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Is there anything that will get you more into the holiday spirit than creating some crochet Christmas ornaments? Nothing quite beats the cozy warm glow of lights on a beautifully decorated Christmas tree.
Whether you’re looking to deck out your tree in all its holiday glory or you’re just looking for one special ornament this year, these adorable Christmas ornament crochet patterns are sure to be a perfect fit.
One of my favorite things to do every year is to pull out each ornament and savor the rush of memories. My son’s childhood handwriting on the construction paper gift he was SO excited to give. The glass-blown ornament we bought on a cold November afternoon from a local artisan. Treasured gifts from times past all come back to visit at Christmas!
Handmade beaded stars, crocheted angels, a candy cane hiding between branches, and a crochet ornament here and there flood my soul with my grandmother’s laugh and I think of her hands on them before mine. Memories of different times and places make me feel the range of emotions of a life well lived.
But every year, no matter the crowded nature of my tree, I find a way to tuck in just one more. One more glorious, beautiful bit to remember THIS year by… So some future Christmas season I can smile and fondly remember the present and those who’ve lived and loved with me this year.
And so I bring to you my favorite Christmas ornament crochet patterns by some of my favorite designers. Perhaps you’ll find a cute ornament to crochet for yourself to treasure. Or make a crochet ornament to gift to someone else.
Yarn. I’ve recommended some good choice, but be sure to check each pattern for details
The Best Yarn for Crochet Ornaments
This is one of those items where it really depends on your preference. If you like the look of bulkier items or you want them to be more compact, you’ll shift your yarn weights to match. Each of the patterns has a recommended yarn, but you can easily change things up to match your personal aesthetic or your crocheting style.
In most instances, crochet ornaments look equally wonderful smaller or larger. So if you have a lot of Worsted Weight yarn in your stash, don’t be afraid to tackle an ornament made in DK weight. Remember to select a hook size that matches the yarn you choose.
Many people crochet ornaments out of acrylic yarn, but I’m a huge fan of a good cotton yarn. Cotton gives a nice, crisp clean look that I love! You also could use wool yarn. Christmas ornaments are small and pretty forgiving, so do some experimenting to see what works best for you!
Crochet Christmas Ornaments
These crochet Christmas ornament patterns have stolen my heart! Grab your crochet hooks, and some yarn, and get ready to dive into these fun Christmas crochet patterns!
This gorgeous Christmas Ornament in jewel-tone colors brings a classic look to the tree. This fun ornament pattern can be crocheted in an evening making it the perfect quick project for those last-minute rush gifts! Plus, you can make it in your friend's favorite colors to really personalize it to everyone on your gift list.
I love a crochet ornament pattern that is a fun twist on something else, like these cute Snow Globe Ornaments. I love how they incorporate fun Christmas buttons like the tiny snowman, reindeer, snowflake, and trees! So cute!
What a perfect project to crochet out of yarn scraps using simple stitches for beginners, especially since it includes a video tutorial! Plus, they will make such a stunning tree decoration and give your tree a little more of a story.
I love the snowflake and reindeer baubles, but the Christmas Tree is pretty cute too! To make this crochet ornament, you'll need to know how to single crochet and be familiar with tapestry crochet. Pair your favorite holiday solid scrap yarn with white and make a set of these fun crochet Christmas ornaments for a festive holiday season!
How about these crochet Christmas decorations for your tree!? I love the modern style of the muted colors. These crochet Christmas ornaments are perfect for an intermediate crocheter and you'll end up with something absolutely adorable.
Can't go wrong with a classic! This Crochet Snowflake Ornament captures Christmas nostalgia with this simple, elegant design!
This ornament uses basic crochet stitches like chain stitches, single crochet stitches, and double crochet stitches to form the beautiful snowflake. Use a crochet ornament or two for crochet Christmas decorations around your home (a crochet garland would be lovely) or tie one onto a Christmas gift as a gift topper.
There's nothing like a classic gingerbread man to really show that holiday spirit. You can practically smell this deliciously adorable Gingerbread Man Ornament. Be sure to check out our collection of crochet gingerbread too!
This free crochet pattern gave me the grandest idea. What if you put little chocolate kisses in the mitten for an extra special surprise on Christmas morning? Every holiday season deserves some chocolate, I say! Plus, since this is a rather simple design it's the perfect crochet project if you're looking for a quick gift.
I don't know about you, but I'm digging this red truck ornament. It just has that rough and tough, rustic feel to it that makes you want to run outside and build a snowman! Personally, I love that it includes the holiday tree in the back of the pickup, and the yarn colors are simply perfect!
These adorable crochet angels really give me farmhouse vibes. It's also a great way to use leftover yarn along the bottom as well. These would sell so well at a craft fair, don't you think? Plus, if you learn better with video tutorials, this pattern also includes a link to a video tutorial to help you along the way.
Sometimes, all you want is a classic crochet ornament design and that is exactly what this beauty is. This is also a great crochet for beginners project as well since there aren't any complicated stitches.
Yarn: Cotton Lion Brand Yarn for a worsted weight ornament, but this could be made out of any weight yarn and look beautiful!
This is so adorable! I love crochet items with a bit of a vintage feel, so this is right up my alley. Also, you could fill the little ball in the center with whatever you like, maybe some cute pictures or something.
I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making these crochet ornament patterns I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @crochet365knittoo. If you are on Facebook, stop over to the Crochet 365 Knit Too Facebook page or pop over to the Crochet365KnitToo Club and share a photo! I’d love to see your work!
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