Are you ready to get busy making knitted Christmas ornaments? The holidays will be here before we know it. Knitted ornaments are fun to make, and they are a great way to use up some of your scrap yarn.
Below are 34 patterns for knitted Christmas ornaments. We have included everything from amigurumi animals to stockings, baubles, and even Christmas pudding.
We are positive we have included several ornaments you will want to work on. There are even free knitting patterns for Christmas decorations.
1. Amigurumi Knitted Christmas Ornament Pattern Set by AmyGaines
These cute, knitted Christmas ornaments would be the perfect addition to any Christmas tree. You could also use them as package decorations. The mushroom, acorn, and birdhouse could also be used to decorate a woodland themed nursery.
This PDF pattern includes various knitted Christmas tree decorations. You get Santa, peppermints, a snowman, an acorn, a Christmas tree, a birdhouse, a mushroom, and a cupcake. The techniques used are knit, purl, casting on, casting off, increasing, and decreasing.
2. Knitted Christmas Tree Decorations from ChattyCathyKnitting
These mini Christmas Sweaters are adorable. They are perfect for decorating a tree or as a gift. The designer has provided a range of charts and ideas, so you can unleash your inner craftiness.
The sweaters are knit in the round with fingering weight yarn on a 2.25 mm needle. These knitted Christmas ornaments are a great pattern for using up your stash yarn.
3. Gnome for the Holidays Knitted Christmas Tree Decorations by Valerie Johnson
Gnomes are all the rage right now. Whether you are a fan, or you are looking for a fun gift idea for a friend, you cannot go wrong with these cuties.
This is a free knitting patterns for christmas decorations. You will need sport weight yarn and US 2.5 (3.0 mm) knitting needles.
If your obsessed with gnomes, here’s more Gnome patterns for you.
4. DIY Balls Christmas Ornament Knitting Pattern by KnittingLabShop
Here are some Norwegian patterned Christmas baubles. The covers are knitted then stuffed with either Styrofoam or polyester batting.
This is an intermediate level knitting pattern. The finished knitted Christmas ornaments measure approximately 9.45 inches (24 cm) in diameter. The skills required include knitting in the round, casting on, increases, decreases, and binding off.
5. Amigurumi Winter Animals Knitting Patterns for Christmas Decorations by AmyGaines
Knit a set of woodland creatures to decorate your Christmas tree. This set includes a polar bear, mouse, fox, bunny, and a reindeer.
The knitted Christmas ornament pattern calls for worsted weight yarn and US 3 straight knitting needles. The techniques used include knit, purl, casting on, casting off, increasing, and decreasing.
6. Cable Ornament Knitting Patterns for Christmas Decorations by JuliettePecautDesign
These Christmas baubles can be knitted by an advanced beginner. The ornaments have a classic cable design that would complement traditional Christmas decor.
This ornament is worked in the round and live stitches are cinched to create the bauble shape. The piece can be worked with magic loop, two circulars, or double pointed needles. The techniques used include cables, provisional cast on (tutorial provided), knitting in the round, and magic loop.
7. Quiet Village Ornaments Free Knitting Patterns for Christmas Decorations
Create your own little Christmas village with this free knitting pattern. You can make a wide variety of houses in different colours. These knit ornaments are perfect for a tabletop or hang them on your tree. They make unique little gifts too.
The knitted Christmas ornaments are easy to make using knit, purl, slip stitches, embroidery, and assembly techniques.
8. Amigurumi Nutcracker Knit Christmas Ornament Pattern from AmyGaines
Nutcrackers are classic Christmas decorations. You can knit up one of these for each member of your family, using different colours for the clothes.
The nutcracker ornament measures 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall and 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) wide. The knitting patterns for Christmas decorations use DK yarn, poly-fill stuffing, US 3 straight knitting needles, a yarn needle, and thread or yarn.
9. Knitted Holiday Sheep Ornament Pattern by MurisKnits
Knit a whole herd of these woolly sheep to hang on your tree. Or place them on your nightstand, so you never have trouble falling asleep again.The knitted pattern is written in English and includes 4 pages of full instructions, a list of supplies and techniques required, and abbreviations.
10. DIY Knitted Christmas Tree Decorations by ResilientKnitter
Is your home decorated in country decor? This knitted Christmas tree ornament would make the ideal addition. It has a rustic feel and a simple design.
The completed ornament will measure approximately 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) x 5 inches (12.7 cm). The pattern calls for worsted or Aran weight yarn and size US 6 (4.25 mm) double pointed knitting needles.
