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…
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Crochet Holly Ornament Pattern
Skill level: easy
1 pack Lion Brand Yarn Bonbons in Beach (100% Cotton yarn; fingering weight), which comes with 8 mini skeins. – You need less than a skein of green and red to complete the ornament.
US size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
sewing needle & thread
Abbreviations & Terms
rnd – round
magic ring – an adjustable starting round. Here’s a tutorial.
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc 2 in next st – sc 2 times in same st
sl – slip
st – stitch
(X sts) – X is the number of sts that are now in the rnd
rep from * – repeat the instructions follow- ing the asterisk as directed
(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
rep ( to ) – repeat sts as indicated between parenthesis ()
Gauge & Dimensions: Approx. 19 sc & 23 rows over 4 inches. Each leaf measures approx. 4.25”.
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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 next st; rep from * 4 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; rep from * 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. Using green yarn, 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.
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.
Don’t forget to share your in-progress & finished ornaments with #handsoccupiedhohoho on Instagram & Twitter!
Yarn was provided by Lion Brand Yarn.
Elizabeth J Nelson
Charming!!! Actually, very, very French! I’m here in the Paris area for 2 months (one of my daughters lives here with her family)and have been wandering around quite a bit….The French have only relatively recently adopted the USA’s “cover the earth” approach to adorning anything and everything with “deco de fete”, albeit with a typically French vibe….
LOL – We do kind of “cover the earth,” don’t we? I’m going to use that expression in the future! :)
These are all so cute! Crochet is something I never learned but I have to learn to make some of it. Last but not least, the little Christmas tree is my favorite. Every year I see a beautiful crochet ornament but it is always very close to Christmas! I like the old fun that it can bring to your tree.