Aren’t these fun? This new trio of knit ornament patterns are all about adding pops of color to your Christmas tree. This star, heart and bauble are inspired by classic Christmas ornaments, and are the biggest of the ornament series. All of these can be customized with any color combination you choose, so consider today’s free patterns a great starting point to letting your creativity fly this season. :)
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Knit Bauble Ornament
Baubles are, of course, the definitive Christmas ornament. You can find them in an infinite number of styles. This purple and white take on the classic bauble is a way to add nontraditional color to your holiday decor. Plus, you can easily customize this pattern with any design you like if you play around with rows 7 and 8. It’s so easy to make this ornament your own!
1 pack Lion Brand’s bonbons in Beach, which comes with 8 mini skeins. – You need less than a skein of 2 colors to complete the bauble.
size 3 double pointed knitting needles
Abbreviations & terms
CO – cast on
sts – stitches
clr – color (color A is purple and B is white in the pictured bauble)
rnd – round
arnd – around
m1R – make 1 right
m1L – make 1 left
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
ssk – slip one as if to k, slip one as if to p, k both sts together
BO – bind off
(X sts) or (Y rnds) – indicates the number of sts that should remain after decreasing or the number of rnds that should be worked.
BO – bind off
Gauge & dimensions: 5.25 sts & 8 rows per inch, knit in stockinette stitch and wet blocked. The bauble measures about 8.5 inches in circumference.
CO 8 sts in clr A and join into rnd.
1-3. k arnd.
4. (k1, m1R, pm, k1, m1L) arnd. 16 sts
5. k arnd.
6. (k to m, m1R, sl m, k1, m1L) arnd. 24 sts
Rpt 5-6 to 56 sts.
7. k1 A, k1 B arnd.
8. k1 B, k1 A arnd.
Rpt 7-8 three times total.
9. Using clr A: k arnd.
10. (k to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m, k1, k2tog), rpt ( to ), k to end of rnd.
Rpt 9-10 until 16 sts remain. Stuff ornament with poly-fil.
11 & 13. k arnd.
12. ssk, k2tog arnd. 8 sts
BO all sts and weave in ends to finish.
If you’re making an ornament, sew a bit of scrap ribbon to the back of the ornament to prepare it for hanging.
Get the free Knit Star Ornament Pattern here.
Get the free Knit Heart Ornament pattern here.