28 Free Knit Christmas Ornament Patterns

Update your tree with these free knit Christmas ornament patterns from Yarnspirations! Make food, animals, or sweaters in miniature sizes. You can do an entire tree around one theme, such as snowmen, or just mix your handmade ornaments into your larger tree theme.

Don’t miss the free crochet Christmas ornament patterns!

28 Free Knit Christmas Ornament Patterns


Your ornaments will look good enough to eat by the time you’re done! Some can even double as play food the rest of the year.

Jolly Pickle Ornament Free Knitting Pattern


Use yarn to make loops instead of using sharp hooks, and you can take these ornaments down and use them as toys or other decorations!

Bonus: Watch my free video tutorial to learn how to make the polar bears!

Polar Bear Ornaments Free Knitting Pattern

Sweaters and Mittens

Mini sweaters and mittens add a touch of fun to your tree!

Mini Holiday Sweater Ornaments Free Knitting Pattern

Ornaments for All

Ornaments can come in any style! These don’t fit into the other themes, but there’s still sure to be some you’ll want to make.

Merry Fair Isle Ornaments Free Knitting Pattern

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