Free Mini Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern
This free mini crochet Christmas tree pattern is super-cute and super quick to make!
This mini crochet Christmas tree by Becky Skuse is made up of fab puff and popcorn stitches, and can be hooked up in no time (we think it would make a cute centre-piece for your Christmas dinner table). It's super-quick to hook up, so if you're Christmas decorations are looking a little drab you can crochet this little make in no time - even while you're waiting for Santa to arrive!
You can find the free crochet Christmas tree pattern below, or if you would like to print the pattern you can download our handy PDF here.
You will need
Any DK yarn - we'd suggest Paintbox yarns Simply DK or King Cole Pricewise DK, 1 ball of each (see notes):
Please note - this crochet Christmas tree pattern was originally designed in Adriafil Classic Mirage DK (55% wool, 45% acrylic, 50g/125m), however as this does not appear to be easily available in these shades online we have included some suitable substitutes
Tree measures 8cm (3in) tall without flower
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This crochet Christmas tree pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide
Picot Ch2, ss to first ch
Puff stitch (Yrh, insert hook in stitch, yrh, pull up a loop) 3 times working into the same stitch as indicated, yrh, pull through all loops on hook. You can find our puff stitch tutorial here.
Popcorn stitch Work 5tr into the next stitch, carefully remove working loop from hook, insert hook in top of first of the 5 tr from front to back, insert hook back into working loop and pull through the first tr, ch1 to secure popcorn. (On following rounds, work sts into the ch1 part of the popcorn stitch, not into the treble loops of the popcorn stitch.) You can find our popcorn stitch tutorial here.
This crochet Christmas tree pattern uses 12g of yarn, Flower uses less than 2g of yarn. To make a larger flower, use a 4mm hook instead. To make a larger crochet Christmas tree, simply add more rounds in the pattern as set - increasing the amount of individual dc stitches made by one in the bracketed section on each additional even row - for example (dc in each of next X sts, 2dc in next st).
Free Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern
Using Green and 4mm hook, make a crochet magic loop
Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as stitch throughout), 4dc into the loop, ss to the first dc. [4 dc]
Round 2 Ch3 (counts as first tr throughout), tr into st at the base of ch, 2tr into each remaining dc around. [8 tr]
Round 3 Ch3, popcorn st in next st, (tr in next st, popcorn st in next st) around, ss to the top of the beginning ch-3. [4 popcorn sts, 4 tr]
Round 4 Ch1, (dc in next st, 2dc in next st) around, ss to first dc. [12 dc]
Round 5 Work as given for Round 3. [6 popcorn sts, 6 tr]
Round 6 Ch1, (2dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) around, ss to the first dc. [16 dc]
Round 7 Work as given for Round 3. [8 popcorn sts, 8 tr]
Round 8 Ch1, (dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) around, ss to the first dc. [20 dc]
Round 9 Work as given for Round 3. [10 popcorn sts, 10 tr]
Round 10 Ch1, (2dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts) around, ss to the first dc. [24 dc]
Round 11 Work as given for Round 3. [12 popcorn sts, 12 tr]
Round 12 Ch1, (dc in each of next 5 sts, 2dc in next st) around, ss to the first dc. [28 dc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Using Red and 3mm hook, make a magic loop, leaving a long tail.
Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), 10dc into the loop, ss to the first dc. [10 dc]
Round 2 (Ch2, puff st in next dc, picot, ch2, ss to next dc) 5 times, working final ss into dc at base of beg ch-2. [5 petals]
Fasten off and weave in end. Use long tail from the magic loop to sew the flower to the top of the tree.
Have a handmade Christmas
There's something extra-special about hand-crafted Christmas decorations that are brought out year after year, and we hope you'll add this mini crochet tree to your collection. It would make a lovely addition to your festive table, or you could even hang it on the tree.
Hook more crochet flowers
If you enjoyed creating the mini poinsettia flower to top your tiny tree, why not make a bigger one with Gathered's free Christmas poinsettia pattern?
Becky is a writer, crafter and designer from Bristol. As well as contributing many designs to Simply Crochet, Becky is also the creator of many of the Simply Crochet workshop features, sharing her incredible crochet knowledge with readers. As well as crochet Becky is a keen crafter in a variety of disciplines, including baking, beadwork, sewing and knitting. You can catch up with Becky on Instagram at @becky.skuse
BETTER THAN HALF PRICE SUBSCRIPTIONS! Save up to £65 on magazine shop price!
Comments, questions and tips