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35+ Crochet Christmas Ornaments

Spread Christmas cheer with free crochet Christmas ornament patterns so cute your neighbors will want to steal them off of your tree.

Updated September 23, 2019
Crochet Christmas Ornaments

The holidays come around every year, and it can be difficult to feel like you aren't doing the same things over and over. Your decorations get hung up before the holidays and then put back in the boxes when they're over. The next year, you go through the exact same process.

If you still buy a real tree every year like I do, then it makes sense that the ornaments on it should also be new. Even if you put together a fake Christmas tree (don't worry, I won't tell), it still deserves to have some brand new touches added to it as the years go by.

You can make this possible by working up some handmade Christmas ornaments that are sure to light up the room. Spread Christmas cheer not by singing loud for all to hear, but by learning how to make Christmas ornaments instead. Your tree will be good as new no matter if it's freshly cut or not, all because of your crochet skills and your love of the holidays.

With this collection of crochet Christmas ornaments, we wanted to bring back some of your favorite crochet patterns from the past while still giving you new patterns to work up, too. For instance, if you loved the Crocheted Christmas Baubles, then you should try out the Pretty Poinsettia Christmas Ornament.  It's that simple! This way you can have all of your favorite classic Christmas decorations as well as new things to try if you're feeling adventurous.

PLUS! If you're new to crocheting in the round, the idea of a crochet ball ornament might be intimidating. Follow along with this easy video tutorial to see how it's done. You'll have a classic and timeless Crochet Christmas Ball Ornament in no time!

Easy Crochet Christmas Ornaments

Keep it simple this holiday season with these easy, breezy crochet Christmas ornaments. Whether you’re new to crochet, or just need a break from challenging projects, these mindless crochet ornaments are no sweat.

Learn how to crochet Christmas ornaments to prepare for the holidays while also using up your scrap yarn. It is surprisingly quick and easy to work up little Christmas ornaments like these, so you’ll have your Christmas tree decorated in no time.

  • Rustic Luxury Star Ornament

    Just two skeins of Lion Brand Gold Leaf will make 8 – 12 ornaments, so grab your two favorites and add some sparkle to your holiday this year!

  • Mom's Christmas Wreath Ornaments

    These little ornaments are reminiscent of the tatted ornaments our moms used to make for the tree, but work up quickly with worsted weight yarn.

  • Mini Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament

    With a simple winding chain and felted balls, this cute creation is a fun and easy way to add some holiday spirit to any room in the house.

  • Scrappy Christmas Star Ornaments

    This star ornament uses such a small amount of yarn, that even the smallest yarn stash probably has enough to make a few of these.

Crochet Christmas Ball Ornaments

There is a pretty good chance you grew up in a house with ball ornaments decorating the tree. This classic style of Christmas ornaments is always popular. Instead of buying them at the store, why not use these crochet Christmas ball ornament patterns to inspire your holiday decor?

Some of these patterns crochet around an existing ball ornament for a touch of homemade style, and others are made completely out of yarn or crochet thread. Whichever style you choose, these crochet patterns for Christmas balls will look awesome on your tree.

Classic Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns

Something about the holiday season tends to make people nostalgic for the way things used to be, and if you’re one to look back on the good old days, you’ll love these classic and vintage crochet ornaments.

If you love antique-style Christmas decor, you’ll adore the free Victorian crochet ornaments and the crochet angel ornament patterns below. Decorate your Christmas tree and home as if it were the turn of the 20th century, or throw it back a few years to remind you of Christmas at Grandma’s.

  • Victorian Blush "Snowflake" Ornaments and Gift Tags

    These dainty "snowflakes" (which are really flowers), will add a touch of old-fashioned charm to your tree or gifts this holiday season.

  • North Star Christmas Ornament

    This classic crochet ornament pattern is perfect to work up when you've got a little down time, and it would make a great little gift for pretty much anyone on your list.

  • Little Angels Christmas Ornaments

    Worked up with Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread, this free Christmas crochet pattern makes the sweetest and most delicate angels you've ever seen.

  • Crocheted Snow Swirls

    Sometimes a tree can get bogged down with ornaments—lighten it back up with these white snow swirls that look fun and keep your eye moving.

  • Granny Star Ornament

    This ornament is worked in rounds using three beautifully contrasting colors, and is a great ornament to donate to a good cause.

  • Gingerbread Crochet Ornaments

    These sweet Christmas ornaments are almost good enough to eat! Create a whole family of ornaments to decorate your tree.

  • Angel Bells

    Lace crochet is so beautiful and delicate in its own right, but working it up into little angel ornaments is genius!

