I have another couple of ornament patterns coming your way, including this one for a classic holly ornament. I made a couple of these to go with a small commission project I recently worked on and, even though it is a fairly simple pattern, I thought, hey, why not share it! Maybe you happen to be looking for something exactly like this to add to a gift or project you are working on, like me.
I love this one because it works perfectly as an addition to a wrapped gift as the gift tag or with a Christmas card as a little bonus gift. You could also add this to a Christmas wreath or decorate some garland with it. These are super easy and quick to make!
You could also easily add little faces to these to make them super kawaii.
This is the third ornament in my 2018 Holiday Ornament series! You can check out the first and second ones here and here. Also, feel free to check out the ornaments I made last year as well (here, here and here).
Let’s get started! (Or Pin/Shop for later!)
If you’d prefer a downloadable or printable version of this pattern, an inexpensive, formatted, and ad-free PDF can be purchased HERE or through the “Shop It” button above!
The holly is worked flat as usual, but for this one, the flat pieces are worked in the round. They are then joined together in the same style as my Ragdoll patterns. The pattern is made up of 7 separate pieces (depending on how many leaves and berries you want to add!)
Stitches and Special Terms (US Terminology):
Ch – Chain
St – Stitch
MR – Magic Ring
Sc – Single crochet
Hdc – Half double crochet
Dc – Double crochet
Reading this Pattern
This pattern is a little different than my usual patterns in that the assembly will be completed as we go, rather than done at the end. So make sure you read each section carefully before moving on to the next.
Holly Leaf Panels (make 2 for one leaf) with 3.25mm hook:
We are going to be crocheting around the base chain to make an oval. Then we will place the two ovals together and crochet around them to join them.
Rnd 1: Ch 12, sc 10 along chains, 6sc all in the last ch, continue on opposite side of chain, sc 10. Tie off.
Repeat round 1 for the second leaf but do not tie off second oval.
Place both ovals together, matching up all sides. Starting in the first st of round 1, chain 1 and crochet the following:
Rnd 2: *Sc, hdc, [dc, ch 2, dc] all in the same st, hdc, sc*, repeat * four more times around, sc in last st, stuff lightly if you wish (I didn’t stuff mine), sc 2 across the end to close.
Slst to first st and tie off.
Repeat all of the above for a second holly leaf.
Holly Berries (make 3 or as many as you wish) with 3.25mm hook:
Rnd 1: Sc 6 into MR.
Join with slst to first st and tie off. Repeat for remaining berries.
Move on to the rest of the assembly below!
Layer the leaves on top of each other and, with a length of green yarn, sew them together at the bottom. Using your tapestry needle, poke yarn tails inside the leaves.
Stitch on the berries with a length of red yarn and poke yarn tails inside the leaves.
Finally, attach a loop of yarn or an ornament hook and you’re done!
Enjoy! And have a Happy *Holly*day!
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