45+ Crochet Christmas Ornaments
Christmas is fast approaching which means it’s time to bring out your holiday decorations. If you’re like me and you can’t get enough handmade decorations, you’ll want to start crafting and creating your own beautiful crochet Christmas ornaments!
They not only give a unique, personal touch to your Christmas decor, but they also look great on your tree or mantel, and even as part of your outdoor decor.
Handmade ornaments also make fabulous gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.
So bring out your yarn and hooks, put on your favorite Christmas songs, and let’s start crocheting some Christmas ornaments
Favorite Christmas Ornament Themes
Christmas ornament ideas range from your favorite holiday characters like Santa, snowmen, and reindeer, to classic Christmas icons like bells, snowflakes, and baubles.
Whatever you choose to make, handmade crochet Christmas ornaments will definitely make your Christmas decor more fabulous and festive.
What Do You Need to Make Crochet Christmas Ornaments?
To make crochet Christmas ornaments, you will need to have your favorite crochet tools on hand.
The type of yarn needed for each ornament will vary, but the most commonly used yarn weight for making ornaments is worsted weight yarn. Make sure to check your pattern first for the yarn weight and suggested yarn to use.
Same as with the yarn, crochet hook sizes used for each pattern will depend on the yarn to be used. Some crochet patterns may require you to use a smaller (or bigger) hook than what is recommended for the yarn weight to achieve a certain look for the ornament.
You will need to prepare other supplies for making ornaments such as a stitch marker, yarn needle (or tapestry needle for weaving in ends), scissors, and a tape measure. For amigurumi-type ornaments, you will also need some safety eyes, and stuffing. You may also need some embroidery yarn for some of the detailing on the crochet patterns.
Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns
Here is a collection of easy crochet Christmas ornaments that will help you add a personal, handmade touch to your Christmas decor. Get ready to deck the halls with these free crochet Christmas ornament patterns.
Crochet Christmas Star Pattern
The Christmas star is one of the most popular (and quick!) Christmas ornaments you can make. This pattern is super easy (think granny square but this is a star), you’ll be making a dozen of them to fill up your tree! You can also use them as an added accent to your gift tags to make your gifts even more special.
Pattern via Truly Crochet
Easy Granny Crochet Christmas Baubles
Take out your yarn scraps and your old Christmas baubles to transform them into these colorful decorations. Create your own color combination to match your Christmas granny square motif. Use any yarn weight you have available, just add or subtract rounds as needed to fit your bauble.
Pattern via Annie’s Design Crochet
Crochet Snow Globe Ornaments
The easiest snow globe project you will ever make. This pattern uses only single crochets and works up real quick, you can finish one in about 15 minutes! The hardest part will be choosing what buttons to add to your snow globes to make a Christmas scene.
Pattern via Repeat Crafter Me
Crochet Snowman Baubles
Snowmen are a classic Christmas icon, even in places where it doesn’t snow! These cute snowman ornaments are quick to make and use up very little yarn. Use different yarn weights to make the baubles in different sizes.
Pattern via Hooked On Patterns
Rudolph Ornament Crochet Pattern
Who does not know Rudolph, the most famous of all of Santa Claus’ reindeer? With his iconic red nose, this cute ornament will definitely go down in history as one of the most adorable Christmas ornaments you’ve ever made.
Pattern via Spin a Yarn Crochet
Micro Rozeta Hanging Ornament
Make these non-traditional hanging ornaments in Christmas colors, and you’ll have a unique hanging ornament. These micro rozeta ornaments have a plain bottom and a textured flower overlay on top. Get creative and add your own embroidery to make each piece more unique.
Pattern via Lilla Björn on Ravelry
Ugly Christmas Sweater Crochet Ornament
You might not want to wear an ugly Christmas sweater, but you will surely love these adorable ugly sweaters. Make them to hang in a garland, or to use as Christmas tags, or even as fridge magnets! This is the perfect project for using up scrap yarn from your stash.
