Handmade holidays are so much fun. You can crochet everything from the table linens for your Christmas dinner to the gifts that you give everyone in your life. And, of course, you can crochet your home decor. Specifically, you can add something unique and special to your Christmas tree with handmade crochet ornaments. Once you have made these, you'll want to 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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It's easy to work up and it looks cute in any home. You can hang it on your Christmas tree but it also works well as a gift tag. Another great way to use this design is to make bunting from it; create a set and string them together for a Christmas garland.
This is such a versatile crochet pattern that it doesn't even have to be... used as an ornament. A set of these could be used as coasters, which make a nice gift.
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 because it truly is one of the most versatile holiday crochet patterns.
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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 crochet 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 store-bought 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 that are worth checking out.
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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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Here's another cute crochet character that makes an adorable ornament. It's Pip the Crochet Mouse, a free Ravelry download by Corina Cook. The Christmas Mouse book is just one example of a holiday story that incorporates mice; they're a fun little feature of the season!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. To make the garland, you would crochet a big set of these and string them together along a crochet chain for a beautiful decoration. This particular crochet angel pattern 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. This pattern is cute as a tabletop ornament as well as one that can be hung from the Christmas tree. This is also a perfect gift to give to anyone - or an accessory for the outside of another gift that you've wrapped.