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Holiday Ornaments Knitting Patterns

by | Nov 12, 2016 | Christmas, Holiday

Knitting Patterns for Holiday Tree Ornaments. Most patterns are free

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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Cable Globe Ornament

Free Knitting Pattern for Snowflake Ornament

Free Knitting Pattern for Poinsettia Ornament

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. These are included in the free ebook Holiday Knitting eBook: 7 Free Knitted Projects from Interweave.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cup of Cocoa Ornament

Cup of Cocoa Ornament

Ornament measures about 2¾” [12.5cm] tall. Designed by Michele Wilcox for Red Heart.

Free Knitting Pattern for Holly Ornament

Holly Ornament

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Rex the Reindeer

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Joy Ornament

JOY Christmas Ornament

These letters measure 7 1/2 cm (3”) high, perfect for decorating the tree. Designed by Amalia Samios of Kookla Creations

Free Knitting Pattern for Candy Cane Ornament Free Knitting Pattern for Candy Cane Ornament

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Ornament Cover

Easy Ornament Cover

Quick mesh cover to embellish glass ornament balls. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Judy Sumner. Pictured project by akitacrazy

Free Knitting Pattern for Candy Cane Donkey

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Penguin Ornament

Penguin Ornament

This Knit Picks design is approximately 4.5″ tall

Free Knitting Pattern for Candy Cane People

Candy Cane People

Dress up your candy canes with hats and scarves to create easy cute ornaments kids will love. Designed by Amalia Samios of Kookla Creations

Free knitting pattern for Holiday Stars and Balls Ornaments and more Christmas decoration knitting patterns

Holiday Stars and Balls Ornaments

Designed by Laura Bain for Red Heart, these ornaments are unbreakable.

Free Knitting Pattern for Furry Fairies Ornaments

Furry Fairies Ornament

These adorable star-hanging mice fairies are designed by the amazing Alan Dart.

Free knitting pattern for Wreath Ornaments and more Christmas Decoration knittingpatterns

Wreath Ornaments

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!

Free knitting pattern for Christmas ornaments

Balls Up

General Hogbuffer has a variety of patterns for ornaments — these are just three examples.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cabled Holiday Balls

Cabled Holiday Balls

Designed by Nancy J. Thomas for Red Heart, these ornaments are 4″ (10 cm) in diameter.

Free knitting pattern for Christmas Tree shaped ornaments and more holiday decoration knitting patterns

Tiny Trees

Yarnspirations designed these tiny trees that can be knit or decorated any way you want.

Free knitting pattern for Yarn Basket ornament and more Christmas decoration knitting patterns

Yarn Basket

Perfect for knitters and crocheters! Designed by Scarlet Taylor for Red Heart.

Free knitting pattern for Sock Monkey Ornament and other Christmas decoration knitting patterns

Sock Monkey Ornament

Ann McDonald Kelly designed this sock monkey ornament is a knitted ball with knit ears and mouth and button eyes attached

Free Knitting Patterns for Heart Holiday Ornaments

Heart Holiday Ornaments

Michele Wilcox’s heart-shaped ornaments feature concentric hearts, birds, and mitten motifs.

Free knitting pattern for Star Ornaments and more holiday decoration knitting patterns


Karolina Eckerdal designed these star hanging ornaments to be about 2.5 inches /6.5 cm from tip to center.

Free knitting pattern for Fancy Retro Christmas ornaments and more holiday decoration knitting patterns

Fancy Balls

These retro ornaments by Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel are 5 inches tall, 4.5 inches around.

Free knitting pattern for Partridge or Pear Tree Ornaments and more holiday decoration knitting patterns

Patridge or Pear Tree

Yarnspirations’ tree ornaments are approximately 6 ins [15 cm] long

Christmas balls free knitting patternsChristmas balls free knitting patterns

Christmas Balls

Knitting patterns for three different ornaments from Two Strands.

Free knitting pattern for mini Christmas stockings and more holiday decoration knitting patterns

Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments

Julie Williams designed these tiny stockings that are only 2 to 3 inches high. Several designs available.

Christmas bells ornaments free knitting pattern and more holiday decoration knitting patterns

Christmas Bells

Debbie McGrath created an easy, flexible pattern for a bell pin or ornament. Pictured project by MelsNattyKnits.

Free knitting pattern for Stars and more holiday decoration knitting patterns


These 4 inch stars are made in two pieces and then sewn together.

Free knitting pattern for Christmas lights

Christmas Lights

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

Knitting Pattern for Four Calling Birds Ornaments

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

Knitting Pattern for Christmas Carol Doll Ornaments

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

Knitting Pattern for Danske Hjerte / Danish Heart Ornament

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.

Knitting Pattern for Snowman Family

Snowman Family

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

Knitting Pattern for Pine Cone Ornaments

Pine Cone Ornaments

Pinecone shaped two-color ornaments, knit in the round and stuffed, perfect to add some seasonal cheer to your home. Finished Size: 6″ circumference and 3″ tall.

Knitting Patterns for Beaded Ornaments

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.

Knitting Patterns for Amigurumi Christmas Tree Ornaments

Amigurumi Christmas Tree Ornaments

Pattern includes instructions for the following knit ornaments: Santa, Pepperments, Snowman, Acorn, Tree, Birdhouse, Mushroom and Cupcake. Sizes from 2.5 inches to 5 inches tall.

Knitting Pattern for Swinging Kitty Ornament

Swinging Kitty Ornament

Adorable kitten hangs on to bauble ornament. There is also a crochet version of the pattern.

Christmas diorama balls and other knitting patterns

Christmas diorama ornaments knitting patterns

Christmas Diorama Ornaments

Knitting patterns for individual diorama ornaments — each diorama pattern is separate.

Deck the Halls 20 knitting patterns for Christmas ornaments

Deck the Halls – 20+ Knitted Christmas Ornaments

Patterns for beginner through intermediate knitters.

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