Inside – Do you need a quick gift for Christmas? Make this crochet ornament for an easy handmade gift to give to anyone on your list.

Do you ever find yourself scrambling to know what to give for the Holidays? Between the teachers, neighbors, and grandparents-who-have-everything, thinking of the *perfect* gift becomes on par with bundling up a child to play in the snow. Too strenuous to do over, and over, and over again.

You need a simple, beautiful, and quick solution to Gift Conundrum.

The Cozy Sweater Crochet Ornament is your new go-to gift this holiday season. Whether you need a gift that everyone will love for a gift exchange, or you forgot to stealthily figure out son’s teacher’s head circumference for a fitted beanie… the Cozy Sweater Crochet Bauble is the answer to your Gift Conundrum.

Inspiration + Design

The Cozy Sweater Crochet Ornament needed to be a few things…

  • EASY – beginner friendly
  • QUICK – let’s not make this complicated
  • STUNNING – the delicate Lemon Peel Stitch is the just-right texture

Once I landed on the Lemon Peel Stitch, the Cozy Sweater Bauble turned into the coziest ornament on my tree. The Lemon Peel Stitch is a fairly close-knit stitch. It doesn’t have gaps from stitch to stitch which yields the soft, squishy fabric. After I sewed in the ends, this crochet pattern still needed a name. My first thought.. “this looks like the plastic bauble got bundled up for a blustery winter walk.”

Aha! The Cozy Sweater Bauble got its name.

I just love LOVE the idea of hanging “cozy” ornaments on a Christmas Tree. It fills out the essence of what this bauble collection is all about – decking out your tree with cozy love, or sharing a bauble of that love + kindness with others.

Yarn + Substitutes

Worsted Weight Acrylic – That’s What’s on the Bauble

Using up little bits of yarn is every crocheter’s dream. Well, maybe not our most exciting dream, but sure does feel fantastic when we use up a FULL skein of yarn. This crochet bauble pattern uses about 25yds of worsted weight acrylic. So, dig through that bin of tiny yarn balls and pick your favorite color for the Cozy Sweater Bauble. Otherwise, those unused balls will keep haunting your dreams with tiny voices of “please pick me”.

Great Acrylic Yarn Options

  • Red Heart with Love Metallic
  • I Love This Yarn Metallic – pictured in the Cozy Sweater Bauble
  • Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran

A Very Bauble Christmas CAL

The Cozy Sweater Crochet Bauble is one of the featured crochet patterns of A Very Bauble Christmas CAL. Erin from Juniper & Oakes teamed up with me to create this event. A Very Bauble Christmas CAL provides you with 10 crochet ornaments to make in 10 days. There is a little bit of everything in terms of design – simple and clean to textured and colorful.

What to Expect

  • Event runs from Monday, November 28th through Sunday, December 11th, 2022
  • A new crochet bauble pattern will be available for free at 9am EST each day Monday through Friday
  • A Bauble Bundle will be available for pre-sale on Wednesday, November 23rd
  • Event takes places in the High Desert Yarn Handmade Community on Facebook
  • Need daily reminders for this CAL? Signup for the HDY Newsletter to get them sent straight to your inbox. Click here to signup.

Discover all 10 Bauble Crochet Patterns – Click Here

Pattern Instructions


Thank you for choosing this free pattern as part of your crochet journey! It’s an honor for you to be here, browsing the High Desert Yarn Blog. This pattern is 100% free for you to crochet from, but please, do not screenshot, or copy+paste this pattern. However, work directly from this webpage. The ad revenue from this website allows me to offer free crochet patterns. If you do not like the scrolling, or ads, then you may purchase the ad-free PDF in my Etsy Shop. Thank you for your cooperation. Happy creating! -Joanna (Owner + Creative)


  • Yarn – Worsted/Medium Weight (category 4) 100% Acrylic
    • Approximately 25yds
  • Crochet Hook – H/8 (5.00mm) or correct hook to meet gauge
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Plastic Ornament/Bauble (2.65″ around)


Experience Level = Beginner. It will help if you have an understanding of the SC, DC, increasing, and decreasing stitches.

Check your gauge! This is important if you want your bauble to be the same size as the pattern.

CH 2 at the end of a round DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Join each round with a Slip Stitch. Alternatively, you can use the No Cut Join Method. See this photo tutorial here.

Gauge + Finished Size

Rounds 1 & 2 = 2.5″ diameter

  • Create gauge using RNDs 1-2 in the pattern instructions
  • Gauge is measured across the diameter of the circle

This crochet pattern fits around a 2.65″ plastic ornament. If you need to adjust the pattern, please do so by any multiple of 2.

Stitch Abbreviations

American (US) terms used throughout.

MC – magic circle (magic ring)
CH(S) – chain(s)
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet
SL ST – slip stitch
ST(S) – stitch(es)
RND(s) – round(s)
DC 2tog – double crochet two together (decreasing DC)

Special Stitches

Lemon Peel

So easy a beginner can create a lightly textured crochet fabric! This stitch is a sequence of a DC and SC. Repeat both stitches across the round. Turn your work, and repeat the last round. DCs will be placed in SCs, and SCs will be placed in DCs. If you need any help with this crochet stitch, please email Joanna at

Pattern Instructions


Round 1: CH 2. 12 DC in MC. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. CH 2. Turn. (12 STS)

Round 2: DC and SC in each ST around. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. CH 2. Turn. (24 STS)

Rounds 3 – 9: [DC. SC.] Rep […] until the end of the round. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. CH 2. Turn. (24 STS)

Insert the plastic bauble, and use RND 10 to close the top.

Round 10: DC 2tog in each ST around. Join RND with SL ST to 1st ST. CH 2. (12 STS)

Fasten off, and leave a long tail. If the top round needs cinching, then weave the lang tail through each stitch of the final round and pull tight. Hang your beautiful crochet bauble!

Copyright Policy

You are free to use this crochet pattern to make and sell the final product, but do not republish or distribute this pattern in any way. DO NOT claim it as your own in part or in whole. Please give credit to High Desert Yarn, as the designer, in your listings, on your blog, or social media platforms. All images are property of High Desert Yarn. Do not use any of these images as your own.

Can’t get enough of crocheted baubles?

Follow along with the Very Bauble Christmas CAL!

  • Buy the Bauble Bundle to fast forward to the next pattern – purchase here.
  • Post a picture of your Icicle Bauble in the HDY Handmade Community on Facebook.
  • Head to the next free pattern in the CAL here (available on November 29, 2022).

High Desert Yarn is made possible by YOUR support. Thank you for reading this blog post, and helping build High Desert Yarn. Happy Creating, Joanna

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