Free Crochet Pattern: Christmas Tree Ornaments

Looking for a quick project to add a little handmade touch to your holiday décor? These cute ornaments are perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree, stringing into a garland, or topping a present.

These ornaments are perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree, stringing into a garland, or topping a present. It's a free crochet pattern that's so quick!

This is a free, beginner-friendly crochet project for those who are new to amigurumi (crochet plush toys or décor).

This pattern includes three different ornaments: a bauble (round) ornament, a mini bauble ornament, and a light bulb (elongated) ornament. The ornament is worked in the main color, and the cap (top) is worked in a contrasting color. The ornament cap is worked the same for all ornaments.

bauble and light bulb crochet ornaments

Materials

Yarn
Medium (worsted) weight yarn in 2 colors
For the samples pictured here, I used Cascade 220 Superwash

Hook
Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook

Notions
Yarn needle
Stuffing
Stitch marker (optional) – to mark beginning/end of round

Stitches and Abbreviations

ch: chain
st(s): stitch(es)
sc: single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet two stitches together (decrease)
sl st: slip stitch

Pattern Notes

  • Pattern is worked in rounds. Do not join or turn your work at the end of each round.
  • Stitch counts are included in parentheses at the end of each round.

bauble crochet ornaments

Bauble Ornament

Round 1:    Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Round 2:    2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3:    *2 sc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (18)

Round 4:    *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24)

Round 5:    *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (30)

Round 6:    *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (36)

Rounds 7-15:    Sc in each st around. (36)

Round 16:  *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (30)

Round 17:  *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (24)

Round 18:  *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (18)

Fasten off the first tail inside the ornament and stuff the ornament.

Round 19:  *Sc2tog, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (12)

Round 20:  Sc2tog around. (6)

Finish stuffing if needed. Fasten off and stitch the opening shut. Continue to instructions for Ornament Cap and Assembly.

 

Mini Bauble Ornament

(not pictured)

Round 1:    Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Round 2:    2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3:    *2 sc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (18)

Round 4:    *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24)

Rounds 5-10:    Sc in each st around. (24)

Round 11:  *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (18)

Fasten off the first tail inside the ornament and stuff the ornament.

Round 12:  *Sc2tog, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (12)

Round 13:  Sc2tog around. (6)

Finish stuffing if needed. Fasten off and stitch the opening shut. Continue to instructions for Ornament Cap and Assembly.

light bulb crochet ornaments

Light Bulb Ornament

Round 1:    Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Round 2:    Sc in each st around. (6)

Round 3:    *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (8)

Rounds 4-5:      Sc in each st around. (8)

Round 6:    *2 sc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (12)

Rounds 7-8:      Sc in each st around. (12)

Round 9:    *2 sc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (18)

Rounds 10-11:  Sc in each st around. (18)

Round 12:  *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24)

Rounds 13-16:  Sc in each st around. (24)

Round 17:  *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (18)

Fasten off the first tail inside the ornament and stuff the ornament.

Round 18:  *Sc2tog, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (12)

Round 19:  Sc2tog around. (6)

Finish stuffing if needed. Fasten off and stitch the opening shut. Continue to instructions for Ornament Cap and Assembly.

 

Ornament Cap

Round 1:    Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Round 2:    2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3:    Sc in the back loop only in each st around. Sl st in first st of round. (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

Assembly

With new yarn, ch 12, sl st in first ch. Fasten off.

Fig. 1 - form a loop

With your hook, pull the yarn tails from the chain into the hole in the middle of the ornament cap.

Fig. 2 - pull the yarn tails into the middle of the cap

Knot the three tails inside the cap together a few times, creating a large knot on the inside of the ornament cap so that it won’t slip through the hole in the middle. The chain 12 becomes your hanging loop. These tails will be hidden inside the cap, so there is no need to weave them in.

Fig. 3 - finished ornament cap

Use the long tail from the end of the ornament cap’s third round to stitch the cap to the top of the ornament with the yarn needle. Stitch the last round of the cap and the penultimate round of the ornament together and weave in the end.

Fig. 4 - stitch the cap to the top of the ornament

These ornaments can be made with any size yarn. Use a hook that’s a size or two smaller than recommended for the yarn so that your stitches are tight and the stuffing doesn’t poke through.

I used Lion Brand Bonbons and a 2 mm hook to create a Christmas light bulb garland for our mantel:

I used Lion Brand Bonbons and a 2 mm hook to create this Christmas light bulb garland.

Enjoy your festive little decorations!

These ornaments are perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree, stringing into a garland, or topping a present. It's a free crochet pattern that's so quick!

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