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  • Writer's pictureJacquelyn Zunic

Sparkling Granny Ornament Crochet Pattern

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

Christmas is coming up soon, and I'm happy to have a tree in the house again. It's a white fir, or a concolor fir, and it's ultra Christmassy. It's really wide and oozes holiday vibes. It inspired me to whip up a quick Christmas ornament. I have a big bin of embroidery floss next to my desk and when I'm brainstorming (or procrastinating) I'll grab a skein and make something.

Sparkling Granny Ornament Layout

This sparkling granny ornament is a quick, fun project perfect for catching and reflecting the lights on your Christmas tree. A tree full of sparkling grannies would be so festive! They’d also look cute hung on a window to catch the daylight. It uses a single skein of DMC Light Effects Thread.

Sparkling Granny Ornament on a tree

Skill Level


Not too hard, but requires working with small, somewhat finicky stitch structures, and a potentially frustrating thread.

Abbreviations (U.S. Terms)

ch: chain

st: stitch

sl st: slip stitch

sp: space

dc: double crochet

RS: right side

Rnd: round

Tools and Materials

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Any of the Light Effects Threads works, it plays off the light so beautifully in person. DMC Metallic Pearl would also work well, especially if you struggle with crocheting embroidery floss due to the splitting of the strands, as that is a non-divisible thread. Using DMC Mouliné Étoile Floss would create a beautiful, subtle sparkle.

Final Size

2" H x 2" W, hanging string drop measures around 2 ¼"

Technical Notes and Gauge

Worked in joined rounds, RS always facing. Rounds are worked in the spaces created by the chain stitches, not into the previous rounds’ stitches themselves.

Gauge is not necessary for this project, however, it should be able to be worked within one skein of thread/floss. This thread is very stiff and can withstand crocheting fairly tight.

The Pattern

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Sparkling Granny Ornament Layout Inner

ch 4, sl st into first ch to form ring

Rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; sl st into beg ch 3

Rnd 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same corner; (move to next corner, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) 3 times; move to last corner, 3 dc, ch 2; sl st into beg ch 3

Sparkling Granny Ornament on a tree

Rnd 3: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), 3 dc in next sp, ch 1; (move to next corner, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1, move to next sp, 3 dc, ch 1) 3 times; move to next corner, 3 dc, ch 3, 2 dc

Rnd 4: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same sp, ch 1; [in each ch-1 sp, 3 dc, ch 1] until corner; move to next corner, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1; [in each ch-1 sp, 3 dc, ch 1] repeat until corner; ch 1, sl st into third ch of beg ch 4, yo, pull tail through last stitch

Sparkling Granny Ornament on a tree


Using the remaining thread tail, sk ch-sp and pull tail through third dc; tie a double knot, leaving about a 4.5" loop; weave in ends, block.


Sparkling Granny Ornament on a tree

What's Next

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✌ jcq

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