Spiral Drop Christmas Ornament

Updated: Jan 25, 2019

Difficulty: Intermediate ✦✦✧✧✧

Here is the fifth in this series of free crochet Christmas ornament patterns to help decorate your tree. This one is a teardrop ornament with relief stitches swirling around. The Christmas ornaments are inspired by classic glass Christmas ornaments. They are baby and toddler friendly which is perfect in my home right now.


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For these ornaments, I am using a sparkly light fingering weight yarn (I used Loops and Threads Payette yarn in icicle, ruby red, and sterling silver) with a 3.25mm (D) hook.

I love the sparkly thread running through the yarn and the occasional piece of sequins. They give the ornaments just the right sparkly touch that will look great when Christmas lights reflect off of them!

This teardrop Christmas ornament measures about 4.5 inches long and 2.5 inches in diameter at its widest point.

Suvi's 2017 Christmas Ornaments:

Finial Ball Ornament

- Spiral Drop Ornament - Bell Ornament

Teardrop Ornament

-- Finial Drop Ornament



Each ornament is made in a continuous spiral.

Note: you will notice that about 2/3 of the sequins gets pushed to the inside (the "wrong" side) of the ornament as your stitch it. You can either coax it to the "right" side, or turn the ornament inside out when stuffing to get more sequins on the outside. I opted to coax some of the sequins to the "right" side for my ornaments.

Row 1:  Ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook.

Row 2:  Sc 6.

Row 3:  2 sc in each st around. Mark the first st. (12 sts)

Row 4:  (2 sc in the next st, sc) repeat 6 times. (18 sts)

Row 5:  (Fpdc around the stitch 2 rows below, do NOT skip the st behind, sc 3, mark the 1st sc of the 3 just made) repeat 6 times. (24 sts)       Note: you will be stitching a fpdc around every other sc in the marked row below. See image below.

Row 6:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, do NOT skip the st behind, sc 4) repeat 6 times. (30 sts)


Left 2 images: FPDC around the sc 2 rows below. Right: SC in the stitch behind the FPDC.

Row 7:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc 2, fpdc around the marked stitch 2 rows below, do NOT skip the st behind, sc 2) repeat 6 times. (36 sts)

Row 8:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc 2, fpdc around the fpdc below, do NOT skip the st behind, sc 3) repeat 6 times. (42 sts)

Row 9:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, do NOT skip the st behind, sc 3, fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc 3) repeat 6 times. (48 sts)

Row 10:  (Fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc 3) repeat 12 times. (48 sts)

Row 11:  (Fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc 3) repeat 12 times. (48 sts)

Row 12:  (Fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc 3) repeat 12 times. (48 sts)

Row 13:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc2tog, sc, fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc 3) repeat 6 times. (42 sts)

Row 14:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc 2, fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc2tog, sc) repeat 6 times. (36 sts)

Row 15:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc 2) repeat 12 times. (36 sts)

Row 16:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc2tog, fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc 2) repeat 6 times. (30 sts)

Row 17:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc, fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc 2) repeat 6 times. (30 sts)

Row 18:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc, fpdc around the fpdc below, skip the st behind, sc2tog) repeat 6 times. (24 sts)

Row 19:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, sc) repeat 12 times. (24 sts)

Row 20:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, (sc AND fpdc around the fpdc below) together (see Fig. 3), skip the st behind, sc) repeat 6 times. (18 sts)

Row 21:  [(Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind) twice, sc] repeat 6 times. (18 sts)

Row 22:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind, (sc AND fpdc around the fpdc below) together, skip the st behind) repeat 6 times. (12 sts)


How to SC and FPDC together: insert your hook in the first st, pull up a loop (half SC made), YO, insert your hook around the FPDC in the row below and pull up a loop (4 loops on the hook), pull a loop through the first 2 loops on the hook (half FPDC made), pull a loop through all 3 loops on the hook.

Row 23:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind) repeat 12 times. (12 sts)


Row 24:  (Sc in the next st, fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind) repeat 6 times. (12 sts)       Stuff the ornament.

Row 25:  (Sc AND fpdc around the fpdc below) together, skip the st behind) repeat 6 times. (6 sts)


Row 26:  (Fpdc around the fpdc in the row below, skip the st behind) repeat 6 times. (6 sts)


Row 27:  Sc 6.

Row 28:  Sc 6.       Add more stuffing if needed.

Row 29:  Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc, sl st 1. (4 sts)       Tie off.



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