How to knit a christmas tree

Knitted Christmas Trees | the twisted yarn

Right, people. Just this once, I’m going to break the habit of a lifetime, and mention Christmas before mid-December. This really doesn’t fit with my miserable, curmudgeonly ol’ personality, but I have things to show you, pretty Christmassy things, and they won’t wait. Also, we normally have nine of us gathering here at our old brewery for Christmas, and my lack of prior festive organisation is impressing no-one.

So. Decorations. What are yours like? Obviously, you need some knitted or crocheted ornaments with which to adorn your beautiful home. There are gorgeous fairisle bauble patterns out there (Arne and Carlos, I’m looking at you), but this post is all about ideas that, (i) are so simple that even a child could make them, (ii) are quick, and (iii) dropped out of my leaky brain and onto this screen on a wet Wednesday afternoon.

There’ll be a ‘part two’ to this post, because this fearless first festive article covers just one thing: knitted Christmas trees. These chaps are super-easy to make, and you can either stand a small plantation of them on your mantelpiece, or hang them from ribbons. Look!

Easy Knitted Christmas Trees

Would you like to make some of these? Yes? OK, first to the knitting. ‘Tis simple, my fine fibrous friends. Here are the instructions:-

Fetch some green yarn, DK or aran weight. I used Fyberspates Vivacious’s appropriately named ‘Deep Forest’, because the subtle shifts of green are delightfully leafy but honestly, use anything green. Grab some needles, 5.0 or 5.5 mm – no need to be strict about it.

Right, you – or the small but enthusiastic child beside you – are going to knit a simple square in garter stitch. See how simple this is?

It’s a square. It’s garter stitch. Really, it couldn’t be much simpler.

If you’re making a few of these, it’s best if they’re all slightly different sizes. So cast on a different number of stitches each time – anything between 20 and 35 stitches is fine. You’re aiming for squares of between 10 and 15 cm along each side.

Now, knit every row to create a nice garter stitch, until you’ve achieved a perfect square, then cast off, leaving a long tail. OK, you done? Was that not the simplest knit ever? Good. Now to roll up your little tree. First fold it not-quite-in-half, like this:-

And then begin to roll the blighter up. You’re aiming for approximately a cone shape, although it won’t look properly gorgeous until you’ve sewn it up. If it’s wriggly and recalcitrant and generally annoying, don’t worry, that’s normal at this stage. Here, have some cake.

You can choose how tightly your tree is wound at its base, according to whether you want a thin tree or a fat tree. For a thin tree, make a fairly tight coil, like the photo below, then sew through it a few times with the shorter tail of yarn.

The coiled base of a tree. Fairly thin you’ll note, oh arboreal connoisseurs.

For a wider tree base, curl it around more loosely, and sew a flap of the knitted fabric across the base. If you’re making a chunkier tree, you’ll need to push some stuffing into the base of the tree as well as into the rest of its height, but if you’re making a thin tree, then you’ll only need a smidgeon of toy stuffing near the top:-

Sewing Up

Ah, that brings me on to the next part: sewing this critter up. Use the long tail of yarn to sew up your conical tree. Consider the shape you’re making as you work: it’s likely that the line you sew will be curved like this, but it’ll be at the back when you display your tree, so nobody will see:-

Hurrah! You’ve made the basic shape! Now, drag your children away from their electronic gizmos (if they haven’t already helped you with the knitting), and get them to help you stick pretty things on the tree, such as these:-

All The Pretty Things

I recommend thin metallic pipe cleaners to look vaguely like tinsel. You can poke the ends into the tree to fix them. And sew metallic-looking beads on as pretend baubles, and sew a tiny sparkly pompom on top. You get the gist.

Just go find your inner ten-year-old and make them pretty, people! And then it’s time to adorn your mantelpiece. (Yes, that is the knitted mandala picture beside the trees. I still haven’t moved it to its permanent home.)

