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About the pattern
This beginner-friendly pattern is worked from a straightforward rectangle folded in half and closed at the top and bottom. It uses the slip stitch worked in the back loop, creating a textured knit-like stitch.
Upcycle an old Christmas bauble and choose any yarn that complements your tree and interior. The pattern is versatile and can be adapted to any yarn and weight.
About the yarn
For this Granny Square Glow Top I used Lion Brand DIY Glow, which is glow-in-the-dark yarn. It’s made of 100% polyester yarn in a classic worsted weight.
Light up the night with your show stealing creations and watch as they come alive in the darkness, leaving a trail of awe and wonder.
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Diameter 2.5″ / 6 cm
Diameter 3″ / 8 cm
With a 4mm hook:
20 sl st blo x 30 rows =
4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm
Stitches & Abbreviations
- st: stitch
- ch: chain
- sl st: slip stitch
- sl st blo: slip stitch worked in the back loop only
- **: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
- < >: amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row
- This pattern is written in US terminology.
- The pattern contains instructions for size 2.5″ / 6 cm, with size 3″ / 8 cm in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes.
Fold the rectangle in half. This will create a tube shape for your bauble.
Use your crochet hook to join the sides of the rectangle, working through both layers. Use slip stitch by inserting the hook into the back loop of the slip stitch and the front loop of the chain.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail end to close the top later.
Closing the bottom and top
Close the bottom with a tapestry needle by threading the needle with the yarn and weaving it through the stitches. Pull tight to cinch the bottom closed. Go back and forth with the needle a few times to close the remaining gap. Secure the yarn with a knot, and weave in any loose ends.
Place the bauble inside and repeat the steps above to close the top.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.