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Flat Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern (Free Applique!) -
It’s never too early to start crocheting for Christmas, right?! Today I want to share a flat Christmas tree crochet pattern with you that can be used as ornaments, garlands, and lots more! These crochet trees are perfect for decor, and they work up super fast!
An Easy Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern
Christmas trees may look intricate to crochet, but they’re really not too hard! I designed this pattern with simplicity in mind.
In fact, one of my favorite ways to design is with a simple look that is still beautiful! I hope that is what I achieved with this easy crochet Christmas tree. Ready to take a look at it?
How do you crochet a Christmas Tree?
If you’re wondering what the nitty gritty of actually crocheting a Christmas tree is, look no further. I’ll show you exactly how to do it in this pattern and tutorial! We’ll basically just be making a simple rectangle with some special stitches to give it a pretty, tree-like effect.
The main stitch we will use for the tree is the puff stitch. Puff stitches are not hard to make, but they can take a little getting used to— so be sure to check out this tutorial if you need help.
Using your Flat Crochet Christmas Tree
There are so many ways you can put your mini crochet Christmas trees to use! They’re not meant to just sit around after you make them. You can decorate with them in lots of ways!
As an Ornament
Of course, I designed this crochet Christmas tree to be an ornament. Why not have a crochet tree hanging on a real one? LOL. Anyway, because this tree is flat, it works perfectly as an ornament! You just have to attach a loop at the top after finishing (more on that later).
If you’re participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July Ornament Crochet-Along, then this is obviously the point of the CAL – making ornaments. However, you can keep the next few options in mind as well if you ever want to come back to this pattern!
As a Garland
The second use would be to make a cute crochet Christmas tree garland. This would be super easy to make – you’d just need a lot of the trees worked up and strung together! Then you could have these amazing little trees hanging over the hearth or in a special place in your home.
In fact, a follower of mine over on Instagram (@crochet_n_create) made 8 little trees and strung them together! Take a look!
As an Applique
Last but not least, this design could also be treated as a crochet tree applique pattern. You can easily sew this tree on as an applique to a pillow, sweater, or something similar to create personalized decor!
More Ornament Crochet Patterns
I have many other crochet ornaments available as free patterns! Here are a few you might like:
1/ Snowflake Ornament 2/ Wreath Ornament 3/ Red Truck Ornament 4/ Poinsettia Ornament
Yarn for your Crochet Tree Applique
One thing I love about this pattern is how flexible the yarn is. I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn, but you can use just about any worsted weight yarn to make it!
I do recommend using something soft and sleek, because this will make the overall look of the tree much more beautiful than if you use something like Red Heart Super Saver.
But overall, you are free to choose a worsted weight yarn from your stash and go for it! As you can see in the photos, I made 2 trees: a green one, and a white one (going for a snow-covered look!)
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Making your Christmas tree elegant
On a similar note, here are a few tips for making sure your Christmas tree turns out elegant:
- Make sure your puff stitches are made evenly
- Use a soft, sleek type of yarn
- Make sure to block your tree when you’re done with it
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CROCHET Flat Christmas Tree – Free Pattern
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- Caron Simply Soft Yarn (100% acrylic, 315 yds/288 m, 6 oz/170 g) less than 1 ball Pistachio and Off White
- Scraps of worsted weight brown yarn for the trunk
- G/4mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Ch 2 at beginning of rows counts as a hdc.
- Tree is worked from the bottom up, decreasing puff stitches as you go. Trunk is worked on afterward.
Height: 4.5” tall
Width: 3.25” at widest point
Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.)
Chain – ch
Single crochet – sc
Half double crochet – hdc
Repeat – rep
Skip – sk
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Beginning – beg
Puff Stitch (puff st): YO, insert hook into indicated st. YO, pull up a loop. (YO, insert hook into same st, YO, pull up a loop) 2 times. YO, pull through 6 loops on hook. YO, pull through last 2 loops on hook.
For a full tutorial on the puff stitch, click here.
Crochet Flat Tree Written Instructions:
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (15 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st. Puff st in next st. (Ch 1, sk next sc, puff st in next sc) 6 times. Hdc in last sc, turn. (7 puff st, 2 hdc)
Row 3: Ch 2, sk first hdc and first puff st, puff st in next ch-sp. (Ch 1, sk next puff st, puff st in next ch-sp) across. Sk last puff st, hdc in last hdc, turn. (6 puff st, 2 hdc)
Rows 4-7: Ch 2, sk first hdc and first puff st, puff st in next ch-sp. (Ch 1, Sk next puff st, puff st in next ch-sp) across. Hdc in last puff stitch (NOT the ch-2), turn. At the end of row 7 you should have 2 puff sts, 2 hdc.
