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Little Christmas Trees Free Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski (@bugburrypond) 🌲❤️

These little Christmas trees stand approximately 3 and 4 inches tall and are suitable for all crocheters. I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you post pictures, please hashtag #laurajaworski & tag me @bugburrypond so I can see & share your creations.

 

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Happy crocheting & Merry Christmas!


Skill Level: Easy

 

Size:

 

These pine trees stand approximately 3 and 4 inches tall when made with a size 4 hook and worsted weight yarn.

 

Supplies:

 

Worsted weight yarn (green)

4.0 mm hook

Needle for sewing

Polyester or other stuffing

Stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to count rounds

Scissors

Beads for decorations (optional)

 

Abbreviations:

 

MC = Magic circle

St = Stitch

Sc = Single crochet stitch

2tog = Crochet two together, also known as decrease (invisible decrease preferred)

Ss = Slip stitch

Rep = Repeat

Ch1 = Chain one

BLO = Back loop only

F/o = Finish off

 

A note about the magic circle:

 

Also known as a magic loop or magic ring. If you prefer not to use a magic circle, simply create a slip knot, chain two, and begin by placing your first round of stitches into the first chain. Pull tightly on your tail to close the gap and continue with the pattern as written. Once you have worked a few more rounds, weave your yarn tail back and forth on the underside to secure your piece and close any remaining gap.

 

A note about working in a spiral:

 

These trees are worked in a spiral which means that each round continues into the next without a slip stitch and chain.

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A note about counting stitches:

Using a stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to mark the first stitch of each round will help you track your progress. Move the marker as you complete each round. 

A note about BLO:

 

For the back loop only round, you will work all of your stitches into the back loop of each stitch. For all other rounds, work into both loops of each stitch.

 

A note about increasing and decreasing:

 

For an increase, crochet two stitches in the same stitch. For a decrease, crochet two stitches together, preferably using the invisible decrease method.



Now let’s get started!

 

Little Christmas Tree #1 (smaller; beginning at the top, with green yarn):

 

Rnd 1: MC with 4sc (4)

Rnd 2: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (6)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (9)

Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (12)

Rnd 5-6: 1sc in each st (12)

Rnd 7: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)

Rnd 8-9: 1sc in each st (18)

Rnd 10: BLO 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)

Stuff your tree.  

Rnd 11: 2tog x 6 (6)

Snip your yarn. Pull your yarn tail free, then weave your yarn tail through the front loops of the six remaining stitches and pull to close. Weave your yarn back and forth or knot to secure and hide the yarn tail inside the tree.

Little Christmas Tree #2 (bigger; beginning at the top, with green yarn):

 

Rnd 1: MC with 4sc (4)

Rnd 2: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (6)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (9)

Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (12)

Rnd 5-6: 1sc in each st (12)

Rnd 7: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)

Rnd 8-9: 1sc in each st (18)

Rnd 10: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 11-12: 1sc in each st (24)

Rnd 13: BLO 2sc then 2tog, rep (18)

Begin stuffing your tree; you can continue stuffing as you close.

Rnd 14: 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)

Rnd 15: 2tog x 6 (6)

Snip your yarn. Pull your yarn tail free, then weave your yarn tail through the front loops of the six remaining stitches and pull to close. Weave your yarn back and forth or knot to secure and hide the yarn tail inside the tree.

 Adding the foliage:

 

Note: you will be working from the top down while adding your foliage. Hold your tree with the top pointed toward you and the bottom pointing away from you as you work.

 

To add the foliage, insert your hook behind the post of any stitch at the top of your tree (see photos). You can begin anywhere in the first or second round, to your preference. Attach your yarn to the tree with a chain, then ch2 for a total of 3 chains. Ss to the post of the following st, then ch3 and ss to the following st. Continue working around the tree with a ch3 followed by a ss into the following st until you reach the last st before the BLO rnd. Snip your yarn & f/o; hide your remaining yarn tail inside the tree.

Customizing Your Christmas Tree:

 

These Christmas trees are highly customizable.

 

You can increase the size of your tree by continuing the pattern of one increase round followed by two rounds of sc. Continue with this increase + two sc rounds until you are happy with the size of your tree, then add a BLO decrease, and continue decreasing each round to close.

 

You can make your tree taller and narrower by adding an additional round of sc in between each increase round.

 

You can make your tree shorter and less narrow by removing one of the rounds of sc in between each increase round.

Decorating Your Christmas Tree:

 

You can decorate your pine trees any way you like! Try adding beads or French knots for decorations and a crocheted chain as garland. Miniature lights, wooden cutouts, or handmade decorations would all be lovely.

 

Adding an Ornament Loop to Your Christmas Tree:

 

There are a variety of ways to add an ornament loop to your Christmas tree. You can use the tail from your MC to create a loop & secure it on the underside of your tree. You can also create a loop of chains after your tree is complete, or you can use twine or a paper clip.

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And now you’re done! I hope you enjoy these little trees & if you post pictures, please hashtag #laurajaworski & tag me @bugburrypond so I can see & share your work! You can find me @bugburrypond on Instagram, Facebook, & Pinterest.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

 

Happy crocheting and have a beautiful day. 💕

 

Laura


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