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27 Free Patterns for
Crochet Christmas Baubles


This curated collection of crochet Christmas baubles includes 27 gorgeous free patterns plus three of my favourite premium-paid patterns.

Crochet Christmas baubles are a great way to give your old ornaments a new lease of life, with many of these patterns designed to cover purchased balls. 


Free Written Patterns for Crochet Christmas Baubles

Crochet Christmas Babubles with a candy cane theme.
Photo: hopefulhoney.com

Candy Cane Christmas Bauble Crochet Pattern from Hopeful Honey

This cute crochet bauble pattern was inspired by candy canes. It includes how-to-photos and is suitable for beginner/intermediate skill levels. You will need to be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques.

YARN REQUIRED: 65 yards (60 m) total of #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton, e.g., Sirdar Cotton DK.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Stuffing material, scissors, and a yarn needle.

A crochet Chrismtas bauble made to look like a christmas pudding.
Photo: stitchbyfay.com

Christmas Pudding Bauble Crochet Pattern from Stitch by Fay

This adorable crochet bauble is designed to fit 70 mm clear plastic baubles; this ensures a perfect ball shape, which is sometimes hard to achieve when stuffing.

YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light / Worsted weight yarn
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: 70 mm plastic bauble, a stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors, and fabric glue (optional).

A basket of crocheted christmas baubles.
Photo: garnstudio.com

Christmas Flowers – Crocheted Christmas Balls from DROPS Design

These beautiful baubles are crocheted in two halves and sewn together in the middle. The pattern is worked from a chart and includes details for the different colour combinations used above. The finished ornaments have an 8¼” circumference.

YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight, cotton yarn, e.g., DROPS Muskat from Garnstudio.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: wadding, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Crochted Christmas baubles and pinecones.
Photo: theloopholefox.com

Eulah Bauble Ornaments from The Loophole Fox

These Christmas baubles are crocheted around clear plastic balls. No seaming is required.

YARN REQUIRED: #2 / Fine / Sport weight yarn. The baubles use about 30 yards of yarn each.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: plastic baubles 2” in diameter, tapestry needle, scissors, and stitch markers.

Crocheted penguin Christmas ornament.
Photo: knotbadami.com

Poppy the Penguin Ornament from Knot Bad Ami

Crochet this cute, wintery penguin for your Christmas tree.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Basic Stitch from Lion Brand Yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: darning needle, measuring tape, 12 mm safety eyes, and a ribbon or hook for hanging.

Crochet Christmas baubles with gold detail.
Photo: thoresbycottage.com

Christmas Bauble Crochet Pattern from Thoresby Cottage

This free crochet pattern is simple and can be decorated in many different ways.

YARN REQUIRED: Fingering or Sport weight cotton yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.75 mm (C-2) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: neutral-coloured sewing thread for hanging, yarn needle, scissors, fiberfill stuffing, gold yarn, or embroidery thread for surface crochet.

Brightly colored vintage crochet Christmas ornaments.
Photo: crochet365knittoo.com

Stunning Vintage Crochet Ornament from Crochet 365 Knit Too

Make your own beautiful and richly coloured crochet ornament with this free pattern. Each ornament uses four colours and a total of about 17 yards of yarn. The finished ornament is just over 3″ in diameter.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight, cotton yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: metal topper from an old ornament (optional), fiberfill stuffing, tapestry needle, and scissors.

Blue and purple crochet Christmas baubles with gold embroidery.
Photo: intheyarngarden.com

Crochet Christmas Baubles from In The Yarn Garden

YARN REQUIRED: #2 / Fine / Sport weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, embroidery needle, stuffing for the bauble, or you could use a styrofoam ball with a 6 cm diameter.

Tapestry crochet Christmas baubles.
Photo: nedandmimi.com

Crochet Christmas Baubles – Free Crochet Pattern from Ned and Mimi

This free pattern includes instructions for six crochet Christmas baubles. They use the tapestry crochet colourwork technique.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: you need six hard, plastic baubles 3″-3½” in diameter, or you can stuff your baubles with polyester fiberfill.

A red and white crochet CHristmas bauble worked with the Fair Isle colourwork technique.
Photo: 1dogwoof.com

Fair Isle Snowflake Christmas Bauble from One Dog Wolf

Practice your colourwork skills with this beautiful free pattern.

YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Superwash Merino from Lion Brand. The colourways used above are Cherry and Ivory.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.25 mm (D-3) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tapestry needle, and cluster fibre fill stuffing.

A simple red crochet bauble, with a crocheted Christmas tree in the background.
Photo: onceuponacheerio.com

Flat Crochet Christmas Bauble from Once Upon A Cheerio

These simple little ornaments are quick and easy to make. They’re worked flat, using basic crochet stitches, then the two pieces are joined with single crochet and lightly stuffed. This is a great project for using up all your leftover yarn ends, which you can use to stuff the baubles.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a yarn needle, stitch markers, and stuffing.

A French bulldog themed crochet Christmas bauble.
Belle & Grace Handmade Crochet

Frenchie Christmas Bauble Pattern by Belle & Grace Handmade Crochet

For all the dog lovers! This adorable little crochet Frenchie pattern is available as a free Ravelry download.

YARN REQUIRED: #2 / Fine / Sport weight yarn, e.g., Scheepjes Stone Washed.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Black embroidery thread for the nose, cotton thread for hanging, 9 mm safety eyes, stuffing material, scissors, stitch markers, a needle, and pins.

A brightly coloured crochet bauble decoration with beads and a bell embellishment.
Photo: attic24.typepad.com

Crochet Bauble Decoration from Attic 24

This free crochet bauble pattern is easy to follow and includes lots of step-by-step pictures.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Rico Creative Cotton Aran.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors and a yarn needle. You’ll also need some colourful buttons, beads, and bells to use as embellishments.

Blue and white crochet baubles plus a blue and white santa bauble.
Photo: thenomadknot.com

Crochet Bauble Christmas Ornament Pattern from The Nomad Knot

This is a free crochet pattern with instructions for three variations of the bauble and a bonus pattern for a cute Santa ornament. These balls are stuffed and decorated with embroidery and surface crochet. They measure approximately 70 mm.

YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Stuffing material, scissors, and a tapestry needle.

A close-up image of a Christmas tree decorated with crochet baubles.
Photo: deestraperlo.blogspot.com

Crocheted Christmas Bauble Pattern from De Estraperlo

This is a basic pattern for the balls with closeup pictures of the embroidery but no instructions for decorating.

YARN REQUIRED: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight yarn, e.g., Scheepjes Cotton 8.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Stuffing material, scissors, and a tapestry needle.

Red and white striped crochet Christmas balls.
Photo: stonegnome.com

Striped Christmas Bauble Crochet Pattern from Stone Gnome

This bauble is an intermediate/advanced pattern featuring the waistcoat stitch. The balls have a 2″ (5 cm) diameter when made in the listed materials.

YARN REQUIRED: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight yarn, e.g., Scheepjes Catona.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3mm and 4 mm (G-6) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: Scissors and a yarn needle.

Two puff stitch crochet bauble ornaments.
Photo: swoolnordicdesign.com

Three Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns from Swool Nordic Design

This is a set of free patterns for a basic bauble, a pinecone-themed bauble, and an acorn-themed bauble.

YARN REQUIRED: Crochet thread, e.g., Artiste Metallic from Anchor.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: 50 mm diameter ornaments, scissors, and a yarn needle.

A green and white colourwork crochet Chritmas bauble.
Photo: lovelifeyarn.com

Fair Isle Colourwork Crochet Bauble from Love Life Yarn

The Fair Isle Tree Ornament is a free crochet pattern for a beautiful bauble with a Christmas tree motif. The colourwork chart can be downloaded for free.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Premier Just Cotton, or choose another lightweight worsted or a heavy DK weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.25 mm (D-3) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a yarn needle, a 3″ foam ball or fiberfill stuffing, and an ornament cap.

Three different animal-themed crochet christmas baubles - a sheep, a lion, and a bear.
Photo: hobbii.com

Christmas Animal Baubles by Marjan van der Leer

This free PDF download includes instructions for three cute Christmas balls – there is a sheep, a lion, and a bear. This is an intermediate-level pattern.

YARN REQUIRED: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight yarn, e.g., Rainbow Cotton 8/4 from Hobbii.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Black embroidery thread, 7 mm safety eyes, scissors, stuffing material, and an embroidery needle.

Free Crochet Christmas Bauble Patterns with Video Tutorials

Video: Annie Design Crochet

Easy Crochet Christmas Baubles by Annie Design Crochet

You can have so much fun with colour making these easy crochet Christmas baubles. There is a written pattern to accompany the video tutorial.

