Mini Christmas Ornament
Simple & Cute
Are you looking for a simple Christmas Tree Ornament to decorate your Christmas tree or give as gifts... but you're really out of time?
Here's a cute little Christmas decoration idea that's real easy & fast to whip up.
You can make loads of these in no time at all!
This is a beginner-friendly Christmas Ornament Pattern. It is part of a trio of Christmas Ornament Patterns I designed this year.
Let me show you step-by-step how to crochet these cute little ornaments.
If you have any questions, please drop me a comment below.
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What You’ll Learn
- How to crochet in the round
- How to crochet a Magic Circle (if you don't yet know how to crochet a Magic Circle, have a look at these video tutorials.) Otherwise, follow alternative instruction given in the pattern.
- How to change colors in crochet
- How to use basic crochet stitches to create pretty Christmas Ornaments
You could use any combination of colors you have from leftover yarn. Each ornament uses only a very small amount. See yardage for details.
- Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in 5 colors:
- Pistachio Green
- Slate Green
- Red Wine
- Vanilla Cream
- Soft Fudge
- Crochet Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm) hook for the scarf body and sleeves,A darning needle
- A pair of scissors
- Stitch markers or contrasting snippets of yarn
- A tapestry needle
- Stuffing or yarn scraps
- Ribbon (optional)
- Tape measure
Abbreviations & Stitches Used
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- MC = Magic Circle
- sk = skip
- sp = space
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
- sl st = slip stitch
- yo = yarn over
- fo = fasten off
- Whip Stitch (to seam your work). Here is a video tutorial showing you how to Whip Stitch.
1 skein of DK Paintbox Yarns = 100 g / 3.5 oz / 276m - 302 yards)
For this project you will need approx. 5.5 m (6 yards) of yarn
About 2” (5 cm) in diameter
17 stitches & 16 rows in sc = 4” (10 cm) square with a 4.5 mm hook
- You can use any type of yarn as long as you have a corresponding crochet hook size (check yarn label for recommendations).
- Numbers at the end of each step (in brackets) indicate the number of final stitches in that step.
- For this pattern, I tended to crochet between the dc post stitches, as opposed to into the “v” of the dc sts.
- Ch 2 sts at the beginning of a round count as a dc st.
- Please note that I use US crochet terms.
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Stitch How-To Instructions
Instructions for Ch (Chain):Bring the yarn over the crochet hook from back to front and hook it. Draw hooked yarn through the loop of the stitch on your hook and up onto the working area of your hook.
Instructions for sc (Single Crochet):Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (you now have two loops on hook), yarn over again and pull through both loops on hook (note: this is equivalent to the UK Double Crochet (dc) stitch)
Instructions for dc (Double Crochet): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over again, pull the loop back through the stitch (you now have three loops on hook), yarn over again and pull through two loops on hook, yarn over again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook. (note: this is equivalent to the UK Trebble Crochet (tr) stitch)
Instructions for Sl St (Slip Stitch): Insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through your last stitch AND through the loop on your hook (through both stitches).
Instructions for Fastening Off: After the last stitch of the last round, cut the yarn, leaving a 6-inch end. Draw the cut end of your yarn completely through the stitch & pull to tighten knot.
If you need more detailed instructions on how to work the required stitches, check out Annie’s Catalogue for visual instructions.
Below you will find a text-only ad-free printable version of the Christmas Ornaments which you can buy for a small fee.
The second printable is for Christmas Gift Tags that you could add as tags to your worry worms if distributing for Random Acts of Crochet Kindness.
X-Mas Gift Tags
Or buy all 3 Baubles & Bells Crochet Patterns (PDF Printables) as a bundle for a discounted price on Ravelry:
Christmas Mini Ornament Pattern Instructions
- Leaving a 6" tail start with a MC, ch 2 (counts as first dc)
Note: (If you don’t know how to crochet a Magic Circle yet, then ch 2, and work R 1 into the second ch from your hook)
R2: Join color B, ch1, (sc, ch 1), repeat into each st around, sl st to join. Leave 4" tail, cut yarn and fo. (20)
- Repeat R 1 - 3 one more time for the second half of your ornament.
- Thread your darning needle with your 10” tail.
- Hold you 2 halve crocheted pieces back to back so the edges touch each other. No need to weave in ends
- With the rest of the strand, tie a knot to create a loop from which to hang your ornament or attach a pretty ribbon for hanging.
Leave the tail of the last round to use for hanging up your ornaments.
I hope you enjoyed this simple Christmas ornament crochet pattern. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments below.
I'd love to see your finished mini Christmas ornaments! Please tag me on social media with the handle @startcrochet if you post a photo of your project online 🙂
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