Holiday Cheer Ornaments by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Holiday Cheer Ornaments

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
25 - 35 yards (23 - 32 m)
variable (See notes)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

After picking out a tree this year, we opened up our box of decorations and I found one of the knit ornaments I made about 10 years ago and gave as small gifts to our extended family. Remembering how fast, fun, and simple they were to make, I quickly set out to make a new set for our tree for our daughter Charlie to enjoy.

The end result is a gift to my family, but also a gift to you – a free PDF download with instructions for 3 different ornaments worked up in fingering weight yarn. Each style comes with two alternate options, from stripes, to cables, to embroidery.


Fingering weight wool or wool blend yarn in various colors. Each ornament takes approximately 10 grams/35 yards (not including pom pom).
30 sts and 40 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st, after blocking.
1 – set US 1 (2.5 mm) DPNs, or size to obtain gauge.
Cable needle, stuffing, tapestry needle, size 2.75 mm crochet hook, 1.5” pom pom maker.
4.5” (11.5 cm) length, 4” (10.75 cm) circumference.
7” (17.75 cm) circumference, stuffed.
4.75” (12 cm) circumference, 2.75” (7 cm) height.
Increasing, Decreasing, basic cables (optional), basic embroidery (optional), kitchener stitch.