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Rustic Christmas Tree Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jan 6


It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas!

Yes, I know October has just started and maybe the sun is still shining and warming up your days, and the last thing you want to think about is the Holiday Season.

But if you are a crocheter like me, I bet you can' wait to start working on some Christmas projects! Handmade gifts, home decorations are just too fun to make!


So, since it’s never too early to starting planning ahead, today I want to give you a nice idea for crocheting a rustic and fun Christmas Tree!


The shape of the tree is very simple; what makes it unique is the decor, created with a series of slip stitches worked on the surface of the tree.


There are no rules: you can use your favorite colors and create your unique decoration pattern! Just free your imagination and have some fun!


The Christmas Tree is approximately 9" tall.


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Here's the FREE pattern! Enjoy!


SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

YARN: Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Green, Brown, Yellow and Spice

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling; Yarn Needle

HOOK SIZES: E/3,25 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), back loop only (BLO), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).

INSTRUCTIONS: work in rows (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row) otherwise instructed.


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TRUNK (brown yarn)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) sc inc (12)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24); do not ch1

5) sl st even (24); turn

6) sc even (24); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the trunk to the tree.


CROWN (green yarn)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) sc inc around (16)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (32)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (40); do not ch1

6) sl st even (40); turn

7-10) sc even (40)

11) working in BLO, *8 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** 4 times (36)

12-14) working in both loops now, sc even (36)

15) working in BLO, *7 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** 4 times (32)

16-17) working in both loops now, sc even (32)

18) working in BLO, *6 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** 4 times (28)

19-20) working in both loops now, sc even (28)

21) working in BLO, *5 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** 4 times (24)

22-23) working in both loops now, sc even (24); start stuffing the tree

24) working in BLO, *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** 4 times (20)

25-26) working in both loops now, sc even (20)

27) working in BLO, *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** 4 times (16)

28-29) working in both loops now, sc even (16)

30) working in BLO, *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** 4 times (12)

31-32) working in both loops now, sc even (12)

33) working in BLO, *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** 4 times (8)

34-35) working in both loops now, sc even (8); finish stuffing the tree firmly

36) working in BLO, sc dec around (4); F/O, close the hole and hide the yarn.


DECORATIONS (yellow and spice yarn)

Insert the hook in any one stitch of the tree, pull up the yarn and start crocheting slip stitches around the tree’s crown.





I can't wait to see your version of my RUSTIC CHRISTMAS TREE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!



Elisa

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