I am not kidding at all when I say these Knitted Christmas Ornaments are easy. This pattern uses simple increases and decreases, making it perfect for beginners. The completed ornament is about 15″ in diameter, and stands about 6″ high. The term “go big or go home” comes to mind.
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Seriously don’t panic, after all, I am here to help. If you know the basics, such as casting on, knitting, purling and binding off, you’ll have no problems with this pattern at all. Also, if you are new here and new to knitting, you should start by visiting my YouTube channel. I have a couple videos there to help you with the basics. Now, back to crafting…
Easy Knitted Christmas Ornament
Handmade Christmases are trending that’s for sure, and I worked up this fabulous Christmas Bauble Pattern to get both you and me on our way to having a handmade Christmas!
Easy Knitted Christmas Ornament Pattern
Rated: Easy +
- Cast On
- KFB ( knit in front and back)
- K2tog ( knit two together)
- Bind Off
- Crochet Chain Stitch ( optional )
- Handicrafter Holiday Yarn ( 1 ball)
- Size 4 mm knitting needles
- Darning needle
- Size 4 mm crochet hook
KFB = Knit front and back – this is a very easy increase, where you turn one stitch into two ( necessary for making a bauble shape ). Knit the next stitch on the left-hand needle, without slipping off the old stitch. Proceed to knit into the back of that same stitch, and complete the stitch as usual (KFB)
K2tog = Knit two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one. Insert your right-hand needle into the next two stitches on your left-hand needle, and knit them both together. (K2tog)
Cast on 12 stitches
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: (k1, KFB, k1) to end. 16 stitches
Row 4 and all even numbered rows: purl
Row 5: (k1, KFB) to end. 24 stitches
Row 7: (k1, KFB, k1) to end. 32 stitches
Row 9: (k1, KFB,k2) to end. 40 stitches
Row 11: (k1, KFB, k3) to end. 48 stitches
Row 13: (k1, KFB, k4) to end. 56 stitches
Row 15: (k1, KFB, k5) to end. 64 stitches
Row 17: (k1, KFB, k6) to end. 72 stitches
Rows 18-28: stockinette stitch ( Knit across the odd numbered rows, and purl across the even numbered rows )
Row 29: (k1, k2tog, k6) to end. 64 stitches
Row 31: (k1, k2tog, k5) to end. 56 stitches
Row 33: (k1, k2tog, k4) to end. 48 stitches
Row 35: (k1, k2tog, k3) to end. 40 stitches
Row 37: (k1, k2tog, k2) to end. 32 stitches
Row 39: (k1, k2tog, k1) to end. 24 stitches
Row 41: (k1, k2tog) to end. 16 stitches
Row 43: (k1, k2tog, k1) to end. 12 stitches
Row 44: purl
Bind off all stitches, securing the last stitch.
Break yarn, leaving a long tail and sew up the seam. Stuff bauble before closing up the end.
Fasten yarn but do not cut.
Tie a slip knot in the yarn as close to the seam as possible, and using the crochet hook chain for 3”. If you’d rather not tackle crochet this time, you can just make a loop with the yarn, or use the little metal hooks from your regular ornaments.
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