Row 8: Ch 2, sk first hdc and first puff stitch, puff stitch in ch-sp. Hdc in last puff st, turn. (1 puff st, 2 hdc)
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in puff st.
Fasten off and use end to make a hanger if desired.
Make sure to steam block your tree as well if you want it to lay flat and hang well.
Row 1: Join brown yarn with a sc along bottom of tree, working OVER the first sc row. Make 4 sc total along the bottom in the middle. (4 sc)
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in first sc. [Sc between legs of current sc and next sc] twice see photo. Sc in last sc, turn. (4 sc)
Flat Christmas Tree Photo Tutorial
Make your foundation chain and first row of single crochet according to the written instructions.
Next, let’s begin row 2 by looking at some photos. Below you can see I have done 1 half double crochet and 3 puff stitches with chain spaces in between.
Keep in mind that the first half double crochet and puff stitch will NOT be separated by a chain space. The edge ones will always be closer together!
Row 3 and following uses a similar technique. However, the rows will start with just a chain 2 that counts as a half double crochet (rather than an ACTUAL half double crochet). After making your chain 2, you will insert your hook into the first chain 1 space to make your first puff stitch (where the needle is pointing).
Continue to make puff stitches in each chain space across the row, with more chain spaces in between each puff that you make!
When you get to the end of the row, you will simply make one half double crochet in the half double crochet from Row 2.
Continue repeating this pattern for the next few rows! You will be decreasing one puff stitch per row. The only other difference from Row 3 goes back to that last half double crochet. I found that the edges looked the most even when I placed the last half double crochet in the last puff stitch (rather than the chain space). See below.
Of course, you just keep repeating these rows until you can’t repeat anymore – until there is just one puff stitch with half double crochets on either side!
Once you get to that point, there is just one more small step. Turn your work, chain 1, and single crochet in the puff stitch. Then fasten off right there.
Tree Trunk Tutorial:
Now let’s learn how to crochet the tree trunk. This is really not hard at all! Follow these steps (each step corresponds with the collage below)
- First, join with a standing single crochet at the base of the tree. No need to make a slip stitch, just make a single crochet directly onto the tree, then work 3 more single crochet. (top left)
- Turn, chain 1, and single crochet in the first stitch. Next, we will work in the MIDDLE of the next 2 single crochet, between the “legs. ” While this technique might not be entirely necessary, I do like the way the trunk looks better than when it is with regular sc. (top right)
- See the 3 photos on the bottom for more help with this.
Once you’re done with your trunk, fasten off and weave in all your ends. If you would like to learn how to attach a loop hanger to your new ornament, please see this video or simply watch below.
I really hope you enjoyed this pattern! I had so much fun designing it 🙂
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Flat Christmas tree crochet pattern to decorate all the things!
Don’t you just love a pattern that is quick and versatile? These flat Christmas Trees can be used for a garland, an ornament, or as part of your gift wrapping.
I’m sure you can think of even more ways to use these small trees and once you start making them, you won’t want to stop! Keep reading for all the details and the free crochet pattern.
Stitches Used in the Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern
If you’ve already seen the Christmas Towel Toppers, you’re probably thinking that these flat Christmas Trees look familiar. You’d be right!
While working on the towel toppers, I knew I just had to make the same type of trees that could be used as Christmas ornaments.
Don’t you just love all the texture packed into one little flat Christmas tree? That’s the magic of the bean stitch! The little zig-zag puffs keep a simple pattern interesting.
Would you like a Crochet Planner?
If you haven’t worked with the bean stitch before or just want a refresher, you’ll want to check out the How to Bean Stitch Tutorial which includes step by step instructions and photos.
Related: Country Christmas Stocking
Yarn to make Flat Crochet Christmas Trees
What do you consider a scrap yarn project? Less than an ounce… Less than half an ounce?
Well, these small Christmas crochet trees used less than a quarter ounce of worsted weight yarn.
I’m guessing you have some scraps around that’ll be perfect for making tree ornaments. You can grab what you have on hand that’ll match your holiday decor. I’m excited to see someone work them up in chunky yarn – wouldn’t chunky little trees be so cute?
