Crochet Christmas Pudding Bauble Pattern

This crochet Christmas pudding bauble pattern was the perfect weekend project and I love how it turned out. It would be a fun way to spruce up old Christmas baubles that have seen better days.

About the Pattern

I used a 70mm clear plastic bauble and crocheted my pieces to fit over it. You get the perfect shape without the need for stuffing.

The body of the pudding is made up of half double crochet stitches so it works up faster and single crochet for the icing.

You want to keep your stitches fairly tight and the fit should be snug but without stretching the stitches.

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Crochet Christmas Pudding Bauble Pattern


  • DK weight yarn in dark brown, white, red and green (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Coffee Bean, Paper White, Pillar Red and Slate Green)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 70mm plastic bauble/ornament
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors
  • Optional: fabric glue

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • hdc-inc – half double crochet increase
  • hdc-invdec – half double crochet invisible decrease
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – single crochet increase
  • invdec – single crochet invisible decrease
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

Special Stitches

Picot: Ch 2, sl st in second ch 2 from hook.

Half double crochet invisible decrease (hdc-invdec): Yarn over. Insert your hook through the front loop only of the next 2 stitches (4 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops (3 loops on hook). Yarn over again and pull through the remaining 3 loops.

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Finished Size

The finished bauble measures approximately 2.75″ x 2.75″ (7cm x 7cm). Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge = 2.75″ after R6 of the pudding


  • 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

Pudding (dark brown)

R1: 10 hdc in magic ring (10)

R2: [Hdc-inc] x10 (20)

R3: [Hdc, hdc-inc] x10 (30)

R4: Hdc, hdc-inc, [2 hdc, hdc-inc] x9, hdc (40)

R5: [3 hdc, hdc-inc] x10 (50)

R6: [9 hdc, hdc-inc] x5 (55)

At this point my piece measured 2.75″ across.

R7-14: [Hdc] x55 (55) 8 rounds

R15: [9 hdc, hdc-invdec] x5 (50)

Insert the bauble and remove the top. The remainder of the rounds are worked with the bauble inside.

R16: [3 hdc, hdc-invdec] x10 (40)

R17: Hdc, hdc-invdec, [2 hdc, hdc-invdec] x9, hdc (30)

R18: [Hdc, hdc-invdec] x10 (20)

The last round is variable. Work as many decreases as needed until the bauble is covered right up to the neck. Below is what worked for me.

R19: [7 hdc-invdec], sc, sl st

Fasten off invisibly and weave in ends.

Icing (white)

R1: Ch 24, join ch without twisting. [Sc] x24 (24)

The chain should fit snugly around the neck of the bauble.

R2: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)

R3: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)

R4: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)

R5: 3 sc, inc, [6 sc, inc] x5, 3 sc (48)

R6: [7 sc, inc] x6 (54)

R7: 4 sc, inc, [8 sc, inc] x5, 4 sc (60)

R8-10: [Sc] x60 (60) 3 rounds

R11: [2 sc, hdc, dc, 2 tr in next st, 2 tr in next, dc, hdc, sc] x6 (6 shells)

Fasten off invisibly. If you wish to sew the icing in place, make sure to leave a long tail otherwise weave in ends.

Berry (make 2, red)

R1: 5 sc in magic ring (5)

R2: [Inc] x5 (10)

R3: [Sc] x10 (10)

R4: [Invdec] x5 (5)

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loop only of the final round and pull to close.

Holly Leaf (make 2, green)

Ch 11, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, picot, dc in next ch, tr in next, picot, tr in next ch, dc in next 2 chs, picot, hdc in next ch, sc in next, sl st in last ch, picot, sl st in last ch.

Working down other side of ch – sc in next ch, hdc in next, picot, dc in next 2 chs, tr in next, picot, tr in next ch, dc in next, picot, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch, sl st to starting sc.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


  • Place the icing on the bauble and sew or glue in place. Replace the top of the bauble.
  • Sew the holly leaves to the icing side by side and slightly overlapping right next to the top of the bauble. Placement is up to you and will depend on how you want the bauble to hang. I positioned them towards the front to help hide the top of the bauble.
  • Sew the berries on top of the leaves side by side.
  • Attach a hanging loop.

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