Vintage Noel Ornament (Free Pattern)


This crochet Christmas tree ornament is inspired by classic decorations that I remember being hung on the tree growing up. It has a vintage feel with the traditional colours and design but it can be worked up with bright, vibrant colours for a modern style. It uses very little worsted weight yarn is a quick project to make when you’re busy during the holiday season. Add these little ornaments to your tree, gift giving or market tables!

As of November 10, 2011 this pattern has received an update to be consistent with the layout and formats of my recent designs. If you’ve save it to Ravelry, it has been updated there as well!

Find the free pattern below…

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– This pattern is written in US terms
– Gauge is not important
– Beginning CH 1 or CH 2 does not count as a stitch
– Please feel free to use your preferred method for changing colours
– Special stitch tutorial is included within the pattern
– Helpful photos can be found on the last page of the pattern

Materials Needed:
–  Approximately 13-14 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn total in 3 colours. I used Bernat Handicrafter. Yardage does not include yarn for tassel.
– 4mm hook
– Bead or decorative jewel appropriate for the yarn (mine was 10mm)
– Yarn needle
– Scissors

CH – Chain
SS – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet

Special Stitch Tutorial:
Single Crochet With Picot (SC/PIC):
Complete 1 SC and then CH 3. SS into the third CH from the hook. SC/PIC stitch complete.

How To Make A Tassel: Click Here


(Make 2 circles)
With yarn colour A, begin with a magic circle. You may prefer to CH 3 and SS into the first CH for form a loop. CH 2.

Round 1:
Into the circle, place 10 DC. SS into the top of the beginning DC (remember CH 2 does not count as a stitch). Fasten off and weave in ends.

(10 DC stitches)

Round 2:
Join yarn colour B into the top of any DC stitch and CH 1. Place 2 SC into each stitch around. SS into the top of the beginning SC. Fasten off and weave in ends.

(20 SC stitches)

Round 3:
Join yarn colour C into the top of any SC stitch and CH 1. Into the first stitch, make 1 SC followed by 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue this repetition (1 SC then 2 SC) all the way around. SS into the top of the beginning SC. Fasten off and weave in ends.

(30 SC stitches)

Line up your two circles with the right sides facing out. Make sure that when you crochet the edging, you are going through the top of the stitches from both circles. Join yarn colour A into any stitch and CH 1. Into the same stitch make 1 SC and CH 3. SS into the first CH stitch. First SC/PIC complete. Make 1 SC into each of the next 5 stitches. In the 5th stitch, create 1 SC/PIC. Continue this repetition of 5 SC, 1 SC/PIC four more times. There will now be a small gap at the end with your remaining stitches. Take a small amount of polyfill stuffing and place it inside. You may stuff as much or as little as you prefer. When you have finished stuffing, continue crocheting 1 SC into the each of the last stitches. SS into the base of the first SC/PIC you made. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Find my tassel tutorial here: How To Make A Tassel

When making your tassel, leave long strands of yarn at the top (approximately 12 inches). This will allow you to weave it through the ornament and have enough left over to tie and hang. Once your tassel has been created but before weaving through the ornament, thread the yarn tails at the top through an appropriate sized bead if desired.

Attaching The Tassel:
Thread the long tails of the tassel through your yarn needle. Insert the needle behind one of the picot points of the ornament (this will be the bottom). Continue to push the needle through the middle of the ornament and out at the top, behind the picot directly above the bottom one. Tie a knot at the top of the tails to complete

Great job! Your Vintage Noel Ornament is complete! These ornaments can be made in any colours for any occasion! For more fun and creative designs, be sure to check out the Free Pattern section of my blog. Ad free, printer friendly versions can be found in my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

Looking for more festive makes? Check out these other Sweet Bee Crochet patterns! Happy Crocheting!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern and that it adds a little something special to your holiday celebrations. I’d love to see your own versions! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @sweet_bee_crochet when you share your own Vintage Noel Ornament.