If you’d like to use the same yarn I used, you’ll want to get your hands on Premier Everyday Anti-Pilling yarn in Cream and Pine Green.
Don’t forget to sign up for Premier’s reward program if you haven’t already. If you sign up using my link, they’ll send you a 15% off coupon. MORE YARN!
Crochet Christmas Tree Garland
So far this orange and Crochet Christmas Tree Garland is my favorite holiday decoration. (I know we aren’t that far into the season yet and I still have more holiday making to do!)
This was my first time drying oranges so I headed to The Merrythought to learn how to dry oranges for a garland. (Word of friendly warning: their site is amazing and you may just want to grab yourself a fresh cup of coffee and get comfy because once you start browsing their amazing DIYs, you won’t want to stop. )
I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to dry and string oranges even with my four-year-old’s help. (I don’t need to put “help” in quotes because he was literally helpful.) It was a fun project for us to do together.
To hang the Christmas Trees I used these cute little star pins I found on Amazon. They make the perfect little topper to the trees and make it easy to hang them between the oranges on the jute twine or attach the trees to your gift wrapping.
Flat Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern
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Skill Level: Easy
US size E/4, 3.5 mm crochet hook
Worsted Category 4 yarn – 11 yds (.21 oz) of Premier Everyday Anti-Pilling in Cream or Pine Green
Large Eye Yarn Needle
Hand Needle and Thread
Optional: scrap amount of brown yarn for trunk (samples used of Premier Everyday Antipilling in Chinchilla)
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Large eye yarn needles
Small gold star pins
bean st: bean stitch (see notes)
puff st: puff stitch (see notes)
Gauge: gauge is not critical
Finished Size: approximately 4” top to bottom and 3.5” at widest point
Notes and Special Stitch Instructions
Bean Stitch: insert hook into st and pull up a loop (2 loops on the hook), yarn over, insert hook into the same st and pull up a loop (4 loops on the hook), yarn over, insert hook into the same st and pull up a loop (6 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to close the stitch. To work subsequent rows, the bean stitch is worked in the bean stitch below, skipping the chain 1 that secured each stitch.
Puff stitch: [yo, insert hook into st, pull up a loop] 3 times in the same st (7 loops on the hook), yo, pull through all 7 loops on the hook, ch 1 to close the stitch.
Increases: You’ll be increasing in rows 2 and 3 and then every 4th row after that. Increases are done by working 2 stitches instead of 1 at the start and end of increase rows.Crochet Flat Christmas Tree Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Bean st in the 2nd ch from hook, turn (1 bean)
Row 2: ch 1, 2 bean sts on the side of the bean st in row 1, turn (2 beans)
Row 3: ch 1, 2 bean sts in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans)
Row 4: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans)
Row 5: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans)
Row 6: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans)
Row 7: ch 1, 2 bean sts in the 1st bean st of the row below, bean st in each of the next 2 bean sts, 2 bean sts in the last bean stitch, turn (6 beans)
Row 8: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (6 beans)
Row 9: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (6 beans)
Row 10: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (6 beans)
Row 11: ch 1, 2 bean sts in the 1st bean st of the row below, bean st in each of the next 4 bean sts, 2 bean sts in the last bean stitch, turn (8 beans)
Row 12: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (8 beans)
To work the trunk
Find the center 2 bean sts and join yarn on the right of the center bean sts (so between bean 3 and 4) – you’ll work the trunk over the 4 sts (the bean sts and ch 1 that closed the bean stitches) of those 2 bean sts. Puff st in each st (4 puff sts). Fasten off and weave in ends.
Flat Christmas Tree Photo Tutorial
Ch 2, Row 1: Bean st in the 2nd ch from hook, turn (1 bean)
1st completed bean stitch for Row 1. (Don’t forget to chain 1 to close each bean stitch.)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 bean sts on the side of the bean st in row 1, turn (2 beans)
You’re doing great!
Row 3: ch 1, 2 bean sts in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans)
Once again, you’re working almost on the side of the stitch. Don’t worry, it’s correct!
You’ve increased to four bean stitches. From now on, you’ll increase every 4th row.
Row 4: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans)
You didn’t increase in this row.
Row 5: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans) Now you’ll continue working as above, increasing every 4th row until your triangle is as large as you’d like it to be.
