Crochet Christmas trees are a cheery and fun way to decorate your home for the Christmas season. You can finish most of these patterns in an afternoon, and many are also excellent for using up scrap yarn. Hang them on your tree, sprinkle them on shelves, or give them as gifts! Enjoy these 25 free crochet Christmas tree patterns!
Christmas Tree Crochet Patterns
Crochet Christmas tree patterns are so versatile and leave lots of room for creativity. Add lights or snow, adjust the height, add a base… the possibilities are endless.
In this list, you’ll find patterns that you can hang on your (real) Christmas tree, string across your mantle, stand up on an end table, use to top a bottle of wine, or attach to your wrapped gifts. There’s a variety of sizes and shapes included. Most of these crochet Christmas tree patterns are great for beginners, so don’t feel intimidated if you’re just starting out!
Crochet Christmas trees also make excellent gifts during the holidays. Or, you can make up a bunch of them ahead of time and sell them online or locally. There are so many fun patterns to choose from, so giving or selling them is a perfect excuse to try them all (okay, maybe not ALL…)!
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Some of these Christmas trees also suggest additional supplies, such as wooden bases, dowels, mini terracotta pots, embroidery thread, pompoms, and beads. Be sure to check your pattern for the specific tools and supplies required.
Best Yarn for Crochet Decor Projects
Worsted is the most popular yarn weight for many crochet decor projects. It’s easy to work with (not too fine nor too bulky), holds up well over time, is affordable, and offers plenty of colors and fiber options. Some of my favorite yarns for crocheted Christmas trees include Red Heart Super Saver and Bernat Super Value Yarn.
Though you’ll notice that worsted is the most popular yarn weight in the list below, a number of the patterns will turn out best with different yarn weights. I’ve listed the best yarn for each pattern right here in the post for easy access.
25 Crochet Christmas Tree Patterns
Enjoy these 25 free crochet Christmas tree patterns!
When finished, this little Christmas tree measures about 3.5” high. Because of its petite size, you’ll only need one small ball of yarn - perfect for using up a scrap ball you may have lying around! This cute, simple little pattern uses only one stitch, the single crochet.
This fun pattern makes the cutest little bobble tree decorations. Instructions are included for three different sizes, but you can also adjust these fairly easily to suit your needs. These fun little trees are perfect for decorating your own home for Christmas or for selling.
This lively Christmas tree amigurumi pattern is crocheted from top to bottom. At the end, you’ll have the option to add a stump, so that your little tree friend can stand up and smile at you! This pattern is perfect for beginners.
This bright, shining Christmas tree is worked in continuous rounds from the bottom up. Use your favorite colors to add your Christmas tree’s lights. These trees are perfect for decorating your side table, mantle, or anywhere else that needs a touch of Christmas!
These quick, flat, crocheted Christmas trees are perfect for using to decorate your gift wrapping or for hanging on your tree as ornaments. The bean stitch is what gives these trees their unique texture. Since they’re so small, they’re an excellent use of your Christmas-colored scrap yarn.
These fancy, neutral-toned trees are great for adding elegance to your Christmas decor. I love that you can choose to decorate them exactly how you like. There’s so much room for creative freedom with these lovely trees!
These open-bottomed Christmas trees fit perfectly over a celebratory bottle of wine. Use them at your Christmas parties or for gifts. They’re worked sideways and measure approximately 10” tall, not including the star.
This little tree is worked in continuous rounds, starting at the top and working your way down to the trunk and the pot. When you’re finished, stuff your pot and stand your amigurumi Christmas tree up wherever you need a little more Christmas cheer!
Here’s a cute little tree that has so many options for decorating! Besides yarn, you’ll also need a tiny terracotta flower pot saucer, some beads, pearls, spangles, or other decor, some fiberfill, and hot glue.
Use neutral tones and real wooden bases to help give these Christmas trees their simple, rustic look. They’re worked from the top down, and it’s very easy to adjust the size simply by adding to or subtracting from the number of rows. Lastly, embroider shapes and add decorative buttons to make this tree exactly to your liking!
For this pattern, you’ll start by making the basic Christmas tree shape. After that, you can add your branches. Make your star, and then grab a small terracotta pot and glue your tree right on so that it can stand up anywhere.
This easy crochet Christmas tree pattern can be made using aran or bulky yarn, allowing it to work up quickly. The trees are worked in a spiral, and the snow-dusted branches really help get you in the cozy Christmas spirit!
The body of this tree is made with a simple string of half double crochets. You’ll also need to make six baubles for each tree. These unique ornaments can be hung anywhere! The finished size is approximately 13 centimeters.
Calling all vintage lovers! This adorable tree is made by creating six granny squares of different sizes. Then, the edges are flipped up to create the 3D tree branches. After that, add your ornaments and base. How fun!
Adjust the size of your trees as well as your dowel rods to make these trees varying heights, and it almost looks like you have a real forest on your shelf! Don’t forget to stuff your trees to help bring them to life and add some shape.
This pattern truly is versatile! Scroll through the post to see all of the options for how to decorate your string of trees. Make a garland of trees to hang on your mantle or Christmas tree, or just make one at a time. The single trees are excellent for ornaments or for decorating gifts.
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