP. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. (24 STS)
Round 5: CH 2. [SK ST. DC, CH 1, DC in the next ST. SK ST.] Rep […] until 3 STS remain. SK 2 STS. DC in the last ST. CH 1. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. (24 STS)
Round 6: CH 2. DC in each ST and CH SP around. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. (24 STS)
Insert the plastic bauble, and use RND 7 to close the top.
Round 7: CH 2. DC 2tog in each ST around. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. (12 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.
Can’t get enough of crocheted baubles?
Follow along with the Very Bauble Christmas CAL!
- Buy the Bauble Bundle to fast forward to the next pattern – purchase here.
- Post a picture of your Icicle Bauble in the HDY Handmade Community on Facebook.
- Head to the next free pattern in the CAL here (available on November 29, 2022).
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