And you’re done! Wa-hey! It really is that simple. Finally, may I respectfully direct you towards a real pro, who does festive makes properly, with a colourful twist from her native Norway: EclecticHomeAndLife. She also happens to be a ridiculously lovely person. 🙂 ‘Til next time, knitters. More is to come…

Like this:

Like Loading...

27 Christmas Tree Knitting Patterns

Mary Salazar Christmas Knitting Patterns, Uncategorized Christmas Knitting Pattern, christmas tree knitting pattern, free knitted christmas tree pattern

Liven up your Christmas decoration by including some of these fun Christmas tree knitting patterns.

A lot of people look forward to putting up their Christmas tree. It is a holiday tradition that can bring back some strong memories. Ornaments are passed down from generation to generation. You do not have to stop at one large Christmas tree. You can decorate your home with tiny trees too.

We know that a knitted Christmas tree will never be able to replace your full-sized tree. But there is no reason you cannot enjoy small trees throughout your house.

We have included Christmas tree knitting patterns for every area of your home. From your living area to your kitchen and even your bathroom.

27 Knitted Christmas Tree Patterns

Below are 27 great Christmas tree knitting patterns. We have included both free and paid patterns, we are sure you will enjoy.

1. Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern by lavenderhillknits

You can add a hand knitted touch to your Christmas decor with these knitted Christmas trees. If you can knit socks and hats, you can easily make these cozies.

These adorable trees are knitted in the round with circular needles and double-point needles. They are then fitted over styrofoam cones. The pattern includes instructions for all three trees. The Christmas tree knitting patterns can be completed by an advanced beginner.

Find the Pattern by lavenderhillknits HERE

2. Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern Hanging Decoration by BooBiloo

Make several of the fun, jingly Christmas tree ornaments for your friends and family. Hang them on the tree or add them to your gift wrapping to add a personal touch.

These ornaments are quick and easy to knit. They are knitted flat on 2 needles. Finished, the tree measures approximately 5.25” tall, not including the ribbon.

Find the Pattern by BooBiloo HERE

3. Bruce the Spruce Tree from Underground Crafter

Here is a free Christmas tree knitting pattern that makes a cute little amigurumi doll.

With this pattern, the gauge is not important. You can use any weight yarn you like. Just make sure to use needles a tad smaller than you would usually use with that yarn.

This pattern is easy and can be finished by an advanced beginner. The completed amigurumi Christmas tree measures approximately 3.75” tall, depending on the yarn and needles you use.

Find the Pattern from Underground Crafter HERE

4. Pot Holder Easy Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern by MelodysMakings

Add some holiday cheer to your table with this adorable Christmas tree pot holder. It is a quick and easy pattern that can be knitted in no time. The pot holders also make excellent Christmas gifts.

Find the Pattern by MelodysMakings HERE

5. HAT “Noel Trees” Super Bulky Knitted Christmas Tree Pattern by Patternery

Make one of these wonderful hats for yourself or a friend. These hats are comfy and charming.

The pattern includes sizes from newborn to adult. There are instructions for both tall trees and short trees. You will need to know how to knit and purl, and a basic understanding of colourwork.

Find the Pattern by Patternery HERE

6. Potted Button Knit Christmas Tree Pattern from Just Craft Enough

These free knitted christmas tree pattern will look delightful sitting on a table or a mantle. They knit up quickly using medium weight yarn.

When you make these Christmas trees, you will also get to incorporate other crafting techniques. To finish this fun project you will also need wood dowels, terra cotta pots, florist foam and paint along with your knitting supplies.

Find the Pattern from Just Craft Enough HERE

7. Knit Christmas Tree Pattern by LittleRedWindow

These lovely knit Christmas Trees are a fun holiday project. The pattern includes instructions for all three trees. The trees measure 4.5”, 8”, and 10” tall.

To make these trees you will need green worsted weight yarn, 7” double pointed knitting needles, yarn needle, cable needle, manilla file folder, and tape.

