It’s that time of year, let’s learn how to make crochet Christmas ornaments, by following this quick, advanced beginner friendly crochet pattern with a full video tutorial!!
Crochet Christmas ornaments are a fast and easy way to elevate your Christmas tree. Customize the colors and adorn them with greenery, berries, ribbons, or bells, to make your tree anyway you’d like it. You can go for a modern, Farmhouse, or upscale look, by easily changing a few things to your liking.
During the Christmas season I love gifting handmade. Giving crochet Christmas ornaments is the perfect gift, that anyone will love and cherish for many years to come. Tie an ornament on your packages and gift one to a friend, neighbor, or the hostess of a holiday party!
Crochet Christmas ornaments are not only quick to make, but they take very little yarn, making them the perfect project to stock up on for markets, and they tend to be big sellers too!
The crochet Christmas ornaments are worked in rows using super bulky yarn, my favorite is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick, but it’s extremely flexible with any yarn you’d like.
I love using two strands of worsted weight or bulky yarn held together, but you can also use thinner or bulkier yarn. Just be sure to adjust your hook size and stitch count accordingly (more about that in the sizing section below).
I used 3.25 inch clear glass ornaments from Hobby Lobby I prefer glass over plastic, just because it’s a little sturdier, but feel free to use plastic if you prefer. You can find clear glass or plastic ornaments just about anywhere around Christmas time. Target, Michaels, Joann Fabrics, Walmart, and Amazon are all great options.
You can adorn the outside of your crochet Christmas ornaments however you’d like. It’s adorable as is, but I like to use greenery, berries, bells, and twine. I purchase floral picks and greenery from Hobby Lobby and Michael’s (in their Christmas section). I’ve also compiled a list of suggestions in my Amazon Storefront. I then use wire cutters to disassemble the picks into individual pieces, and then hot glue them in place. (full video tutorial here)
If you can’t find 3.25 inch ornaments, or you want to try different sizes, the pattern is very easy to adjust by adding or subtracting chains to the foundation chain, and adding or subtracting rows of single crochet (making sure you end with an odd number of rows, so you’ll have a tail at each end, once you join the ends). The rest of the pattern is followed exactly, you’ll just have a different stitch count.
Additionally, if you change the yarn size of the project, be sure to adjust your hook size accordingly. The most important thing is to have a nice tight stitch, so you don’t have huge gaps in your work.
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Stitch Key | US Terms
beg – beginning
ch(s) – chain/chains
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch/stitches
blo – back loop only
Size 6, Super Bulky Yarn
Approximately 18 yards
I prefer Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick , colors used are Starlight, Kale, & Cranberry, (results will vary depending on yarn used)
L11/8mm Crochet Hook (or size to meet gauge)
Flexible Measuring Tape
3.25 inch Clear Glass or Plastic Christmas Ball Ornament
Embellishments such as floral picks, greenery, berries, ribbon, twine, etc.
Glue or glue gun to attach embellishments
Gauge | Working in Rows
8 sts & 10 rows of sc working in BLO = 3.5 x 3.5 Inches with L Hook
Please be sure to check your gauge before starting, as tension can vary greatly from person to person and depending on the yarn used.
-Beg ch of each row does not count as st, work 1st st in same st as beg ch.
Leaving a long tail end, loosely ch 9, working in blo, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in remaining chs across, turn. (8sc)
Ch 1, working in blo, sc across, turn. (8sc)
If you add additional rows to the band, they should be made in odd increments.
Make sure the beginning and ending tail are on the same side of the rectangle before joining the band. This will allow you to cinch each side without attaching a new piece of yarn.
You will now join the foundation chain and last row together to form a continuous piece.
Fold the short sides of the piece together & line up the sts (the foundation row should be facing you). Very loosely sl st through the foundation chs & back loops of the last row of sc, repeat across until the piece is fully joined.
Fasten off leaving a long tail end.
Forming Around The Christmas Ornament
With wrong side facing out, using a tapestry needle, take foundation tail end, weave it in & out around row ends & cinch closed. Weave in tail end.
Turn piece right side facing out, weave remaining tail end in & out around final row ends, but DO NOT CINCH CLOSED YET. Stretch crochet piece around Christmas ornament and once positioned and securely in place, finish cinching the remaining tail end around top of Christmas ornament. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
Note, the finished crochet piece should cover about 3/4 of the ball, before fully cinching closed. If using a less stretchy yarn, you may need to adjust the pattern accordingly.
Finish your crochet Christmas ornaments with ribbon and other adornments, as desired, using glue or a hot glue gun.
I used Christmas floral picks from Hobby Lobby and Michael’s.
Your crochet Christmas ornaments are finished, enjoy!!
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