Knitting patterns for Christmas and seasonal tree decorations. Most patterns for free. Updated 11/22/22.
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Tiny Sweaters Ornaments
These miniature Christmas sweaters can be used as ornaments, package toppers, bottle toppers, or egg cozies. Instructions for Christmas tree motif, Norwegian star, snowflake embroidery, ornament embroidery, string of lights embroidery, and menorah. Size 4 inches (10 cm) from sleeve to sleeve and 1 7/8 inches (5.75cm) wide at chest, and 2 1/4 inches (5.5cm) from neck to hem. Designed by Miriam Felton. Fingering weight yarn.
Red-Nosed Reindeer, Elf, and Snowman
These holiday tree ornaments are knit flat on two needles. Size: 5 Inches tall. Designed by L.T.Marshall. May only be free for a limited time.
- Get the free REINDEER knitting pattern
- Get the free SNOWMAN knitting pattern
- Get the free ELF knitting pattern
- See more of L.T. Marshall's ornament, toy and holiday patterns
Little Bear Tree Decorations
Little Bear decorations that can be used as a hanging ornament or a tiny pocket-sized toy. Size 6cms- 2 1/2 inches tall. Designed by Julie Williams.
Tove The Angel Ornment
Angel knit in 3 pieces with a wooden bead for the head, perfect for a Christmas tree ornament or gift decoration. Designed by Anja Hjorth Nielsen. Available in English and Danish
- Get the free knitting pattern - English version is below Danish version on page
- See the Ravelry page
- Get wooden bead (20 mm) at Amazon (ad)
Five pointed star, perfect for a Christmas tree ornament or gift decoration. Size 16 x 16 cm (6.5” x 6.5”). Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Adella Dutra.
Woolly Brew Teacup Decoration
A tiny teacup, filled with a little ball of wool and knitting needles, perfect for a hanging decoration for a Christmas tree ornament. Designed by woollen wave.
Rainbow Festive Star
These holiday tree ornaments are knit flat on two needles. Each of the five star points are knitted separately with some basic increases and decreases, then sewn together to make a star shape. Two stars are then sewn together to make the hanging decoration. Size: 11.5 cm (about 4 in) tall. Designed by Amanda Berry.
Dog or Bunny in Stocking Ornaments
Hanging Christmas tree ornaments with a cute puppy dog or bunny rabbig in Christmas stockings. All parts are knitted flat and sewn up at the end. Designed by Sachiyo Ishii. DK weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting patterns
- See the Ravelry pages
- Get more toy knitting patterns by Sachiyo Ishii on Amazon
These holiday tree ornaments are knitted sideways, using short row technique for spherical shaping, and grafting for seamless join. Great stashbuster! Size: For Balls in 5cm or 6cm in diameter. Designed by Suzanne Strachan.
Santa Ornament or Key Ring
This little Santa is only 4 ¾ inches/12 cm high so can be hung on your Christmas tree, used as a keyring or just a standing ornament, you could even fix to a present or sack for a nice festive touch. He is a quick knit and knitted flat using only small amounts of yarn. Great stashbuster! Designed by PhoenyxKnits.
Mini Christmas Wreath Ornaments
The pattern includes instructions for Santa and Snowman wreaths the right size to hang on a tree or anywhere. 3.5 inches/ 9.5cm wide. Designed by Phoenixknits who allows the sale of finished projects from these patterns on a small scale. DK weight yarn.
Easy Wire Christmas Tree Ornament
Rated easy by Ravelrers, this knitted wire tree shaped ornament features bead ornaments. Designed by Jamie Hoffman who says her children helped string the beads.
Christmas Eve Star Ornament
Striped star shaped hanging ornament for the tree or other decoration. Designed by Paintbox Yarns. DK weight yarn.
Knitted snowball ornament made up of lace snowflakes that are joined together to form a beautiful hanging ornament and stiffened with glue. Place a string of small LED battery powered lights inside and you have a magical accent light for your coffee table or shelf. Designed by Elena Maltseva.
Cable Globe Ornament, and Poinsettia Ornament
Cable Globe Ornament designed by Eunny Jang is 9″ circumference and can be stuffed or wrapped around a ball ornament. Snowflake Ornament designed by Katie Himmelberg is knit but has simple crochet edge. Poinsettia ornament designed by Erin Hallstrom is 5″ across and a great addition to trees, wreaths, gifts wrap, garlands, and more. Pictured projects by suncfye, chalklegs, and mimulu who knit 5 petals instead of 6. Part of an ebook A Little Something Special
Cup of Cocoa Ornament
Ornament measures about 2¾” [12.5cm] tall. Designed by Michele Wilcox for Red Heart.
More Free Patterns
This holly sprig decoration is rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by c v e t u l k a knits who includes other ornament patterns on the page.
Rex the Reindeer
Plush softie reindeer with red nose perfect for holiday decorations, toys, or ornaments. The head by itself makes a great tree ornament. Rex is 13.5cm tall not counting his antlers. Designed by Jenny Stacey of JustJen
Holiday Stars and Balls Ornaments
Designed by Laura Bain for Red Heart, these ornaments are unbreakable.
Mouse Ornament "Hat"
Adorable mouse face slips onto an existing ball ornament or bauble for your Christmas tree. Designed by Luise Roberts. Fingering weight yarn.
Santa's Wardrobe Garland
These ornaments include Santa's overalls, hat, jacket, socks, mittens, boots and his roomy bag. Designed by Rebecca J. Venton for Red Heart.
