35+ Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns
Spread Christmas cheer with crochet ornaments so cute your neighbors will want to steal them off of your tree.
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 free crochet Christmas ornament patterns, 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!
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This cute pattern is one of our favorites of the season.
What could be a more heavenly ornament than this free crochet angel pattern? It will look simply divine hanging on your tree!
Whether or not you live somewhere cool, you'll have a white Christmas with this jolly crochet snowman ornament.
This adorable crochet Santa ornament will put the "ho ho ho" into your holiday season.
"Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." Evoke that classic Christmas story with this fun amigurumi ornament pattern!
This trendy gnome Christmas ornament pattern adds a whimsical touch to your tree!
We love star decorations for Christmas, and these ornaments are just as cute as can be!
This sweet crochet ornament adds whimsy and coziness to your tree decorations.
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.
Hang a Christmas tree on the Christmas tree! This adorable ornament is festive and easy to make.
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.
This crochet Christmas ball pattern explains how to work up this Bavarian-inspired ornament that will look amazing on any tree this winter.
Follow this free pattern to discover how fun it is to make these lovable, heart-design crochet ornaments that are sure to spread holiday spirit.
These beautiful ball ornaments are easy to make and will look stunning on your family Christmas tree.
This pretty pattern is such a delicate ornament that will add a touch of elegance and grace to your tree.
Dress up a plain ball ornament with a smiley face and top hat for a crochet snowman ornament you'll be proud to hang on your tree.
These baubles are worked up in less than 30 minutes each, making it simple to cover your tree in crochet this holiday season.
Decorate around the tree and all over the house by downloading our free eBook,11 Free Christmas Crochet Patterns for Your Home
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.
These dainty "snowflakes" (which are really flowers), will add a touch of old-fashioned charm to your tree or gifts this holiday season.
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.
Worked up with Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread, this free Christmas crochet pattern makes the sweetest and most delicate angels you've ever seen.
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.
This ornament is worked in rounds using three beautifully contrasting colors, and is a great ornament to donate to a good cause.
These sweet Christmas ornaments are almost good enough to eat! Create a whole family of ornaments to decorate your tree.
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.
Use some sparkly yarn and sequins to add a touch of magic to your Christmas tree this year. This is a great stashbuster project!
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.
What could be a more perfect gift for a crocheter than this cute little crochet basket with tiny balls of yarn in it?
This funny crochet ornament is sure to stand out on your tree. Make this unique ornament in honor of your four-legged friend!
Combine your love of crochet with your love of Disney with these cute and unique Mickey and Minnie Mouse inspired ornaments.
Tired of red and green Christmas decor? Bring a colorful splash of Christmas cheer into your home with these rainbow ornaments!
If your family watches A Christmas Story every year, everyone will really get a kick out of this leg lamp ornament—pun intended!
These are definitely some pretty unique Christmas ornaments, and you won't be able to resist covering your whole tree with their rainbow beauty.
If you are going for a more classic look this holiday season, try these75 Free Crochet Snowflake Patterns + Ornaments
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.
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.
Spruce up your plain ball ornaments with this elegant ornament cover. This pattern is nice finishing touch that will be easy on your budget.
Dress up those old ornaments with a gorgeous ornament cover and give them a new life with fun colors and sparkly yarn!
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.
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.
Once you've decorated every branch of your Christmas tree with lovely handmade crochet ornaments, the base of your tree might be looking kind of bare. Spread the crochet Christmas cheer with these21 Free Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Patterns
30 Free Crochet Angel Patterns
Do you prefer to decorate your Christmas tree in red and green, or do you like to add other colors to your Christmas decor?