This cute ornament pattern is adapted from a pattern published at Ali at My Homemade where she was using a 3.25” ornament. But I found 65mm (2.5”) ornaments on super sale ($6 door busters) in 2020 at Joann’s Fabrics & Crafts. In 2021, I’m using ornaments from Michael’s ($12) in the same size… can I make it work?? Sure! Just needed to adapt a little bit. With a few less stitches, and a few less rows, these ornaments will work!
This is the steps for pattern adaptation for my smaller ornaments. I only need 24 stitches in each row because the ornaments are not 3.25” as in the original pattern, mine are about 2.5”. Also there are fewer rows to accommodate the smaller height.
Crochet Abbreviations Stitches & Notes
- sts = stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- psc = picot single crochet
My pattern alterations for a 65mm/2.5” ornament:
Hook size: 5.5mm
Magic Circle, Ch. 1, sc 6 to make first round, join with slip stitch and pull center closed.
2sc in each st around, join with sl st, ch 1 (12)
2hdc in each stitch around, join with sl st, ch 1 (24)
Stop and measure… at this point, if you have 2.5” circle, and your ornament is 2.5” size, start making the rows that will be slip stitched at the last step (not working in the round from here on) .
Row 4: psc, sc, repeat across, ch 1 and turn (24)
Row 5: sc across, ch 1 and turn (24)
Rows 6-9: Repeat rows 4 and 5 (24)
Row 10: hdc2tog across (12)
Put the ornament in to make sure it fits (if needed, do one row of sc2tog) and tie off leaving a long tail to use for whip stitching the ornament closed.
In the 3 ornament picture, I worked with two strands of cotton yarn together, makes it more chunky! And added a bead and tassel for an almost completely different look and feel! Boho, anyone?
To make the tassel:
Wooden bead: 20mm with wide 10mm hole
(30) 10” strands of yarn
Fold the 30 strands in half, then use a piece of yarn about 12” long, tie the middle with double strands of yarn. Thread this tie yarn ends through the bead to pull the middle of the tassel through the middle of the wooden bead (it’s a snug fit!)
Use the tie strings to attach the tassels at the center bottom of the ornament
Trim the tassel to 2.5 to 3” from bottom of bead.