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KNITTED CHRISTMAS crochet (28 ways + master class).
Good afternoon, for this New Year's season, I decided to make a convenient article-navigator for all existing ways to crochet a Christmas tree. We will learn how to knit a variety of Christmas trees with our own hands. Let's start gradually - first the simplest Christmas trees, then more difficult. You can crochet flat and voluminous Christmas trees. New Year's with decorations. Forest, snowy. You will find a variety of models of knitted Christmas trees in this article. And I will also give clear explanations for each model. and step-by-step master classes will give an understanding in what sequence and what needs to be done to get a beautiful crochet Christmas tree.
Crocheted Christmas trees
Based on the CONE.
Here in the photo below we see a Christmas tree in the form of a crochet cone. Here is the usual circular knitting with a gradual decrease in the number of columns in a row. Therefore, the circle narrows and narrows - there are fewer and fewer columns in the circle. And gradually we narrow down to the top.
The decrease in the number of stitches is due to the fact that in several places of our circular row we do DOUBLE STRING . That is, we knit two columns together - we hook the first one (and do not pull the thread into it, but leave it on the hook), and immediately hook the second column onto the same hook - and only then we do TWO SIMULTANEOUS columns on the hook and do the broach.
It is necessary to calculate so that the reduction of the columns is evenly throughout the circle - this is important, otherwise the tree will tilt to one side.
Therefore, we divide the circular row into 6 sectors - like a cake into 6 pieces is divided in a circle. And at the beginning of each sector, we knit two columns together. Decreasing the stobics one by one in each of the 6 sectopros will give us a narrowing of the cone IN ALL PLACES SIMULTANEOUSLY. And the tree will taper evenly on all sides.
Here's what it looks like in practice....
For example, in your first knitting circle (in the very bottom row of the future Christmas tree) you have only 54 columns - we divide by 6 (these are sectors) - we get 9. So the sector we have consists of 9 columns.
And here we are knitting 4-5 rows just right with a crochet - without subtracting anything. Round. And then in the first subtractive row we knit EVERY NINTH AND EIGHTH COLUMN TOGETHER.
Then again we knit one row without decreasing.
Then in the second decreasing row - we still have the same the same 6 sectors - but already in each sector we have not 9 columns, but only 8. And therefore we knit together every EIGHTH AND SEVENTH column.
Again we knit one row without decreases.
And in the third decreasing row - we already have only 7 columns in the sector. So we will knit together every SEVENTH AND SIXTH columns.
And so on, until only one column remains in the setor. As a result, they can be knitted (or pulled) with a thread all together at the same time.
The principle of knitting a conical Christmas tree with your own hands, as you can see, is SIMPLE.
If desired, you can use threads of different textures - fluffy, knotted - to get a pelt with an interesting knit pile.
You can also alternate the color of the threads in each row - dark green and light green.
Or you can knit not just STITCH (simple crochet stitches), but use a embossed CONVEX KNIT PATTERN - for example, BONES, as in the right photo below.
It is possible to knit Christmas tree WITH RELIEF - as in the photo below. Here the Christmas tree is knitted not from the bottom up, but from the top to the bottom. And as we see in the photo, the embossed circumferential RIBs appear on the Christmas tree because we, starting a new circular row, stick hook not to the top of the bottom row , but to the base (bottom) of this row or even to the previous row. And the row itself remains sticking out above the surface of the knitted Christmas tree.
At the end of the work, you can decorate a knitted Christmas tree with beads or beads. Just pulling them through the knitting on a thread with a needle. Here's how it's done in the crochet Christmas tree photo below.
How to make a TIGHT BOTTOM
for a Christmas tree knitted with a cone.
When you have knitted the cone, you will need to crochet the ROUND FLAT BOTTOM of our knitted Christmas tree. It is knitted simply in a circle - with the addition of columns evenly - one at a time in 6 sectors of knitting.
To add a table, you just need to knit one and one more column into one loop of the bottom row.
The knitted round bottom of the Christmas tree must be reinforced with cardboard so that it does not bend with a ball. So that the Christmas tree keeps a flat, even shape of the bottom at the bottom.
After working with the bottom, we fill the Christmas tree with padding polyester or cotton wool and sew the bottom - along the edges of the cone - with a hook or a needle.
What else can be done
with cone tree
But this is not the whole work. Perhaps you don’t like the too straight and smooth surface of the conical Christmas tree - then let's TIE IT with crochet lace - colored threads.
