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Bull's-Eye Ornaments

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With the eye-popping color patterns you can design to create Bull's Eye Ornaments, you'll have a Christmas tree that no one can ignore. Follow the tutorial to create handmade Christmas ornaments that have a very homey feel that will welcome your guests. These are a unique alternative to ball ornaments, and the craft yarn make this crochet Christmas pattern one that's easy to fix and can last for years to come. Everyone's going to be asking you to make them some after they see how amazing yours look!

RED HEART® Celebration™:  1 ball each 9340 Aqua/Silver A, 9640 Gold/Silver B, 9740 Pink/Silver C, 9540 Purple/Silver D, 9240 Lime/Silver E, and 9840 Blue/Silver F.

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6].
Yarn needle, fiberfill.

GAUGE: 16 hdc = 4"(10 cm); Rounds 1-5 = 4" (10 cm).  CHECK YOUR GAUGE.  Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

NOTE: Instructions are written for one color scheme; the other 2 color schemes are indicated in ( )s. Always join rounds with slip stitch in top of first hdc unless otherwise stated. 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
Front post double crochet (FPdc) = Yo, insert hook from front to back to front again around post of indicated st, yo and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

(4 Medium) RED HEART® Celebration™, Art. E802 available in 3.5 oz (100 g), 235 yd (215 m) balls.


Ornament measures 4" (10 cm) in diameter.

ORNAMENTS
Front Large Circle

With A (E, D), ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, 14 hdc in ring; join – 14 hdc.
Round 2:  Ch 1, [2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc] around; join – 21 hdc.
Round 3: Ch 1, [2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc] around, work 2 hdc in last hdc; join – 32 hdc.
Round 4: Ch 1, [2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc] around, work hdc in last 2 hdc; join – 42 hdc.
Round 5: Ch 1, [2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 6 hdc] around; join – 48 hdc.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Front Medium Circle
Rounds 1-3: With B (F, C), repeat Rounds 1-3 of Front Large Circle.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc loosely in each hdc around; join with slip st in first sc – 32 sc.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Front Small Circle
With C (B, A), ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 10 hdc in ring; join – 10 hdc.
Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as first dc), [2 dc in next hdc, FPdc in next hdc] around; join with slip st in first dc – 10 dc, 5 FPdc.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

BACK (Make 3)
With A (E, D), repeat instruction for Front Large Circle; draw up loop, do not fasten off.

FINISHING
With C (B, A), slip st Front Small Circle to center of Front Medium Circle; with B (F, C), slip st Front Medium Circle to center of Front Large Circle.

Place assembled Front Large Circle and Back Wrong Sides together; with Right Side facing, draw working loop of Back through corresponding hdc of Front Large Circle; sc evenly around through both layers, leaving a
1½" (3.8cm) space; lightly stuff ornament with fiberfill; continue with sc to close space; ch 30 for hanging loop, slip st in last sc; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C etc; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); yo = yarn over; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

 

If you'd like to see more holiday patterns, take a look at the new "Have a Red Heart Holiday: 20 Knit & Crochet Gifts and Decorating Ideas" eBook from Red Heart Yarns.
 

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