Find the Pattern by LittleRedWindow HERE

8. Christmas Tree Cushion Cover Pattern by TheLonelySea

Here is a fun Christmas tree knitting pattern you can use to cover an existing pillow. The pattern makes an envelope cushion cover that is secured with buttons. Use traditional Christmas colours or change them up to match your decor.

The cushion cover is knitted flat on 2 needles and sewn up the sides. The cover will fit a 16” x 16” pillow.

Find the Pattern by TheLonelySea HERE

9. Little Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern by GinxCraft

This knitted christmas tree pattern can be easily customised to make a wide variety of 3-D ornaments. They are a great project for using up your scrap yard.

The ornaments are knitted on two needles and only use approximately 20g of wool. The pattern has text instructions and photographs.

Find the Pattern by GinxCraft HERE

10. Cat Hat Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern by OonaPatterns

Your pet will probably not be happy wearing this Christmas tree hat, but they will surely look cute.

The downloadable PDF pattern has a lot of photos to help you understand the instructions. The completed hat will fit an average size cat, small dog, and other smaller animals.

Find the Pattern by OonaPatterns HERE

11. Easy Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern by Gina Michelle

This free Christmas tree knitting pattern would be perfect for those with rustic holiday decor. The finished trees can be hung as ornaments or mounted on cinnamon sticks and a wood slice.

The trees are knitted flat, sewn together and stuffed with fibre fill.

Find the Pattern by Gina Michelle HERE

12. Snowman with a X-mas Tree Amigurumi Doll Pattern by jasminetoys

You will make everyone smile with this lovable snowman and Christmas tree knitting pattern. He looks so precious wearing his boots, gloves, scarf and hat.

Using the suggested yarn and needles, the finished project will measure approximately 10.6” tall. It is an intermediate level pattern that requires the knowledge of basic knitting.

Find the Pattern by jasminetoys HERE

13. Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern by KnittingByPost

This knitted Christmas tree pattern is tipped in snow and topped with an angel. It would make a great centrepiece on your holiday table.

The completed tree with the angel measures approximately 11.81” tall. Skills required include cast on, knit, purl, increase by knitting into the front and back of stitch, decrease by knitting two stitches together, cast off, and sewing pieces together.

Find the Pattern by KnittingByPost HERE

14. Festive Tree Stocking Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn

During the Christmas holiday, stockings look so charming hung on the mantle. And this is a free pattern that would be perfect for a boy or a girl.

The pattern is for a 13” tall stocking. It is an intermediate level pattern.

Find the Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn HERE

15. Children’s Knitting Pattern by CinderellaRags

If you are looking for a Christmas sweater for a child, this one is perfect. The red stripes along with the green Christmas tree make this a festive and fun design.

The pattern includes instructions for sizes 2,4,6 toddler and child.

Find the Pattern by CinderellaRags HERE

16. Spruce Socks Knitting Pattern by OrigianallyLovely

You can never have too many socks. And these would be the perfect accessory for winter. The socks have a subtle Christmas tree design that is delicate and simple.

The pattern includes instructions for four sizes. The socks are constructed from the top, down. The heel is shaped using a heel flap technique.

Find the Pattern by OrigianallyLovely HERE

17. Tree Scarf Pattern from Kidz Knitz

This scarf is beautiful and will take some time to make. However, the finished results are worth it.

To make the free Christmas tree knitting pattern, you will need size 8 needles. They recommend using 6 balls of S. Charles Heather yarn. But it is quite expensive. You can use another type of yarn.

Find the Pattern from Kidz Knitz HERE

18. Christmas Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern by InspiredByMocha

Your dog will look absolutely adorable in this Christmas dog sweater. You know your dog needs a sweater to get into the Christmas spirit too!

This is an easy pattern that uses knit, purl, cast on, bind off and sew your pieces together. The pattern uses 4 colours of yarn. There are instructions for sizes XS through large.