Here in the photo below you see - that the finished cone of a knitted Christmas tree already stuffed with padding polyester was taken and BOUND in red and white circular rows.
How is it done?
We take in hand a ready-made conical Christmas tree - already thick, stuffed with cotton. Hook. And a ball of red thread. We stick the hook into the side of the Christmas tree (in any row, any place). And with the end of the hook that looked out of the Christmas tree, we PICK UP THE RED THREAD from our ball. They picked it up and stretched it out - and went to knit in a circle - picking up our Christmas tree by the side. along the selected row. We picked up and knitted a column, picked it up and knitted it - we go in a circle around the side of the Christmas tree - and we get a red strapping with columns - as in the photo above.
We repeat the same with WHITE threads in another row of the conical Christmas tree.
Herringbone lace tying
According to exactly the same principle (as described above), the LACE STRING of the cone Christmas tree is made in the photo below.
Here, too, at first they made straight conical silhouettes of fir trees, stuffed them with padding polyester, and then took a hook and threads in their hands. They stuck the hook into the side of the finished Christmas tree - in any row - and began to tie it with single crochets (first row), walking along the selected row of the cone Christmas tree. And then this harness again in a circle already with PETALS - where 6 double crochets are immediately knitted into one loop - and it turns out beautiful round petal (spruce foot). Between the petals we knit one small slip-on column.
And more DENSITY OF LACE STRING can be different . That is, here is in the photo above between the lace petal rows the body of the cone itself shines through - that is, the lace trim is done in each 7 row of the cone friend - so that the cone is not visible and it seems that the whole tree consists of petals. Here, lace tying is done in every 4 rows of the cone.
You can tie the lace petals only at the bottom of the Christmas tree - as is done on the New Year's crochet craft from the photo below.
And pay attention to the lace petals on the conical Christmas tree can be placed with a CHESS.
And you can make only THREE ROWS OF STRIPING as in the photo below. And fill the empty aisle with bright beads and curly sequins.
And one more thing I would like to draw your attention to...
Petal ears can be of various shapes. The more columns we knit in one hole of the row, the wider and sagging “ear” we get from a crocheted Christmas tree. Here in the photo below we see a 12-column lace ear, and two-layer high ones.
Your ears may even be too big and protruding. Overshadowing the conical base itself with its size. And then your Christmas tree may look like this - as in the photo below. Here, each row of piping also has an EDging with gold threads - just tying with single crochets - along the edge of openwork pawed rows.
And on crocheted Christmas trees, the ears can have DIFFERENT SHAPE - for example, pointed as in the photo below. The knitting pattern for a patterned lace clove can be BORED from the pattern of any crocheted snowflake. Our site has article on knitted snowflakes - it will do, there are many simple patterns.
And IN THE SAME WAY, you can make just such a Christmas tree - photo below. See? Here rows of petal binding (green threads) alternate with rows of lace binding (white threads).
- Here, first we knit a green simple cone - the basis of the future Christmas tree. According to the method that is described at the very beginning of the article.
- Then we fill the cone with cotton wool, knit a flat bottom of the Christmas tree - close the bottom of the Christmas tree (see the master class above).
- And after that, with green threads, we knit a PETAL BINDING of the Christmas tree in 6 rows (in a circle), evenly distributed along the height of the cone.
- And then between the rows of petals we make a LACE WHITE trim with an openwork pattern of your choice.
You see, how interesting. The same way CONE CHRISTMAS HOOK - can give such a variety of options for knitted Christmas trees.
Christmas tree crochet master class
FLAP PLATE METHOD .
Here is another beautiful way to knit a Christmas tree with embossed round petals. Here knitting does not go in a circle.
Here we first create a triangular canvas - which we fold into a conical bag, form a Christmas tree.
Here is a master class showing the principle of knitting such a fabric. This lesson uses a small canvas, just a few petals - for a very small Christmas tree. Of course, you can choose the number of tiers of the Christmas tree yourself, and based on this, decide what size of canvas is needed for this.
This is how it works. The first stage, we simply create a narrow grid - this will be the base for which the first row of petals will catch on. A chain of airs - and on it columns with a crochet. The columns go with alternation - two columns in a row, then one air (we skip from the bottom and make one crochet from above), again two columns in a row, and again we skip one air from above and below.
