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Free Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament Patterns

Updated on July 31, 2016
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I've been crocheting since I was a little girl. Since then I've designed for magazines and offer free patterns at my site.

Crochet ornaments will add color and beauty to a Christmas tree. All patterns offered on this page are free for you to print. A good idea is crocheting thread ornaments and you can have a Victorian tree this year. You could also choose some of the yarn ornaments to add some spice to the tree.

Here you'll find crocheted snowflakes, bears, bells, Christmas trees and more. The nice thing about crocheting Christmas ornaments is that most only need scraps of yarn. You can either buy the skeins of yarn and crochet lots of ornaments or use what you have left over from other projects. You'll find patterns that are for beginners and for more skilled crocheters here.

Just click on the blue titles and it will take you to the pattern pages.

Free Pattern Links

Here you'll find some cute patterns for Christmas this year.


Easy to follow instructions for a small Christmas tree, snowflake and a ball ornament. Patterns are available in both UK & USA format.

This pretty snowflake is made in two layers with white and blue. The beads make it extra pretty. You'll need wire and thread to create the snowflake ornament.

This archived pattern is for pretty Christmas bells created from worsted weight yarn. It may take a moment for the Way Back Machine to find the pattern. The bells are approximately 2 1/2" tall. You will need a size E crochet hook.

This free pattern is rated Intermediate, so it isn't for the beginner. To make the ornament, you'll need size 10 crochet thread and a size 9 steel crochet hook.

This is an ornament for a miniature Christmas tree. It is scaled at 1/12 size. The pattern uses very thin cotton thread and a size 14 crochet hook.

A medium weight yarn in used in the project. Each ball measures 2" in diameter. You could change yarn weights to make bigger or smaller balls. These would be a great way to use up scrap yarn. Make them in many colors and sizes.

The little bear is crocheted with size 10 crochet thread and a size 6 steel hook. You'll also need ribbon for his neck, eyes, polyester stuffing, and needle and thread for sewing.

Crochet a tiny wreath for a Christmas tree ornament or use as a Christmas pin. The project is created with worsted weight yarn.

She used Red Heart sports weight yarn and a size C hook to create this pretty angel. You'll also need a doll head bead, doll hair, glue gun, and craft cord to complete the project.

This elephant is one of the cutest patterns I've seen. The stocking looks more like a hat, but the elephant is just charming. Both 4-ply and 3-ply yarn are used. You'll need a size F hook and several supplies to complete the project.

The star is 3" across and is crocheted with 4-ply worsted weight yarn and a size G hook.

Aunt Lydia's Rug yarn was used in this project, but I can't see why you couldn't just use scraps of red worsted weight yarn. This is a vintage pattern from 1952, but is easy to follow.

The Crochet Geek

Mom's Love of Crochet offers a free Christmas tree fan ornament. The fan is crocheted with crochet cotton and a size 3 steel crochet hook.

To complete this project you will need a 3" satin ornament ball. Also used is size 10 gold thread.

You'll need 4-ply worsted weight yarn in white, and green sports weight yarn to complete the project. Of course you can crochet it in the colors you have on hand. A size G hook was used. If you can't find the green sports weight yarn, you can divide the strands of worsted weight and use that. 2 strands of worsted weight equals sports weight.

Mom's Love of Crochet is offering this free pattern which is created with size 10 crochet cotton thread. You'll also need a size 7 crochet hook.

You'll find several free snowflake patterns. These are vintage patterns from 1952. The site has several other Christmas patterns offered free to print.

Red Heart Christmas yarn works well for wreaths, ornaments, even teddy bears.

Crochet a snowman ornament. The pattern was designed with TLC Essential yarn and then stuffed with polyester. The pattern is for the snowman head and is as cute as can be.

This is a lacy star that is beautiful and simple. It is crocheted with size 20 crochet thread and a size 10 steel crochet hook. The finished star is 2.5" in diameter.

