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Free Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament Patterns

I've been crocheting since I was a little girl. Since then I've designed for magazines and offer free patterns at my site.

Crochet ornaments will add color and beauty to a Christmas tree. All patterns offered on this page are free for you to print. A good idea is crocheting thread ornaments and you can have a Victorian tree this year. You could also choose some of the yarn ornaments to add some spice to the tree.

Here you'll find crocheted snowflakes, bears, bells, Christmas trees and more. The nice thing about crocheting Christmas ornaments is that most only need scraps of yarn. You can either buy the skeins of yarn and crochet lots of ornaments or use what you have left over from other projects. You'll find patterns that are for beginners and for more skilled crocheters here.

Just click on the blue titles and it will take you to the pattern pages.

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Here you'll find some cute patterns for Christmas this year.


Easy to follow instructions for a small Christmas tree, snowflake and a ball ornament. Patterns are available in both UK & USA format.

This free pattern is rated Intermediate, so it isn't for the beginner. To make the ornament, you'll need size 10 crochet thread and a size 9 steel crochet hook.

A medium weight yarn in used in the project. Each ball measures 2" in diameter. You could change yarn weights to make bigger or smaller balls. These would be a great way to use up scrap yarn. Make them in many colors and sizes.

Crochet a tiny wreath for a Christmas tree ornament or use as a Christmas pin. The project is created with worsted weight yarn.

She used Red Heart sports weight yarn and a size C hook to create this pretty angel. You'll also need a doll head bead, doll hair, glue gun, and craft cord to complete the project.

This elephant is one of the cutest patterns I've seen. The stocking looks more like a hat, but the elephant is just charming. Both 4-ply and 3-ply yarn are used. You'll need a size F hook and several supplies to complete the project.

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The star is 3" across and is crocheted with 4-ply worsted weight yarn and a size G hook.

Aunt Lydia's Rug yarn was used in this project, but I can't see why you couldn't just use scraps of red worsted weight yarn. This is a vintage pattern from 1952, but is easy to follow.

The Crochet Geek

Mom's Love of Crochet offers a free Christmas tree fan ornament. The fan is crocheted with crochet cotton and a size 3 steel crochet hook.

To complete this project you will need a 3" satin ornament ball. Also used is size 10 gold thread.

You'll need 4-ply worsted weight yarn in white, and green sports weight yarn to complete the project. Of course you can crochet it in the colors you have on hand. A size G hook was used. If you can't find the green sports weight yarn, you can divide the strands of worsted weight and use that. 2 strands of worsted weight equals sports weight.

Mom's Love of Crochet is offering this free pattern which is created with size 10 crochet cotton thread. You'll also need a size 7 crochet hook.

You'll find several free snowflake patterns. These are vintage patterns from 1952. The site has several other Christmas patterns offered free to print.

Crochet a snowman ornament. The pattern was designed with TLC Essential yarn and then stuffed with polyester. The pattern is for the snowman head and is as cute as can be.

Red Heart Christmas yarn works well for wreaths, ornaments, even teddy bears. It is my main stay yarn, because it washes well, doesn't split and holds up to hea

This is a lacy star that is beautiful and simple. It is crocheted with size 20 crochet thread and a size 10 steel crochet hook. The finished star is 2.5" in diameter.

Art of Crochet Theresa

These tiny bells are crocheted with size 30 crochet cotton and a size 13 crochet hook. The pattern is from a vintage crochet book.

Comments

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on March 12, 2013:

antoaneta70, Thanks. I'm happy you liked it.

Antoaneta on March 12, 2013:

Very nice article!! I like it very much, thanks!

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on January 26, 2013:

UnknownAuthor, I have a problem with sore arms now after awhile too. I wonder if it isn't carpal tunnel. Thanks for viewing the hub and thanks for passing it on.

UnknownAuthor72 from USA on January 26, 2013:

Very nice and informative writing. I love to crochet when I am not writing. My arm hurts after several hours sitting and stiching. I seem to have problems with the second row of anything I do when making a gift or project of some kind. I will pass this on to my relations who enjoys finding new patterns. thank you. thumbs up

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on December 18, 2012:

FullLoveSites, I am happy to hear you enjoyed them.

