Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern
I have designed a Crochet Christmas Tree pattern for you to make. This project is simple to crochet and because of how it is constructed you can easily wrap the tree around different sizes tree-shaped cones, or rolled up cardstock in the shape of a cone.
This free pattern also includes the instructions for a simple crochet star. You can add your favorite embellishments to your tree, or even some tiny lights. It is a fun and easy to make Christmas Decoration.
For this project you will need green Medium Weight Yarn  and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. For the star I used yellow waxed hemp bracelet cord that I had on-hand but you can easily substitute yellow Medium Weight Yarn  and use the smaller 3.25 mm (D) crochet hook size to make the stitches tighter.
Free Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern
- Yarn: Loops & Threads. Impeccable Solid. 4.5 oz (127.5 g) and 285 yds (260 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn .
- Color: 1 skein Impeccable in Emerald (Color: 01200)
- Crochet Hook: 5 mm (H) and 3.25 mm (D) for the star.
- Yardage: Tree: less than 268 yds (245 m)
- Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle), hot glue (optional), foam cone 3 ⅞ inches X 8 ⅞ inches (98 mm X 225 mm)
- Approximately 9 inches tall (not including star) when assembled.
- Approximately 2 rows per inch and 4 stitches per inch.
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- g- grams
- hdc – half double crochet
- m – meters
- oz – ounces
- R – row
- rem – remaining
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- tr – treble crochet
- yds – yards
- * to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
-  – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
- () – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
- This pattern is worked flat and then assembled around a foam cone.
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Easy Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern
This project is worked flat in rows before being assembled around a foam cone.
Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):
R1: Ch 11, sk the first ch. *2 hdc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across, ch 1, turn. [15 hdc]
NOTE: For the remainder of this project you will be working in the back loop only for each stitch.
R2: 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 sts, leave rem sts unworked, ch 1, turn. [12 hdc]
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**, work from * to ** across, ch 1, turn. [18 hdc]
R4: 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 sts, leave rem sts unworked, ch 1, turn. [12 hdc]
R5-R106: Rep R3 and R4
Finish off leaving a long tail for seaming the tree.
Beginning at the base of the cone, wind the strip around the tree overlapping the layers slightly. I began with R 1 – because it has the ‘funny edge’ bit 😉
Once you have the tree in position on the cone take a length of green yarn and thread it on a yarn needle.
Beginning at the top of the tree, secure the top of the tree into place and then weave the needle in and out of the stitches on the top circle. Tighten (like you would when you finish the fingertip section of a mitten) slowly to bring the edges together and close the hole at the top of the tree. Now weave the needle between the stitches on one edge of the tree to secure it in position; working downward to the base of the tree. Secure the starting spot (previously pinned together) and finish off, weaving in ends.
I only secured the tree on one side of the tree. You can do this on other spots too or the whole tree if you want to.
Crochet Star Pattern
This simple star is crocheted in rows.
Using your 3.25 mm (D) crochet hook (or size required for gauge) and leavinjg a 6 inch tail of yarn:
R1: Ch 5, sk the first ch, 1 sc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 tr in the next ch. *Ch 6, sk the first ch, 1 sc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 tr in the next ch**. Work from * to ** 9 times total. [10 triangles]
Now you have a long row of triangles on a chain.
Fold the length in half matching up the last triangle and the first triangle worked so the WS are touching and the RS (good sides) are facing outwards.
You are going to crochet the bases of the triangles together. Work 4 sc along the base of each triangle through both layers. You will have 5 triangles in total.
You are going to crochet through both touching triangles to join them together along the edges. *Work 3 sc along the side edge, ch 2, work 3 sc along the side edge. Skip all the other stitches.** Work from * to ** 4 more times. Sl st to the corner.
Now bring the 2 ends together and sl st them to form the shape of a star. It will not be completely flat but this waxed fiber stretches out after a while so feel free to work it into the shape you want with your fingers. Finish off leaving a 5-6 inch tail.
Now this is how I stuck the star on – you can do it any way you want – glue or a toothpick – I chose to just stitch it right on there with the waxed fiber. First I popped the ends through the top closed center of the tree and then out the back between 2 stitches. I wove one end up one side of the star and the other end up the other side of the star and tied them together in a double knot and cut off the excess. You can barely see it and it worked like a charm!
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Hi Miram, I used waxed bracelet cord but in the instructions I indicate you can use Medium Weight Yarn (the same as the tree) instead in the color yellow with the smaller hook size indicated for the star pattern. I didn’t have yellow yarn so I substituted the cord for the photos and added notes to the instructions so you can do the star in yarn instead. Hope this helps! Rhondda
I don’t see any information on what yarn to use when making the star. In the instructions it says something about it being ‘waxed’ but I have no idea what this refers to. Would you please clarify? Thank you!
Hi Miram, You are absolutely right! I am very sorry. It should read Row 5-Row 106: repeat Row 3 and Row 4. I’ve updated this pattern and am off to update the PDF too. Thank you for letting me know so I could fix this! Rhondda
I just have an observation that maybe you can help clarify.
In the photo of the finished spiral there are 53 end points and each point consists of 2 rows of crochet.
If I only repeat rows 3 and 4 to row 55 then that only equals 27 or 28 points for the tree edges.
Am I missing something or do we need to do more of the repeats than listed?
Hi Patience, Options would be to make the length of the stitch pattern longer OR use a heavier weight yarn (and larger hook). I think I would start by trying using a bulkier weight yarn as it will make all bits of the project bigger rather than just the length; for a more fuller tree.
Hopefully, you’re still checking these comment boards! Because I have a question for you. What if I wanted to use a larger and wider cone. How would I go about increasing?
Currently making this very easy pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it. Am hoping to get a few done in different sizes/colours for presents.
(So glad I figured out American crochet terms )
Wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas from Sydney.
Hi Sara 🙂 Yes it is a spiral and it does make a lovely scarf too 🙂 Perhaps not in bright green 😉 but it will do well in a super bulky yarn! Easy makes me happy 🙂 All the best, Rhondda
Very welcome Mel! I’m so happy you like it 🙂 Have a lovely Christmas! Rhondda
I saw this on G+. I guessed that it might be one piece in a spiral and it looks like I am right.
So clever. After you use for the holiday’s just wrap it around your neck for a scarf.
It’s a beautiful little tree! We’re in a little space and it’s going to be perfect for this Christmas! Thanks for the pattern!
Hi Edith! The mat is one I completed in a Mandala Crochet-a-long and it is for sale by my favorite mandala designer 🙂 Here’s the link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/119026806/crochet-overlay-mandala-no-4-crochet?ref=shop_home_active_18 I adore her designs – all of them 🙂 I’m happy you like the tree! All the best, Rhondda
Love the tree, simple yet practical, just what I need. Any chance of the little mat it’s sitting on as a freebie as well ??????? please ?????????.
I know I sound greedy, but I love the colours of it, and it looks just right for the tree.
If not a freebie, can you show me where to get it from ?
from “Down Under”