free tutorial for tiny tree ornaments!

As a little early holiday gift, here's a tutorial for how to make your own tiny tree ornaments. These little guys are a great way to use up yarn scraps, or feature little bits of hand-spun yarn. They knit up quickly, and make great gift toppers, too!


Tiny tree ornament

1.     Loosely cast on 3 stitches in trunk color.

2.     Knit 5 rows in trunk color.

3.     Leaving a 12” tail, cast on 4 stitches in main color.

4.     Knit the 3 trunk stitches as follows: knit first stitch using tail, knit second stitch using yarn from the ball, and the third stitch using the tail yarn.

5.     Cast on 4 stitches in main color. You should have 11 stitches.

6.     Rows 1 – 5: knit

Row 6: k2tog, k7, k2tog. 9 stitches remain.

Rows 7 – 11: knit

Row 12: k2tog, k5, k2tog. 7 stitches remain.

Rows 13 – 17: knit

Row 18: k2tog, k3, k2tog. 5 stitches remain.

Rows: 19 – 23: knit.

Row 24: k2tog, k1, k2tog. 3 stitches remain.

Row 25 - 27: knit.

Row 28: k3tog. Cut main color, pass tail through last remaining stitch.

7.     Weave in ends. Gently steam your finished tree using an iron on the wool setting. Decorate as desired!