For that person who is hard to make for, why not try a crochet Christmas ornament for the tree?
Design Story and Inspiration for the Puff Stitch Crochet Christmas Ornament
Let’s face it, some people are really hard to make handmade gifts for. Maybe they don’t like the look of crochet, or they won’t wear a hat, scarves or mittens.
Whatever the reason may be, a handmade ornament is usually a hit. This way, the person you give it to can hang it on their tree year after year and think of you. I have a handmade ornament from my Aunt who made a crochet bell and I think of her every time I see it. She passed away several years ago and her memory lives on through her handmade gifts.
That’s why I like to include an ornament every year for the Holiday Maker’s Challenge. This year I’ve mixed it up a little and gone with something a little less traditional – I love how it turned out!
Yarn Options for This Crochet Ornament
I chose a hand dyed skein with lots of beautiful color for my ornament, even though they weren’t traditional colors. I’ll be honest, I’ve had this yarn for a long time just waiting for the perfect project for it.
When I started playing around with this yarn and the puff stitch, I just couldn’t resist turning it into an ornament!
You can use any DK weight yarn that you like. If you are using a plastic ornament to place inside like I did, you will need to get around the same gauge I did, but it does not have to be 100% perfect. As long as it covers the plastic ornament and you can single crochet the edges together, you’re good to go!
More Free Crochet Ornament Patterns
Puff Stitch Crochet Christmas Ornament
What You’ll Need
Yarn: DK weight yarn of choice, yarn used is a hand dyed skein from A Hundred Ravens
Hook: US Size H (5.00mm)
Notions: One plastic ornament 3.15″ x 1.5″ (I purchased a single ornament at JoAnn, or you can get them on Amazon here), tapestry needle/yarn needle, scissors
Finished Size: 3.15″ x 1.5″ (fits plastic ornament)
Stitch Description and Abbreviations
Single Crochet (sc)
Puff Stitch (puff st): (Yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop) 3 times (7 loops on hook), yo, draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to close st.
Make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in magic ring, pull tightly to close, join with slip st to first sc (8 sts).
Round 2: Ch 1, puff st in each sc, join with slip st to first puff st (8 puff sts).
Round 3: Ch 1, puff st in each puff st and ch-1 space, join with slip st to first puff st (16 puff sts).
Round 4: Ch 1, *puff st in next ch-1 space, 2 puff sts in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to end (24 puff sts).
Round 5: Ch 1, *puff st in next 2 ch-1 spaces, 2 puff sts in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to end (32 puff sts).
Repeat instructions for second side. Do not fasten off second side.
Hold wrong sides together of front and back.
Ch 1, insert hook into next ch-1 space of side facing you and through any ch-1 space of first side, sc in each ch-1 space, working through both sides, until you are 3/4 of the way around.
Insert ornament without top and continue to sc in each ch-1 space (you might need to pull the edges together as it can be a little tight). Leave last 3 ch-spaces open for ornament top.
Fasten off. Weave in any ends that are seen (most of mine hid nicely at the bottom of the ornament before the plastic was put in).
Place top of ornament on, hiding opening of crochet as best possible.
Final Thoughts on the Puff Stitch Crochet Christmas Ornament
That’s it! I hope you enjoy this free pattern and will join us in our Holiday Challenge. This ornament was such a blast to make and I can’t wait to hang it on my tree… which isn’t up just yet since we usually wait until around Thanksgiving.