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Monthly Free Pattern: Hanging Christmas Ornaments

Updated: Feb 13

The “Hanging Christmas Ornaments” crochet pattern, which includes all 6 designs, is also available as a premium PDF download on Ravelry.



If you’re looking for quick, easy & FUN hanging ornaments to make for Christmas, then you have found the perfect crochet pattern.




Each ornament can be worked around

a milk/juice jug plastic ring for

additional stability.

They can also be made without a ring.








Instructions include a basic hanging ornmanent that can be worked with 3 different borders. The pattern for this style can be found below. Also include in the “Hanging Christmas Ornaments” premium PDF are separate instructions to make hanging ornaments of a snowman, mouse, & 5 point star.


These hanging ornaments will be the perfect addition to your tree, and they make great stocking stuffers too. You can even add them to a garland or wrapped gifts for the perfect festive touch.


Materials Yarn: # 4 / Worsted Weight of any fiber. NOTE: I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yardage: 10-30 yds Hook: 5.5 mm ➤ OPTIONAL: – Wiggly eyes (if you want to add facial features) – Plastic milk/juice jug ring (~1.5” across center) NOTE: Each ornament can be made with or without ring. Ring gives ornament stability to help keep its shape. Stitch Markers, Scissors, Darning Needle Stitches & Abbreviations US Terminology ➤ * * = Repeat stitch pattern between * * ➤ Ch# = Chain number of times specified ➤ St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches ➤ SS = Slip Stitch ➤ SC = Single Crochet ➤ HDC = Half Double Crochet ➤ DC = Double Crochet ➤ SHELL = 5 Double Crochet worked in SAME st

Notes & Special Instructions ➤ Chains at beginning of a round/row NEVER count as a stitch. ➤ Total number of stitches per round/row in (#) at end. ➤ I tend to crochet TIGHT, so you may need to adjust your hook size to accommodate. ➤ I suggest using the invisible join for a seamless look when finishing off. Heart Hook Home video tutorial for Invisible Join First DC Options: In this pattern, the 1st DC st in rows/rounds will always be noted as a regular DC. There will be NO Chain instructions on rows/rounds beginning with a DC. **Use your preferred method for 1st DC stitch of these rows/rounds.** 1 – Chainless Beginning DC: This is the technique I prefer to use & this pattern is written using it. I use this same technique for 1st DC/FPDC/BPDC of rows/rounds. Moogly Video Tutorial for Chainless Beginning DC stitch 2 – Stacked SC: Stacking 2 SC will result in a similar look to a DC st without added bulk of a Ch2. Brianna K Video Tutorial for Stacked SC 3 – Ch2: This will get your sts to height of a DC & then place a regular DC in 1st st of row/round.

Basic Hanging Ornament

NOTES:

At end of each round:  SS to 1st st to join and do NOT turn.

REMINDER:  Use your preferred method for 1st DC stitch of these rows/rounds

Start

Magic Circle     OR    Ch6 & SS to join circle     OR    Ch3 & work Rnd 1 into 1st Ch made

Rnd 1:

12 DC in circle.     (12)


Cinch circle closed.

Rnd 2:

TIP:  On back/inside of circle, secure tail with a SS around 1 or 2 sts & then crochet over beginning tail as you work each rnd to hide your end.


NOTES:  This rnd will be worked AROUND plastic ring.  If you do NOT want to use a ring, just proceed as normal.  Ring gives ornament stability to help keep its shape.  Ch1 loosely or use Ch2 (instead of Ch1)  if working around ring.


Ch1, 2 SC in 1st and each st around.     (24)


Do NOT fasten off.  Proceed to BORDER Pattern option of your choice.

3 BORDER OPTIONS


NOTES:

Complete through “BASIC ORNAMENT BODY Pattern” before working this section.

All border options work in increments of 4 sts.

Option

1

SCALLOP (SHELL) BORDER


SK1, SHELL, SK1.  SS in next st, SK1, SHELL, SK1.  Repeat around.

Create hanging loop:  SS in 1st st, Ch15 (or desired amount), SS in same st again.     (6 Shells)


Fasten off & weave in ends.

Option

2

LARGE TRIANGLE


Ch1, SC in 1st st, SK2, 2 DC in next st, Ch1, 2 SC AROUND the post of 2nd DC.  SC in next st, SK2, 2 DC in next stitch, Ch1, 2 SC AROUND post of 2nd DC.  Repeat around.  

Create hanging loop:  SS in join st, Ch15 (or desired amount), SS in same st again.

(6 Large Triangles)     


Fasten off, & weave in ends.

Option

3

SMALL TRIANGLE


Ch1, [SC, Ch2, SC] in 1st st.  SK1, [SC, Ch2, SC] in next st.  Repeat around.

Create hanging loop:  SS in last (unworked) st, Ch15 (or desired amount), SS in same st again.

(12 Small Triangles)


Use invisible join to 1st st, fasten off, & weave in ends.

I hope you enjoy this Monthly Free Pattern! You can find all the Monthly Free Patterns HERE.

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