The air has turned crisp and the days are getting shorter. It will soon be time to gather the family and decorate the Christmas tree. There’s still time, this year, to create knit ornaments and add your personal touch to the store-bought glitz and glitter. Knit Christmas ornaments also make great stocking stuffers for your friends and family. Check out these awesome ideas!


Knit Christmas Balls

Christmas balls are probably one of the most traditional tree decorations, but this pattern take the typical Christmas balls to a whole new level. Practice your Fair Isle skills and create ornaments your whole family will be proud to hang on the tree. Or give them as gifts and watch people’s eyes light up with delight.

Wreath Ornaments

Super cute and easy to work up, these wreath ornaments will look great on any tree. I also love the idea of using them instead of bows on wrapped gifts – and I bet your loved ones will too! I think they’d look great in red, but you could make them in a variety of colors to match with the theme of your tree or coordinate with wrapping paper.

Partridge and Pear Ornaments

“…And a partridge and a pear tree.” That one line from The Twelve Days of Christmas is probably one of the most commonly sung this time of year, so why not bring the partridge and pear tree to life on your tree in ornament form! Our Charbon tweed would be great for the partridge body.

Mini-Sweater Ornament

Gosh! Those mini-sweaters look so sweet hung on the boughs of Christmas trees. I think they’re a great idea for gift tags, too. With a little Fair Isle skill, you can make a sweater ornament with holly leaves or anything else you’d like on the front. If you want to use them as gift tags, put a name or initials on the front instead of holly.

Tree Angel Ornament

Angels are often used as Christmas tree toppers, but I think they’d be sweet used as ornaments, too. And I love this all white version of an angel ornament. Vanille yarn is the perfect pure white for this elegant angel ornament that will add a touch of whimsy to your tree.

Mouse Fairy Ornaments

Oh my gosh! I love The Nutcracker! Seasonally appropriate, great music, and cute story, what’s not to love? So when I stumbled on this adorable pattern of fairy mice in tutus, how could I not include them? Make a family of them for the tree and change up the yarn color for the tutus.


I know what I’ll be knitting between now and the day the tree goes up. How about you? Which of these ornaments will be on your tree this year?