Are you looking for sustainable ways to wrap your Christmas gifts this year? How about decorating your presents with Crochet which can then be recycled as Tree decorations? These little Christmas trees make the perfect present topper and are quick and easy to make.
Materials and tools needed
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic, 323 yds per 3.5oz) Meadow
Hook: 5mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
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.
Written in UK terms
This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Christmas Tree, designed to help you create your own projects.
Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.
Yarn used in Sample: Stylecraft Special DK
Abbreviations: Pattern written in UK terms
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
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.
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.
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>
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.
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