Simple Christmas Trees For You To Decorate Pattern

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Looking for a fun and creative way to use some of your scrap yarn? Crochet these quick and easy trees and let your children and grandchildren embellish them with glue, sequins, or pompoms for a pretty ornament or table decoration! Great DIY Craft Projects for the whole family – and something you can do together and save forever!

Simple Christmas Trees for You To Decorate Pattern

Simple Christmas Trees

Make these simple Christmas Trees to create a cheerful holiday banner, or to decorate your home.

These are great for decorating your presents too!

Crochet some easy trees with your scrap medium weight yarn and then decorate them – attach them to presents for Tree and Window Decorations for family and friends.

Make and Decorate Simple Christmas Trees Together - Happy memories are the most precious gifts you can give. Each year they place their simple decorated tree on display they will remember decorating it with you!

  Supplies

  • Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn [80 yds / 73 m; 1.75 oz / 50 g] Color: Emerald and Brown BUT any medium weight yarn will do! One great substitution is Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn. One important note: if you are using ‘hot glue’ I recommend cotton, or natural fibers (rather than acrylic) due to possible flammability issues with acrylic yarns 🙂
  • If you would like to use acrylic yarn, Red Heart Super Saver is my recommendation – it will allow you to crochet a great base tree to decorate and they have a huge range of colors. You can use regular white ‘bondfast’ glue to attach your decorations easily too!
  • Hook: 5 mm (H) Clover Amour
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)
  • Embellishments: hot glue, tacky glue or bondfast glue, pompoms, sequins, glitter glue, puffy paint, buttons, beads, fabric paint, thread…chains of yarn…

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

5 inches wide by 6 inches tall

Gauge

is not really imperative so long as the stitches are close together (no holes); I had 3 hdc in 1/2 inch

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
MR – magic ring
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Magic Ring (also known as the magic circle and the adjustable loop)

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

Half Double Crochet Join Photo and Video Tutorial

Notes

  • This project is worked in rounds.
  • The slip stitches do not count as stitches in the row end counts.

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Pattern Instructions

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Round 1: Create a magic ring and ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). Work 2 hdc, ch 2, *3 hdc, ch 2**. Rep from * to ** 1 more times. Join with a sl st in the top of the ch 2. Work 1 sl st in each of the next 2 hdc and 1 sl st into the first ch2sp. [9 hdc, 3 ch2sp]

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc).  Work (1 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc, ch 2) in the same ch2sp. Work (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc, ch 2) in each of the next 2 ch2sp. Work 1 additional hdc in the initial ch2sp. Work 1 sl st in the top of the ch 2, 1 sl st  in the next hdc and 1 sl st into the first ch2sp. [18 hdc, 6 ch2sp]

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). Work (1 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc, ch 2) in the same ch2sp. (3 hdc, ch 2) in the next ch2sp. *(3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc, ch 2) in the next ch2sp. (3 hdc, ch 2) in the next ch2sp.**. Rep from * to ** one more time. Work 1 additional hdc in the initial ch2sp. Work 1 sl st in the top of the ch 2, 1 sl st  in the next hdc and 1 sl st into the first ch2sp.   [27 hdc, 9 ch2sp]

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). Work (1 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc, ch 2) in the same ch2sp. (3 hdc, ch 2) in each of the next ch2sp. *(3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc, ch 2) in the next ch2sp. (3 hdc, ch 2) in each of the next ch2sp.**. Rep from * to ** one more time. Work 1 additional hdc in the initial ch2sp. Work 1 sl st in the top of the ch 2, 1 sl st  in the next hdc and 1 sc into the first ch2sp. [36 hdc, 12 ch2sp, 1 sc]

Edging Round:  Work (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1hdc, 1 sc) in the same ch2sp. For each of the next 3 ch2sp work: (1 sc, 3 hdc). *For the next ch2sp (this is the corner of the triangle) work: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). For each of the next 3 ch2sp work: (1 sc, 3 hdc).** Rep from * to ** 1 more time. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [15 sc, 33 hdc, 3 dc]

Trunk

Decorate Your Christmas Tree Simple Ornament DIY Project

To add the trunk for your tree you will be joining your brown yarn with a standing hdc stitch. We will be working in rows.

Need help? Check out this video tutorial:

R1: Join brown yarn with 1 hdc in the first sc of the middle set of (1 sc, 3 hdc) stitches on any side. Work 1 hdc in each of the next 4 stitches. [5]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), turn. 1 hdc in each st across [5]

R3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), turn, 1 hdc in each st across, finish off and weave in ends. [5]

Have fun! Make some long-lasting holiday memories. Each year they put the ornament on the tree they will remember making them with you – this is something more precious than any other gift you can give them!

 

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