This little ornament is crocheted in 7 pieces, joined with seaming, and stuffed for a unique look that won’t fall flat on your Christmas tree. If you’re not big into crocheting ornaments, you could 100% incorporate a pin back and wear this as a brooch! I think I know what I’m going to be accessorizing with for the next three weeks…
Crochet Holly Ornament Pattern
US size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
Lion Brand Bonbons in Beach in red & green
poly-fil (polyester fiber fill, a.k.a. stuffing)
Gauge & Dimensions: Approx. 19 sc & 23 rows over 4 inches. Each leaf measures approx 4.25″.
rnd – round
magic ring – here’s a tutorial for newbies
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc 2 in 1 – sc 2 in same st
sl – slip
(X sts) – X is the number of sts that are now in the rnd
(Y rnds) – Y is the number of times you work the rnd
sk – skip
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – triple crochet
rep – repeat
Berries – Make 3
rnd 1. Using red yarn, form a magic ring & sc 4 into ring, sl to join into rnd. Pull tail to tighten loop. (4 sts)
rnd 2. ch1, sc 2 in 1 four times, sl to join. (8 sts)
rnds 3-4. ch1, sc8, sl to join. Add stuffing after rnd 4. (2 rnds)
rnd 5. ch 1, (sk1, sc1) 4 times, sl to join. (4 sts)
Break yarn, leaving a a 6 inch tail. Draw tail through last loop to secure.
Leaves – Make 4
rnd 1. ch 17, sc 15 starting in second ch from hook. sc 3 in next st, which is the last ch of the row. Turn to other (bump) side of foundation ch. sc 14. sc 2 in last st. sl to join into rnd. (34 sts)
rnd 2. ch1, (sc1, hdc1, dc1, tr2 in next st, dc1, hdc1, sc1, sl1), sl1, rep ( to ) twice, sl1, rep ( to ), sl to join. (38 sts)
Break yarn, leaving a long tail for seaming leaves together.
Seam & stuff leaves: With wrong sides facing, seam two sets of leaves together. Add stuffing as you go. Repeat seaming and stuffing process for the second leaf.
Finishing: Sew 3 berries clustered together to one of your two stuffed leaves. Second leaf to the back of the leaf with the attached berry cluster. Weave in all ends. Using a needle & thread, sew a scrap of ribbon to the back of your finished ornament to hang.
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Yarn was provided by Lion Brand Yarn.