And now we will knit the first petal row. In those places where we had two columns close - between them, in this narrow gap, we knit a petal - we simply knit 12-14 columns into this gap - and they themselves move apart from tightness in a circle, forming a round petal.
Further (photo below) over this first petal row we knit again a row of the same base mesh (as from the first photo ) - two columns side by side and between them we skip the air loop from above, and from below we skip the loop of the bottom row.
And again, in this new base mesh, we knit the petals in the same way - into each gap between the columns standing next to each other.
As the rows move towards the top of the tree, the canvas should narrow. Therefore, in each row (or in every second row) of our canvas, we must knit one petal less. To do this, the base grid for this reduced row must be made shorter by one pair of columns - from the edge.
Christmas tree crochet
Here is another tricky way to crochet Christmas tree ears. Here they will be rectangular.
Here each petal is a RECTANGLE crocheted. First we knit an AIR CHAIN of 7 loops + 2 on the hem - along which 7 single crochets are knitted, then a turn in the return and another row of 7 columns, again a turn in the return and another row of 7 columns. And from the same place where our hook stopped with a loop on it, WE AGAIN MAKE A CHAIN OF AIR from 7 loops + 2 on the rise, and repeat the same rows of 7 columns along it - back and forth.
And as a result, we have a garland of rectangular petals in our hands - as in the photo below.
Using the same principle, you can knit long narrow petals-strips for the Christmas tree. Here we knit a longer chain of airs - and we knit only one row of columns along it. It turns out a shaggy crocheted Christmas tree panicle.
How to crochet.
Puff method #1 - CONES .
You can tie a Christmas tree and here's how. Take threads of two shades of green and tie several cones - first a small one (for the top), then a larger cone, even larger in size, and more and more. With color alternation. After that, we simply put the cones on top of each other - like a pyramid - and we get such a crocheted puff Christmas tree (as in the photo below). You can leave even edges at the cones, or you can tie the edges of each cone with wavy lace (alternating columns with two crochets (in the petal) and columns without crochets (between the petals).
Puff method No. 2 - from pancakes.
In the same technique of the Puff Christmas tree, you can use not cones - but flat "pancakes" crocheted. Like these ones. We knit several of them - each one is slightly larger in size than the previous one.
And then we collect a Christmas tree from them by folding them in a pile - from large to small. Some knitted pancakes can be made from white threads, and then you get the effect of the fastened paws of a Christmas tree.
Puff method No. 3 - FROM RINGS.
We can also make a puff tree using the ring binding method. We tie the rings with a hook - we work with them as if we had a ring in our hands not made of plastic, but the usual chain of air loops closed in a circle.
The rings need not be different sizes. You can take the same rings, but tie each with a different number of rows of columns.
Then all the rings are assembled on a rod (a pencil, also tied with single crochets).
Or you can just put all the rings on top of each other - fix it with threads (sew the ring to each other). And put the bottom hole on the bottle cap - like in the picture below.
And you can add a snowy white trim around the edges of the rounds and the top part of the knitted Christmas tree. Get the effect of snow.
Puff way #4 - CURLY.
We all know how to knit curly pancakes. It's simple. If, when knitting a pancake in a circle, add not the prescribed number of columns, but twice as much, then our pancake will begin to curl around the edges - to give a wave. And this is good. This is another way to crochet a beautiful Christmas tree.
The more stitches you add around the circle, the steeper the wave around the edge of your knit will be.
These curly pancakes can be assembled into a curly Christmas tree. The beginning of these pancakes can be FLAT, or can be in the form of a cone (as in the photo below). You see - each pancake has a convex middle in the form of a cap. This is because at first we knitted a cone (we added few columns in a circle), and then we sharply increased the number of columns and our knitting became flat in a circle (like a hat brim), and then curled up with a steep wave.
Then we decorate these curly pancakes with a Christmas tree. In order for the tree to have a strong core, you can insert a solid object into the bulge of each pancake (the neck of a bottle, a medicine cap - that is, give a solid filling to our pimp tops.
Very lush Christmas trees are obtained if you make a lot of additional columns and layers of such twisted pancakes
Knitted Christmas tree pendants
Like crochet Christmas decorations
You can crochet small flat Christmas trees. Decorate them with beads, rhinestones, sequins and sew a loop on top so that such a hand-knitted Christmas tree can be hung on a spruce branch.
