Baby's First Christmas Bauble by Claire Fairall Designs

Baby's First Christmas Bauble

Knitting
November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
27 - 33 yards (25 - 30 m)
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This pattern is available from etsy.com for £3.00.

If it’s Baby’s First Christmas you may want to make something special!
These cute felt Christmas tree baubles are safe for little hands to hold and will become treasured ornaments used year after year.

They are so simple to make. Just knit each bauble using 2 needles and stocking stitch, fill with a little toy stuffing and then transform into felt by simply washing it!

My clear and detailed pattern includes -
Full knitting instructions,
Lots of additional tips,
Detailed felting instructions
Step by step tutorial for creating the cross stitch pattern.

This pattern can also be used to make plain baubles in a single colour which
You can embellish as you wish using needle felting, sequins, ribbon or embroidery.

Felted Size (approx) 7.5cm /3” high

Yardage
Each bauble takes a total of 25g/ 50m

Knitting needles 8mm (UK 0 /US 11)

Basic skills needed for this design.
p = purl
k = knit
inc = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into the front and then the back of the stitch.
dec = (s1, k1,psso) Slip next stitch knit wise onto the right hand needle, knit the next stitch then pass the slipped stitch back over the knitted stitch and off the needle.

SUITABLE FOR- Confident beginners or Intermediate knitters. If you can do stocking stitch and follow a pattern I explain the rest as you go along.