How to knit Christmas Ball Ornaments with straight needles
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How to knit Christmas Ball Ornaments with straight needles

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 🙂


20 gr. of cotton or wool yarn (worsted weight) in color “A” #ad

20 gr. in color “B” #ad

US 6 (4 mm) straight knitting needles

A piece of cotton for filling

Scissors, tapestry needle, and measurement tape or rule

Except for the yarn, this set has everything you need #ad


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

P: Purl

K: Knit

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.

Christmas Balls Ornaments knitting pattern for beginners. So Woolly.

How to knit easy Christmas Ball Ornaments

Using color “A” CO 9 st.

Row 1 and every odd row (WS): P across

Increase section

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

Decrease section

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…

Christmas Balls Ornaments knitted with straight needles. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to knit easy Christmas Ball Ornaments

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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