Handmade holidays are so much fun. You can crochet everything from the table linens for your Christmas dinner to the gifts that you give everyone in your life. And, of course, you can crochet your Christmas decor. Specifically, you can add something unique and special to your Christmas tree with handmade crochet ornaments. Once you have made these, you'll want to take them out again year after year to fill your home with the crafty love that went into making them in the first place. What a great way to bring your skills to the season. You can also gift individual ornaments or sets of ornaments to others to add something warm and fresh to their holiday as well. Best of all, you don't have to spend money on unique and festive patterns. Here are some free Christmas ornament crochet patterns to get you started DIY'ing your decor this festive season.
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Mitten Gift Card Holder
This precious crochet mitten ornament doubles as a gift card holder so that you can adorn the tree with extra little gifts for everyone this year. The bonus is that the crochet snowflake appliqués also make a great small tree ornament all on its own.
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Ribbon Crochet Christmas Tree
This little Christmas tree crochet pattern is one of the most unique holiday patterns out there. It uses basic crochet stitches, assembled in a fun way, to create a graphic, adorable ornament! This will stand out on any tree and adds a cheerful note of vivid color.
Ribbon Christmas Tree Free Crochet Ornament from Poppy and Bliss
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Thread Crochet Christmas Ornament Cozy
You don't have to make an entire ornament from scratch; you can use crochet to create a cozy to put around store-bought ornaments. This is a great way to upcycle all of those baubles that you have in storage. This particular example is a thread crochet cozy featuring a lacework design that allows the underlying ornament to shine through.
Thread Crochet Christmas Ornament Cozy from Smiles and Tattoos
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Crochet Christmas Ornament Cover
This is another example of a crochet cover that fits over existing ornaments. It's a free crochet pattern made with a hint of granny stitches, giving the design that classic twist that is perfect for the holidays. This is a great stash-busting crochet project; use up all of those yarn scraps to make a set of colorful ornaments.
Crochet Christmas Ornament Cover from Oombawka Design CrochetContinue to 5 of 8 below.
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Tea Cup Crochet Christmas Ornament
Dress your Christmas tree up in crochet teacups for a unique theme that has romance, whimsy, and charm. These small crochet teacup ornaments have pops of gold thread that add a holiday element to the pretty colors of the cups themselves.
Tea Cup Crochet Christmas Ornament from Just Jen Knits and Stitches
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Mouse Xmas Ornament
Here's another cute crochet character that makes an adorable ornament. It's Pip the Crochet Mouse, a free Ravelry download by Corina Cook. The Christmas Mouse book is just one example of a holiday story that incorporates mice; they're a charming little feature of the season.
Mouse Xmas Ornament from Corina Cook via Ravelry
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Angel Christmas Ornament
Angels are another great symbol of the winter holidays, and they make great decorations for any Christmas tree. This is a free crochet pattern for an angel that could also work as a holiday garland. To make the garland, you would crochet a big set of these and string them together along a crochet chain for a beautiful decoration.
Angel Christmas Ornament from Viktoria Gogolak via Ravelry
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Candy Cane Christmas Ornament
Christmas is also definitely about sweets and treats, and candy canes are the best of all of those. Here's a free crochet pattern, available as a Ravelry download, for a candy cane Christmas ornament. This pattern is cute as a tabletop ornament as well as one that can be hung from the Christmas tree. This is also a perfect gift to give to anyone—or an accessory for the outside of another gift that you've wrapped.
Candy Cane Christmas Ornament from Doni Speigle via Ravelry