YARN REQUIRED: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight cotton yarn, e.g., Scheepes Cotton 8.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Christmas balls (approximately 8″ (20 cm) in circumference, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Crochet Christmas balls.
Photo: mjsoffthehookdesigns.com

Boho Christmas Ball from MJ’s Off The Hook Designs

The Boho Christmas Ball crochet pattern covers a clear plastic Christmas ball. A YouTube video tutorial accompanies the free written pattern, making it perfect for beginners to follow along step-by-step. This pattern is exclusive subscriber content; it is free to sign up.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: tapestry needle, twine, small wooden bead, scissors, and a 2¾” ornament ball.

Video: Tender Warm Creations

Simple and Fast Crochet Bauble Ornaments by Tender Warm Creations

This is a great pattern for covering your old ornaments that could use a revamp. It’s a quick and easy design that uses basic half-double crochet stitches worked in the back loop to create a ridged effect. You can follow along with the written instructions linked below or the helpful YouTube tutorial.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: ornaments to cover, a stitch marker, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Spiral Crochet Christmas Baubles Pattern and Tutorial by Kimcraft

There is a written pattern for these Christmas baubles linked below, but the instructions in the tutorial are better suited to beginners.

YARN REQUIRED: #2 / Fine / Sport weight cotton, e.g., Platinum Cotton from Melissa.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a yarn needle, stuffing material, and cotton for hanging.

Textured crochet Christmas balls.
Photo: apurposeandastitch.com

Cabled Crochet Ornament Pattern from A Purpose & A Stitch

These rustic-style crochet Christmas ball ornaments are designed as covers for cheap craft store ornaments, or upcycle your old baubles that have seen better days. The written pattern is supplemented by a video tutorial to take you through the process of working crochet cables in the round.

YARN REQUIRED: Approximately 30 yards (27 m) of #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Wool-Ease from Lion Brand.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, an embroidery needle, and a glass craft ornament/bauble.

Video: Handmade by Raine

Crochet Teardrop Ornament by Handmade by Raine

These crochet Christmas ornaments are worked in crochet thread and measure about 5″ in diameter (12.5 cm). I have linked to the written pattern below.

YARN REQUIRED: Crochet thread, e.g., Aunt Lydia’s Size 3.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.25 mm (B-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors and a yarn needle.

A fuzzy faux fur crochet Christmas ball handing on a tree.
Photo: sewrella.com

Crochet Warm Fuzzy Christmas Ornaments Pattern from Sewrella

This free crochet pattern and video tutorial is a great way to add a handmade touch to your Christmas decorations. These faux-fur baubles look like little fluffy pom poms. One skein of Go for Faux makes two 6″ x 6″ (14 cm x 15 cm) ornaments.

YARN REQUIRED: #7 Jumbo / Roving weight yarn, e.g., Go For Faux Thick & Quick from Lion Brand.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 12 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a stitch marker, polyfill stuffing, a darning needle, ribbon, or string with wooden beads for the loop tie.

Three crochet Christmas baubles featuring the granny stitch.
Photo: zeensandroger.com

How to Crochet Christmas Baubles by Zeens & Roger

This free pattern and video tutorial will teach you how to crochet these colourful baubles featuring a classic granny-style stitch design.

YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: 2¼” (6 cm) diameter baubles, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Three Favourite Paid Crochet Christmas Bauble Patterns

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Crochet Christmas baubles with an intricate snowflake design.
Photo: Engimonogifts

Winter Wonder Baubles from Engimonogifts

This is a paid pattern with clear written instructions and guided step-by-step photos. The finished baubles have a diameter of approximately 2¾- 3″ (7-8 cm) and can be used to cover a plastic bauble or filled.

Brightly coloured floral crochet Christmas balls.
Photo: ATERGcrochet

Floral Crochet Christmas Balls from ATERGcrochet

Crochet a flower-themed crochet Christmas bauble with this beautiful paid pattern. This pattern includes a step-by-step tutorial with detailed pictures and is designed to fit a 2¼” (6 cm) Christmas ball.

Raffia crochet Christmas baubles.
Photo: PLEXTO

Crochet Christmas Bauble Pattern from PLEXTO

This beautiful paid pattern reminds me of Poinsettias. This is an intermediate-level pattern with instructions for two bauble sizes – the smaller size has a 3″/8 cm diameter, and the larger bauble has a diameter of 4″/10 cm.

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