Crochet Christmas Ornaments — Patterns to Make

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Crochet Christmas ornaments are so fun to make, to have on your tree and to give as gifts. I made some really simple striped Christmas ball ornaments, and they were so much fun I wanted to see and share what else was out there to decorate your tree with crochet.

Crochet Bauble Christmas Ornaments

Since mine is a Christmas ball, I figured I would start by looking for other ball ornament crochet patterns. There are tons of them, and they are all so cute I think I could do a whole tree in crochet Christmas balls except I have cats.

These adorable baubles from Raffamusa Designs would be great to make for kids, or anyone else, really. There are tons of options including the simple bauble you can decorate with surface embroidery and in other ways, a gingerbread man and Christmas pudding, snowman, reindeer and gnome. They’re all so cute, and they have a bunch of non-ball ornaments, too, so click through and check them all out (and if you know you’re going to want to stitch a bunch of them you can buy the pattern set from her instead of having to click through all the different projects).

If you’re looking for more of a boho look, these granny baubles from Annie Design Crochet are perfect, and a great way to use up all the leftover yarn you’ve accumulated through the year. They call for sport weight or light DK weight yarn, and since you’re actually covering a purchased Christmas ball rather than filling it with stuffing (though you could do that instead!) you need to check that it will fit if you use different yarn.

I also love these retro look baubles from Zsófia Muraközi, which are available as a free download on Ravelry. I think I really like them because they’re not Christmas colors. You could make a garland of these using all your sport weight leftovers and use it for decor all year!

Crochet Star Patterns

Snowflakes are so cute as crochet Christmas ornaments or to use for decorating packages. Merino and Tomatoes has a great little star pattern using puff stitches, and you can use whatever yarn you have on hand to make snowflakes of different sizes. The pattern includes written instructions and a chart.

Also this one from Persia Lou is so cute and stitches up in no time. While it’s a great crochet Christmas ornament, you could also use it to decorate a package or a gift bag. The originals used bulky yarn, but you can use any weight to make stars large and small.

Or try the Loopy Star from Loopy Handmade Studio. It calls for superfine yarn, but again you can use whatever you have. I love how puffy the center of these stars are.

Christmas Tree Shaped Ornaments to Crochet

I love the shape of a Christmas tree as a crafting motif (see also my Christmas tree coffee cup cozy knitting pattern) and it’s a shape that’s fun to make for crochet Christmas ornaments as well.

This one from Irina Tsokalo uses granny stitch and would be so cute in a ton of different colors as a garland. Or make a bunch in different colors and use a different color to make each person’s presents, and they can then take home a collection of their own little trees. This YouTube tutorial is in Russian with English subtitles.

Lilleliis has a super cute, understated Christmas tree pattern on their website that was meant to be a garland, but you can also use to decorate a gift or hang on the tree. The pattern includes instructions for different ways to use it. As shown the pattern used DK weight yarn but you can always use what you have and adjust the size as you go. This pattern is also available in eight languages.

The pattern for this tree indicates it’s a medium difficulty pattern, but the instructions from Wild Sunflower Create make it easy to step up your skills if any of the stitches or techniques are new to you. It uses DK or light worsted weight yarn, and the pattern provides both US and UK terms so it’s easy for stitchers everywhere to understand.

More Crochet Christmas Ornaments to Make

These last couple didn’t fit in one of my other categories, but they are too cute to not mention.

This little wreath from Agnes Chow is a free pattern on Ravelry that will literally take minutes to make. It uses worsted weight wool and has a sweet little bell and bow to amp up the Christmas cheer.

And this crochet garland made of retro looking Christmas tree lights is definitely something I want to make! It was designed by Erin May Crochet and uses all sorts of colors of sport weight yarn. Perfect for using up your stash if that’s a weight you happen to have a lot of. I love how the garland has little sockets to sew the bulbs into. So clever!

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