Ugly Sweater Ornament Crochet Pattern

Crochet ugly sweater ornament

Day 10 of the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas is this fun ugly sweater ornament pattern! I love all things mini and this sweater is just too cute. I mean look at that little wreath.

I love it as an ornament but it would also make a great gift topper or garland. Feel free to use the base pattern and get creative with colours and embellishments. Have fun with it!

The pattern is worked from the top down with the sleeves and neckline added at the end and we’ll use the tails from the neckline to create the hanging loop. I glued the wreath on because of it’s size but you could try sewing it on otherwise I’d keep it out of reach of small children.

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  • DK Weight Yarn in yellow, green and a small amount of red (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Mustard Yellow, Evergreen and Pillar Red)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Fabric glue
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors


  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • hdc-inc – half double crochet increase
  • hdc-dec – half double crochet decrease
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round


The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2″ x 3.5″ (5cm x 9cm) when using the materials listed.

The body of the sweater is worked in joined rounds from the top down. The sleeves are added at the end and are worked in a continuous spiral without joining.

The ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. However, using a different yarn and hook size will change the size and look of the finished item.



R1: Ch 16, sl st to first ch without twisting
R2: Ch1, sc in same ch and in each ch around, sl st to first sc to join (16)
R3: Ch 1, [hdc-inc] x16, sl st to first hdc to join (32)
R4-5: Ch 1, [hdc] x32, sl st to first hdc to join (32)
R6: Ch 1, 5 hdc, sk 6, 10 hdc, sk 6, 5 hdc, sl st to first hdc to join (20)
R7-9: Ch 1, [hdc] x20, sl st to first hdc to join (20)
R10: Ch 1, [sc] x20 (20)

Fasten off invisibly to first sc and weave in ends.

SLEEVES (yellow)

The sleeves are worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join at the end of each round.


Join yarn to the first skipped st from R6 of the body.

R1: Ch 1, sc in same st, [sc] x5. Sc in both corner sts on the front and back of the sweater body (8) – see images below.
R2-7: [Sc] x8 (8)

Fasten off invisibly and weave in end.


Join yarn to the last skipped st from R6 of the body.

R1: Ch 1, sc in same st and both corner sts on the front and back of the sweater body, [sc] x5 (8)
R2-7: [Sc] x8 (8)

Fasten off invisibly and weave in end.

NECKLINE (yellow)

Leaving a longer starting tail for the hanging loop (approximately 4″/10cm), join yarn in the centre at the back of the neck. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc-dec, [2 hdc, hdc-dec] x3, hdc (12)

Fasten off invisibly to first hdc leaving a long tail of approximately 4″/10cm. Take both yarn tails and knot together inside the sweater. Decide on the length of your hanging loop and tie the ends together at that point. Trim ends.

WREATH (green)

R1: 8 sc in magic ring (8) – don’t pull the ring closed all the way. You want to leave a hole for the centre of the wreath.
R2: Sl st in first sc, ch 1, sl st in same st. [Ch 1, sl st in next st] x7

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Thread some red yarn through a couple of sts from R1 and tie in a bow. Trim ends.

Glue or sew the wreath to the front of the sweater 3 rounds down from the top of the neck.


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Crochet ugly sweater ornament pin

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Happy Crocheting x

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  1. Dear Fay,

    I wonder why you tagged it Ugly sweater, when they are the cutest sweaters ever….. hehehe…
    Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    Happy Christmas.