How to Crochet Cute Christmas Ornaments

comments (24) November 30th, 2012     

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These cute ornaments are quick to make and embellish!
To make a treble crochet, yarn over twice and insert your hook in the stitch. Draw up a loop, (yarn over, draw loop through first 2 loops on hook) three times.
To make a picot, chain 3, then slip stitch in the 3rd chain from your hook.
These cute ornaments are quick to make and embellish!

These cute ornaments are quick to make and embellish!

Photo: Linda Permann

Use up your scraps making these sweet little Christmas ornaments. They work up really quickly (and easily), and then you can embellish them to your heart's desire. Here's my original pattern for the ornaments, and then I'll walk you through the steps as always.

Crocheted Christmas Ornament

Yarn/Hook: I used worsted-weight yarn (Cascade 220) and a size F (3.75 mm) hook. You can use any yarn weight and the corresponding hook size-gauge is not all that important for this pattern. The finished ornament measures 3 inches long.

Make a magic ring. (See this tutorial if you've never made one, or just work into the slip knot).
Round 1: Chain 3, 11 double crochet into ring, join with a slip stitch in top of beginning chain-12 double crochet.
Round 2: Chain 3, double crochet in first double crochet, 2 double crochet in each of next 5 stitches, (2 treble crochet, picot) in next stitch, 2 treble crochet in following stitch, 2 double crochet in each of remaining stitches. Join with a slip stitch in top of beginning chain-20 double crochet, 4 treble crochet.
Round 3: Slip stitch into the next stitch, chain 2, and half double crochet into the same stitch, 2 half double crochet in the next stitch, fasten off-4 half double crochet.
Weave in the ends.

Here are the tricky crochet parts-and trust me, they're not even tricky. These all happen in round 2.

  To make a treble crochet, yarn over twice and insert your hook in the stitch. Draw up a loop, (yarn over, draw loop through first 2 loops on hook) three times.
  To make a picot, chain 3, then slip stitch in the 3rd chain from your hook.

When you're done making your ornaments, have fun with embellishing.

  Try sewing on sequins, buttons, and beads-or use a contrasting color of yarn to do a little embroidery.
  Insert wire hangers and your ornaments are ready to hang.

These would also make cute gift tags or a great garland (imagine stringing them along a crocheted chain). Expirement with embellishing, and also try changing colors between rounds. I love the one I made with a soft blue center-combined with the sequin, it evokes the memory of the mirrored glass ornaments my parents had.

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See more of my projects on my personal blog, and look for my new book, Crochet Adorned, in stores August 11, 2009.

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Comments (24)

AKUA writes: SherrieBerry said" but there are not the same number of stitches on either side of the picot (unless I am not following the pattern correctly)."
There aren't and I prefer it to mirror so I did the treble-picot-treble in the 6th stitch - which is the middle of 11- instead of the 7th as the pattern say to do.
Posted: 10:20 am on December 15th
EchoLin writes: Very nice, i will have a try to make it.
Posted: 2:35 am on March 18th
Criativa writes: hello.
trabalho engraçado. obrigada.
Posted: 9:40 am on December 1st
17 writes: Those are NICE. I like them.
Posted: 12:37 pm on November 9th
SherrieBerry writes: Thanks so much for sharing this pattern (and for the magic loop tutorial - so glad to have learned that finally!). These work up quickly. They are adorable. I'm going to make a bunch of them to sell in a church fund raiser - hope you don't mind, it is not for personal profit. I was wondering whether there might be a way to stiffen them. Mine seem to be curling into concaves. I thought of sewing two together with wrong sides facing and putting a tiny bit of fiberfill in between, but there are not the same number of stitches on either side of the picot (unless I am not following the pattern correctly). Don't want to make it too difficult of a project anyway, just want to make them lie flat. I tried different size crochet hooks. Thank you again. :-)
Posted: 11:19 am on August 24th
Maraha writes: Clever! Can't wait to use some of my more 'interesting' yarn scraps for these. Great time of year to have stumbled onto this site and your great idea! Thanks!
Posted: 5:49 pm on July 15th
busym1 writes: Yes, Christmas is over, but I just saw these and they are so cute! I am going to start on these right away for next year, they will make great package decorations too!
Posted: 2:00 pm on February 6th
busym1 writes: Yes, Christmas is over, but I just saw these and they are so cute! I am going to start on these right away for next year, they will make great package decorations too!
Posted: 1:52 pm on February 6th
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Posted: 9:17 pm on November 20th
DreamyDahlia writes: I like these! When I saw what they were, I was thinking they might look a little 'folksy' for my taste, but the tree she chose makes a the difference. Those decorations are pretty spiffy and I'm going to have made a few collections by Christmas.
Posted: 10:29 pm on September 14th
MissBeadAlot writes: I am doing this....NOW!

So cute!
Posted: 9:08 pm on December 15th
LisaHandmadeEvo writes: Those are cute and bring back memories of childhood ornaments!
Posted: 2:27 pm on December 9th
rainbowridergrma writes: Really like this. Easy to do and opens the mind to lots of possibilities. Thanks for another one of your great ideas.
Posted: 11:14 am on December 9th
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Posted: 3:38 pm on December 8th
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Posted: 3:37 pm on December 8th
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Posted: 3:37 pm on December 8th
honibear writes: these are a great idea. :)
Posted: 11:03 am on February 20th
pinsandneedles writes: These are gorgeous! I am going to make some of these!
Posted: 9:59 am on January 20th
LindaPermann writes: Hi Palady, I added a link to the magic ring. You can always just crochet into the slipknot if the technique confuses you. Thanks for the suggestion.
Posted: 9:30 pm on December 21st
Palady writes: Linda - great opportunity to really be creative. Your visuals will be a big help for novice or beginner crocheters. One direction that might be a challenge is the "Make a magic ring." Can you edit and add a URL or description of how one is made? Thought it the better if you did so rather than me, since the idea is yours.



Posted: 9:11 pm on December 20th
cucperson writes: These would make a great embellishment for a sweater or jacket. Tack them on so you can remove them after the season. I'm working on it!


Posted: 12:15 pm on December 20th
Jen1964 writes: Inspiring! We have some pretty ribbons that would look good on this sort of thing too. If you do the sequins, plus a pearl bead, to hold it in place, they'll glitter on another level. One year when I was really bored, and had yards of navy blue felt, we appliqued a bunch of scenes on it, and the sequins were the accents. It hangs from a rod, and can cover a door, or just decorate a wall. Your knitting is a good complement to the felt ornaments my sister in law (now deceased) made when she was in school. Thanks for a new idea!
Posted: 9:24 am on December 20th
LindaPermann writes: Thanks Lolos! I hope you'll post pics if you make them-- they are super duper easy!
Posted: 1:54 pm on December 18th
Lolos writes: Wow, I love the ornaments. Really cool idea for xmas.. Thank you much for sharing this great tutorial.. :-)))))
Posted: 12:34 am on December 18th
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