Christmas Ornaments to Crochet: 31 Festive and Fun-to-Make Designs for a Handmade Holiday

Christmas Ornaments to Crochet: 31 Festive and Fun-to-Make Designs for a Handmade Holiday

by Megan Kreiner




Put your love and creativity into a cherished ornament.

Small in size, but big in design and holiday fun, each of the portable projects in Megan Kreiner’s Christmas Ornaments to Crochet can be created in no more than a few hours. Perfect for the beginner and advanced crafter alike, these thirty-one cheerful projects are designed to make it easy to crochet one or two for hanging on your tree or bestowing to the loved ones on your holiday list. Better yet, you can crochet away and create one of Kreiner’s creative Christmas-themed ornament sets – including Holiday Sweets, Fun in the Snow, Baby’s First Christmas, and a complete Nativity scene. Best of all, Kreiner offers tips and ideas for clever custom details so you can give your ornaments a personal touch. All of the easy-to-make handmade ornaments in Christmas Ornaments to Crochet will be a prized addition to any Christmas tree or become that timeless, memorable gift treasured by family and friends for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940611488
Publisher: Spring House Press
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Megan Kreiner grew up on Long Island, New York, in a household where art and art projects were a part of daily life. Coming from a long line of knitters and crocheters, she learned the crafts from her grandmother, aunt, and mother when she was very young. Many years later she started to explore the wild and uncharted waters of toy design and pattern making.

Kreiner has a fine arts degree in computer graphics and animation from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is currently an artist and animator for DreamWorks Animation SKG. She lives in Altadena, California, with her husband Michael, son James, and daughter Emily.

Table of Contents

12 days of Christmas series:

  • Partridge and pear
  • Turtle Doves
  • French Hen
  • Calling birds (4 of them)
  • 5 rings (crochet around a bone rings?)
  • Goose with ribbon
  • Swan with ribbon
  • Maid and Cow
  • Lady Dancing
  • Lord leaping
  • Piper
  • Drummer

Christmas Goodies (icing details with puff paint) series:

  • Plum Pudding
  • Gingerbread man
  • Gingerbread house
  • Mug of Hot Chocolate
  • Candy Cane

Nutcracker Themed:

  • Sugar plum fairies (use cotton thread and snowflake style for skirts, stiffen wings)
  • Nutcracker
  • Mouse King

Christmas Eve Themed:

  • Santa
  • Mrs.Clause
  • Elf
  • Present (that opens)
  • Stocking (used for mouse in stocking pattern)
  • Fun in the snow (with felt scarves)


  • Sitting polar bear
  • Sitting reindeer
  • Snowman
  • Penguin

Baby’s first Christmas:

  • Sheep with ribbon around neck and date on embroidered felt heart charm held in mouth
  • Mouse in a stocking with date embroidered on it

Nativity Series:

  • Mary
  • Joseph
  • Baby Jesus
  • Angel
  • Wiseman
  • Star

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