Hello, fellow yarn enthusiasts, to a winter wonderland of stitches and holiday cheer! As the season of joy approaches, it’s time to embark on a crafting journey that will add a touch of handmade magic to your festivities. In this blog post, we’re unwrapping the gift of creativity with an array of knit and crochet Christmas ornament patterns. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a newcomer to the world of yarn, join us as we explore a collection of festive designs that will not only adorn your tree but also become treasured keepsakes. Let’s dive into the joyous art of crafting and bring a cozy, personalized warmth to your holiday celebrations!
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First up is this sweet Amigurumi Cat Christmas Ornament Knitting Pattern from Amy Gaines. Made with worsted weight yarn and straight knitting needles, so it is the perfect stash buster project and would make a great gift for cat lovers!
This adorable Christmas tree knitting pattern from Shinocraft is knit in the round with double-pointed needles and DK weight yarn. I love the simplicity of this little pattern. It has such a rustic, homey vibe, perfect for an old-fashioned Christmas decor theme!
For a little bit more modern, bright, and colourful knit ornament pattern, there’s this adorable String of Christmas Lights Knitting Pattern from kooklacreations. The pattern includes 2 sizes of lights, is knit on 2 needles with DK weight yarn. Of course, with any pattern, you can substitute a different size yarn and needles to get a different sized finished item! So if you have a bunch of worsted weight yarn, you could use that here and get a larger looking light. The finished bulbs can be hung as individual tree ornaments or strung together on a chain of any length!
These gorgeous Knit Norwegian Christmas Ball Ornaments are made with this 5 in 1 pattern from Knitting Lab Shop. This pattern is knit in the round on 5 needles, which can be a little overwhelming for some knitters, but trust me, you’re really just using 2 needles at a time and it’s pretty straightforward when to switch! Alternatively, you can look into the magic loop method to work in the round with a circular needle! There are options to stuff these baubles with a polystyrene foam ball or polyfil batting, so you can use whatever suits you!
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Here’s another rustic, homey knitting pattern for you, also from shino craft: this gorgeous knit acorn ornament! I love the earthy look of these sweet little acorns! They would make such a cute addition to a Christmas tree or a lovely addition to Christmas wrapping! They are knit flat and seamed afterwards, so they’re perfect if you’re still intimidated by double pointed needles.
Unless you’re going to spend all your time knitting between now and Christmas, it’s pretty unlikely that you’re going to have enough time to knit all your loved ones full sized sweaters, but you might be able to squeeze in enough time to make them customized Tiny Sweater Ornaments from this knitting pattern from Knit and Hygge. This is another great stash-busting project, using only 28 yards/13 grams of any worsted weight yarn! While the monogram charts are not included in the pattern, you can find charts here on her dedicated pinterest board.
This sweet Vintage Knit Star Christmas Ornament Pattern from Nannas Knit is such a simple and beautiful, classic Christmas ornament that will be a treasured keepsake for years to come! This star is knitted in the round from the points to the centre, starting with a cast on from where stitches are later picked up to knit the other side. Looks like such an interesting pattern to knit! Can’t wait to make it!
Aren’t these tiny knitted Christmas houses ADORABLE?! The Small Christmas House Knitting Pattern from GrayBearAkswokrat works up to be 5 cm x 3 cm and is knit flat on 2 needles. Another great little scrap busting project: use up all that leftover yarn!!!
This Christmas Tree Pendant Crochet Pattern from Handmade by Daan is a simple little crochet pattern, perfect for the beginner and makes this trendy ornament that would make perfect gifts for your friends and coworkers.
The Snowy Christmas Ornament Collection Crochet Pattern from Home of Yarns is an adorable set of 4 patterns to make these vintage bauble inspired ornaments! They remind me a little bit of the very delicate ornaments we had at home when I was a child. I’m pretty sure most of them broke over the years, since there were 4 children and a cat in our house almost all the time. This pattern is available in English, German and Dutch!
I can’t get over the stunning detail of these gorgeous Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Set with the pattern from Natura Crochet Art. There are instructions included for making 7 different Christmas toys/ornaments using US crochet terminology. This pattern set is a collaboration between Natasha Tishchenko and Granny’s Crochet Hook and they are so stunning and unique ! These would make such treasured additions to anyone’s holiday decor!
This bundle of Christmas Ornament Crochet Patterns from Haakennaald includes instructions for making 11 different Christmas ornaments. I love the example here of them in non-traditional Christmas colours! That’s the beauty of making your own ornaments: you can make them in whatever colours you want to match your theme perfectly!
Of course, we couldn’t have a round up of Christmas ornament patterns and not include snowflakes! I have a bunch of delicate crocheted snowflake ornaments that my mom made years ago and I hang them above my mantle; they are a treasured decoration. You can make Delightful Snowflake Ornaments for Christmas with this pattern from Home of Yarns in 2 sizes. They make beautiful ornaments or lovely gift toppers!
Are gnomes still popular? I don’t know, but I still like them! This Santa and Gnome Ornaments Crochet Pattern from A Frayed Knot Boutique is a quick to make adorable Christmas ornament that will add whimsy to your tree and make a delightful gift!
This set of adorable Amigurumi Christmas Bauble Crochet Patterns from Raffamusa Designs has instructions for making all six of these adorable little Christmas balls: the simple bauble, the Christmas pudding bauble, the gingerbread man bauble, snowman bauble, reindee bauble, and gnome bauble. Such a cute little set!
This simple Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern from Animo Design Shop is a beautiful pattern available in both English and Swedish. These little trees would work up quickly and would make a lovely addition to a gift of a bottle of wine!
These gorgeous Jasmine Stitch Christmas Trees can be made in 4 sizes with this pattern from Nordic Yarn Art. There are instructions for supporting the finished work around a piece of cardboard, so there is no need to purchase styrofoam cones. Make a set as a lovely decoration for your mantle or a special handmade gift for a loved one!
This cute Crocheted Acorn Christmas Tree Decoration Pattern from Mini Crochet Zoo is such a sweet little crochet pattern to add a touch of handmade whimsy to your tree! Another great scrap-busting pattern, you can whip up a few of these little acorns with the leftover yarn from previous projects and that makes them practically free, right? #crochetmath!
I hope you found this round up of knit and crochet patterns to make gorgeous handmade Christmas ornaments helpful. Grab a pattern and your supplies today and get making! Or pin it for later!