I’ve rounded up 50 my favourite crochet + knitted Christmas ornaments to make your holiday a little more decorated!
I just love Christmas, don’t you? The lights, the food, the presents! And there’s something so special about the decorations as well – especially handmade ones.
50 of the Best Crochet + Knitted Christmas Ornaments
Most of the patterns on this list are free because (here’s an original observation) Christmas is a really expensive time of year for a lot of us. But not only are many of the crochet + knitted Christmas ornaments patterns free, they all only take scraps of yarn. There’s a good chance you already have enough in the bottom of your stash drawer to make half-a-dozen things on this list… all for free!
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Is anyone else picturing a whole row of Weasley sweaters?? I think this is just the cutest, and a great way to knit up ends of yarn which might otherwise be tossed in the trash. (And those coat hangers? You could totally twist them out of paper clips!)
Make a row of these little knitted Christmas elves for your windowsill or mantelpiece. This is worth clicking through just to see the pattern styling – they’ve done a great job of posing the wee elves in a variety of Christmasy situations!
We always hung a couple of doves on our tree when I was growing up – to represent peace and because the white looks so lovely against the green. This little bird looks pretty easy to make, and I just to love the way its wings are folded back in flight.
Here’s another garland project – knitted Christmas lights! These look really sweet… and like they work up quickly too, which is a bonus! This is a paid pattern, but the artist sells them in bundles – click through and check out her work on Ravelry and Etsy.
Every year around this time I think I’m going to make a sweet mitten advent calendar like this one… and I still haven’t done it! What if you flipped the idea on its head and knit a mitt every day of December? Or (here’s a better idea) just knit one or two for your tree?
Here’s a final knitted garland – although there’s nothing to stop you hanging them on your tree individually too! This pattern lists the yarn weight – 10 grams of worsted. A single neglected ball in your stash could become an adorable garland! So tempting.
Okay, that tree above is pretty cutesy-cutesy. If prefer a Christmas tree crochet pattern with only the regular amount of whimsey, this is for you. I love the sequins as decorations as well – so practical and effective!
If these trees look a little tricky, you could wrap a cone of craft paper in mossy-green yarn. I did that one year, and it looked great!
There’s something about anthropomorphic little objects that never fails to crack me up. These Christmas Candle Amigurumi are a fine example of the genre. Look at their little blushing faces! And tiny arms! So sweet.
This is a paid pattern, which is bundled with two more – click through and take a look.
I love the vintage look of these ornaments, and the pastel colour palette is just perfect as well. Better still, if you drop one of these crocheted vintage Christmas ornaments, there’s no chance they’ll smash on the ground!
I love how the designer of these crocheted Christmas stars has added pop of colour in the center of each one. It looks to me as though these stars are made with a single ball of gradient yarn – that’s a clever way to get a cohesive colour palette without even trying and to make sure all the stars look lovely together.
Who says crocheted Christmas decorations should be made of yarn? I haven’t included any other crocheted snowflakes, because they really deserve their own post, but I can’t resist showing off my own pattern for crocheted wire snowflakes – take a look!
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