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Learn How To Crochet a Christmas Tree

Updated May 20, 2024

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Learn how to crochet a Christmas tree with my free step-by-step instructions and video tutorial to help you. Whether you are looking for sustainable ways to wrap your Christmas gifts this year or you want to add a little handmade loveliness to your Christmas decor these little Christmas trees are quick and easy to make.

They make the perfect present topper, garland or individual decorations. Feel free to experiment with different yarn and hook sizes too.

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Crochet Christmas Tree
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Materials and tools

pattern notes

  • Written in UK terms.
  • Skill Level: Beginner.
  • Gauge: Complete Size: 14.5cm (w) by 14cm (h)  Gauge isn’t really needed for a piece this small, but approximate finished size is recommended.
  • This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Christmas Tree, designed to help you create your own projects.
  • Pattern is worked in the round for 3 rounds to create tree, then one short row to create tree trunk.
  • Beginning ch does count as a st.
  • Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

PDF Pattern: Crochet Christmas Tree

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Terms and abbreviations

  • Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook
  • Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over, Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
  • Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch and loop on hook
  • Cluster: grouping of 3 tr
  • Space(s) (sp(s)
How to Crochet: A Handy Reference Guide EBook

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

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Christmas Tree Pattern

Foundation chain: Ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook to form a circle.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as a tr), 2 tr in center of circle, [ch 2, 3 tr in center of circle] twice, ch 2, sl st into top of beg ch-3. <triangle of 3 clusters and 3 ch-2 sps>

Round 2: Ch 3, *ch 2, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, omitting final tr of last cluster and join to third ch of beg ch-3. <6 3-tr clusters, 6 ch-2 sps>

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Crochet Christmas Tree

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as first tr), (4 tr, ch 2, sl st) in first ch-2 sp,  ch 2, (4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st in second tr of next cluster, ch 2, 4 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st in second tr of next cluster, ch 2, (4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st in third tr of next cluster, ch 2, 4 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st in third tr of next cluster, ch 2, (4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st into base of beg ch-2.

Row 4: Raise up loop on hook a little to sl st into top ch of beg ch-2 from round 3, ch 2, tr into each of next 4 tr, tr into top of next ch-2. <6 tr>

Fasten off and weave in ends

Video Tutorial

more crochet christmas patterns

If you loved making this crochet Christmas tree and you’d like to try some more multi-use Christmas patterns check out these beginner-friendly, quick and easy makes: crochet snowflake, mini wreath, sparkly present topper by guest designer Lucy of @craftignbylucy and these adorable crochet mini stockings.

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

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flat lay image of Crochet Christmas Tree made in cream yarn attached to a wrapped present with foliage and berries.

Learn How to Crochet a Christmas Tree

Learn how to crochet a Christmas tree with my free step-by-step instructions and video tutorial to help you. Whether you are looking for sustainable ways to wrap your Christmas gifts this year or you want to add a little handmade loveliness to your Christmas decor these little Christmas trees are quick and easy to make.

Materials

  • Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic, 323 yds per 3.5oz) Meadow

Tools

  • Hook: 5mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle

Instructions

    1. Foundation chain: Ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook to form a circle.
    2. Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as a tr), 2 tr in center of circle, [ch 2, 3 tr in center of circle] twice, ch 2, sl st into top of beg ch-3.
    3. Round 2: Ch 3, *ch 2, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, omitting final tr of last cluster and join to third ch of beg ch-3.
    4. Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as first tr), (4 tr, ch 2, sl st) in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, (4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st in second tr of next cluster, ch 2, 4 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st in second tr of next cluster, ch 2, (4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st in third tr of next cluster, ch 2, 4 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st in third tr of next cluster, ch 2, (4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st into base of beg ch-2.
    5. Row 4: Raise up loop on hook a little to sl st into top ch of beg ch-2 from round 3, ch 2, tr into each of next 4 tr, tr into top of next ch-2.
    6. Fasten off and weave in ends

Notes

  • Written in UK terms
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Gauge: Complete Size: 14.5cm (w) by 14cm (h) Gauge isn’t really needed for a piece this small, but approximate finished size is recommended
  • This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Christmas Tree, designed to help you create your own projects
  • Pattern is worked in the round for 3 rounds to create tree, then one short row to create tree trunk
  • Beginning ch does count as a st
  • Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post

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