DROPS Extra / 0-515

DROPS Extra 0-515 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS Christmas balls in ”Fabel”.

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Size: diameter approx 8 cm [3’’]

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
50 g color no 672, wine red mix
1 ball of Fabel makes approx 8 balls.
Cotton wool for filling.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED Needles size 3 mm [US 2or3] – or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st with Fabel = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].
DROPS CROCHET Hook size 3 mm [C] – for handle.

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KNITTING TIP: Work YO into back of loop on next round to avoid a hole.
CHRISTMAS BALL: Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 9 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm [US 2or3] with Fabel and K 1 round.
ROUND 2: * 1 YO, K1 *, repeat from *-* = 18 sts.
ROUND 3 and 4: K all sts – SEE KNITTING TIP!
ROUND 5: * 1 YO, K1 *, repeat from *-* = 36 sts.
ROUND 6 and 7: K all sts.
ROUND 8: * 1 YO, K2 *, repeat from *-* = 54 sts.
ROUND 9-11: K all sts.
ROUND 12: * K9, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 60 sts.
ROUND 13-20: K all sts.
Now run a thread through cast on row, tighten tread to close the ball and fasten on the inside.
ROUND 21: * K8, K2 tog *, repeat from *-* = 54 sts.
ROUND 22-24: K all sts.
ROUND 25: * K1, K2 tog *, repeat from *-* = 36 sts.
ROUND 26 and 27: K all sts.
ROUND 28: K2 tog all the way round = 18 sts.
ROUND 29 and 30: K all sts.
ROUND 31: K2 tog all the way round = 9 sts.
ROUND 32: K all sts.
Cut the thread, leaving approx 1 meter [1.1 yds] to crochet the handle. Pull thread through remaining sts, fill the ball with cotton wool and tighten thread.

HANDLE: Use the thread end and crochet a handle with crochet hook size 3 mm [C] as follows: Push hook though the top of ball, work approx 40 ch and now fasten handle with 1 sl st at the top of ball.

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