Pattern via Raffamusa Designs
Crochet Mini Stockings Christmas Ornament
Crochet Christmas stockings are cute, but they’re even cuter when they’re mini-sized! This pattern comes with an option to make a solid stocking or a two-toned stocking. Make one for each family member in their favorite colors to hang on your tree.
Pattern via Sewrella
Granny Sweet Hearts
Make these hearts in the traditional colors of Christmas (red, yellow, and green) and you’ll be able to create sweet Christmas bunting. You can also use them as coasters for your Christmas table, or as hanging ornaments for your tree. Make bigger-sized ones to use as dishcloths or potholders to make your kitchen more festive for the holidays.
Pattern via Nancy Drew Designs
Rustic Tree Ornament Pattern
These rustic tree ornaments are one of the quickest and easiest crochet Christmas decorations you can make. Since it only uses a small amount of yarn, it is also the perfect scrap-busting project. Add some embellishments like beads or sequins, or crochet it using some sparkly yarn to make it more festive.
Pattern via Regina P Designs on Ravelry
Caron Candy Cane Ornament Pattern
Crochet this festive candy cane ornament that’s super easy even a beginner can make it! The coiling effect made while stitching gives it the classic candy cane look. You will want to make these delicious treats to hang on your tree or add them as a part of your Christmas gift wrapping.
Pattern via Yarnspirations
Yarn Basket Ornament
Personalized ornaments make your Christmas trees more special. Wind some scrap yarn to make little yarn balls, and add a (broken) crochet hook or some toothpicks as knitting needles. Any yarn lover will surely be delighted to have this adorable Christmas ornament.
Pattern via Donna Wolfe of Naztazia
Crochet Gingerbread Hearts Pattern
In Germany, gingerbread hearts are a popular Christmas decoration. These hearts typically have intricate icing designs at the center. Since we don’t want to attract any ants, why not make these crochet versions instead? You can decorate it with embroidery, beads, sequins, or even buttons.
Pattern via Golden Lucy Crafts
Frenchie the Dog Crochet Christmas Pattern
Frenchies are completely irresistible, whether as pets or as Christmas ornaments. Customize their colors and give them as a gift to a Frenchie owner. Hang a couple of them together to make an adorable Christmas garland.
Pattern via Belle & Grace Handmade Crochet on Ravelry
Pleated Crochet Angel Pattern
Angels played a significant role in the Christmas story, which is why they are a popular motif during this season. These cute pleated angels are easy to make and will no doubt be a popular Christmas decor as well. Explore different color combinations and create your own choir of angels.
Pattern via ATTY’S
Crochet Wreath Ornament and Coaster Pattern
Make an ornament to hang on your tree AND a matching coaster for your mug of hot cocoa. The braided wreath made with puff stitches adds an element of texture and dimension. Add some French knots to make some red berries to make your ornaments more Christmas-y.
Pattern via Briana K Designs
Hot Chocolate Mug Amigurumi Ornament
Who does not love warm drinks on a cold Christmas evening? These cute amigurumi drinks can be made in three variations – hot cocoa with marshmallows, mulled wine, and a warm latte with whipped cream! Whip up your favorite hot drink, and start crocheting these mini mugs to hang on your tree.
Pattern via Ollie Holly
Crochet Mittens Ornament
These ragdoll style mitten ornaments are going to be one of your favorite things to make. The pattern gives 3 options: solid-colored mittens, a fair-isle version, and one with a snowflake design. You can even add safety eyes and a smile to make them look kawaii.
Pattern by Spin a Yarn Crochet
Crochet Bear Ornament
If you haven’t tried faux fur yarn, this is the perfect time to do it! Fable fur adds fluff and cuteness to this adorable crochet bear ornament. Make a pack of bears in different colors with all the different variations of fable fur. Add some gold or metallic thread to hang them with and you’ve got an irresistibly adorable Christmas ornament.
Pattern by The Loopy Lamb
Crochet Stocking Gift Card Holder Pattern
Gift cards always make great gifts for any occasion. Add a more personal touch with this cute mini stocking gift card holder. This crochet project comes with a video tutorial, and you can even make a full-sized stocking to match!