Art of Crochet Theresa

These tiny bells are crocheted with size 30 crochet cotton and a size 13 crochet hook. The pattern is from a vintage crochet book.

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      Bonny OBrien 5 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      I would love to make some of these projects for our decorations at my job!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      lucybell21, Thanks for your comment. The patterns can be made so quickly that you should give a few a try.

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      lavender3957 5 years ago

      This is fantastic! I love to crochet little things like these. My son just got his first home so I am staring right now to get him some ornaments for his tree this year. As well as my own. Thanks for sharing. Voted all the way up for me.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Lavender, I like quick small projects too. It sounds like just the right time for you to find these patterns. Thanks for stopping by.

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      craftdrawer 5 years ago

      Thanks for the links better get started before the holidays!!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      craftdrawer, Thanks for commenting. These are quick patterns, so I hope you are able to get lots of them finished.

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      Becky Muth 5 years ago from Harpers Ferry, WV

      This is so useful especially now close to the holidays. Thanks for the awesome hub!

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      This is a really nice collection! The pineapples were my favorite and I think I'll try to whip a few out before the holidays. Thanks for stirring up the crafty side of my personality!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Donna, I'm happy to hear you've found some to crochet. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      Hi Barbara, I read another hub on crocheting, and I said I was going to get back into crocheting. Now I see your wonderful hub, and I am excited about the free patterns you have included some very nice ones. Thanks for sharing I am going to try one, I am going to start with the snowflakes. Thanks for sharing! Voted up!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      adrienne2, These are good ones to start, because you can finish them so quickly. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      you are welcome Barbara!

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Nice post..Thanks

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Barbara Kay,

      My Mother would have loved this hub very much, she loved to crochet. I still have a big piece she gave me with the pineapple stitch, and all my aunts could crochet.

      I can make rugs, but my love is writing.

      But I admire the ones who can be still long enough to sew, crochet, and knit. I like making jewelry, that is as close as I can get to their talent.

      Have a great Sunday,

      Bobbi

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      htodd, Thanks for reading and posting.

      PurvisBobbi44, I love the pineapple stitch. It's too bad she can't see all the free patterns. I'm not as good at sitting still anymore either, plus as you get older you start getting carpal tunnel from it. I do still crochet, but limit it to an hour at a sitting now. Thanks Bobbi.

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      April Gail 5 years ago from Cagayan de Oro

      My co-worker taught me how to do the basics of crochet last Sunday, and I was really thinking on how to make a snowman and even santa..hope i could follow the patterns for this would be my first time!

      thanks for the free patterns!Like it so much...=)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      flikabing, Thanks for commenting. Best of luck with the patterns. If you get stuck, there will be a crocheter to help you.

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      TroyM 5 years ago

      Thanks for the ideas better get started before the Christmas!!

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the great post..nice

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      craftdrawer 5 years ago

      Great patterns! thanks for sharing!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      craftdrawer, Thanks for visiting the hub. I'm happy to hear you liked the patterns.

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      yols-a 5 years ago from Trinidad and Tobago

      very nice

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      yols-a, Thanks for visiting and I'm happy to hear you liked them.

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      msviolets 5 years ago

      These look like so much fun! (And I have some yarn I need to use up...) Thanks!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      msviolets, I hope you have time to crochet a few of these. My tree use to be covered with crocheted ornaments. Thanks for commenting.

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      Primpo 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

      Nice information. Thanks..

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      ehow101 5 years ago from LA

      Looks like a lot of funn and an easy, fast project. So now I know what my family and I will be doing next weekend.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      ehow101, These are quick projects, so you should be able to finish several. Have fun.

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      KimberleyLB 5 years ago from New Britain, Connecticut

      I'm so glad I came across your page! My kids and I love to make at least one new ornament a year for our tree and we've done many different kinds from paper to pasta. I was so stumped on what to do this year because I ran out of ideas. But alas! I found your page that has great ideas! Thank you, thank you!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      KimberleyLb, Thanks for commenting and I'm happy you found something you can use.

