Today, I’m sharing how to knit easy Christmas ball ornaments (with straight needles, not in the round).
To kick off the Christmas tutorial season, we’re going to do something simple and relaxing, yet super cute (as easy as the Christmas Tree Ornaments we practiced a while ago).
In fact, it’s a quick and easy knitting project, to decorate the Christmas tree in 1, 2, or more colors, you choose!
Honestly, if you can knit and purl, you can do it!
I have chosen these two colors, but the pattern is very flexible, so you can knit whatever your heart desires with these special Christmas balls!
Without further ado, grab your needles and a little bit of yarn, and let’s knit something gorgeous for the tree 🙂
US 6 (4 mm) straight knitting needles
A piece of cotton for filling
Scissors, tapestry needle, and measurement tape or rule
CO: Cast on
k2tog: Knit two stitches together
kfb: Knit one stitch front and back
RS: Right side of the work
WS: Wrong side of the work
The even rows form the right side of the work.
How to knit easy Christmas Ball Ornaments
Using color “A” CO 9 st.
Row 1 and every odd row (WS): P across
Row 2: kfb (8 times), K1. 17 st remain
Row 4: *K1, kfb*. Repeat from * to * 8 times, K1. 25 st remain
Row 6: *K2, kfb*. Repeat from * to * 8 times, K1. 33 st remain
Row 8: K across
Row 10: *K3, kfb*. Repeat from * to * 8 times, K1. 41 st remain
Row 12: Using color “B”, K across
Row 14: K across
Row 16: *K3, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * 8 times, K1. 33 st remain
Row 18: K across
Row 20: *K2, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * 8 times, K1. 25 st remain
Row 22: *K1, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * 8 times, K1. 17 st remain
Row 24: k2tog (8 times), K1. 9 st remain.
Row 25: P across
How to finish the Christmas Ball Ornaments
Cut the yarn leaving a 4 in (10 cm) tail.
Thread your tapestry needle, pass it through the 9 stitches, and close to secure the ball.
Now, facing the RS, sew up the first half.
Then, sew up the second half, while filling it with cotton.
Finally do not forget to leave a loop at the top center when sewing everything closed, otherwise you will be unable to hang your new ornament on the Christmas tree!
Remember Father Christmas is watching…
Enjoy the video tutorial:
I hope you like them and don’t forget to share the love <3
Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂
Carolina – So Woolly
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