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Crafting Joy: Crocheting a Mosaic Christmas Ornament (Free Pattern)

Christmas ornaments crochet pattern

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If you’re a crochet enthusiast looking to add a touch of handmade charm to your Christmas tree, we’ve got the perfect project for you. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of crocheting a beautiful mosaic Christmas ornament, and yes, we’re sharing the pattern for free. Let’s dive into the festive world of yarn and stitches!

Materials Needed

Gather the following supplies:

  1. Worsted weight yarn in festive colors (red, green, white, and gold work well). We used linen white (A), and fir green (B).
  2. A crochet hook suitable for your chosen yarn.
  3. Yarn needle for weaving in ends and making hanging thread.
  4. Scissors.
  5. Fiberfill.

For smaller ornament we used Scheepjes Catona yarn and hook 2.5 mm, for larger – Scheepjes Cahlista and hook 3.5 mm.

Abreviations

US notations used.

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
slst – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
BLOsc – single crochet into back loop
FLOdc – double crochet into front loop
BLOsc-inc – two BLOsc into one st
FLOdc-inc – two FLOdc into one st


Round Join from the Back – Perfect for Mosaic Crochet

One of the challenges in mosaic crochet is changing colors in each round while keeping your work neat and tidy. To achieve a clean and polished look, use the “Join from the Back” technique. Here’s how it works:

  1. When you reach the end of a round and need to join with a slip stitch, instead of joining in the usual way (inserting your hook into the top of the first stitch), flip your work to the backside.
  2. Insert your hook from back to front through the top of the first stitch of the round.
  3. Next, insert your hook into the loop of last stitch.
  4. Pull this loop through the loop already on your hook. This creates a slip stitch that joins the round, but it’s hidden on the backside of your work.

This technique creates an almost invisible join on the front side, giving your mosaic crochet project a clean and seamless appearance.

Pattern

Round 1 (A): Into magic ring start with ch 3 (counts as dc). 11 dc. Join with the start of the round from the back, then  switch to yarn B with slst.

Round 2 (B): Ch 1, then crochet into the next st, *BLOsc-inc* repeat 12 times **. Join with first st from the back, then switch to yarn A with slst.

Round 3 (A): Ch 1, then crochet into the next st, *BLOsc, FLOdc* repeat 12 times **. Join with first st from the back, then switch to yarn B with slst.

Round 4 (B): Ch 1, then crochet into the next st, *BLOsc, FLOdc-inc* repeat 12 times **. Join with first st from the back, then switch to yarn A with slst.

Round 5 (A): Ch 1, then crochet into the next st, *BLOsc, BLOsc, FLOdc* repeat 12 times **. Join with first st from the back, then switch to yarn B with slst.

Round 6 (B): Ch 1, then crochet into the next st, *FLOdc, BLOsc, FLOdc * repeat 12 times **. Join with first st from the back.

First half of ornament is finished. Fasten off yarn.

Crochet another piece, do not fasten yarn off. Crochet together both pieces using slip stitch through inner loops. Stuff the body with the fiberfill. Close the gap.

To finish ornament, use tapestry needle to create hanging thread.

Chart

NOTE

Notice that there’s sign of start of round on the chart. Since we end rounds from the back, and in order to hide this join, we start crocheting new round not into st directly below but into the next st.

Video

Check out video on youtube with step by step tutorial:

More Christmas Patterns

For more Christmas patterns visit my pattern shops on Etsy and Ravelry.

Click on pictures to go to pattern.

Scarlet Bloom Coaster

Floral Chime Coaster

Garland Glow Coaster

Apibendrinant

Congratulations! You’ve just created a beautiful mosaic Christmas ornament that will add a personal and festive touch to your holiday decor. Feel free to experiment with colors and patterns to make each ornament unique. We hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern and that it brings joy to your holiday crafting.

Smagaus nėrimo!

Christmas Ornament pattern

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