FullOfLoveSites from United States on December 18, 2012:

Free things! Who doesn't love them? Thanks for providing those free patterns to work on! :)

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on March 08, 2012:

khmohsin, Thanks for taking the time reading it and commenting.

khmohsin on March 07, 2012:

This is good info thanks for taking the time to write this.

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on February 13, 2012:

GinnyLee, Thanks. I'm happy that I could help.

Ginny from Arlington, VA on February 13, 2012:

Thank you for the ideas Barbara! These are just what I was looking for!

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on February 04, 2012:

armack, I'm not sure what a Juliet cap is. If I find one, I'll let you know. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

Sarah from Washington State on February 03, 2012:

Very interesting article on space elevators! Enjoyed it!

Thank you for all your work in gathering the crochet projects together! Love to crochet!

Have you ever run across a pattern for a Juliet cap that just covers the crown of the head and has ties under the chin? My mother made one back in about 1976 and I have looked and looked for a pattern that is similar.

space elevators on February 03, 2012:

I'm so glad I came across your page! My kids and I love to make at least one new ornament a year for our tree and we've done many different kinds from paper to pasta. I was so stumped on what to do this year because I ran out of ideas. But alas! I found your page that has great ideas! Thank you, thank you!

http://thetechlusion.com/space-elevators/

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on January 26, 2012:

jeyaramnd, Thanks for commenting. I hope she finds this useful.

jeyaramd from Mississauga, Ontario on January 26, 2012:

My niece has a crochet book. This would be the perfect hub for that book. Making your own ornaments for christmas is a thoughtful idea. Thank you.

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on January 16, 2012:

cyoung35, Thanks for visiting the hub. One of my grandmothers had a tree with all handmade ornaments too. My other grandmother liked to knit and knitted us all mittens.

GentlemenGogoVEVO on January 16, 2012:

HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL MY FRIENDS NEW FRIENDS WELCOME

Chad Young from Corona, CA on January 15, 2012:

I can't wait for Christmas, I want to try some of these on my next tree. This makes for a different type of look and it kind of brings me back to the old days when my grandmother used to crochet everything, including our gifts...lol. It's all about the thought, she had a wonderful heart.

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on January 14, 2012:

You're very welcome. Thanks for visiting.

Melanie Gladney from Pennsylvania on January 14, 2012:

I love doing projects with yarn! Thanks so much for posting this!

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on January 08, 2012:

RTalloni, Thanks for visiting. I agree. The Christmas season arrives and it seems like eveything is too busy then to finish anything. Good idea.

RTalloni on January 06, 2012:

These would be great little projects to work on until spring and have tucked away for the 2012 holiday season!

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on December 17, 2011:

Kiela, Thanks for visiting and rating up. There are a few simple snowflakes here, but I would have agreed with you that a snowflake wouldn't be a good beginner project.

Kiela Starcatcher from Chicago, IL on December 17, 2011:

Excellent research - thank you!

I recently helped a friend get started with her first crochet project, but when she asked about snowflakes I had to encourage her to wait until next year when she's had more practice. If I'd seen this sooner, we might have found something I could walk her through step by step.

I'm looking forward to checking out each of those sites - free patterns are always useful, even if it's not right away!! (^_^)

Rated up/awesome

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on December 14, 2011:

ameypp7, Thanks and thanks for visiting.

ameypp7 on December 14, 2011:

Nice Post :)

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on December 13, 2011:

Creative Thinker. Thank you.

A.CreativeThinker on December 13, 2011:

Great hub and plenty of ideas for decorating. Thanks for sharing. :)

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on December 12, 2011:

bellepeau, Thanks for visiting and commenting. I hope you have fun with your niece and nephew.

bellepeau on December 12, 2011:

Will definitely try this out with my niece and nephews. Nice and Useful. Thanks

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on December 11, 2011:

KimberleyLb, Thanks for commenting and I'm happy you found something you can use.

KimberleyLB from New Britain, Connecticut on December 10, 2011:

I'm so glad I came across your page! My kids and I love to make at least one new ornament a year for our tree and we've done many different kinds from paper to pasta. I was so stumped on what to do this year because I ran out of ideas. But alas! I found your page that has great ideas! Thank you, thank you!