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      bellepeau 5 years ago

      Will definitely try this out with my niece and nephews. Nice and Useful. Thanks

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      bellepeau, Thanks for visiting and commenting. I hope you have fun with your niece and nephew.

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      A.CreativeThinker 5 years ago

      Great hub and plenty of ideas for decorating. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Creative Thinker. Thank you.

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      ameypp7 5 years ago

      Nice Post :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      ameypp7, Thanks and thanks for visiting.

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      Kiela Starcatcher 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Excellent research - thank you!

      I recently helped a friend get started with her first crochet project, but when she asked about snowflakes I had to encourage her to wait until next year when she's had more practice. If I'd seen this sooner, we might have found something I could walk her through step by step.

      I'm looking forward to checking out each of those sites - free patterns are always useful, even if it's not right away!! (^_^)

      Rated up/awesome

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Kiela, Thanks for visiting and rating up. There are a few simple snowflakes here, but I would have agreed with you that a snowflake wouldn't be a good beginner project.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      These would be great little projects to work on until spring and have tucked away for the 2012 holiday season!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      RTalloni, Thanks for visiting. I agree. The Christmas season arrives and it seems like eveything is too busy then to finish anything. Good idea.

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      Melanie Gladney 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I love doing projects with yarn! Thanks so much for posting this!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      You're very welcome. Thanks for visiting.

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      Chad Young 5 years ago from Corona, CA

      I can't wait for Christmas, I want to try some of these on my next tree. This makes for a different type of look and it kind of brings me back to the old days when my grandmother used to crochet everything, including our gifts...lol. It's all about the thought, she had a wonderful heart.

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      GentlemenGogoVEVO 5 years ago

      HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL MY FRIENDS NEW FRIENDS WELCOME

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      cyoung35, Thanks for visiting the hub. One of my grandmothers had a tree with all handmade ornaments too. My other grandmother liked to knit and knitted us all mittens.

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      jeyaramd 5 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      My niece has a crochet book. This would be the perfect hub for that book. Making your own ornaments for christmas is a thoughtful idea. Thank you.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      jeyaramnd, Thanks for commenting. I hope she finds this useful.

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      space elevators 5 years ago

      I'm so glad I came across your page! My kids and I love to make at least one new ornament a year for our tree and we've done many different kinds from paper to pasta. I was so stumped on what to do this year because I ran out of ideas. But alas! I found your page that has great ideas! Thank you, thank you!

      http://thetechlusion.com/space-elevators/

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      Sarah 5 years ago from Washington

      Very interesting article on space elevators! Enjoyed it!

      Thank you for all your work in gathering the crochet projects together! Love to crochet!

      Have you ever run across a pattern for a Juliet cap that just covers the crown of the head and has ties under the chin? My mother made one back in about 1976 and I have looked and looked for a pattern that is similar.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      armack, I'm not sure what a Juliet cap is. If I find one, I'll let you know. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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      Ginny 5 years ago from Arlington, VA

      Thank you for the ideas Barbara! These are just what I was looking for!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      GinnyLee, Thanks. I'm happy that I could help.

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      khmohsin 5 years ago from London,UK

      This is good info thanks for taking the time to write this.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      khmohsin, Thanks for taking the time reading it and commenting.

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      Free things! Who doesn't love them? Thanks for providing those free patterns to work on! :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      FullLoveSites, I am happy to hear you enjoyed them.

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      UnknownAuthor72 4 years ago from USA

      Very nice and informative writing. I love to crochet when I am not writing. My arm hurts after several hours sitting and stiching. I seem to have problems with the second row of anything I do when making a gift or project of some kind. I will pass this on to my relations who enjoys finding new patterns. thank you. thumbs up

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      UnknownAuthor, I have a problem with sore arms now after awhile too. I wonder if it isn't carpal tunnel. Thanks for viewing the hub and thanks for passing it on.

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      Antoaneta 4 years ago

      Very nice article!! I like it very much, thanks!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      antoaneta70, Thanks. I'm happy you liked it.

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