Knitting Ball Ornaments

It’s never too early to start on Christmas. Are you looking for a quick little gift to share with your knitting friends? Here’s something I came up with a few years back for my group. They all seemed to like them.  And the best thing is – each one only takes a few minutes.


All you need is:

Small amounts of yarn. Craft yarn works well for these. I’ve chosen Christmas colors for this example, but of course any yarn will work. I even made one using my very 1st hand spun yarn. I have that one hanging from the rear view mirror my car and get to enjoy it year round.


Crochet hook

Wooden Shish Kabob Skewers

Wood beads


Just wind your yarn into a ball 2″ in diameter. Leave a long tail. Create a hanging loop with the crochet hook. Insert it under several wraps of yarn and pull a loop through. Tie the loop and the tail snugly with a square knot. Trim the end. And that’s it for that!

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Next you will need to measure 5″ from the pointy ends of the Shish Kabob sticks. Using a sharp blade or scissors – I like to use my garden scissors cut them and discard the blunt ends.

Dab a bit of glue on the blunt end and place a bead on each.


Push the “needles” into the ball of yarn and you have an adorable knit inspired ornament!

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