|Crocheters Christmas Ornament
by Priscilla Hewitt ©2000
One ounce worsted weight Christmas yarn
Crochet hook size D
1 1/2 styrofoam ball
Wind yarn around the styrofoam ball until completely covered. (It should resemble a ball of yarn.) Secure with a straight pin. Measure an additional 3 yards of yarn from the spot where the yarn is pinned to the ball. Cut yarn.
Attach end of the cut yarn to the hook; ch 9
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch remaining across; ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
Rows 2-4: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
Row 5: Sc in each sc across. Remove hook from last st. Insert hook through yarn-covered styrofoam ball, then pick up the last stitch on row 5. Wind any excess yarn around ball and secure with a straight pin. Pull stitch tightly around hook and glue in place.
Randomly insert a few straight pins through the yarn-covered styrofoam ball to secure yarn to ball. Glue hook in place on the ball.
Allow glue to dry. Tie ribbon bow around hook. Thread yarn needle with fishing line. Insert needle through the stryofoam ball and pull through fishing line. Tie fishing line to form a hanging loop. Glue bow in place.
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