The flat herringbone can be DOUBLE LAYER - have a front piece and a back piece. The parts sewn together give a cavity between themselves, which can be filled with cotton wool or padding polyester - you get a plump crocheted Christmas tree (as in the photo below).
The direction of knitting can be straight - as in the diagram above. Or we can knit oblique symmetry of the rows. To do this, we simply change the direction of the row in the middle of the tree - along its central axis, as in the photo below.
We start knitting such a Christmas tree - from the bottom up. We crochet a leg - just 6 airs + 2 to climb to a new row. Then the 2nd row - 6 columns, and the 3rd row - 6 columns. It turned out a leg of a Christmas tree in the shape of a rectangle
Then you need to make a SEMICIRCLE on this leg (in the form of a mushroom cap). Just knit half a circle - the center of the circle will be the middle of our just connected leg. This half of the circle and will set the direction for all the other rows of the Christmas tree - it will make these rows break in the center - on 2 slopes of the Christmas tree.
Simple crochet herringbone made of thick aluminum wire. From aluminum wire we twist the shape of the SNAKE in the form of a Christmas tree. And we tie it with a crochet - just single crochets. As if our wire is the first row of knitting, and we just crochet it under the bottom. Nothing complicated.
An excellent exercise for children who are just learning to hold a hook in their hands - it is much more convenient for children to knit on a wire - it is solid, it is convenient to hold it in their hands and children quickly get used to knitting on such a comfortable simulator. Without psychos and hysterics.
These are ideas for those who want to crochet a Christmas tree with their own hands. Now you can choose a task that is feasible for your hands, suitable for the number of threads and time costs.
Good luck with your work and clever hook.
Olga Klishevskaya, specially for the site "Family Handful"
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20 clear knitting patterns!
Crocheted herringbone will be a wonderful element of New Year's decor, which will not only decorate the house, but also fill it with sincerity and comfort, inherent only in handmade things. There are many ways to bring such a craft to life: tie a soft toy on a Christmas tree, an openwork garland or a napkin on a table, a craft on a frame. For each of the above options, this article has its own scheme (with and without a description), as well as ideas for inspiration.
- tools and materials
- diagrams with descriptions
- photo ideas for experienced craftswomen
Tools and materials for knitting
- cardboard - for crafts on the frame;
- stuffing - for soft toys;
- sewing needle;
- beads, sequins, beads, decorative buttons, satin ribbons, bows - for decoration.
Let's take a closer look at each of the items in the above list. For knitting toys, you can use both natural and synthetic threads. Preferred colors: green, blue, white, silver or even gold. For openwork fillet-knitted Christmas trees or using the Irish lace technique, it is better to choose thinner yarn, and for voluminous crafts - “grass” or just thicker threads.
Christmas tree crafts can be flat in the form of an openwork napkin or wall panel, as well as voluminous - soft toys or interior crafts. In the last two cases, thick cardboard for the frame or filler will be needed for their manufacture.
As a filler, you can use synthetic winterizer, synthetic winterizer and foam rubber, which are sold in needlework stores. But you can go the other way, using improvised materials - cotton wool, wool, cereals, husks, seeds, fragrant herbs.
Cotton wool is the cheapest filler, but it should be remembered that after washing, the toy stuffed with it loses its original appearance.
An old wool sweater cut into pieces is also good for stuffing knitted toys. The only minus of such a filler is that the moth loves it very much.
Loose fillers are used together with soft fillers or alone to fill anti-stress toys. In order for a knitted Christmas tree to turn into a toy for relaxation, loose filler must be sewn into a dense fabric bag that repeats the shape of the product.
A Christmas tree filled with fragrant herbs will become a wonderful aromatic sachet that can be hung in the closet after the holiday to make things smell fragrant all year round. Herbs can be collected in the summer on their own or bought at a pharmacy.
The hook and sewing needle must be suitable for the chosen yarn, so it is better to carefully study the recommendations indicated on the yarn label. There is only one requirement for scissors - they must be sharp.
A Christmas tree cannot be without decorations. They can be sewn to the finished craft with threads or glued with hot glue.
Patterns of New Year's beauties with descriptions
Those who are just taking the first steps in mastering this type of needlework, like crochet, will find it difficult to repeat their favorite craft from a picture on the Internet. For such craftswomen, below is a selection of New Year's crafts with diagrams and a detailed description for them.
The descriptions not only describe in detail the process of performing the work, but also indicate recommendations for choosing yarn, its consumption, as well as the necessary additional materials.