How to tie down a christmas tree

How to Tie Down a Christmas Tree (Or Anything Else) to the Roof of You – Wolf & Iron

“To be always ready a man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied” – Henri Frederic Amiel

So you packed up the family and went to your favorite Christmas tree farm or lot and picked out a beauty of an evergreen specimen. It being a family affair, you forwent the pickup truck and opted for the minivan or SUV with roof racks or perhaps you only have a car and still need to lug it home. Like most guys you may find yourself having hoisted the tree upon the roof with no problem but then begin going through your list of tie-downs and knots: “Let’s see here, I have the shoe string knot down fairly well and there is that loop thing that I can do that seems to be pretty sturdy…” and immediately begin flinging string. All the way home you are hoping for no sudden stops and looking back to see whether the tree has ended up in the street.

Whether it’s a tree or kayaks or anything else the principles are the same. No hauling problem is too big for a man who knows a bit of rope work.

How to Tie a Loop in a Rope

Before we get to the tie-down let's look at a few ways to make a loop in a rope. If you need a refresher on knot terminology check out this previous post.

The Overhand Loop Knot

The first is an Overhand Loop Knot illustrated below. It is an easy and quick way to make a non-slipping loop in a section of rope but will bind on itself so it isn’t good for scenarios when you may reuse the rope. However, for the free plastic twine you will likely be using for your Christmas tree it is the knot of choice.

The Slip Knot

The slip knot is not much different except that it allows you to pull the knot free. You can see a detailed diagram of the Slip Knot here or watch me tie one in the video below.

Steps for Tying Down the Christmas Tree

Step 1 – Position the tree for proper aerodynamics

The tree should be positioned so that the wind sweeps over the tree following the natural bend of the limbs. This typically means the base of the tree is toward the front of the vehicle.

Step 2 – Tie a basic knot to start the process (the standing end of the rope)

From one of the roof racks tie the line and throw the running end over the tree to the other side of the vehicle.

Step 3 – Wrap the line around the base of the tree

Press down on the base of the tree and wrap the line a few times. This is an important step to prevent the tree from sliding under the line and becoming a missile in the event of an emergency stop.

Step 4 – Make a loop in the line near the middle of the tree

Using either the Overhand Loop Knot or the Slip Loop Knot, tie a loop. This will be used like a pulley in the next step. It is important to do this near the middle of the tree since they have a lot of give.

Step 5 – Rig up a Trucker’s Hitch (or a Block and Tackle)

Pass the line under the roof rack and then back up through the loop you just created. Pull down on the line’s running end and watch the pulley system work, tightening the line with little effort.

Note: This same technique is used to raise large game animals off of the floor in the forest for cleaning, keep food and other items out of the reach of bears, or tighten up any line. It is an extremely useful technique to remember.

Secure the line by frapping and two Half Hitches

Frapping is a fancy word for wrapping or lashing lines together. A Half Hitch is an easy and common knot that will be demonstrated below or you can see a detailed illustration here.

Step 6 – Frap the lines

Pass the running end over the outside of the roof rack and immediately back under. Then fold it over the left (or right) of the lines. It will look like there are 3 lines it is passing over.

Continue wrapping the line around the other lines, about 3 times.

Pass the line under the roof rack.

Step 7 – Two Half Hitches

Pass the line back up and over to start the Half Hitch. Pass the line behind the main line, then around an inch or more higher leaving a small eye, then pass a running loop through the eye as illustrated below.

Pull some length out on the running loop and cinch down to complete the first Half Hitch.

Repeat another Half Hitch using the running loop.

Step 8 – Repeat tie-down procedure for the length of the tree

You may be able to use the same length of line for the entire tree but it really isn’t necessary. About 4 lines like the one above is all that is needed. The other lines will simply go over the tree and put pressure to hold it in place. You can optionally run the line through the branches or even wrap it around the trunk of the tree for additional security.

Vehicles Without Roof Racks

The process for cars or other vehicles where a roof rack isn’t available is pretty different. It is actually a bit simpler though getting the line as taunt isn’t as easy. You can stick with your typical knots and loops for rackless cars. There are two gotchas though.

1: Remember to tie the tree down with the doors open rather than going through the window. (For obvious reasons)

2: Use a heavier gauge rope if you can. The thin plastic lines will cut into your weather stripping.

Final Thoughts

The ability to tie down cargo securely comes in handy so many times in life. Bungees and tie-down straps are great tools but knowing how to fasten a line is still a pretty important skill set. It can keep a costly Christmas tree off the side of the road and may even prevent a serious accident.

