Use this free crochet Christmas tree pattern to create a banner or tree ornaments. Leave them plain or raid your craft stash to joush them up!
While writing and publishing our first two Crochet for a Cure eBooks, I was feeling sentimental and missing my mom and mother-in-law. So when I made these crochet Christmas trees, I decorated them with buttons and findings that belonged to them.
These easy Christmas trees crochet up so fast with that you can even get them done last minute. Use any yarn you have. String them together or use them as individual ornaments.
If you don’t know how to crochet, but have always wanted to learn, check out our newest Crochet for a Cure eBook – Beginner Crochet: Learn the Basic Stitches. The only stitch you need to know for this pattern is single crochet; there’s QR codes that link to video to follow along as you learn.
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- sc = single crochet
- inv decr = invisible decrease
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
Invisible decrease: insert through back loop of next two sts, pull up loop and complete sc.
- Worsted weight green yarn
- Crochet hook
- Mini yarns in a variety of colours if you choose to make balls to decorate the trees
- Brown yarn for trunk of tree
- Sisal/twine if you choose to string them together
- Findings like rick rack, buttons, sequins
Crochet Along: Free Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern!
Watch this video to crochet along or read on for the written pattern!
I like to sew on star shaped buttons to finish the top, but you can also chain 5 and make a loop to hang these instead.
Free Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern
It doesn’t really matter what size hook you use; just be sure that it suits the yarn you choose.
Crochet with green.
By the way, be sure to learn the invisible decrease beginning with the second row (watch the video). I find a regular decrease results in holes like you see below.
R1. Ch 15, sc 6, dec 1 next 2 sts, sc 6. ch 1 turn
R2. Sc 5, dec 1 next 2 sts, inv dec 1 next 2 sts, sc 6. Ch 1 turn.
R3. Sc 5, dec 1 next 2 sts, inv dec 1 next 2 sts, sc 5. Ch 1 turn.
R4. Sc 4, dec 1 next 2 sts, inv dec 1 next 2 sts, sc 5. Ch 1 turn.
R5. Sc 4, dec 1 next 2 sts, inv dec 1 next 2 sts, sc 4. Ch 1 turn.
R6. Sc 3, dec 1 next 2 sts, inv dec 1 next 2 sts, sc 4. Ch 1 turn.
R7. Sc 3, dec 1 next 2 sts, inv dec 1 next 2 sts, sc 3. Ch 1 turn.
R8. Sc 2, dec 1 next 2 sts, inv dec 1 next 2 sts, sc 3, Ch 1 turn.
R9. Sc 2, dec 1 next 2 sts, inv dec 1 next 2 sts, sc 2, Ch 1 turn.
R10. Sc 1, dec 1 next 2 sts, inv dec 1 next 2 sts, sc 2, Ch 1 turn.
R11. Sc 1, dec 1 next 2 sts, inv dec 1 next 2 sts, sc 1, Ch 1 turn.
R12. Inv decr, sc 1, ch 1 turn.
R13. Inv decr. Cut yarn and weave in all ends.
Crochet with brown for trunk. Again, I’m using the mini yarn, but use whatever you have.
- Attach yarn to 6th st and ch. sc 3, ch 1 turn.
- sc 3, ch1 turn
- sc 3, fasten off and weave in ends.
Crochet the ornaments with various colours of mini yarn. Leave ends long to attach to tree.
- mc, ch 1, sc 6, join.
- ch 1, sc 6 join
- ch 1, decr 1, sc, dec 1, sc.
Stuff. Then thread the end of the yarn tail. Weave around remaining sts and tighten yarn to close. Use a crochet hook to bring the tail ends to the back (using two different spots, side-by-side) and tie an overhand knot on the wrong side to secure.
Repeat with other colours.
Sew on a star, or any button, at the top to hang. Get creative with what you already have to decorate or leave them as is. Below, I’m using gold sequins with a vintage gold hanger and buttons with a snowflake topper.
These two have crochet bobble ornaments and rick rack.
Lastly, string your crochet Christmas trees with sisal and use to adorn anything, like this vintage printer’s drawer.
Crochet for a Cure
I started crocheting again with purpose when both our moms passed away from Alzheimer’s within months of each other. 100% of proceeds from the sale of our Crochet for a Cure eBooks is donated to fund research for Alzheimer’s disease. 💜
You saw our Beginner Crochet book at the top of this post. Our first eBook has patterns for these four holiday collection crochet phone case patterns.
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