Nordic Style Christmas Baubles Knitting pattern

The shape of these Christmas tree ornaments are a tribute to the fragile glass ornaments I was forbidden to touch in my childhood. I found it very satisfying to re- create those longed for decorations in a safe and cuddly form!

This pattern includes 3 designs:- Small round bauble- 5cm / 2” high Large round bauble- 8.5cm / 3” high Pendant bauble-. 13.5cm / 5” high

Quick and easy to make, these baubles are knitted flat using stocking stitch and basic increases and decreases.

There is no complex pattern work. The design is easily added after seaming and stuffing the baubles, and blends into the stripes as the felt forms in the wash.

Yarn amounts :- Small bauble 5g (14m, 16yds) Large bauble 10g (20m, 22yds) Pendant 12g (24m, 27yds)

You will be able to make a tree full of felt baubles from 2 skeins of wool!

Alternatively, you could make plain baubles and embellish them as you wish with needle felting, sequins, ribbon or embroidery.

Cascade 220, Aran weight yarn used single (not double as is often recommended for felting) gives a fine thin felt.

Alternative yarns must be 100% wool and hand wash only.


  • 6 page illustrated knitting pattern
  • Instructions for sewing up, embroidery and felting
  • Suitable for Beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • Yardage- , Single colour bauble , Small 7g (14m, 16 yds.) , Large 10g (20m, 22yds) , Pendant 12g (24m, 27yds)
  • 1 skein each of white and contrast colour will make a tree full of baubles
  • toy stuffing
  • tapestry needle
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Claire Fairall

My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.

I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!

I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.

Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.

I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.

In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.

I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.

It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.

I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website

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