Tiny Tree Ornaments


Tiny Tree Ornaments

Tiny Tree Ornaments
Tiny Tree Ornaments

These knitted Christmas ornaments will look absolutely adorable on your holiday pine. Decorate your Christmas tree with mini me's with these Tiny Tree Ornaments. These Christmas ornament patterns look extra cute on your big Christmas tree.

You can even decorate your tree ornaments with their own mini ornaments and garland. These knitted Christmas ornaments make great gift toppers or wine bottle charms. Add these ornaments to your hostess gifts for all of the holiday parties you attend. Everyone will love these delightfully tiny trees!


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge20 stitches, 26 rows, 4 inches. stocking stitch

Solid Version

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) Red (00095) or Mod Green (01223) or Hot Green (01712) or Hot Pink (01740) 1 ball (23 m/25 yds)
  • Note: 1 ball makes approx 4 Trees.
  • Solid Version only: Rick-rack trim, ribbon, sequins and buttons for embellishments.
  • Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Length of Satin ribbon for hanging loop
  • Star shaped buttons.
Striped Version
  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) Contrast A Hot Green (01712) or Red (00095) or Mod Green (01223) 1 ball (12 m/13 yds)
  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) Contrast B Hot Pink (01740) or White (00001) or Hot Green (01712) 1 ball (12 m/13 yds)
  • Note: 1 ball each of A and B makes approx 8 Trees.
  • Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Length of Satin ribbon for hanging loop
  • Star shaped buttons.
Measurements: Approx 3½" [9 cm] wide x 6" [15 cm] tall.


Solid Version

  1. Tree (make 2)
    Cast on 18 sts.

  2. 1st row: (RS). Knit.

  3. 2nd row: Purl.

  4. 3rd row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

  5. 4th row: As 2nd row.

  6. Rep last 4 rows to 4 sts.

  7. Next row: Purl.

  8. Next row: ssk. K2tog.

  9. Next row: P2tog.
    Break yarn, pull through rem loop and fasten securely.

  10. Stem
    Cast on 4 sts.

  11. Knit 5 rows (garter st). Cast off.

Striped Version

  1. Tree (make 2)
    Work as given for Solid Version, working in Stripe Pat as follows:

  2. Work 4 rows in A.

  3. Work 4 rows in B.

  4. These 8 rows form Stripe Pat.

  5. Stem
    With B, work as given for Solid Version.

  6. Finishing
    With WS tog, sew around side and bottom edges of Tree. Sew Trunk to bottom edge of Tree as shown in picture. Sew star shaped button to point and attach ribbon for hanging loop as shown in picture.

Solid Version only: Embellish Tree with your choice of buttons, sequins, ribbon or rick-rack trim.


Knit next 2 stitches together
Purl next 2 stitches together
Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

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How can i make them so that they do not curl? The ones in the picture look perfect. My tree curls right in because its stockinette. If it did not curl i would rate it much higher.

Hi lb8man! The two halves of the tree (front and back) will curl, since they are knit in stockinette, but the tree should no longer curl once you seam each side together per the instructions. We hope this helps! Happy knitting! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

These are so cute. I love any thing Christmassy. I can never have too many of them. I can fill my box in the closet all year long to use at the end of the year. No last minute panic that way. These will be great to have ready to go.

These ornaments are absolutely adorable and look very professionally make. They will really spruce up a tree for sure. Wonderful project to make ahead of the season.

Great last minute project! The designer gives you clear instructions and the photo demonstrates a variety of decorative ideas. Love the stripes! It's always nice to see the abbreviations written out. I especially like the satin ribbon hangers as they give the trees a more decorative look. The Rick-Rack is a very easy way to embellish the trees and safer around kids and pets. What would be a good way to attach the Rick-Rack?

These are so cute and inexpensive to make. Wouldn't these be a great way to teach your daughter or granddaughter or son how to knit while making something that will be treasured for years. I am also making some for my college bound granddaughter so that she can have something from home at Christmas while she is away from home.

Augggggh! How adorable are these little things? Guess what I will be doing for the next week. A tiny portable project is perfect for a subway commute, and I'll be able to make tons of tree decorations in a short period of time. Can't wait to think up cool embellishments. If anyone has any ideas for other decorations besides buttons or sequins, LMK.

I wonder if you could cut the stars and tiny decorations from craft foil or decorative paper instead of sequins or buttons? One time I crumpled pieces of aluminun foil to make little balls for another project, but I think something like that would be cute on these trees, too.

Brilliant , paver2! I like the tin foil suggestion-it is something I already have in the house, and sounds easy and effective. Great idea, thanks!

You're welcome!

I love these little tree decorations - they're such a great way to use up scraps of unused wool. They would make ideal Secret Santa gifts for work or stocking fillers. Just remember little children can swallow beads and sequins so best to keep trees with those higher on the tree.

Xmas Tree


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