Here are some of my favorite knit and crochet patterns I've used over the years, plus a few new ones to try out!
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Top Left: Holiday Cheer Ornaments (free) by Kate Gagnon Osborn - these fun ornaments are designed for fingering weight yarn, perfect for mini skeins!
Top Right: Knit Candy Cane Ornament (free) by Heidi Gustad - you can't have Christmas without candy canes!!
Middle: Snowball Buddies ($6) by Susan Claudino - a few years ago, I made several of these and they were so darn cute! Most of them were given away as gifts, so I might dig out this pattern and knit a few more for 2018.
Bottom: Mochimochi Snowmen and Teeny Tiny Santas ($3) by Anna Hrachovec - I've always been a fan of Mochimochiland patterns, and these tiny toys make great ornaments if you just add a little hanger at the top! Somehow I missed the Teeny Tiny Nutcrackers ($5) pattern from a few years back, so those have been added to my queue for this year!
Top: Crochet Bell and Crochet Christmas Tree (both free) by Heidi Gustad - these are in my queue for this year, I am particularly excited to find my seed bead stash to use up for the Christmas trees!
Middle: Christmas Bauble (free) by Carmen Heffernan - this pattern is also in my queue, I might try to adapt it for using with some styrofoam balls that I have in my craft stash.
Bottom: Grandma Trees and Grandma Twinkle (both free) by Michelle Kludas - both of these patterns are super easy for beginning crocheters, and totally addictive to make!
In search of more ornament pattern inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board here for all kind of fun crafts to make your tree merry!