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 30, 2011:

ehow101, These are quick projects, so you should be able to finish several. Have fun.

ehow101 from LA on November 30, 2011:

Looks like a lot of funn and an easy, fast project. So now I know what my family and I will be doing next weekend.

Primpo from Bayville,NJ on November 27, 2011:

Nice information. Thanks..

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 26, 2011:

msviolets, I hope you have time to crochet a few of these. My tree use to be covered with crocheted ornaments. Thanks for commenting.

msviolets on November 26, 2011:

These look like so much fun! (And I have some yarn I need to use up...) Thanks!

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 21, 2011:

yols-a, Thanks for visiting and I'm happy to hear you liked them.

yols-a from Trinidad and Tobago on November 21, 2011:

very nice

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 19, 2011:

craftdrawer, Thanks for visiting the hub. I'm happy to hear you liked the patterns.

craftdrawer on November 19, 2011:

Great patterns! thanks for sharing!

htodd from United States on November 19, 2011:

Thanks for the great post..nice

TroyM on November 15, 2011:

Thanks for the ideas better get started before the Christmas!!

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 15, 2011:

flikabing, Thanks for commenting. Best of luck with the patterns. If you get stuck, there will be a crocheter to help you.

April Gail from Cagayan de Oro on November 14, 2011:

My co-worker taught me how to do the basics of crochet last Sunday, and I was really thinking on how to make a snowman and even santa..hope i could follow the patterns for this would be my first time!

thanks for the free patterns!Like it so much...=)

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 13, 2011:

htodd, Thanks for reading and posting.

PurvisBobbi44, I love the pineapple stitch. It's too bad she can't see all the free patterns. I'm not as good at sitting still anymore either, plus as you get older you start getting carpal tunnel from it. I do still crochet, but limit it to an hour at a sitting now. Thanks Bobbi.

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on November 13, 2011:

Barbara Kay,

My Mother would have loved this hub very much, she loved to crochet. I still have a big piece she gave me with the pineapple stitch, and all my aunts could crochet.

I can make rugs, but my love is writing.

But I admire the ones who can be still long enough to sew, crochet, and knit. I like making jewelry, that is as close as I can get to their talent.

Have a great Sunday,

Bobbi

htodd from United States on November 12, 2011:

Nice post..Thanks

Fierce Manson from Atlanta on November 11, 2011:

you are welcome Barbara!

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 11, 2011:

adrienne2, These are good ones to start, because you can finish them so quickly. Thanks for stopping by.

Fierce Manson from Atlanta on November 11, 2011:

Hi Barbara, I read another hub on crocheting, and I said I was going to get back into crocheting. Now I see your wonderful hub, and I am excited about the free patterns you have included some very nice ones. Thanks for sharing I am going to try one, I am going to start with the snowflakes. Thanks for sharing! Voted up!

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 08, 2011:

Donna, I'm happy to hear you've found some to crochet. Thanks for stopping by.

Donna Cosmato from USA on November 07, 2011:

This is a really nice collection! The pineapples were my favorite and I think I'll try to whip a few out before the holidays. Thanks for stirring up the crafty side of my personality!

Becky Muth from Harpers Ferry, WV on November 07, 2011:

This is so useful especially now close to the holidays. Thanks for the awesome hub!

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 06, 2011:

craftdrawer, Thanks for commenting. These are quick patterns, so I hope you are able to get lots of them finished.

craftdrawer on November 04, 2011:

Thanks for the links better get started before the holidays!!

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 04, 2011:

Lavender, I like quick small projects too. It sounds like just the right time for you to find these patterns. Thanks for stopping by.

lavender3957 on November 04, 2011:

This is fantastic! I love to crochet little things like these. My son just got his first home so I am staring right now to get him some ornaments for his tree this year. As well as my own. Thanks for sharing. Voted all the way up for me.

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 03, 2011:

lucybell21, Thanks for your comment. The patterns can be made so quickly that you should give a few a try.

Bonny OBrien from Troy, N.Y. on November 03, 2011:

I would love to make some of these projects for our decorations at my job!

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