A new collection of easy to knit and felt Christmas Baubles. The nights grow longer and it’s time to get knitting again, so why not cosy up and make your own baubles this year?
These traditionally styled baubles are simple and quick to make. They are knitted flat using chunky Filz/Felting wool which shrinks into thick soft felt after a cycle or two in your washing machine. As the decoration is added after the baubles have been made up and before felting, the crosses blend into the felt as though they were knitted in.
These patterns 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/ 25m Scholler and Stahl Filzi
If you wish to use a substitute yarn - Rico Creative Filz, Lana Grossa Feltro, Tilley’s Freedom wool
Basic skills needed for this design. p = purl k = knit kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into the front and then the back of the stitch. kspo = (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.
- 4 page knitting pattern , *Suitable for Beginners
Materials you need at home:
- Needle size 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) , , *Recommended yarn - Schoeller and Stahl Filzi , Red shade 03 , White shade 10 , , *Yardage Each bauble takes a total of 25g , , *You will also need- , Approximately 5gm of toy stuffing for each bauble , Blunt wool needle
What others have made
My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.
I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!
I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.
Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.
I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.
In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.
I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.
It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.
I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk