This classic crochet plaid ornament is perfect for your traditional and rustic Christmas tree decor. You can make them in varied yarns and hooks to make different sizes. Add a bit of embellishments to make the perfectly fit your style. The post contains affiliate links, thanks for your support!
Welcome to Plaid Week 2018! It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start crocheting gifts for loved ones, cold weather accessories for yourself, and of course crochet some plaid. I hope you enjoy the patterns I have for you this year, and as always, if you ever have a plaid idea or suggestion, send me an email.
Today kicks off Plaid Week and the first pattern of the week is Crochet Plaid Ornaments! These are so fun and simple to make, and they turned out lovely. You can also play with the sizes by simply switching up your hook size and yarn.
For the smaller plaid ornament I used Knit Picks Shine Sport weight yarn in Serrano, Current and Black. For the medium one I used Red Heart Chic Sheep, which was on the materials list for the upcoming Plaid sheepskin-lined cowl, and for the large one I used Red Heart Soft, which was also on the materials list for a upcoming Plaid Not Knit Hat.
Unless you are planning to make dozens and dozens of ornaments, you should be able make a few now, and then make a whole bunch with the leftover yarn from the other projects this week!
I also added a few embellishments to mine but this is totally optional. I love them both embellished and plain.
CROCHET PLAID ORNAMENT BAUBLE – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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What you need: (affiliate links)
– F Hook (and other hooks to achieve different sizes)
– Knit Picks Shine Sport-weight for small, Red Heart Soft for Large, Chic Sheep for Medium
– Darning Needle
– Embellishments (bits of greenery, berries, ribbon or twine)
Note: You can make other sizes simply by working the same pattern with thicker or thinner yarn. Be sure to choose a hook that creates a tight fabric so your stuffing doesn’t show. If you stuffing is showing, you will need to go down a hook size.
Crochet Plaid Ornaments:
Begin with black
1. Sc 10 in the first ch. Join. (10 sts)
2. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in each st around. Join. (20 sts)
3. Ch 1. *Sc in next st. Work 2 sc in next st* work 9 times. Work Sc in last 2 sts. Join. (29 sts)
4. (Begin working in Back Loops Only for the remainder of the ornament)
With black, Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next st. *With wine, sc in next st. Work 2 sc in next st. Switch to black. Sc in next 3 sts* work 5 times. Switch to wine. Sc in next st. Work 2 sc in last st. Join with first st. (35 sts)
5. With black, Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next st. Switch to wine. Sc in next 3 sts. Switch to black. Sc in next 3 sts. Alternate between black and wine every three stitches for remaining stitches. Join with first st. (35 sts)
6. – 7. With Wine, Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next st. Switch to Red. Sc in next 3 sts. Switch to Wine. Sc in next 3 sts. Continue alternating between Wine and Red every 3 sts. Join with first st. (35 sts)
8. – 9. With Black, Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next st. Switch to Wine. Sc in next 3 sts. Switch to Black. Sc in next 3 sts. Continue alternating between Black and Wine every 3 sts. Join with first sc. (35 sts)
10 – 11. Repeat rows 6 and 7.
12. Cut Red.
Repeat row 6.
13. Continuing with Black, ch 1. Sc in next 2 sts. With Wine, sc2tog. Sc in next st. *Switch to Black, sc in next 3 sts. Switch to Wine, sc2tog. Sc in next st* work 5 times. Join. (29 sts)
14. With black only, Ch 1. *Sc2tog. Sc in next st* work 9 times. Sc2tog across last two stitch. Join. (19 sts)
Stuff the ornament very full and firmly. To make sure your ornaments are more round shaped and less cylinder shaped, you will need to strategically stuff, making sure the center has a bit more stuffing than the top and bottom.
15. Sc2tog 9 times. Sc in last st. Join. (9 sts)
Finishing the Crochet Plaid Ornament:
Using the tail and a darning needle, sew a running stitch around the remaining 9 sts and cinch tight to close. Insert your needle 1/2″ away from where your yarn is left off, across the very middle center of the ornament (to make the hanging loop on top). Weave in your ends to keep the loop from pulling tight or loose.
From here you can add your embellishments. I went to Joann and found various fun things to add like twine, string, berries, evergreen sprigs and pinecones. Glue them in place with hot glue.
I found that a nice bow on top hid any ugly glue spots.
I hope you loved today’s pattern, the first plaid pattern of plaid week! Come back by tomorrow for Day 2 of Plaid Week and another free crochet pattern!