Modern Crochet Christmas Ornaments

Are vintage ornaments a bit passé for your taste? Or are you ready for something fresh and new? Luckily, there are so many options for decorating your Christmas tree that you won’t remind you of stuffy holiday seasons past.

Red and green might be the traditional Christmas colors, but that doesn’t mean they are the only options when you crochet for Christmas. Add a splash of color to your Christmas tree with a bold jewel tone ornament, or add something silly to make your holiday party guests giggle.

  • Twinkle Tree Ornament

    Use some sparkly yarn and sequins to add a touch of magic to your Christmas tree this year. This is a great stashbuster project!

  • Jewel Tone Crochet Snowflake

    Snowflakes don't have to be white! The gorgeous colors of this pattern will make you fall in love with snowflakes in a whole new way.

  • The Crocheter's Favorite Ornament

    What could be a more perfect gift for a crocheter than this cute little crochet basket with tiny balls of yarn in it?

  • Dog Poop Christmas Ornament

    This funny crochet ornament is sure to stand out on your tree. Make this unique ornament in honor of your four-legged friend!

  • Mickey & Minnie Mouse Ornaments

    Combine your love of crochet with your love of Disney with these cute and unique Mickey and Minnie Mouse inspired ornaments.

  • Rainbow Christmas Tree

    Tired of red and green Christmas decor? Bring a colorful splash of Christmas cheer into your home with these rainbow ornaments!

  • Leg Lamp Applique Crochet Pattern

    If your family watches A Christmas Story every year, everyone will really get a kick out of this leg lamp ornament—pun intended!

  • Brightly Colored Crochet Ornaments

    These are definitely some pretty unique Christmas ornaments, and you won't be able to resist covering your whole tree with their rainbow beauty.

Amigurumi Christmas Ornaments

Amigurumi is a popular technique that creates either a crochet or knit stuffed toy. Amigurumi has been popular in Japan for decades, but this technique has become a big trend in the United States in the last ten years or so.

Luckily, there are already so many cute free amigurumi patterns to be found! Add an adorable amigurumi Santa Claus or a heavenly angel to your Christmas tree. These sweet stuffed ornaments will be the stars of your tree!

  • Pipsqueak Penguin Ornament

    This crochet penguin ornament pattern just couldn't be any cuter and is all bundled up for his time on the tree with a cute scarf and tasseled hat.

  • German Pickle Ornament

    Did you grow up searching for the pickle on your Christmas tree? Keep this German tradition alive with a cute crochet version of the pickle ornament.

  • Easy Crochet Angel Ornament

    What could be a more heavenly ornament than this free crochet angel pattern? It will look simply divine hanging on your tree!

  • Jolly Snowman Ornament

    Whether or not you live somewhere cool, you'll have a white Christmas with this jolly crochet snowman ornament.

  • Santa Claus Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern

    This adorable crochet Santa ornament will put the "ho ho ho" into your holiday season. 

Crochet Ornament Covers

If you already have box upon box of Christmas ornaments in your attic, you might be trying to avoid making even more. Finding places to store endless ornaments can be tricky, especially if you live in a small space.

However, if you still want to show off your crochet skills on your Christmas tree, you can always add a cute crochet ornament cover to an existing ornament. These free crochet Christmas ornament cover patterns will dress up your boring old ball ornaments, or add some pizzazz to the plain ornaments you snatched up for half off on December 26th.

  • Crochet Ornament Cover

    This ornament cover pattern would be fun to use in an ornament exchange, because you take something you already have, a plain ornament, and make a beautiful keepsake with this tutorial.

  • Crochet Christmas Ornament Cover

    Spruce up your plain ball ornaments with this elegant ornament cover. This pattern is nice finishing touch that will be easy on your budget.

  • Love and Joy Ornament Cover

    Dress up those old ornaments with a gorgeous ornament cover and give them a new life with fun colors and sparkly yarn!

  • Ornament Cover

    Decorate your ornaments with this lovely Ornament Cover that mimics the elegance of a snowflake. All you need are some plain-colored ornaments that could use a makeover.

  • Bright and Cheery Crochet Ornament Cover

    This gorgeous pink, purple, and teal ornament cover patten uses sparkly yarn for a unique decoration that will add some cheer to your Christmas Tree.

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I know were barely past Halloween but I have to confess to pulling up Christmas music on my Pandora account. Ive already worked a few of the ornaments in this stellar collection, so I was happy to see my old friends again. Everyone appreciates new ornaments, and best of all, you dont have to limit them to just a tree. They make great additions to packages, too.

I don't know whether to thank you or smack you for posting this book. I swore to myself that I would not make any Christmas decorations until I had my crochet gifts done. Then I saw this. I was just going to down load it for now. Then I saw the cute box of ornaments. I can't resist. Thank you!

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