Find the Pattern by InspiredByMocha HERE

19. Knit Christmas Tree Pattern by FirFoodArtShop

If you can knit a hat, you can knit these Christmas trees. The pattern has instructions for 3 different trees in 7 different sizes, so you can create your own little forest.

The pattern can be completed by a beginner / advanced beginner. You will need super bulky yarn, US 13 circular needles, stitch marker, scissors, yarn needle, fibre fill and optional sticks or wood bases.

Find the Pattern by FirFoodArtShop HERE

20. Last minute Bulky Tree Coasters Knitting Pattern by SealedbyaKris

If you are looking for some last minute Christmas gift ideas, knit up a bunch of these bulky tree coasters. Simple and stylish, this cowl knitting pattern can be worked up quickly. It was designed to be pulled down over one or both shoulders or pulled up and used as a hat.

The pattern uses US 8 (5 mm) knitting needles and bulky weight yarn. It is a quick knit. They can be used as coasters, blanket squares, or sweater patches.

Find the Pattern by SealedbyaKris HERE

21. Christmas Tree GIFT CARD-igans from Simply Notable

Do not give a gift card in a generic envelope. Instead, use a knitted gift card-igan. What a clever idea. Not only can these be handed out, but they can also be hung on a tree using the button closure.

To make this Christmas tree knitting pattern you will need US 5 needles, worsted weight yarn, tapestry needle, crochet hook, and a button.

Find the Pattern from Simply Notable HERE

22. Christmas Trees 1 Knitting Pattern by Squibblybups

You can use this download PDF knitting pattern to make 9 different Christmas trees. They are perfect baubles, hanging ornaments, garlands, wreaths and other decorations. You can leave them as they are or add your own decorations.

The trees are knitted flat and sewn up with a tapestry needle. Completed, they are approximately 4” tall. The pattern also includes instructions for using the trees to make a wreath,

Find the Pattern by Squibblybups HERE

23. Kertasnikir Boot Toppers from Berroco

There is no reason why you should be wearing plain drab boots in the winter when you can add these festive boot toppers. And they are not only cute, but they will also help keep you warm.

The finished toppers measure approximately 14” around and 7 ½” high (not folded).

Find the Pattern from Berroco HERE

24. Washcloth or Afghan Square Knitted Christmas Tree Pattern by DaisyAndStorm

This Christmas tree knitting pattern can be used as a dishcloth or a washcloth. Or you can create a bunch of these and make a blanket or afghan.

The download includes easy-to-follow instructions and a chart. You will need to know how to cast on, cast off, knit and purl.

Find the Pattern by DaisyAndStorm HERE

25. Knitted Christmas Trees Pattern from The Twisted Yarn

Decorate your tabletop or mantle with these cheerful knitted Christmas trees.

The free Christmas tree knitting pattern is knitted flat, rolled up, stuffed and sewn shut. Then you can decorate it as you please.

Find the Pattern from The Twisted Yarn HERE

26. Worsted Hat Festive Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern by Patternery

Stay warm and cosy wearing one of these Festive Tree hats.

The hat is knitted in the round. The download includes 8 pages of instructions, including colourful photos. It also includes a snowfall chart, faux pom-pom instructions and bead instructions.

Find the Pattern by Patternery HERE

27. Colorwork Sock Knitting Pattern by FiberandFernDesigns

The Arendelle Socks uses colourwork and lace to create these whimsical socks. They were inspired by the city of Arendelle in the animated film Frozen.

This is an intermediate level pattern. You will need to be familiar with colourwork/stranded knitting, lace stitches, and basic shaping techniques. The patterns include instructions for sizes small, medium, and Large.

Find the Pattern by FiberandFernDesigns HERE


The Christmas holiday is like no other. It is a magical time that creates memories that will last a lifetime. You get to spend time with family and friends, lavishly decorate your home, and give heartfelt gifts.

