A free Christmas ornament knitting pattern
Decorate your tree this year with this Christmas ornament knitting pattern free from Banana Moon Studio! This is a classic bauble ornament knit with striping sock yarn, so the colorwork is done for you.
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Handmade decorations and gifts add an element of love and coziness to any holiday! These would also make lovely gifts. The ornaments knit up fairly quickly, so you could make several to gift to friends and family.
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What supplies will I need to knit this Christmas ornament?
You’ll need about 40 yds of striping sock yarn to complete this Christmas ornament knitting pattern. I used Cascade Yarns Heritage Prints, and they have several colorways that would make fun Christmas ornaments. You can usually find Cascade Yarns at your local yarn shop, and if they don’t have it in stock, they can probably order it for you.
Also, you will need US size 1 1/2 (2.5 mm) double pointed needles or long circular needles for the Magic Loop Method. I recommend this set of DPNs from KnitPicks, and they also have single DPN sets available.
You will also need a stitch marker, a tapestry needle, and stuffing.
What skills will I need to knit this Christmas ornament?
You’ll need to know all the basic things like casting on and knit stitches.
In addition, you will need to know how to knit in the round. The increase stitch used is the kfb (knit front and back). The decrease stitch used is the ssk (slip, slip, knit). This post includes a video tutorial for the ssk stitch.
The suggested bind off has you knit two stitches together through the back loop (tbl).
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Cameron Christmas Bauble, a Free Christmas Ornament Knitting Pattern
By April Garwood
As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
Difficulty Level: Easy+
Finished Measurements: About 3 inches tall x 8 3/4 inches around.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Prints (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 437 yds; 100 g; yarn weight 1/super fine): About 40 yds #104 Syrah.
Knitting Needles: US Size 1 1/2 (2.5 mm) DPNs or long circulars for Magic Loop Method.
Notions: Stitch marker (m), tapestry needle, stuffing material.
Gauge: 33 sts x 56 rnds = About 4 inches in stockinette st.
BOR, beginning of round
CO, cast on
kfb, knit front and back
ssk, slip slip knit
tbl, through the back loop
CO 8 sts and join to work in the rnd.
Rnd 1 and all odd-numbered rnds: K all sts – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: Place m to mark BOR, kfb all sts – 16 sts.
Rnd 4: *K1, kfb, repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 6: *K2, kfb, repeat from * around – 32 sts.
Rnd 8: *K3, kfb, repeat from * around – 40 sts.
Rnd 10: *K4, kfb, repeat from * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 12: *K5, kfb, repeat from * around – 56 sts.
Rnd 14: *K6, kfb, repeat from * around – 64 sts.
Rnd 16: *K7, kfb, repeat from * around – 72 sts.
Rnds 17-26: K all sts.
Using tapestry needle and beginning tail, weave tail back and forth through sts of first rnd, bring tail to inside of piece, pull tight to close hole, weave in end.
Rnd 27 and all odd-numbered rnds: K all sts.
Rnd 28: *K7, ssk, repeat from * around – 64 sts.
Rnd 30: *K6, ssk, repeat from * around – 56 sts.
Rnd 32: *K5, ssk, repeat from * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 34: *K4, ssk, repeat from * around – 40 sts.
Rnd 36: *K3, ssk, repeat from * around – 32 sts.
Rnd 38: *K2, ssk, repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Fill piece with stuffing material.
Rnd 40: *K1, ssk, repeat from * around – 16 sts.
Rnd 41-51: K all sts.
Stretchy bind off as follows: K2, k the 2 sts on the right needle together tbl, *k1, k the 2 sts on the right needle together tbl, repeat from * around. Fasten off with long tail for hanging loop.
Using tapestry needle and ending tail, weave tail back and forth around opening through sts of Rnd 41, bring needle to inside of top opening, pull tail tight to close hole, make a few small stitches to anchor tail, leave a double loop of the tail coming out of the top opening for a hanging loop, make a few small sts on the opposite side of opening to anchor hanging loop, weave in remainder of tail.
Allow, or help, bind-off edge to roll down, making a little rolled cap for the bauble.
I hope you loved making and will love decorating your tree with this Christmas ornament knitting pattern! Please share your project on Ravelry or in my Facebook group!
Happy knitting and Merry Christmas!
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