JOY Christmas Ornament
These letters measure 7 1/2 cm (3”) high, perfect for decorating the tree. Designed by Amalia Samios of Kookla Creations
Candy Cane Ornament
This knit candy cane is a quick and easy way to decorate your tree or a gift package. 6” in length. Use a pipe cleaner inside to create the cane shape. Designed by Ms. Ellaneous
Candy Cane Donkey
This clever design creates a donkey or horse head knit in the round to slip over a candy cane for ornaments or treats. To fit a 12cm candy cane. Designed by J Paling who requests that you consider donating to a donkey sanctuary.
This Knit Picks design is approximately 4.5″ tall
Easy Ornament Cover
Quick mesh cover to embellish glass ornament balls. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Judy Sumner. Pictured project by akitacrazy
Furry Fairies Ornament
These adorable star-hanging mice fairies are designed by the amazing Alan Dart.
Designed by Lorna Misner for Red Heart, these ornaments are made from braided icord. They also make perfect gift decorations. And a great use for leftover yarn!
General Hogbuffer has a variety of patterns for ornaments — these are just three examples.
Cabled Holiday Balls
Designed by Nancy J. Thomas for Red Heart, these ornaments are 4″ (10 cm) in diameter.
Yarnspirations designed these tiny trees that can be knit or decorated any way you want.
Perfect for knitters and crocheters! Designed by Scarlet Taylor for Red Heart.
Heart Holiday Ornaments
Michele Wilcox’s heart-shaped ornaments feature concentric hearts, birds, and mitten motifs.
Karolina Eckerdal designed these star hanging ornaments to be about 2.5 inches /6.5 cm from tip to center.
These retro ornaments by Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel are 5 inches tall, 4.5 inches around.
Patridge or Pear Tree
Yarnspirations’ tree ornaments are approximately 6 ins [15 cm] long
Knitting patterns for three different ornaments from Two Strands.
Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments
Julie Williams designed these tiny stockings that are only 2 to 3 inches high. Several designs available.
Debbie McGrath created an easy, flexible pattern for a bell pin or ornament. Pictured project by MelsNattyKnits.
These lights designed by Kimberly Chapman will never go out! String them together for a garland or hang them individually as tree ornaments. Pictured project is from MelsNattKnits
Patterns for Purchase
Winter Animal Ornaments
Pattern includes instructions for the following knit ornaments: Polar Bear, Mouse, Fox, Bunny, and Reindeer. Sizes: 4.5 to 5 inches. Designed by AmyGaines.
Rudolph, Elf, and More
Ornaments or toys including Rudolph the Reindeer, Elf, Wreath, Bell, and Candy. Knit flat on standard straight needles and seamed. Figures are 17cm (7in) tall. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Meemoodolls.
Danske Hjerte / Danish Heart Ornament
Designer ANN MCDONALD KELLY created this knitted version of traditional Danish ornaments made of red and white paper she made as a child. Size 5″ wide and 5″ tall.
Hanging ornaments including a knitting white mouse and white mice and fir cone. Knit flat. Size: Each finished knitted ornament stands about 10cms/ 4 inches tall. Designed by Claire Garland Dot Pebbles.
Amigurumi Ball Ornaments
Pattern includes instructions for the following knit ornaments: Santa, Penguin, Elf, Polar Bear, and Reindeer. Sizes: 3 to 4 inches. Designed by AmyGaines.
Harry Potter Inspired Owl Post Ornament
Perfect for the wizard in your life at Christmas or any time of year. Finished size using 4ply yarn and 2.5mm needles is approximately10cm/4 inches from top of head to bottom of envelope. Designed by ButtonWillowKnits
Swinging Kitty Ornament
Adorable kitten hangs on to bauble ornament. There is also a crochet version of the pattern.
Four Calling Birds Ornaments
Four songbirds 2 1/2″ tall x 2″ wide. Designed by Megan Kreiner for Interweave. One of the 35 knitting patterns in Love of Knitting Holiday Knits 2014
Dickens’ Christmas Carol Doll Ornaments
Re-create one of Charles Dickens’s best-known stories with tiny knitted figures of Scrooge and the 3 Christmas Ghosts to decorate your tree and home. The Dickensian Dolls all use the same pattern for the body, with individualized robes to give them character. Finished Size 5” tall and 3.5” wide. Designed by Sarah Ivinson. One of the 22 knitting patterns in Interweave Knits Holiday 2017
These snowman ornaments are part of a Snowman Family made in four sizes with different weights of yarn. Ornaments 5″ tall and 7¾” circumference. Designed by Jesie Ostermiller
Beaded Ornaments to Knit
Each of the 12 knit designs in Beaded Ornaments cradles a clear glass ornament inside and is highlighted by dozens of beads.
- See more pics and get the book at Leisure Arts
- Get glass ornament balls on Amazon
- Shop for beads on Etsy
Amigurumi Christmas Tree Ornaments
Pattern includes instructions for the following knit ornaments: Santa, Peppermints, Snowman, Acorn, Tree, Birdhouse, Mushroom and Cupcake. Sizes from 2.5 inches to 5 inches tall.
Christmas Diorama Ornaments
Knitting patterns for individual diorama ornaments — each diorama pattern is separate.
- Angel Diorama
- Baby Jesus Diorama
- Church Diorama
- Deer Diorama
- Little Lamb Diorama
- Poinsettia Diorama
- Santa Diorama
- Snowman Diorama
- Squirrel Diorama
- Tree Diorama
- Wreath Diorama
Deck the Halls – 20+ Knitted Christmas Ornaments
Patterns for beginner through intermediate knitters.