If you are a knitter or a crocheter and are looking for some decorating ideas or gift ideas, we have listed some amazing holiday knitting patterns.

Here are our Favourite Crochet Christmas Pattern Lists

  • Christmas Knitted Elf Hat
  • Christmas Stocking
  • Crochet Christmas Trees
  • Crochet Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

Do not wait until the last minute to get started. Instead, start working on some Christmas tree knitting patterns right now.

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

(crocheted lace).

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

(petal 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


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

Knitted rectangles.

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"
If you like our site, you can support the enthusiasm of those who work for you.
Happy New Year to the author of this article, Olga Klishevskaya.

DIY knitted Christmas trees: 15 ideas

New Year is coming soon, but there is no Christmas tree? No problem! We take out a hook or knitting needles (which is more familiar to anyone), yarn (it can be multi-colored, it’s even more interesting) - and now a magical New Year’s spruce forest is already growing before our eyes!

A crochet hook, knitting needles, some yarn and some inspiration - that's how the New Year's spruce forest has grown!

I don't know how many ways there are to tie a Christmas tree. The fantasy of needlewomen is inexhaustible - while I was compiling this collection, someone must have come up with new ideas. Yes, and I hardly managed to collect all the possible options. So, if you know a method that I didn’t mention, be sure to add it in the comments, okay?

Ads by

Very simple Christmas trees-triangles

Even a completely inexperienced craftswoman will be able to knit such a Christmas tree, because the simplest model is an ordinary triangle: Choose your knitting method and yarn, experiment with patterns and decor... If you want, you can complicate the shape a little:

Simple shape and endless number of decor options

These crafts make wonderful Christmas garlands and Christmas decorations (just make sure the pieces hold their shape well; if not, try reinforcing them with a thin wire frame).

Christmas tree miniatures

Christmas tree coasters for mugs and glasses

This idea can be realized even if you do not like to knit: take a suitable decorative cord and use a thread with a needle to turn it into a pretty Christmas tree (use the template, so that the products are the same).

Such Christmas trees can be knitted or made from a ready-made cord

The main thing here is to get an even, dense fabric, then the finished product will be practical and durable. Well, choose the shape, colors and decor at your discretion.

More ideas:

  • For a cozy tea party: do-it-yourself cup coasters

Christmas trees from squares

Another simple shape is a square. How can knitted squares turn into a Christmas tree, you ask? And like this:

Christmas trees from squares

We knit squares of different sizes (from large to small) in any convenient way. Then we bend one corner of each and put all the details together to make a Christmas tree. We decorate the finished "tree" to taste and mood.

A simple technique with great potential

Note: such a Christmas tree can be folded from ordinary table napkins (cloth or paper) and used to decorate a festive New Year's table.

Crocheted Christmas Trees

Triangles again, only more difficult. The more intricate the pattern, the more complex the knitting technique, the more interesting it will turn out - show all your skills!

Lacy Christmas trees can be used as cup coasters or as festive decorations

Christmas trees made of thick yarn can be used as coasters, openwork products with intricate patterns will decorate the interior.

Lace: Christmas tree stands, Christmas tree toys

All in white: graceful lace herringbones

Snow-white knitted lace is graceful and elegant. Can you create such a miracle? Then get down to business!

Lace: ideas for crafters

Don't forget to starch the finished piece well. And if you knit several identical parts, you can assemble such a “3D Christmas tree” from them:

Lace in 3D

Christmas tree fantasies

A few more ideas in photos. It will not be possible to describe each separately - the selection is still not dimensionless, but a simple triangle Christmas tree can really be connected in any way:

Simple shapes, different techniques

Pillows and cushions

Now let's give some volume to our trees. Let's take the same triangles as a basis, just sew them in pairs - and you will get nice pillows:

Christmas tree pillows - simple, but effective

Small Christmas tree pads

And if you increase the size of the product, you will get not a souvenir pillow, but a real festive sofa pillow:

Triangular pillows

For yourself and as a gift: charming do-it-yourself decorative pillows


Let's move on to three-dimensional figures. The simplest volumetric Christmas tree has the shape of a cone:

You can crochet a very simple little herringbone cone and decorate it

The simpler the shape, the more possibilities for decoration. Use yarn of different colors, beads, beads, braid, Christmas tinsel - whatever your imagination tells you.