Merry Christmas!

– Mike Yarbrough

How to Tie a Christmas Tree to Your Car Safely and Securely

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Getting a real Christmas tree is an exciting way to kick-off the holiday season. You get to spend a fun-filled afternoon picking out the perfect tree and then warm up while you decorate it. But there’s a middle part in there that’s a lot less fun: transporting a Christmas tree to your home. Here’s how to tie a Christmas tree to your car and get it home without risking a crazy holiday insurance claim.

1. Before you leave the house

  • Rope: To tie the tree to your car, or do one better and get ratchet straps. Fancy.
  • Gloves: To protect your hands from spikes and splinters
  • A flag: To put on the back of the tree, in case it’s longer than the car
  • Tarp or blanket: To protect your car
  • Appropriate footwear and clothing: Things you don’t mind getting a little sappy

2. Prep the tree for travel

  • Get a tree that fits: Probably pointing out the obvious, but you’ll have a ton of tree options once you get to the lot and it’s easy to get carried away. While your eye might be drawn to the largest, fullest tree there, remember that you’re going to have to transport it. It may be a good idea to measure your car roof or trunk space and try not to venture too far outside those measurements.
  • Get it wrapped: Most places will wrap the tree for you in netting, which helps with keeping it secure and preventing the needles from falling off during the ride. That way, it’s still just as big and full when you get it home as it was at the store.
  • Flag the end: Remember that flag you packed in your trunk? This is it’s moment to shine. If you’re behind a car with something sticking out the back, it can be difficult to get perspective and the last thing you want is your precious new Christmas tree ending up in someone else’s windshield. If your tree is longer than your car, put a flag on the end of it so people will see it. If it’s dark outside, aim for something reflective.

3. Tie The Tree To Your Car

  • Wear gloves: You’ve already packed gloves after step 1, so put them on! Gloves will make this process a lot less painful; you’ll thank us later.
  • Put the tarp or blanket on top of your car: The blanket/tarp will protect your car from lots of tiny scratches. If you’re putting the tree in the trunk of your car, the tarp will also make cleaning easier.
  • Put the top of the tree at the back: When the trunk of the tree is facing forward (towards the driver), it stays in place better, even when you’re braking. Plus, it prevents the tree’s limbs from getting ripped apart by winds as you drive.
  • Tightly secure the tree: If you have a roof rack, once you put the tree on top of the car, lace the rope several times over the tree and through the roof rack. If you don’t have a roof rack, roll down the windows of the car and run the ropes through the car several times. Wiggle the tree, and if it moves, it’s not on tight enough. Losing your tree on the middle of the highway and causing a car accident is not a great way to start the holidays, so tie it extra tight.

4. Drive your Tree Home

  • Your center of gravity is off: Your weight distribution is very different than normal. Expect your car to feel a bit weird when you’re driving, so stay alert. Maybe drive slowly around the parking lot a couple of times to make sure you get used to it.
  • Avoid potholes: It’s best to avoid potholes any time it’s possible, but it’s especially important with a tree on your car. If you fly through a pothole with a tree on top of your car, you run the risk of it falling off. Plus, the added weight is taking a toll on the shocks as it’s jolting through the pothole, which puts your car at risk of long-term damages.
  • Go slow: The most important thing: go slowly. Take surface streets or secondary roads so that you can keep your speed down. Take your time. Ease into stops. Use your turn signals. Drive carefully. Remember the tree is up there and be safe.

5. Remove the Tree From Your Car

  • Remove sap quickly: There’s no hard-and-fast rule as to how long is too long before pine tree sap stains, but it’s best to get it off as quickly as possible (speaking from personal experience here). suggests using bug and tar remover or rubbing alcohol.
  • Clean your car: If your tree was inside your car, you’ll want a good vacuum to get rid of all the needles. While you’re at it, use this milestone as a reminder to think about getting your car ready for Winter.

Transporting a tree on your car roof can be dangerous, but with these handy tips it doesn’t have to stop you enjoying this family tradition. Still not sure? You can always rent a van for the day and get an extra big tree. Now all that’s left to do is put on some of your favorite Christmas carols and decorate!

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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

(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 where the principle of knitting such a fabric is shown. 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.

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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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, agreed?

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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 pillows

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 Christmas tree 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 the 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 . Look, choose, create! And don't forget to share pictures of your trees in the comments!

Photos from the site pinterest.

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