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How To Crochet An Easy Christmas Ornament (Free Pattern)

Hey guys! I’m back with yet another Christmas ornament! I know, I know- do I know how to crochet anything else!? I promise you I do! I have just been having so much fun coming up with patterns for my Christmas tree ornaments that I can’t help myself! I just put up my very first Christmas tree (That I bought myself) in my first place and I need something to decorate it with right?! I promise, a more diverse amount of Christmas crochet is coming!

However, for now, lets take a look at the easy Christmas ornament I have made for you! Keep reading for the written pattern, however if you want the video check it out below!

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Materials-

  • Yarn (Recommendation- Red Heart brand yarn) (You can literally choose any color you want here! I choose red and green just because they are Christmas colors!
    • Colors I used: Red (bulb) Green (design) , grey (“Metal part”)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle (For sewing in ends) 

Abbreviations to Know-

  • Ch- Chain
  • St(s)- stitch(es)
  • Dc- double crochet
  • Hdc- Half double crochet
  • F/O – Finish off (Cut yarn, tie ends)

Step 1- Pattern

Row 1: (For advanced, you could also use a magic circle method to start- this is the one I prefer!) Ch 6, sl st into first st, ch 3, dc 11 into center circle, sl st into first st (12 sts total)

Row 2: Ch 3, Dc 2 in each st (Make sure to dc in the same st as the 1st ch 3!), 
sl st into first st (24 sts total)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc 2 in each st (Make sure to dc in the same st as the 1st ch 3!), sl st into first st  (48 sts total) F/O

Step 2- Design

For this step, you can create any design you want! (Or no design at all, if you really wanted to!) For my design, I cut a relatively long string (I couldn’t give you exact measurements for this, sorry!) and I start sew from the bottom of the second row, then straight into the middle. I go over my work twice to make the design bigger, however this is optional. Then I mirror this on the other side to create a line.

I repeat this process into all of the other spots to create this star pattern! This is better shown in the video!

Step 3- Creating the Metal and hook (2 Options!)

You know how all Christmas bulbs have that metal part on the top where the hook goes? Well I decided to create this for my own bulb! The process is super simple! And I have two options for you!

Option 1- Using a normal Christmas hook

If you want to attach a normal Christmas hook onto your ornament, like you would for any other ornament, this is the method you want to do (However I recommend checking out method two as well in case you like it better!

Attach grey yarn to a spot on the bulb (doesn’t really matter where- it’s a circle! Just make sure your design looks good if hung from at that angle!) (Also- you can use any color you want, I just thought grey looked more like “metal”!)

Row 1: Ch 1 to attach, 2 hdc F/O

Simple right?! Now you can add your own Christmas hook right in that spot and hang it up!

Option 2- Crocheting a loop

If you want the Christmas ornament you made to have it’s own loop and not risk losing the hook every year, this is the method you want to use! (However I recommend checking out the first method in case you like it better!

Starts out the same- 
Attach grey yarn to a spot on the bulb ( Again- doesn’t really matter where- it’s a circle! Just make sure your design looks good if hung from at that angle!) (Also- you can use any color you want, I just thought grey looked more like “metal”!)

Row 1: Ch 1 to attach, 2 hdc

Row 2: Turn work, 1 sl st, ch 15, sl st into beginning st, F/O

Now you have a little loop to hang right on the tree!

Sound off in the comments below!

Do you have your Christmas tree up yet? Will you be putting any of my ornaments up on your tree this year? Let me know in the comments below!

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