11. Angel Knitted Christmas Ornament Pattern from Gathered
Add a homemade touch to your Christmas tree with this sweet knitted angel pattern. Learn how to make the angel with this free knitting pattern.
This knitted angel pattern is quick to work up. You will need Hayfield Bonus DK yarn, a pair of US 2/3 (3 mm) knitting needles, 2 black toy eyes, and non-allergenic toy stuffing.
Also see: Crochet Angel Patterns
12. Snowman Knitted Christmas Tree Decorations by VioletsandHeather
Are you looking for a last minute gift idea for a teacher or co-worker? These knitted Christmas ornaments work up fast.
The knitting pattern is for advanced level knitters. The snowman is constructed using Aran/medium weight yarn and US 5 (3.75 mm) double pointed needles. The hat and scarf are knit with sport weight yarn.
The body and hat are knit in the round, while the scarf is knitted flat. The finished snowman will measure approximately 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall.
13. Gingerbread House Knitted Christmas Tree Decorations by FiftyFourTenStudio
How about an adorable little gingerbread house? You can use this knitted house as an ornament. Or set it on your table. You can even create a whole village using different colours of yarn.
Included in the PDF download are detailed step-by-step instructions and 35 close-up photos. These little houses are a great way to use up your worsted weight stash yarn.
14. Christmas Out on a Twig Hanging Ornament Knitting Pattern by MurisKnits
Your holiday tree would make a perfect home for these little birdies. The pattern includes instructions for a cardinal, an owl, and there are even suggestions for making your own one-of-a kind bird.
The 8 page tutorial includes full instructions and photos to assist in the construction of the knitting patterns for Christmas decorations. There is also a list of supplies and techniques required to make the birds.
15. Santa Claus Knitting Pattern from BooBiloo
Knit up some of these stylish, personalised Santa Claus hanging Christmas decorations for your family and friends. They would make perfect Christmas gifts, with a special personal touch.
This little Santa is knit flat (apart from a small i-cord) on 2 needles and seamed up afterward. There are step-by-step instructions and photos, making this a great pattern for an advanced beginner.
16. Christmas Pudding Ornament from Yarnspirations
How clever is this Christmas pudding ornament? The treat has many meanings and has become a traditional food enjoyed in many households.
Completed, the ornament will measure about 10 inches (10 cm) tall. The pudding is made from 7 pieces. All pieces are then sewn together.
17. Buffalo Plaid Knitted Christmas Tree Decorations by LittleTotzDesigns
Add a country feel to your Christmas tree with these plaid knitted Christmas ornaments.
The knitted Christmas ornaments are made using worsted weight yarn and size 5 double pointed needles. Or you can use size 5 circular needles. It is an easy stranded knit project that works up quickly. The finished ornaments will measure approximately 8 inches (20.32 cm) in diameter.
18. Amigurumi Knit Christmas Balls Ornament Pattern Set by AmyGaines
This PDF pattern will instruct you on how to knit a Santa, penguin, elf, polar bear, and reindeer.
The knitted Christmas ornaments are made with worsted weight yarn and US 4 straight knitting needles. The techniques used include knit, purl, casting on, casting off, increasing, and decreasing.
19. Mitttens Free Knitting Patterns for Christmas Decorations from Yarnspirations
Deck the halls with some tiny festive knit mitten ornaments. They are quick projects that are ideal for using up scrap yarn.
The directions are for one size only. Your yarn choice and needle size will determine the size of the completed knitted Christmas ornaments.
20. Mitten Ornaments Pattern by ABoxofTwine
If you are looking to make a few different mitten Christmas ornaments, this bundle is for you. The pattern includes instructions for solid mittens, striped middens, and a snowflake motif.
The mittens are knit on straight needles. To make these knitted Christmas ornaments you will need to know knit, purl, knit front back, knit two together, purl two together, and casting on extra stitches.
21. Amigurumi Knit Cat Christmas Ornaments Pattern by AmyGaines
Unlike a real cat, you will want these kitties hanging in your Christmas tree. They are super cute and will not cause havoc.
Completed, the knitted Christmas ornaments, without the scarf, will measure about 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) wide and 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) tall.
22. Pigs, The Ball Christmas Tree Baubles Pattern by KnittingPatternsGuru
This little piggy went to the market, and this little piggy stayed home to celebrate Christmas with you! If you love piggies, you will adore these knitted Christmas ornaments.
This is an intermediate level knitting pattern. You will need to know basic knitting stitches and basic sewing techniques. The finished Christmas ornaments will measure approximately 2.36 inches (6 cm) in diameter.
