Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments | Free Crochet Pattern

Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments | Free Crochet Pattern

 

[Update: Star Ornament has been revised!]

 

A few years ago, I fell in love with a red and white winter. Although I normally don’t like the colors on as a stand-alone, together they just ooze Christmas coziness!

 

The white makes me think of frosty mornings and snow-covered hills, while the red reminds me of the holiday season and all the excitement it brings. That’s why I just knew I had to make these Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments — they envelope practically all that I love about the season. I hope you will love them just as much!

 

By the way, I just love traditional things, don’t you? Give me an old-fashioned Christmas any day. These ornaments made me think of Christmas at Grandma’s, where the tree is decorated in ornaments from years long past, where each one has a history well worth repeating. Remembering together is one of the important things about Christmas, I think.

 

(Get the free pattern below, or go to my stores soon at Ravelry and Etsy to purchase an inexpensive, printable copy!)

 

[Take a look at my second pattern of this series, Traditional Scandinavian Bird Ornament!]

 

A New Tradition

In my respect for all things crochet, I have come to create a kind of tradition of designing a special, new Christmas ornament or decorative piece each year. I give them to family at Christmas time and this year it is going to be these Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments, so I expect to be making a ton of them in the weeks to come.

 

I’m thinking about possibly squeezing in a few more recipients, but I’ll have to wait and see how much time I have. I always bite off more than I can chew, you know what I mean?

 

The first year I made Rustic Star Ornaments I designed for Crochet Spot (click the link to see), and the next I made some mixed media pictures with Christmas quotes. Last year I designed multiple garlands, two of which I offer free here and copies in my shop, Snowflake Shimmer Garland and Poinsettia Shimmer Garland.

 

I have so many ornament ideas this year, I’m wondering how I am going to fit them all in! A common problem, I guess, for creators. So much to do and so little time, etc.

 

Eager to start making? Let’s get to the pattern!

 

Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments | Free Crochet Pattern | Ginger Peachy

 

Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments

 

Skill Level easy

 

Finished Size approximately 4” at longest points each

 

Materials
Medium weight yarn in red and white
Yardage: 50 yards of red, 15 yards of white
Crochet hook 7/4.50mm
Fiberfill
3/16” ribbon
Yarn needle

 

Gauge not necessary for this project

 

Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments | Free Crochet Pattern | Ginger Peachy

 

CIRCLE ORNAMENT

Panel (make 2)
Round 1: make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 3: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 4: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat * around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Round 5: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat * around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 6: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, repeat * around, sl st in first sc: 36 sc
Finish off.

 

On the front of one circle, use white yarn to embroider a snowflake with 6 points following each increase. Then match wrong sides of both circles and single crochet together with white, stuffing with a small amount of fiberfill before closing. Cut a length of ribbon around 11 inches and thread through any stitch; knot to secure.

 

Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments | Free Crochet Pattern | Ginger Peachy

 

HEART ORNAMENT

Panel (make 2)
Round 1: make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 3: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 4: ch 1, 2 sc in next sc, (dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc) twice, sc in next 3 sc, 2 dc in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc) twice, sc in last sc, sl st in first sc: 25 sts
Round 5: ch 1, skip first st (counts as sl st), sc in next st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 3 times, dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 3 times, sc in last st, sl st in ch-1: 32 sts
Finish off.

 

On the front of one heart, use white yarn to embroider a simple snowflake in the center and french knots on the outside. Then match wrong sides of both hearts and single crochet together with white, working a sl st in top sl st of hearts, and stuffing with a small amount of fiberfill before closing. Cut a length of ribbon around 11 inches and thread through center stitch; knot to secure.

 

Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments | Free Crochet Pattern | Ginger Peachy

 

STAR ORNAMENT

Panel (make 2)
Round 1: make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 5 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 5 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 10 sc
Round 3: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat * around, sl st in first sc: 15 sc
Round 4: ch 1, * (sc, dc, sc) in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat * around, sl st in first sc: 25 sts
Round 5: ch 1, sc in first sc, * 3 dc in next st, sc in next 4 st, repeat * around 4 times, 3 dc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, sl st in first sc: 35 sts
Round 6: ch 1, * sc in next 2 sts, (sc, dc, sc) in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, sl st in first ch-1: 45 sts
Finish off.

 

On the front of one star, use white yarn to embroider a snowflake. Then match wrong sides of both hearts and single crochet together with white, working 3 sc at each point and sl st in each valley. Stuff with a small amount of fiberfill before closing. Cut a length of ribbon around 11 inches and thread through any stitch; knot to secure.

 

And there you have it! Make away, crocheters, and let’s see how handmade we can make this Christmas!

 

Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments | Free Crochet Pattern | Ginger Peachy

 

 

Another popular traditional looking ornament is a simple bird. I was so intrigued by its cuteness I just had to add my own version. At the beginning of next week I will be sharing the pattern for my Traditional Scandinavian Bird Ornament. Come back soon!

 

(Go to my stores soon at Ravelry and Etsy to purchase an inexpensive, printable copy of this pattern!)

 

Have you made these? I would love to see them! Mention me when you share on social media, @GingerPeachyStore on Instagram and @CompulsivWriter on Twitter.

 

This is an original pattern created and designed by Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. You are welcome to copy the pattern for personal use but do not sell the pattern, distribute, or reprint it. Feel free to share a link to the pattern. You can sell products made from this pattern but please credit me, Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. Do not mass produce or factory manufacture using my pattern. Thanks for respecting the wishes of the designer, and be sure to ask me if you have any questions regarding this copyright.

 

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6 thoughts on “Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments | Free Crochet Pattern”

  • The star does not work out properly. Row 4 creates 32 stitches and 8 points, not the required 25sts and 5 points. Should it not be sc in the two sts between each (sc, dc, sc)?

    • Also, Row 5 should be : Ch1, *sc, 3dc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around.
      Row 6 should be: ch1, *sc in next (first), (sc, dc, sc) in next stitch, sc, sc, slst, slst, sc* repeat around

    • Hello Heather!
      Yes, as I was remaking them I realized I had made an error. I will correct it immediately and add a note when it has been updated! Thanks for letting me know and sorry for the inconvenience.

      Amy

    • Try it now, Heather! I have made corrections to Rounds 4, 5, and 6. I am once again sorry for the mistake, but hopefully there will be no more mistakes in the future. Happy crocheting!

      Amy

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