Christmas Baubles by Pippa at TheCraftPixie

Christmas Baubles

Crochet
November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Not important
2.5 mm
219 - 437 yards (200 - 400 m)
UK
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This pattern is available for £3.00 GBP buy it now

Please support the Alzheimer’s Society by buying this great crochet pattern to make either a Christmas Pudding or Snowball Bauble.

Anyone with basic crochet skills can produce something cute! The 9-page pattern includes step-by-step instructions and photos.

You will need

  • DK weight yarn (or yarn of your choice) in brown, white, red and green.
  • 2.5mm crochet hook (or hook appropriate for size of bauble, yarn and tension)
  • Cheap 6cm diameter smooth bauble (or other size if you wish)
  • Darning needle, scissors

Yarn requirements

The pattern uses DK weight yarn with a 2.5mm crochet hook and 6cm diameter bauble. However, you can use whatever you have. If you use anything heavier than DK weight yarn, it is suggested you use a larger bauble.

Hook size

A 2.5mm crochet hook has been specified, but use whatever you prefer to get the look and size. A larger bauble and heavier weight yarn may require a larger hook. The pattern is simple and easily adaptable.

About the Alzheimer’s Society UK

Around 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK alone with numbers predict ted to rise to over two million by 2051. Alzheimer’s Society provides information and support for people with all forms of dementia and those who care for them. We run quality care services, fund research, advise professionals and campaign for improved health and social care and greater public understanding of dementia. Support from people taking part in fundraising will help to ensure that our valuable work continues. We are therefore delighted that you are supporting us in this way.

Alzheimer’s Society is a charity (registration no. 296645) and a company registered in England and Wales (registration no. 2115499). Registered office is Devon House, 58 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1LB

My story

In 2009 my mother, who had been suffering from memory loss for some time, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Over the next few years she deteriorated from an intelligent person - able to produce wonderful antique reproduction dolls, watercolours and various other crafts - to someone who was unable to do more than watch TV. In September 2015 she fell and broke her pelvis. When she returned home it was clear that she could no longer be looked after at home. The Alzheimer’s Society were my support. They listened to my problems when I needed to talk and made many useful suggestions where appropriate. I can’t thank them enough for helping me through it. In December 2015 the family made the difficult decision to place Mum in a specialist dementia care home, which I have to say she absolutely loved. She was known as the “smiling lady”. In 2019 she sadly passed away.

Christmas was always her favourite time of year. She loved decorating the house. Every year she would buy some large decoration. So when I developed this pattern, it seemed like it was the ideal product for fund-raising.