Crochet Balls of all Sizes!

Oh my goodness it’s been difficult not using my sore elbow!  I’ve got so excited about the crochet balls I’ve been making.  They started off as Christmas baubles but they are so pretty I think I want to have them on display all year round!   I’ve been doing a little bit here and a little bit there and ended up with a bowlful…

a bowlful of crochet balls

and then had a happy time with needle, thread and beads giving them hanging loops.

crochet balls on branch

Having discovered  a little dish of small crochet balls lurking on the back of a shelf I had a brainwave and  threaded them in random sequence onto white cotton yarn…

crochet balls on string

…and then made a long crochet chain, working the crochet balls and beads in as I went.

crochet balls on chain

crochet ball chain on tree

Add the original bigger crochet balls and you can see why I am now having to rest my poor elbow yet again!

branch of crochet ballsThis pattern really suits the Planet Penny Cotton colours.  There are so many combinations to put together, it’s great fun.  Would you be interested in a pattern?   I’m currently working on it and it’s always time consuming but hopefully  it will be available by next weekend.

(Ed to add:  The pattern is available here!)

It’s been a busy week in other ways.  There’s been a lot of weather about,  hasn’t there?   I do hope you haven’t been caught up with any of the aftermath of the strong winds blowing us about for the past few days.  I’m currently waiting by the phone to see if my dear OH is going to have a helicopter to fly him home today which will only happen if the wind drops sufficiently.

The middle of the week was glorious in Norfolk and I called in at the Craft Fair at the How Hill Open Day.   My Open Studios partner and all round best buddy Kit was there with her  prints and cards, and several other members of our Two Rivers Trail group.  We’ll be getting together later this month for our own Craft Fair and Exhibition so if you are in the area do come along to say hello.  You can find out all about the event and the artists taking part on the Two Rivers Trail website.

I also met the lovely Sue of The Mercerie who had a stall at How Hill and drooled over her beautiful wool and colours…

The Mercerie

The Mercerie stallAnd had a word with the alpacas from Burnt Fen

Burnt Fen Alpacas..before heading back to the car via this amazing view over the Broads…

View from How Hill NorfolkBefore I go I’ve just time to tell you that I have a fabulous giveaway coming up in the next post, an early Christmas present!  So don’t forget to call back or hit the ‘Follow’  button to make sure you don’t miss it.

I’ll be back in the next few days, so see you soon …x

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10 thoughts on “Crochet Balls of all Sizes!

  1. Trish

    Your balls look beautiful (not a phrase I get to use often!). And yes I would be very interested in a pattern. They are similar to the eggs I made with my Planet Penny cotton.

  2. Penny

    Lovely Penny
    What a delightful colourful post full of your beautiful creations. I love your balls!! and the beads look perfect to create such a textured and gorgeously rich decoration. I’m so sorry your elbow has been playing up, take care and I do hope that T manages a safe return home. Wonderful photo of the windmill on the Broads xox Penny

  3. Sue

    The balls are so cheerful and bright – just what we need at this time of year! What a great idea to string them and then crochet the chain.

    Looks like a great craft show.

    I see that the flowers have all gone from your background … but the leaves are beautiful. 🙂

  4. Alison

    Hi Penny, a pattern would be great for the large and small if possible! They look fun and as you say can be done in all sorts of colours and for different occasions. Having created a small corner of our lounge/diner into “my office”, I fancy hanging some of these around it. Hope the elbow eases.
    Alison

  5. Tracy C

    These are amazing! I would love a pattern, as I think they would make a gorgeous baby mobile for our little one on the way! Any plans to release the pattern?

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