Pattern by Briana K Designs
Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern
This quick corner to corner crochet (c2c) project is a great way to add some holiday cheer to your home. Using basic crochet stitches like the double crochet and single crochet stitches, you can create this cute little tree in no time.
Pattern via The Purple Poncho
Crochet Ribbon Christmas Tree
Deck the halls with this easy peasy Christmas tree. Using small amounts of yarn from your stash, you can make these with any yarn weight you have available. Use vibrant colors for the baubles to make it more fun and festive!
Pattern via Poppy and Bliss
Crochet Bubble Christmas Tree Ornament
Bobbles give this Christmas tree ornament its distinct look. For this pattern, you can use any type of yarn, in any color to make your tree. Add a sparkly, metallic thread for the hanging loop and you’ve got beautiful, classic Christmas ornament,
Pattern via Photomusen
Crochet Gingerbread Man Pattern
Run as fast as you can to grab the supplies you’ll need for this gingerbread man. This is one of the free Christmas ornament crochet patterns you will want to make this holiday season. Even if you only know your basic crochet stitches, you’ll be able to whip up an army of gingerbread men in no time!
Pattern via Repeat Crafter Me
Crochet Angel Ornament Pattern
This sweet angel is made with an open, granny stitch pattern that lets your Christmas lights shine through. While you will need to know basic amigurumi techniques, there is an accompanying video tutorial that will walk you through the pattern.
Pattern via Stitches and Scraps
Crochet Pine Cone Ornament
What’s a Christmas tree without a pine cone? Basic crochet skills are all you need to make this little pine cone ornament. If you know how to single crochet, chain, slip stitch, and double crochet, then you can start making dozens of these to hang on your tree for Christmas.
Pattern via Planet M Files
Rustic Tree Ornaments
Add a farmhouse vibe to your holiday decor with these rustic tree ornaments. It is a simple project that is crocheted in continuous rounds. The pattern comes with a video tutorial that takes you step-by-step from making the different layers to assembling the tree.
Pattern via Yarn Society
Easy Crochet Christmas Ornament Pattern
Jazz up your old Christmas baubles and turn them into these lovely crochet ornaments. Worked in continuous rounds, this pattern is great with self-striping or multi-colored yarn.
Pattern via Rich Textures Crochet
Crochet Ariel Snowflake Ornament
Best made with crochet thread, this lacy, textured snowflake will make a dainty addition to your Christmas ornaments. Make sure to block the finished piece to show off the stitches. You can even add some starch to stiffen the pieces before hanging them.
Pattern via Irina Maleeva Designs
Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern
Anyone with knowledge of basic crochet stitches will be able to make this adorable mini-tree. Add beads or sequins for extra sparkle or use tinsel yarn for trimmings. These Christmas trees are perfect for table or mantel decors.
Pattern via The Lazy Hobby Hopper
Pew the Baby Penguin Crochet Pattern
Pew the penguin loves playing in the snow and singing Christmas songs. With his little scarf and hat, this little penguin is sure to be a crowd-favorite crochet Christmas ornament.
Pattern via Khuc Cay
Christmas Mini Nisse (Gnome/Elf)
Gnomes are a popular crochet trend that is easily adaptable for any occasion. Make these mini nisse to hang around as ornaments or spread them around your home as part of your holiday decor. Add some glitter, metallic or tinsel yarn to make them look even more festive.
Pattern by: Ninja Crafts
Merrymaker Crochet Snowflake Pattern
These dainty snowflakes not only make lovely Christmas decorations, but they can also be used as gift tags or as an embellishment for a Christmas card. You will only need a small amount of crochet thread (this pattern uses Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread) to make one snowflake.
Pattern by Draiguna
Amigurumi Grinch Christmas Ornament
Don’t let this Grinch steal your Christmas! Made with just single crochet stitches, even beginners will be able to make this cute grinch Christmas ornament. An accompanying video tutorial will take you through the step-by-step process to help. The only thing this beloved Christmas character is stealing this Christmas is the spotlight when you hang it on your tree.
