Ornaments, tree skirts, garlands, and other decorations for holiday trees. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 11/29/2022
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Christmas Bell Garland
Christmas tree garland knit with an i-cord of tinsel yarn and knit bell ornaments. Designed by Debbie von Grabler-Crozier.
Poinsettia knit flat with basic stitches that can be used for a Christmas tree ornament, worn as a brooch, added as Christmas decoration to clothes, or used to dress up Christmas presents. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by June Gilbank.
Winter Wonderland Tree Skirt
Easy Christmas tree skirt knit flat alternating bulky and aran weight yarn for a textural stripe. Knit with white, it looks like wind rippled snow drifts. Knit with other colors it can match your holiday decor, like the red and white for egreggain's candy cane skirt and tree, or the Advent purples of CityLoops skirt. Size: Skirt measures 15” (38 cm) wide x 41” (104 cm) in circumference. Designed by Lorna Miser for Red Heart.
Father Christmas Bauble
Santa Claus Christmas tree ornament. DK weight yarn. Designed by A Crafty Life by Mandy.
Santa’s Coat Tree Skirt
Santa's iconic red coat and belt served as inspiration for this easy Christmas tree skirt that's just as jolly. Designed by Rebecca J. Venton.
These star ornaments are great stashbusters that use less than 5 g of DK weight yarn all together. They are made up of two triangles, knitted flat and then woven together. The finished stars measure about 9 cm across at their widest point but you can knit different sizes by using other weights of yarn. Knit them in two shades of one colour or use a variegated yarn for a different effect. Designed by Frankie Brown.
Gingerbread House Pocket
A gingerbread house ornament with a pocket to fill with Christmas treats and hang from your tree or mantelpiece. Knit flat. Designed by Amanda Berry.
Umbrella Candy Cane Cover
This knitted sleeve transforms a Candy Cane into an umbrella decoration, and all from odds and ends of unwanted DK yarn! Fun novelty Christmas tree decorations, super stocking fillers / party favours, and are great for charity fundraising too. Knitted Umbrella Sleeve measures 6cm approx. Designed by Needles & Pins.
Christmas Tree Skirt
Cabled Christmas tree skirt. Size: 27 inch radius. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Ann V. Gallentine. Pictured project by SHLknitter
Reindeer Games Tree Skirt
Christmas tree skirt featuring bells, snowflakes, reindeer and trees, and candy cans. Size: Approximately 54” / 137 cm across (27” from cast-on to bind-off ). Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Brenda York for Berroco
Cherry Cordial Tree Skirt
Cabled holiday tree skirt is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Alison Green for Berroco.
These small snowmen toys or ornaments are knit in one piece from the bottom-up. The doll’s body can be knit flat on straight needles and seamed, or knit in the round on dpns. Arms and legs are defined with sewing after knitting. Models are knit from DK yarn and measure 10cm (4 inches) tall. Designed by Esther Braithwaite.
More Free Patterns
These five pointed star ornaments can be also used as a garland or used to celebrate year round. Size approx 8.5cm (3 1/2 in). DK weight yarn. Designed by Jem Weston.
Christmas Chain Garland
Easy Christmas decoration for tree or house. Garland of individual chains knit flat or in the round. Great stashbuster for scrap or leftover yarn. DK weight yarn. Designed by marianna mel.
Gnome for the Holidays
Easy Christmas tree ornament elf or gnome created with a simple knit hat and pompom. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Valerie Johnson.
Itsy Bitsy Gingerbread House
Christmas tree ornament shaped like a gingerbread house and finished with simple embroidery. Size 4.5cm wide x 5cm tall. DK weight yarn. Designed by Amanda Berry.
Mice softies with hats and scarves to use ornaments for the Christmas tree, toys, or stocking stuffers. The actual size will depend on yarn and needles chosen. Designed by Annie Watts.
2 lace snowflake ornaments for the Christmas tree or other holiday decorations knit in the round including Let it Snowflake and Hexagon Snowflake. The actual size will depend on yarn and needles chosen. Designed by Elena Maltseva.
3 star ornaments for the Christmas tree or other holiday decorations knit in the round including 5 pointed Golden Star, Star Snowflake, and Star in a Jar. The actual size will depend on yarn and needles chosen. The Star Snowflake shown is about 6.5 inches point to point in crochet thread. The instructions also include notes on how to make smaller/larger ornaments, as well as variations. Designed by Elena Maltseva.
- Get the free Golden Star knitting pattern
- Get the free Star Snowflake knitting pattern
- Get the free Star in a Jar knitting pattern
Stars are knit flat from center to points and then seamed to close center into star shape. 2 sizes: Small Star: Approx 5" [12.5 cm] across widest points. Large Star: Approx 7" [18 cm] across widest points. Create a long garland for your interior holiday decor or use the individual stars for gift toppers or tags! Designed by Rebecca J. Venton for Red Heart. Worsted weight yarn.
Lace angel that I think would be perfect for Christmas tree ornament or tree topper as well as a dish cloth. Rated easy by many Ravelrers. Designed by Love 2 Knit Dishcloths. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by Zanahoria12.
Gifts Around the Tree Skirt
Christmas tree skirt features present motifs and picot edging.
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
7 Free Holiday Knitting Patterns ebook
Free knitting patterns from the free ebook Holiday Knitting eBook: 7 Free Knitted Projects include Father Christmas, Celestine Tree Topper, wide stocking, Snowflake Ornament, Poinsettia Ornament, Cabled Ornament, and Merry Mice
These adorable little ornaments are designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner, who is featured throughout this site, most recently on Wild Animal Knitting Patterns. This gingerbread softie is easy and quick, knit all in one piece in the round. He’s designed to be 11 inches tall but can easily be customized for a different size.
Patterns for Purchase
The rings are knitted strips using metallic yarn, then joined together to create a festive decoration. Designed by Woman's Weekly.
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on The Knitting Network
- Get the recommended Twilleys of Stratford Goldfingering yarn at Etsy
Hanging ornaments you can use on the tree or create a mobile Christmas decoration. Includes instructions for Santa, Angel, Gingerbread man, Snowman, Elf. Plus instructions for how to make the mobile. The patterns are knit flat and seamed and are very easy to follow with clear instructions and photos. The figures measure between 13 - 15.5cm (5 - 6 inches). Designed by RosiesDesignStore.
Away in a Manger
Hanging ornaments depicting Mary holding baby Jesus and Joseph. These decorations are quick to knit up and make lovely little gifts. Only using small amounts of yarn these are a perfect stash busting project and can be knitted with any DK yarn. Size 12cm tall and 6cm wide. Knitted flat and seamed at the back this ornament can easily be completed by a beginner knitter. Designed by PrettyLittleSheep.
Christmas Tree Skirt
Lace tree skirt inspired by an 1897 doily. Designed by Mary Triplett. Bulky weight yarn.