Christmas Bauble Crochet Pattern

Whip up a fun ornament with this quick and easy no-sew Christmas bauble crochet pattern.

Crochet Christmas bauble with Santa belly detailing lying on a square brown paper wrapped present.

It’s Day 5 of the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas!

When I was in the early stages of planning this collection, I realised that we’ve done a lot of fun character baubles but not a simple bauble pattern.

Of course, I had to make it at least a little bit festive so I went with the classic Santa belly but it would also look great in a single colour.

About the Pattern

This Christmas bauble crochet pattern is a no-sew pattern. When creating the bauble we’ll leave a round of front loops on the top to work the cap off of later.

I used surface slip stitching for the belt buckle but if you find this tricky, you could always just sew lines.

Crochet Christmas bauble with Santa belly detailing being held up in a cupped hat.

Why You’ll Love This Christmas Bauble Crochet Pattern

  • Basic stitches: Uses mostly single crochet stitches.
  • No-sew: Doesn’t require any sewing aside from hiding ends.
  • Customisable: A simple base pattern that you can add your own flare to.

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Christmas Bauble Crochet Pattern


  • DK weight yarn in red, black, yellow and light grey (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Pillar Red, Pure Black, Mustard Yellow and Stormy Grey)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Yarn/twine for hanging
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • BLO – back loop only
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

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Finished Size

The finished Christmas bauble measures approximately 2″ x 2″ (5cm x 5cm) not including the bauble cap. Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


  • Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

Pattern Instructions

Bauble (starting with red)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

R2: [Inc] x6 (12)

R3: BLO [sc, inc] x6 (18)

R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)

R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)

R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)

R7: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)

R8-10: [Sc] x42 (42) 3 roundschange to black in last st of R10

R11-12: [Sc] x42(42) 2 roundschange to red in the last st of R12

R13-15: [Sc] x42 (42) 3 rounds

Pause here to add the surface sl sts for the belt.

Using yellow yarn, surface sl st the belt over R11 and R12. The belt measures 4sts wide x 2 sts tall. Optional: add a single st at the right side for the belt prong.

R16: [5 sc, invdec] x6 (36)

R17: 2 sc, invdec, [4 sc, invdec] x5, 2 sc (30)

R18: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R19: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

R20: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)

R21: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loops only of the final round and pull to close. Hide the end inside the bauble.

Bauble Cap (light grey)

Join grey yarn to the first leftover front loop from R3 of the bauble.

R1: Ch 1, sc in same space and in each front loop around (12)

R2-3: [Sc] x12 (12) 2 rounds


Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the back loops only of the final round and pull to close. If the hole doesn’t close fully, you can use the tail to sew it shut. Hide the end inside the bauble.

Attach a hanging loop to the centre of the cap.

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