Pattern via Little Crochet Farm
Little Christmas Crochet Sock Pattern
This little sock pattern is perfect if you want to practice how to change colors in crochet. Bust out your stash and use your yarn scraps to make these little stockings. Add buttons, pompoms or even faux fur yarn as embellishment for a more Christmas-y look.
Pattern via Le monde de Sucrette
Brioche Heart Pattern
These cute brioche hearts make great hanging decorations, garlands, and even last-minute gifts.
Brioche crochet creates a nice textured fabric that has a distinct look. Two yarn colors, basic crochet stitches, and a little patience are all you need to make these adorable brioche hearts.
Pattern via Lilla Björn Crochet
Amigurumi English Robin Pattern
Surprise your family and friends with this crochet amigurumi Robin Redbreast nesting in your Christmas tree. This crochet pattern is great if you want to practice how to change colors in crochet.
Pattern via Furls Crochet
Crochet Chicken Ornament
Show your love for chickens with these adorable Christmas ornaments. Using small amounts of worsted weight yarn and some basic crochet skills, you’ll have a cluck-ing good time making these chicken ornaments.
Pattern via Rustic in the City
Happy Little Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern
This happy little Christmas tree also comes with a free crochet pattern for a tiny star. Great for beginners, this pattern starts with a magic ring and uses basic crochet skills. If you know how to make a chain (ch), single crochet (sc), and double crochet (dc), you can definitely make this happy little tree.
Pattern via Hattie Risdale on Ravelry
Paw Print Christmas Ornament Pattern
This crochet Christmas ornament will be a sure hit for your pet-loving family and friends. This fun and easy pattern can easily be customized to match your favorite pet’s colors. You can even make one as a remembrance for the pets you have lost. Christmas is a special occasion not just for us humans but for our pets too.
Pattern via Simply Hooked by Janet
Christmas Tree Crochet Coaster Pattern
What better way to show some holiday spirit than by adding these crochet Christmas tree coasters to your table decor. These coasters work up quickly with double crochet stitches and a small amount of yarn. Use different shades of green or any yarn color to match your Christmas decor theme.
Pattern via DROPS Design
Step-by-Step Videos of Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns
If you are more of a visual learner, here are some step-by-step video tutorials of free crochet Christmas ornament patterns.
Crochet Holly Leaves, Berries and Christmas Bells
Deck the halls with these crochet boughs of holly and Christmas bells. These crochet Christmas ornaments can be hung in a garland or used as decor for your Christmas wreath.
Pattern via Erfin R. Tangdilintin
Warm Fuzzy Christmas Ornament
These snuggly crochet Christmas ornaments will definitely give off some warm fuzzy feelings during the holidays. They are quick and easy to make, especially with thick faux fur yarn. You can even use them as pompoms for your hats!
Pattern via Sewrella
Mini Beaded Crochet Star Pattern
This simple but elegant crochet star works up quickly and is very easy to make. Add some beads and twine for a rustic feel, these crochet Christmas ornaments can also be used as a gift topper.
Pattern via MJ’s Off the Hook Designs
Crochet Christmas Light Garland
A beginner-friendly pattern, these crochet Christmas balls are simple and quick to make. They are a great way of using up scraps from your stash. Use these crochet Christmas ornaments as hanging decor on your tree or hang them in a garland by the mantel.
Pattern via Hopeful Turns
Snowflake Crochet Wind Spinner Christmas Ornament
This hanging crochet snowflake decor is fun to watch as it spins in the wind. Add some glitter to your crochet snowflakes for an added sparkle when the light hits. These are one of the cutest crochet snowflake patterns you will ever make.
Pattern via Make Do & Craft
Nothing is more memorable than making your own crochet Christmas ornaments. These free Christmas crochet patterns are easy and quick to make, you can whip up a couple of them in just a short time. Christmas patterns are perfect for working up and selling at your local craft fairs or as gifts for colleagues and co-workers.
Crochet Christmas ornaments are also the best way to start handmade Christmas traditions. Because each piece is handmade with love, they will definitely make the recipient feel special. Happy hooking!