Get out your needles and make your own festive decorations for the tree
Want to spice up your Christmas tree this year? Your tree may need a handcrafted touch this holiday season. That's why we've dug up 10 knit and crochet Christmas ornaments that range in difficulty levels and styles. From a knit yarn basket ornament to crochet bells, there's bound to be one or three you'll want to make.
Miniature Ice Skates
We love the little details on this crochet ornament, from the laces to the paper clip that doubles as the blades. The toughest part about this project will be figuring out where on tree you'll show these skates off!
Crochet Bird Ornament
This cute ornament could be a challenge to crochet, as you'll have to work through the four different colors. Of course, you don't have to use all the colors, but where's the fun in that? The end results will definitely be worth the effort, and may even be a most admired piece this year!
If you're feeling inspired, grab the pattern at Fave Crafts.
For details on how to make your own crochet Christmas ornament, head over to Whiskers & Wool.
Give your Christmas tree a touch of Santa with this jolly belly crochet. This project is worked around a 2-inch plastic ring. You'll have to sign up for a free Ravelry
account in order to get the free pattern, and to get started on this silly santa ring craft for your tree.
Add some jingle to your tree with this festive crochet ornament. With one skein of red chenille, you can make a dozen of these quick and easy bells!
A tree isn't complete without some bright lights and these knit Christmas ornaments are a great alternative. It's an ideal project to use scrap yarn. Hang the lights individually or string them together to wrap around the tree.
Yarn Basket Ornament
What better way to show off your love of knitting than with this adorable knit ornament? It's an easy project and one that you and your family and guests will admire.
If you're ready to get started, download the instructions at Red Heart.
This ornament comes from a website specializing in alternative knitting design, so it includes an I-cord bind off, which creates a nice picot edge. But don't worry, the tutorial has complete instructions, and you'll then know a new technique to apply to other projects.
Check out how to make this knit Christmas ornament at Loom Lore.
Jolly Old Saint Nick belongs on your tree this year. He stands about 6 inches tall and you'll need some cotton balls to stuff his big ol' belly.
This crochet star is as cute as a button...well, it has a little button on it. Featuring a puff stitch, this pattern may be a little challenging at first. But, with practice, patience, and craftiness, you'll have yourself a new skill and cute crochet stars to hang about your tree as you please.Download the pattern by Maryse Roudier on Ravelry.
Give Rudolph a home on your Christmas tree with this DIY ornament. The different pieces of the reindeer's head are knitted
separately and sewn together to create a finished craft.Check out the tutorial at Knots & Thoughts.
Photo credits (from top): Craft Stylish, Fave Crafts, Whiskers & Wool, Maggie's Crochet, Kimberly Chapman, Red Heart, Loom Lore, Knitting on the Net, Maryse Roudier, Knots & Thoughts