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Crochet Slip Stitch Ornament

Make unique crochet ornaments for your Christmas tree with this free pattern. Upcycle old baubles into personalized treasures using glow-in-the-dark yarn. As the lights dim, a magical glow emerges. Scroll down for my free pattern + video tutorial.

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About the pattern

This beginner-friendly pattern is worked from a straightforward rectangle folded in half and closed at the top and bottom. It uses the slip stitch worked in the back loop, creating a textured knit-like stitch.

Upcycle an old Christmas bauble and choose any yarn that complements your tree and interior. The pattern is versatile and can be adapted to any yarn and weight.

About the yarn

For this Granny Square Glow Top I used Lion Brand DIY Glow, which is glow-in-the-dark yarn. It’s made of 100% polyester yarn in a classic worsted weight.

Light up the night with your show stealing creations and watch as they come alive in the darkness, leaving a trail of awe and wonder.

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Crochet Slip Stitch Ornament

Free crochet pattern

What you’ll need


  • 1 ball Lion Brand DIY Glow in color Natural [206-098B]
    (Weight 4/Medium/Worsted, 71yds/65m, 1.75oz/50g)
  • or 16 (28) grams of similar yarn

Crochet hook


  • Christmas bauble 2.5″ / 6 cm OR 3″ / 8 cm
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors


Diameter 2.5″ / 6 cm
Diameter 3″ / 8 cm


With a 4mm hook:
20 sl st blo x 30 rows =
4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm

Stitches & Abbreviations

  • st: stitch
  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sl st blo: slip stitch worked in the back loop only
  • **: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
  • < >: amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row


  • This pattern is written in US terminology.
  • The pattern contains instructions for size 2.5″ / 6 cm, with size 3″ / 8 cm in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes.



Written pattern

This pattern is also available as a PDF on Etsy and Ravelry.
It’s designed for printing and this way you can support me.


With hook size 4mm, ch 16 (21)

Leave a long tail end for sewing the bottom later.

Row 1
sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn <15 (20) sl st>

Row 2
ch 1, sl st blo in each st across, turn <15 (20) sl st>

Repeat row 2 until row 48 (64) or until the rectangle measures 6″ / 15 cm (8″ / 21) cm unstretched.

Ornament diameter 2.5″ / 6 cm:
The rectangle should measure 6″ x 3″ / 15 x 8 cm

Ornament diameter 3″ / 8 cm:
The rectangle should measure 8″ x 4″ / 21 x 10 cm

Do not fasten off.


Fold the rectangle in half. This will create a tube shape for your bauble.

Use your crochet hook to join the sides of the rectangle, working through both layers. Use slip stitch by inserting the hook into the back loop of the slip stitch and the front loop of the chain.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail end to close the top later.

Closing the bottom and top

Close the bottom with a tapestry needle by threading the needle with the yarn and weaving it through the stitches. Pull tight to cinch the bottom closed. Go back and forth with the needle a few times to close the remaining gap. Secure the yarn with a knot, and weave in any loose ends.

Place the bauble inside and repeat the steps above to close the top.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

End of pattern.

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