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Easy Crochet Photo Bauble | DIY Photo Ornament

NEW Crochet CHRISTMAS Photo Ornament or Reusable Gift Tag! This is a great DIY last-minute gift that can be personalized however you would like! Add a photo, add a message, small painting, or other personalize item to your crochet photo bauble.

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Photo Bauble Crochet Pattern:

Crochet Hook; G/6/4.25MM
Yarn: Size 4, Medium Weight Yarn (3 Colors)


Attach Color A to the crochet hook using a Magic Circle.

Row 1: CH 2 and place 12 DC inside MC.  SL st in 1st DC to join (12 total DC).

*Crochet over the starting tail the next few rows.*

Row 2: CH 2, then place 2 DC in each st in the row, starting with the current st and skipping the SL st at the end of the row.  SL st in 1st DC to join (24 total DC st).

Row 3: CH 2, then place 1 DC in the current st and 2 DC in the following st.  Alternate between 1 and 2 DC going around the row, until you reach the end of the row.  In the last st, place 1 DC instead of 2, and make sure you don’t accidentally work in the SL st at the end of the row (35 total DC st).

Row 4: CH 2, then working in the FRONT LOOP ONLY, place 1 DC in the current st.  Place 1 DC in the FLO of the next 4 st (5 total), then switch to placing 1 DC in the full st for the remainder of the row.  Make sure you skip your SL st and CH 2 at the end of the row, then SL st into the 1st DC to join.

Cut and tie off yarn.  Hide tails in the direction you were crocheting.


Attach Color B yarn to crochet hook using a slip knot.

Row 1: Insert the crochet hook in the BACK LOOP ONLY from the 1st DC in Row 4.  Place 1 SC here, then place 1 SC in the BLO of the next 4 st.  CH 1, turn work (5 total SC).

Row 2: Skip the turning CH st, then place 1 SC in each st in the row (5 total SC).  DO NOT CH 1, but turn your work.

Row 3: Place 1 SC in the 1st SC st, then CH 15 and place 1 SC in the last st from Row 2 (this should create a handle).

Cut and tie off yarn.

Hide starting and ending tails on the backside of the project, focusing on hiding these in the same color.

Base (Adding Additional Color):

Attach Color C yarn to crochet hook using a slip knot.

Turn the last row of stitches up from Row 4 of the base.  Working around TWO POSTS at a time, place 1 FRONT POST st.  Repeat this process going around the row, and treat the CH 2 from row 4 like it is a DC.  SL st in the 1st FRONT POST st to join (18 total FRONT POST st).

Hide the starting and ending tails in opposite directions in your last row of stitches with the same color.

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