Knitting Ball Ornaments

It’s never too early to start on Christmas. Are you looking for a quick little gift to share with your knitting friends? Here’s something I came up with a few years back for my group. They all seemed to like them.  And the best thing is – each one only takes a few minutes.

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All you need is:

Small amounts of yarn. Craft yarn works well for these. I’ve chosen Christmas colors for this example, but of course any yarn will work. I even made one using my very 1st hand spun yarn. I have that one hanging from the rear view mirror my car and get to enjoy it year round.

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Crochet hook

Wooden Shish Kabob Skewers

Wood beads

Glue

Just wind your yarn into a ball 2″ in diameter. Leave a long tail. Create a hanging loop with the crochet hook. Insert it under several wraps of yarn and pull a loop through. Tie the loop and the tail snugly with a square knot. Trim the end. And that’s it for that!

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Next you will need to measure 5″ from the pointy ends of the Shish Kabob sticks. Using a sharp blade or scissors – I like to use my garden scissors cut them and discard the blunt ends.

Dab a bit of glue on the blunt end and place a bead on each.

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Push the “needles” into the ball of yarn and you have an adorable knit inspired ornament!

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