Tree Ornaments

Tree Ornaments
Tree Ornaments

Free Knitting Patterns - Knitted Christmas Tree Ornaments

Santa Boot - Candy Cane - Bell

Small amount of red, green or white yarn is required to create these knitted tree ornaments.

Santa Boot:

Materials: White and red yarn; #2 needles.

Size: (2 1/2" high)

Pattern: With white yarn and # 2 needles, cast on 22 sts.

Rows 1-8: K each row. Fasten off.

Rows 9-22: Join red yarn and work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row).

Shape instep:

Row 23: K 8 and sl st to holder, k 6, sl remaining sts on second holder. Work center 6 sts (instep) in stockinette for 7 rows. End with a row on the wrong side. Fasten off.

Row 24: Sl 8 sts from first holder to left hand needle. Join red yarn and k these 8 sts, pick up and k 7 sts along side of instep, K across center 6 sts, pick up and k 7 sts along other side of instep, k 8 sts from second holder.

Row 25: Purl.

Row 26: Knit.

Row 27: Purl.

Row 28: K 2 tog, k 13, k 2 tog, k 2, k 2 tog, k 13, k 2 tog.

Row 29: P. Bind off. Sew seams.

You may decorate the boot with sequences, fabric paints, beads, etc.

Striped Candy Cane:

Materials: Red and white yarn; #3 needles; pipe cleaner

(4" high)

With red yarn and #3 needles, cast on 5 sts.

Row 1. Knit

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K 3 sts. Drop red yarn (do not cut it but leave it hanging behind work) and tie in white yarn. Finish row. (When changing colors, twist one strand under to prevent a hole).

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K 3 sts, drop white (as before) and pick up red. Finish row.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: Knit.

Row 10: Purl.

Repeat rows 3-10 until you have six stripes of red and five stripes of white. Bind off, leaving at least 22" of yarn to sew seam. To finish, lay a pipe cleaner in center of wrong side of strip and sew the edges together covering the pipe cleaner. Bend the pipe cleaner into the shape of a candy cane.

Bell:

Materials: #2 needles; red, green or white yarn; yarn needle

With desired color yarn and #2 knitting needles, cast on 12 sts.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3-15: Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Row 16: K 2 tog across row-6 sts.

Cut yarn leaving about 10". Thread yarn in yarn needle and run it through the 6 sts. Pull tight and fasten. Sew bell together. Roll up the bottom of the bell to give it eh bell shape. Use dental floss to attach a clapper, either a tiny jingle bell or a 10mm pearl bead.

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