Crochet Mini Christmas Jumper – Free Pattern

Cute mini crochet Christmas jumper will make a lovely decoration for your home this festive season! Put them onto your tree or string them together to make a bunting, the possibilities are endless!


What does a crochet garment designer do when it comes to making decorations for the Christmas tree? She makes a crochet mini Christmas jumper as an ornament for the holidays!

I absolutely adore how quick these mini Christmas sweaters work up! Sometimes I wish the full adult versions work up just as quick. Wouldn’t that be cool?

I have used a simple top down construction. The pattern starts with a round yoke which is then split to form a main body and two sleeves. I think this would be a great pattern to try for a beginner crocheter who wants to get into garment making! The principle and construction is exactly the same as top down yoke sweater although on a much smaller scale.

What can I use crochet mini Christmas jumper for?

This crochet mini Christmas jumper is such a versatile make! As you can see I have added loops to the top of mine and I am planning to hang them onto the tree when we put it up. However, you could also make a bunch of these and string them together to make a cute bunting! You can then decorate your fire place, windows or the front door with the bunting.

You can also add one or two to your winter themed wreath for the front door. If you are a keen crafter, you can use them for handmade Christmas cards and place them on the front.

The other great use for these mini crochet sweaters is as a gift card holder. You can simply dress your gift card in a cosy Christmas sweater before you gift it. This way, you can add a personal touch to simple gift card for the “hard to buy for” people.

crochet mini christmas jumper

The great thing about these mini crochet Christmas jumpers is that you can also completely customise them! You can make them bigger by simply using thicker yarn and larger hook should you need them bigger. Secondly, you can choose colours that complement your holiday home decor. This comes in handy if you wanted to choose the recipient’s favourite colours!

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MATERIALS FOR CROCHET MINI CHRISTMAS JUMPER

FINISHED SIZE

7 cm tall

TENSION

12 sts x 14 rounds = 5 x 5 cm measured over sc

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sc- single crochet

CROCHET MINI CHRISTMAS JUMPER PATTERN NOTES

  • This mini jumper is worked top down with a round yoke
  • Pattern starts with a foundation chain which forms the neckline
  •  It is worked in rounds with increases evenly spaced out
  • The round yoke is then split to main body and two sleeves
  • They are worked seamlessly in round
  • Each round is finished off with a slip stitch to the first stitch

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS

  • The easiest way to adjust the finished size of the ornament would be to choose thicker or thinner yarn and change the hook size

CROCHET MINI CHRISTMAS JUMPER MAIN PATTERN

ROUND YOKE

Leave a longer tail before you start foundation chain, with yarn A chain 12, slip stitch to first chain being careful not to twist the foundation chain.

Rnd 1: 1 ch (does not count as a stitch here and throughout), 1 sc in each chain st around, sl st to first sc. [12 sc]

Rnd2: 1 ch, (1 sc, 2 sc in next st) 6 times, sl st to first sc. [18 sc]

Rnd 3: 1 ch, (2 sc, 2 sc in next st) 6 times, sl st to first sc. [24 sc]

Do not fasten off, join yarn B in first stitch.

Rnd 4: 1 ch, (3 sc, 2 sc in next st) 6 times, sl st to first sc. [30 sc]

Change to yarn A.

Rnd 5: 1 ch, (4 sc, 2 sc in next st) 6 times, sl st to first sc. [36 sc]

Change to yarn B.

Rnd 6: 1 ch, (5 sc, 2 sc in next st) 6 times, sl st to first sc. [42 sc]

Change to yarn A.

Rnd 7: 1 ch, (6 sc, 2 sc in next st) 6 times, sl st to first sc. [48 sc]

SPLITTING THE YOKE

Change to yarn B.

Rnd 8: 1 ch, work 7 sc, miss the following 10 sc, work 14 sc, miss the following 10 sc, sc to end, sl st to first sc. [28 sc]

Change to yarn A.

Rnd 9 – 16: 1 ch, 1 sc around, sl st to first sc. [28 sc]

Change to yarn B

Rnd 17: 1 ch, 1 sc around, sl st to first sc. [28 sc]

Change to yarn A

Rnd 18: 1 ch, 1 sc around, sl st to first sc. [28 sc]

Fasten off.

SLEEVE (REPEAT ON BOTH SIDES)

Join yarn A in the first missed stitch on the arm opening on the round yoke.

Rnd 1 – 8: 1 ch, 1 sc around, sl st to first sc. [10 sc]

Change to yarn B

Rnd 9: 1 ch, 1 sc around, sl st to first sc. [10 sc]

Change to yarn A

Rnd 10: 1 ch, 1 sc around, sl st to first sc. [10 sc]

Fasten off.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

Sew in all ends securely. Using the longer tail end from the beginning, create a loop at the top for a hanging ornament.


I hope you enjoyed this mini crochet Christmas jumper pattern and will make it for your home this holiday season. I also have more festive patterns round up of 10 beautiful patterns to decorate your home this festive season. For beginners, I have designed an easy crochet snowflake I made into a wall hanging.

For more Christmas themed crochet patterns, please check out 10 Free Crochet Christmas Decoration Patterns For Your Home.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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4 thoughts on “Crochet Mini Christmas Jumper – Free Pattern

  1. Thank you so much for the Advent Calendar. What a lovely idea. I bought advent calendars for my adult family members and was wishing I had one to open too, now I do. 😉 I’ll only download the ones I know I can use but I know they will all be inspirations to keep on crocheting.
    Have a very Merry Christmas.
    Sharron

  2. This gift from you is much appreciated. My cousin and I somehow began to exchange sweater ornaments. We laugh and say they are the best gifts ever.

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