Handmade holidays are so much fun. You can crochet everything from the table linens to the gifts that you give. But don't forget to crochet your decor. Specifically, you can add something unique and special to your Christmas tree with handmade crochet ornaments. Take them out again year after year to fill your home with the crafty love that went into making them in the first place. What a great way to bring your own personal skills to the season. You can also gift individual ornaments or... sets of ornaments to others to add something home-y to their holiday as well. Here are ten free Christmas ornament crochet patterns to get you started!
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This crochet star pattern is a twist on the classic granny square and it hints at the winter snowflake that's so popular for decorating during the holidays. It's easy to work up and it looks cute in any home. You can hang it on your Christmas tree but it also work as a gift tag or strung together into crochet bunting. This is a free Christmas ornament crochet pattern by Melissa Leilani Ruiz of A Happy One blog; it was previously named as one of the Top 10 Free Christmas Crochet Patterns... on Ravelry.
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The Christmas wreath is a really popular holiday decor item, and you can make it in so many different ways. This version is a small, stripped-down, easy-to-crochet ornament-sized wreath. It's worked around a 2" ring using very simple crochet stitches. This is one of many cute Christmas crochet patterns by Whiskers & Wool.
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This little crochet Christmas tree pattern by Poppy and Bliss is one of the most unique holiday crochet patterns out there. It uses really basic crochet stitches, assembled in a fun way, to create a graphic, adorable ornament!
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You don't have to make an entire ornament from scratch; you can use crochet to create a cozy around existing ornaments. This is a great way to upcycle all of those baubles that you have in storage! This particular example, from Smiles and Tattoos, is a thread crochet cozy featuring a lacework design.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This is another example of a crochet cover that fits over existing ornaments. It's a free crochet pattern made with a hint of granny stitches. This is a great stash busting crochet project; use up all of those yarn scraps to make a set of colorful ornaments! This is a free Christmas crochet pattern by Oombawka Design, who also has several other ornament patterns.
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Dress your Christmas tree up in crochet tea cups for a unique theme that has romance, whimsy and charm. These small crochet tea cup ornaments have pops of gold thread that add a holiday element to the pretty colors of the cups themselves. This is a free holiday crochet pattern by Just Jen Knits and Stitches.
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Characters are what make the Christmas holiday so playful and fun. Reindeer, elves and of course snowmen make us smile all winter long. That's why they make such great designs for ornaments, as you can see with this crochet snowman pattern by Riot of Daisies.
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Here's another cute crochet character that makes an adorable ornament. It's Pip the Crochet Mouse, a free Ravelry download by Corina Cook.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Angels are another great symbol of the winter holidays, and they make great decorations for any Christmas tree. This is a free crochet pattern for an angel that could also work as a holiday garland. This one is available as a download on Ravelry from Viktoria Gogolak.
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Christmas is also definitely about sweets and treats and candy canes are the best of all of those. Here's a free crochet pattern, available as a Ravelry download, for a candy cane Christmas ornament.