Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Free Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern.

This will be the first free pattern I've posted in a long time. I've been so excited for christmas this year, but more for getting to decorate things! I feel this pattern totally blows any pattern I've ever posted before out of the water.

I decided I wanted to put a tree on my desk in work and came up with this little cutie!


Materials: 

3.5 mm/E crochet hook
2.75 mm/C crochet hook
Red DK yarn
Black DK yarn
Brown DK yarn
Green DK yarn
Green thread
Yellow DK yarn
Various coloured beads (you'll need about 40 - 50)
Something to weight the bottom with.

Stitch translation:

BLO - Back loop only
FLO - Front Loop Only
SC - Single Crochet
SCDEC - single crochet decrease

Using your 3.5 mm hook

In red.

make a magic ring 
Round 1: sc6
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch
Round 3: 2sc in first stitch sc next, repeat to the end of the row
Round 4: 2sc in first stitch sc next 2, repeat to the end of the row
Round 5: 2sc in first stitch sc next 3, repeat to the end of the row
Round 6: sc blo around
Round 7: sc around
Round 8: sc around
Round 9: sc around
Round 10: 2sc in first stitch 14sc, 2sc next stitch, 14 sc
Round 11: sc around 
Round 12: 6sc, 2sc next stitch, 15sc, 2sc next stitch, 9 sc
Round 13: sc around
Round 14: 12sc 2,2sc next stitch, 16sc, 2sc next stitch, 4sc
Round 15: sc around FLO
At this point weigh down the pot and stuff, and stuff as you go along the pattern.

In black

Round 16: scdec 4sc, repeat to the end of the row
Round 17: scdec 3sc, repeat to the end of the row
Round 18: scdec 2sc, repeat to the end of the row

In brown

Round 19: sc around
Round 20: sc around
Round 21: sc around

In green

Round 22: 2sc in first stitch sc next 2, repeat to the end of the row
Round 23:  2sc in first stitch sc next 3, repeat to the end of the row
Round 24: 2sc in first stitch sc next 4, repeat to the end of the row
Round 25: 2sc in first stitch sc next 5, repeat to the end of the row
Round 26: 2sc in first stitch sc next 6, repeat to the end of the row
Round 27: 2sc in first stitch sc next 7, repeat to the end of the row
Round 28: 2sc first stitch, sc next 8, repeat to the end of the row
Round 29: sc around 
Round 30: BLO, scdec, sc 28, scdec, sc 28
Round 31: BLO sc 9, scdec, sc 27, scdec, sc 18. 
Round 32: BLO sc 18, scdec, sc 26, scdec, sc8.
Round 33: BLO, scdec, sc 25, scdec, sc 25.
Round 34: BLO sc 8, scdec, sc 24, scdec, sc 16.
Round 36: BLO sc 16, scdec, sc 23, scdec, sc 7.
Round 35: BLO sc around
Round 37: BLO scdec, sc 22, scdec, sc 22.
Round 38: BLO sc 7, scdec, sc 21, scdec, sc 14.
Round 39: BLO sc 14, scdec, sc 20, scdec, sc 6.
Round 40: BLO scdec, sc 19, scdec, sc 19.
Round 41: BLO sc 6, scdec, sc18, scdec, sc12.
Round 42: BLO sc12, scdec, sc17, scdec, sc5.
Round 43: BLO sc around
Round 44: BLO scdec, sc 16, scdec, sc 16.
Round 45: BLO sc 5,scdec, sc 15, scdec, sc 10.
Round 46: BLO sc 10, scdec, sc 14, scdec, sc 4.

Round 47: BLO scdec, sc 13, scdec, sc 13.
Round 48: BLO sc 4, scdec, sc 12, scdec, sc 8.
Round 49: BLO sc 8, scdec, sc 11, scdec, sc 3.

Round 50: BLO scdec, sc 10, scdec, sc 10.
Round 51: BLO sc 3, scdec, sc 9, scdec, sc 6.
Round 52: BLO sc 6, scdec, sc 8, scdec, sc 2.

Round 53: BLO scdec, sc 7, scdec, sc 7, scdec.
Round 54: BLO sc 2, scdec, sc 6, scdec, sc4.
Round 55: BLO sc 4, scdec, sc 5, scdec, sc 1.

Round 56: BLO scdec, sc 4, scdec, sc 4.
Round 57: BLO sc 1, scdec, sc 3, scdec, sc 2.
Round 58: BLO sc 2, scdec, sc 2, scdec.

Branches:
 
For the branches I threaded my beads onto the green thread and then formed a slipknot with the thread and green yarn together. I then worked slip stitches (SS) into the loops left by working in BLO in the main body of the tree, and made the branches by using a picot stitch. To work the picot stitch:

 Chain 3, and slip stitch into the third chain from the hook, to add a bead to a branch bring a bead up and work it into the second chain.


To make the star I used the smaller crochet hook and a pattern from Inner Child Crochet which can be found HERE. The pattern shows three different sizes, I used the smallest size.

Now that your'e finished crocheting, take a few minutes to sew in any loose ends and show off your new decoration with pride!

I'm still new to writing up my patterns so if you encounter any problems please let me know!





5 comments:

GLOW said...

How clever of you! This tree is so cute, I want to make one for every desk in the office. Thanks for sharing.

kimurakraft said...

Thank you! Mine sits right next to my computer in work!

Maz Kwok said...

Hi! I have to say this is one of the best X'mas tree crochet patterns I found xD

kimurakraft said...

Thanks a lot Maz! It really means a lot!

Shellie said...

Thanks for sharing this christmas pattern!