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Free Pattern Friday: Crochet Christmas Trees!

With Christmas just around the corner, I wanted to share 2 different easy-peasy Christmas tree patterns that everyone can enjoy. Using only single crochet and a few simple techniques, these patterns are great for crocheters at any level!

Crochet Christmas Trees in 2 Ways

You can use these ornaments to add a homemade flair to your tree, add them to a card or gift tag, or string them together to make a holiday garland!


I created 2 different versions: a Traditional Christmas Tree and an Updated Version. The Traditional Tree has straight rows, while the Updated Tree has a slight chevron shape to it.


Below you'll find the materials, tools, and stitches used for each tree!

Materials

  • #4 Medium Yarn, such as Worsted Weight

  • Need 2 colors: 1 color for tree and 1 color for trunk

Tools

  • Size H8 / 5.0 mm crochet hook

  • Scissors

  • Yarn Needle

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern is highly customizable - trying using thicker or thinner yarn and different hook sizes to adjust the Christmas tree size and texture.

  • Each ornament has a basic pattern that is repeated each row. The basic row pattern can be continued to increase ornament size. Likewise, rows can be left off, once desired size is reached.

  • "Chain 1 and turn" at the end of each row does not count as a stitch

Stitches & Abbreviations

Stitch

Abbreviation

Description

Chain Stitch

CH

Start with a loop on the hook. Hook yarn and pull through. (One chain completed.)

Single Crochet

SC

Insert hook into foundation chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through chain or stitch (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through both loops. (One single crochet stitch has been completed.)

Single Crochet Cluster

SC CL

Work 3 single crochet stitches in one stitch.

Single Crochet Increase

SC INC

Work 2 single crochet stitches in one stitch.

Slip Stitch

SL ST

Insert hook into foundation chain or stitch, yarn over. Draw yarn through both the chain (or stitch) and the loop on the hook. (One slip stitch completed.)

Stitch

ST

A completed stitch

Grab your hook and yarn and let's start crocheting!


Traditional Crochet Christmas Tree

The first Christmas Tree pattern is a classic Christmas Tree shape that will match any decor! The triangle shape is formed by working an increase in the first stitch of every row. By turning each row, the increases occur on different sides each time, creating a balanced triangle. At the end, a different color of yarn is joined to form the trunk!

Christmas Tree Body

With green/main color yarn:

Starting: Chain 2 (Optional: leave a long tail for ornament loop)

Row 1: Work 2 single crochet (SC) in 2nd chain (CH) from hook (=single crochet increase). Chain 1 (CH1) and turn. (2 SC)

Row 2: SC INC in 1st stitch (ST) from hook, SC in next ST. CH1 and turn. (3 SC)

Row 3: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 2 ST. CH1 and turn. (4 SC)

Row 4: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 3 ST. CH1 and turn. (5 SC)

Row 5: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 4 ST. CH1 and turn. (6 SC)

Row 6: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 5 ST. CH1 and turn. (7 SC)

Row 7: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 6 ST. CH1 and turn. (8 SC)

Row 8: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 7 ST. CH1 and turn. (9 SC)

Row 9: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 8 ST. CH1 and turn. (10 SC)

Row 10: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 9 ST. CH1 and turn. (11 SC)

Row 11: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 10 ST. CH1 and turn. (12 SC)

Row 12: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 11 ST. CH1 and turn. (13 SC)

Row 13: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 12 ST. CH1 and turn. (14 SC)

Row 14: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 13 ST. CH1 and turn. (15 SC)

Row 15: SC INC in 1st ST from hook, SC in next 14 ST. CH1 and turn. (16 SC)


tree Trunk

With Brown/secondary color Yarn:


Row 1: On the last row (Row 15) of the tree: Count in 6 stitches and insert hook into 7th ST, pull yarn through and CH1, 1 SC in same ST as joining, SC in next 3 ST. CH1 and turn (4 sc)


Row 2: SC in each ST across. (4 sc)


Finishing

Tie the beginning tail into an ornament loop (optional). Fasten off and weave in all ends. Add a yarn loop at the top with a piece of yarn and yarn needle. Feel free to add embellishments to decorate your tree or leave plain for a minimal look!


Updated Crochet Christmas Tree

The second Christmas Tree pattern has a slight chevron shape to it, giving it a more modern look. It starts out similar to the Traditional Tree, but a "single crochet cluster" is added in the middle, creating the chevron.


A "single crochet cluster" is similar to an increase, but 3 single crochets are worked in the stitch, instead of 2. This is a good example of how a few simple tweaks can have a big impact on shape and texture



Christmas Tree Body

With green/main color yarn:

Starting: Chain 2 (Optional: leave a long tail for ornament loop)

Row 1: Work 2 single crochet (SC) in 2nd chain (CH) from hook (=single crochet increase). Chain 1 (CH1) and turn. (2 SC)

Row 2: SC INC in 1st stitch (ST) from hook, SC in next ST. CH1 and turn. (3 SC)

Row 3: 1 SC in 1st ST, Single Crochet Cluster (SC CL) in 2nd ST, 1 SC in 3rd ST. CH1 and turn. (5 SC)

Row 4: SC in each stitch across. (5 SC)

Row 5: SC in next 2 ST, SC CL in 3rd ST, SC in next 2 ST, CH1 and turn. (7 SC)

Row 6: SC in each stitch across. (7 SC)

Row 7: SC in next 3 ST, SC CL in 4th ST, SC in next 3 ST, CH1 and turn. (9 SC)

Row 8: SC in each stitch across. (9 SC)

Row 9: SC in next 4 ST, SC CL in 5th ST, SC in next 4 ST, CH1 and turn. (11 SC)

Row 10: SC in each stitch across. (11 SC)

Row 11: SC in next 5 ST, SC CL in 6th ST, SC in next 5 ST, CH1 and turn. (13 SC)

Row 12: SC in each stitch across. (13 SC)

Row 13: SC in next 6 ST, SC CL in 7th ST, SC in next 6 ST, CH1 and turn. (15 SC)

Row 14: SC in each stitch across. (15 SC)

Row 15: SC in next 7 ST, Single Chain Increase (SC INC) in 8th ST, SC in next 7 ST. (16 ST)

Row 16: SC in each stitch across. (16 SC)


tree Trunk

With Brown/secondary color Yarn:


Row 1: On the last row (Row 16) of the tree: Count in 6 stitches and insert hook into 7th ST, pull yarn through and CH1, 1 SC in same ST as joining, SC in next 3 ST. CH1 and turn (4 SC)


Row 2: SC in each ST across. (4 SC)


Finishing

Tie the beginning tail into an ornament loop (optional). Fasten off and weave in all ends. If needed, add a loop at the top with a piece of yarn or ribbon and yarn needle. Feel free to add embellishments to decorate your tree or leave plain for a minimal look!


Happy Crafting!

I hope you enjoy these patterns! Please share your Christmas tree creations in comments!


These patterns and photographs are copyrighted by Walther Handmade, LLC / Jillian Walther. Please do not copy, reprint, or repost as your own work. When sharing these patterns or works made from these patterns, please share the link to the original post and credit the author.

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