Small cones

You can also play with the color and texture of the yarn - such a Christmas tree does not even need decorations:

Play with the color and texture of the yarn

And who said that a Christmas tree must be green? Make it any color you like. Though pink, even in stripes or polka dots!

When color and decor change everything

Here are some ideas for knitting lovers. Laconic shape and various knitted patterns:

Laconic shapes: Christmas trees-cones knitted on knitting needles

If you like Christmas trees, but don't feel like knitting, find an old sweater with a suitable pattern in your closet - it will turn out no worse.

Knitted patterns

Please note that all of these patterns require a frame or padding to keep the craft in shape.

Scalloped herringbone

Is a regular cone boring and doesn't look like a herringbone at all? What can you say about this option:

Scallops create volume and texture

Scallops of different shapes create volume and interesting texture. The Christmas tree has become more like a real one, right?

Scallops of various shapes

How such Christmas trees are made:

  • method 1 — tie a cone, and then directly on it impose scallops of the desired size and shape;
  • method 2 — tie the braid with scallops, and then fasten it to the base-cone of cardboard;
  • method 3 - if the scallops are large, voluminous, knit them as separate parts, and then assemble the Christmas tree on a cardboard base or sew the scallops onto a knitted cone;
  • method 4 - immediately knit with scallops.

The shape and number of scallops determine the texture of the Christmas tree

Convex shapes

In shape, these Christmas trees are the same simple cones. But the large relief of a knitted pattern changes everything:

Embossed knitting

Let's play pyramids

Pyramid Christmas trees are very diverse, but the general idea is the same: we knit several parts of different diameters, and then assemble them like a children's pyramid.

Snow-covered Christmas trees

Details may vary, but most often it is a cone. Dense or openwork, simple or with a "skirt" - the shape of the future Christmas tree depends on the shape and technique of execution.


An interesting variant of the pyramid: they take a base-ring (wooden, plastic, cardboard - it doesn't matter) and tie it, creating tiers of the future Christmas tree; then such blanks are assembled on the frame.

Stylish laconic pyramids

Look at the Christmas tree in ruffles and frills. Really, almost like the real thing?

Christmas trees in ruffles and frills

An unusual and touching Christmas tree is obtained from lace details (do not forget to starch!), collected on a wooden skewer:

such funny toys:

Funny pyramids

This idea can be developed: for example, make the cones multi-colored or even replace them with stars:

Pyramid Christmas tree: let's go back to childhood

Snowman Christmas tree

If the cone seems too simple for you, try knitting these funny Christmas trees that resemble snowmen in shape:

Snowman Christmas tree

Zigzags and spirals

Fans of the avant-garde will love crochet or knitted cord. By the way, you can tie not a cord, but a ribbon, as in the following photo:

The width of the workpiece can be any: if you don’t want a cord, tie the ribbon

And for this design, you will additionally need a wire frame:

Herringbone-spiral for fans of the avant-garde

Those who do not want to knit can use knitwear trimmings or a ready-made decorative cord for these crafts.

Christmas trees made of knitted cord

Christmas trees-toys

The most difficult idea (although, however, an inexperienced craftswoman can tie a funny Christmas tree from the far right photo):

Let's revive the Christmas tree

Efforts will definitely justify themselves: just think how much joy such a gift will bring. And making toys is fun, right?

The Christmas tree turns into a funny fairy-tale character

Which idea did you like the most? Have you knitted Christmas trees with your own hands? Show, tell!

Which tree do you choose?

For those who are inspired, but do not know how to put their favorite idea into practice — a selection of master classes in video format .

Learn more