23. Santa Face And Head Ornament Pattern by Barbara Breiter
Get in the Christmas spirit with this free knitted Christmas ornaments pattern. This Santa Face and Head Ornament will have the kids giddy with joy.
24. Snowman Ornament Knitting Pattern by HandmadeMaryEllen
Do you want to knit a snowman? Or how about a snow woman? You can use this pattern to make a cute little snow couple.
This is an intermediate level knitting pattern that includes increases and decreases. The finished snowman will measure about 4 inches (10.16 cm) tall.
25. Tiny Christmas Tree Knit Pattern by DesignsByJeremy
Brighten up your holidays and liven up your holiday packages with these tiny knitted Christmas ornaments. The trees are well supported by a second inner layer.
The trees will sit about 2.5 inches (6 cm) tall. You can finish this project in about an hour. This pattern is worked tightly in the round on double pointed needles or 32” circular needles for the Magic Loop method.
26. Felted Bell Knitted Christmas Ornament Pattern from Purl Soho
Use these felted bell ornaments to add a warm and soft touch to your decor. You can hang some on your Christmas tree or string a bunch together to make a beautiful winter garland.
Included are patterns for a big bell and a small bell.
27. Knit Christmas Tree Pattern by ClicketySticksYarns
Do you wait every year to get the yummy Christmas tree snack cakes? Show off your love of these fun treats with this knitted ornament. The ornament makes a great stocking stuffer to a gift for a teacher.
This is a beginner-friendly knitting pattern. The pattern calls for US 6 (4.0 mm) knitting needles, worsted weight yarn, and fibrefill stuffing. Finished, the snack cake tree measures 4.25 inches (10.8 cm) tall and 3 inches (7.62 cm) wide.
28. Fair isle Bauble Knitting Pattern by ThomsonKnits
Taking inspiration from traditional British fair isles comes these colourful knitted Christmas ornaments. Add some whimsy to your Christmas tree with these festive ornaments.
These small ornaments knit up quickly. This pattern is written in English and includes six patterns. Also included are blank charts to customise your own designs and colour ways. When finished, the baubles will measure 2.8″ wide
29. Jolly Pickle Knitted Christmas Ornament Pattern from Yarnspirations
German legend says that the Christmas pickle is the last ornament to be hung on the Christmas tree. And the first child that finds the pickle receives an extra present. Do you have a Christmas pickle on your tree? You can with this free knitting pattern.
30. Knit Wreath Ornament Pattern by ConchoPurl
Knit some tiny little wreaths ornaments for your tree or packages. You can keep these wreaths plain or add beads, bells, or other decorations.
There are 2 sizes available for these knitted Christmas ornaments. The small wreath measures approximately 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) in diameter. The large wreath is about 6.5 inches in (16.51 cm) diameter.
31. Jingle Bells Ornament Pattern by Mary Saunders
Use this free knitting pattern to make these simple jingle bells. The bells are one of the easiest knitted Christmas ornaments you can make.
The pattern requires US 5 (3.75 mm) double pointed knitting needles and #3 light DK yarn.
32. Classic Knitted Christmas Tree Decorations Pattern by LittleRedWindow
Are you looking for a pattern to make some classic knitted ornaments? This set includes a Christmas tree, a star, and a candy cane.
All three knitting patterns for Christmas decorations include step-by-step photos and instructions. They are knit flat using worsted weight yarn. The ornaments vary in size from 3-4 inches (7.62-10.16 cm).
33. The Snowberry Knitted Christmas Tree Decorations Pattern by WoolAndKnits
Add some bright colours and whimsical swirls to your holiday decor with a handful of these knitted Christmas ornaments.
The Snowberry Christmas Ornament is a quick and easy knitting pattern. It is suitable for knitters of all levels. Once complete, the knitted piece is assembled on a clear plastic/glass ornament.
34. Bull or Cow Knitted Christmas Tree Decorations by KnittingPatternsGuru
Do you live on a farm or have your home decorated in farmhouse style? These fun little cow ornaments would make a charming addition to your Christmas tree.
The pattern is for intermediate and advanced level knitters. You need to know basic knitting stitches and basic sewing techniques. The finished cow knitted Christmas ornaments will measure about 2.56 inches (6.50 cm) in diameter.
You can get in the Christmas spirit any time of the year when you work on knitted Christmas ornaments.
Are you looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer, or just getting in the holiday mood? Knitted Christmas ornaments are the ideal projects that work up quickly and are always fun to make.
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Now, start making some of these knitted Christmas ornament patterns.