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Free Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern

December 3rd, 2009 · 19 Comments

As I was making one of my crochet pine cones, I got an idea!  Why not make a few pattern adjustments, flip it upside down, and…a pine cone becomes a Christmas tree!!!  On the first tree I made I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn and on the second tree, I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream.  The tree made with the Red Heart yarn came out taller and more sturdy that the one made with the Lily yarn, but I like them both!

Here is the pattern for the Christmas Tree.   I’ll post the extremely simple patterns for the ornaments and the star tomorrow, December 4, 2009! Here are the patterns for the ornaments and star.

Christmas Tree

Pattern created by Gayle

Crochet Christmas Tree 12-09 028 (Medium)

Size: approximately 3 1/2 inches (varies depending on yarn used)


  • I used Red Heart Super Saver Green for one tree.  I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Dark Pine for another tree.
  • Size G Hook

Gauge: Not important

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, st = stitch, sl st = slip stitch, dc = double crochet

  1. Ch 22
  2. *dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 4, sl st in first chain of the ch 4 you just did*  Repeat this step 3 more times in the same “3rd ch from hook” stitch.
  3. Repeat step 2 in each of the remaining chains of the original ch 22.
  4. At the end of the last dc in the last ch don’t do the ch 4 or sl st.  Just finish off after the last dc.   Weave in yarn ends.

This detail photo shows the original ch 22, the first dc and the ch 4

Crochet Christmas Tree 12-09 037 (Medium)

This detail photo shows the nub that is made with the sl st in the ch 4

Crochet Christmas Tree 12-09 039 (Medium)

This detail photo shows the first four dc’s that are in the third ch from the hook

Crochet Christmas Tree 12-09 041 (Medium)

As you work you will be creating a spiral.  The spiral becomes a Christmas Tree!

This pattern is my own and is protected by copyright laws.  It is intended for your personal use only.  All other uses are strictly prohibited.  Do not reprint this pattern without my express written permission. This pattern and items made from it may not be sold or used for monetary gains.

This pattern and all photographs are copyrighted.

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Tags: Crocheted Stuff · Free Patterns

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Katie in MA // Dec 3, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Those are precious! I wish I could crochet like that. I can do (somewhat) straight lines and baby blankets – which are really just a bunch of somewhat straight lines together. :-) Someday, when my life is quieter (ha!!), I will learn to crochet as beautifully as you!

  • 2 sunnymama // Dec 3, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Very cute!
    .-= sunnymama´s last blog ..Another anniversary =-.

  • 3 Se'lah // Dec 3, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    You are so creative, Gayle. I probably could only crochet in a straight line. 😉 These are beautiful.

    Lots of love sent your way.

  • 4 // Dec 3, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    as always so creative and very festive
    .-=´s last blog the mailbox =-.

  • 5 Puna // Dec 3, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    These are so cute!
    .-= Puna´s last blog ..December 4, Oh Christmas Tree =-.

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  • 7 patty // Dec 4, 2009 at 7:06 am

    i’m completely impressed! those little fingers of yours tooling away! :)
    .-= patty´s last blog ..Be Kind =-.

  • 8 Whitney // Feb 9, 2010 at 9:51 am

    crocheting isn’t hard really with yarn. It’s the thread that it gets difficult. I actually started with thread and went to yarn. It’s like the toy potter’s wheel I started on and then in high school I got to use a real potter’s wheel. The art teacher told me I actually started on the most difficult wheel possible! LOL

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  • 10 Sue // Nov 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    These are adorable! Thank you for sharing.

  • 11 Alysen // Nov 6, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I love these Xmas trees, but I just cannot figure out where that 3rd chain from hook is, looks like the first 4 subsequent dc are all in that 1st dc??
    I’m a very visual person, any other step by step pics handy? Or do I just do the trial & error method? The other prob I’m having is – do I just dc directly in the next chain down the original 22 from the 4th dc?
    I must need crochet for dummies, as I see I’m the only one confused?

  • 12 Alysen // Nov 6, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Just to say that I did figure out the 3ch thing with trial & error.
    Also, I just read your update in October, I’m so sorry and do not expect a reply.
    Thanks again for a wonderful free pattern.

  • 13 Annie // Nov 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Hi Gayle,

    I guess I’m like Alysen but she figured it out and I can’t.
    I ‘m so sorry but I just don’t understand the pattern.
    I’m a beginner and not good at reading the patterns
    yet. But I’am learning. I just dont understand how you
    work in the ch 22., how you got to the 3rd picture you show
    If you could please explain I would be very great ful. I love
    the trees soooooo much that I want to make them.

    Thank you so much

  • 14 Tony // Nov 25, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Where are the little decor instictions?

  • 15 Alysen // Nov 26, 2011 at 1:43 am

    I’ve done two and the easiest explanation I can give you is this. This is the way I did it, and it works out, although more experienced crocheters may have done it different:

    Your 4dc are ALL in that first 3ch from hook.
    Then you do ALL 4dc in the NEXT chain down of your 22ch starting chain and so on. I work in the bump at the back of the chain. It makes it so much easier.
    Don’t even bother counting “1,2,3 chain from hook”, just do your 4dc , 4ch nub in EACH chain back down to where you started your chain.
    I hope this helps, good luck.

  • 16 Alysen // Nov 26, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Up at the verrrrry top of the page there are a couple of links in BLUE that bring you to the previous or next page.
    Click on the right one that says “Free Tiny Ornaments and Star Crochet Pattern”
    I’m sure you figured that out by now tho.

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