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Colorful Christmas Ornaments

Colorful Christmas Ornaments

These cheery knit Christmas ornaments will add pops of color to your tree. You'll love knitting these Colorful Christmas Ornaments for your holiday decor. Get in the Christmas spirit with these brightly colored knits. Knit a holiday classic with the traditional Christmas ball pattern or add some festive variety with the diamond pattern. These little ornaments would make perfect knitted gifts for friends and family members. They'll love hanging these homemade ornaments on their holiday trees. These adorable ornaments will be a sure-fire hit.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size3 or 3.25 mm

Yarn Weight(1) Super Fine (27-32 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge28 stitches, 36 rows, 4 inches. stocking stitch

Materials:

  • Patons® Kroy Socks (50 g/1.75 oz; 152 m/166 yds) (55608 Tangerine Jacquard) 1 ball makes 4 ornaments (either style)
  • Size 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • Stuffing

 

 


Gauge: 28 sts and 36 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

 

 

Measurements:

  • Icicle: Approx 6 ins [15 cm] long
  • Ball: Approx 3½ ins [9 cm] diameter

 

 

Abbreviations:

  • Inc = Increase(ing)
  • k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
  • K3(4,n)tog = Knit next 3(4, n)stitches together.
  • psso = pass slipped stitch over
  • rep = repeat
  • ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • WS = wrong side

 

 

Instructions:

ICICLE
Cast on 2 sts.
1st row: (WS). Inc 1P. P1. 3 sts.
2nd row: (Inc 1 st in next st) twice. K1. 5 sts.
3rd row: Purl.
4th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 7 sts.
5th row: Purl.
6th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K2. M1. K1 (mark as center st). M1. K1. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 11 sts.
7th row: Purl.
8th row: Knit.
9th row: Purl.
10th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to center st. M1. K1 (center st). M1. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 15 sts.
11th row: Purl.
12th to 23rd rows: Rep 8th to 11th rows 3 times more. 27 sts.
24th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to center st. M1. K1 (center st). M1. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 31 sts.
25th row: Purl.
26th to 29th rows: Rep 24th and 25th rows twice more. 39 sts.
30th row: K1. K2tog. Knit to center 5 sts. ssk. K1 (center st). K2tog. Knit to last 3 sts. ssk. K1. 35 sts.
31st row: Purl.
32nd to 35th rows: Rep 30th and 31st rows twice more. 27 sts.
36th row: Knit.
37th row: Purl.
38th row: K1. K2tog. Knit to center 5 sts. ssk. K1 (center st). K2tog. Knit to last 3 sts. ssk. K1. 23 sts.
39th row: Purl.
40th to 55th rows: Rep 36th to 39th rows 4 times more. 7 sts.
56th row: K1. K2tog. K1. ssk. K1. 5 sts.
57th row: Purl.
58th row: K1. K3tog. K1. 3 sts.
59th row: Purl.
60th row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Fasten off, leaving a long end.

 

BALL
Cast on 2 sts.
1st row: (WS). Inc 1P. P1. 3 sts.
2nd row: (Inc 1 st in next st) twice. K1. 5 sts.
3rd row: (Inc 1P) 4 times. P1. 9 sts.
4th row: (K1. M1) 8 times. K1. 17 sts.
5th and following alt rows: Purl.
6th row: K1. (M1. K2) 8 times. 25 sts.
8th row: K1. (M1. K3) 8 times. 33 sts.
10th row: K1. (M1. K4) 8 times. 41 sts.
12th row: K1. (M1. K5) 8 times. 49 sts.
14th, 16th, 18th, 20th and 22nd rows: Knit.
24th row: K1. (K2tog. K4) 8 times. 41 sts.
26th row: K1. (K2tog. K3) 8 times. 33 sts.
28th row: K1. (K2tog. K2) 8 times. 25 sts.
30th row: K1. (K2tog. K1) 8 times. 17 sts.
31st row: (WS). (P2tog) 8 times. P1. 9 sts.
32nd row: K1. (K2tog) 4 times. 5 sts.
33rd row: (P2tog) twice. P1. 3 sts.
34th row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Fasten off, leaving a long end.

 

FINISHING


Sew center back seam, inserting stuffing as you sew.


Twisted cord: Cut 2 lengths of yarn 14 ins [35.5 cm] long. Taking both strands tog and with someone holding opposite end, twist strands to the right until they begin to curl. Fold strands in half and secure ends. Adjust length of cord and attach to top of ornament.

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This is very pretty. I think it would look even prettier done in sparkly yarn. Like a silver or red. I have some very old blown glass ornaments in these exact shapes. They will all go nicely together on the tree. Thank you for posting this great project so I can have them for free.

I see a great stash buster project here! It looks perfect for all those small bits of sock or fine yarn left over from projects. I often start my holiday projects early in the year because I never know what will happen later - life has a way of interfering with my knitting plans lol!

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