Festive Mistletoe Ball, Free Crochet Pattern + Video

Make a festive mistletoe ball for your holiday decor this year!  This simple project is a foam ball covered in an array of one round crochet leaves…easy!  Because real mistletoe can be harmful to pets, I decided to create a yarny version to safely have in the home, that way you can enjoy the fun tradition without the worry.

Want to learn more about the tradition and history of mistletoe at Christmas?  Check out this great article from Smithsonian magazine!

Need a little extra help?  There’s a full video tutorial too!

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Tutorial Links & Abbreviations (in alphabetical order):


  • 1/2 skein of Red Heart Super Saver (I used the “Medium Thyme” colorway, but feel free to you any shade of green that you like)
  • K (6.5 mm) crochet hook (or if using a different yarn, look for the recommended hook size on the yarn label. 
  • Styrofoam Ball (I used the 3.8 inch size for mine, but you can use any size you like)
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scrap Ribbon
  • Pins

Festive Mistletoe Ball
By Jennifer Dickerson

Begin by pinning/gluing a ribbon loop to the top of the ball and some ribbon streamers to the bottom of the ball.

Next, make some one round leaves (the number of leaves will be determined by the size of the styrofoam ball size).

One round Leaf:

Ch 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 1:  Ch 3, then in the center of the ring, work 5 dc, 4 sc, 1 tr, 4 sc.  Join with a slip stitch to close leaf and fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Next, hot glue leaves all over ball, being careful not to leave any open spaces and overlapping to give it a little more dimension.

Allow glue to completely cool and dry before hanging.

Let’s connect!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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