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Have a Ball

by Kj Hay
Crochet Today! Nov/Dec 2009
Crochet
October 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
2.75 mm (C)

Think starched crochet has fallen out of vogue? So did we, until we saw this holiday ornament in our archives and knew it would make a stunning decoration for today’s homes. To update it, we used a sugar and water solution to stiffen it instead of starch, which can tend to yellow over time. We think this is one classic ornament that’s guaranteed to be treasured for years to come.

YARN
• 2 balls #201 White
Note You are likely to need only a small amount of the 2nd ball. If you work tighter than the given gauge, you may be able to make one ornament from a single ball of thread.

NOTIONS
• 1 cup of sugar (for stiffening)
• 1 small round balloon
• 24”/61cm length of 1½”/4cm wide gold wire-edged ribbon (or any desired ribbon)
• Yarn needle