If you are decorating for the holidays, then you will definitely want to make this crochet tree set. Make them natural colors, bright colors or neutral farmhouse colors, they will look great with all holiday styles.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet tree set pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
Wood, Metal, Why not a Crochet Tree Set?
I have been these simple tree sets everywhere I go. I have seen tutorials on how to make them out of wood, and store versions that are made with metal sheeting. I have been wanting a set so badly, but I prefer not to buy what I can make.
Plus a crochet tree set is a lot more toddler friendly. I am still teaching my kids the difference between decorations and toys. That is why we are making crochet ornaments this year like the gnome ornaments above and the picture ornaments.
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Crochet Tree Set
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The materials listed are for a single tree.
0.6-0.8 oz or 32-42 yds of Red Heart Super Saver (Size 4 Yarn)
Crochet Hook, Size G, 4.0mm
Polyfil or Stuffing
1/4″ Dowel Rods
(1-2) Wood Rounds (1.5-inch diameter)
5/16″ Drill Bit
Hot Glue Sticks and Applicator
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 4 SC X 4 Rows = 1 inch
Size: The crocheted portion of the larger tree is 7 inches tall. The shorter tree is 5 inches tall. Finally height will depend on the length of the wood stand which is easily adjusted.
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Crochet Tree Set Pattern
-Written in US terms.
-This pattern includes drilling a hole in the wood rounds and cutting a dowel rod. Please read all the instructions before starting the project to make sure you will be able to finish it.
– Crochet pattern is after the base instructions.
Creating your Tree Base
In order to make our trees stand up, we will need to give them a base and trunk using wooden rounds and dowel rods. This part uses a few handyman (or woman) tools to complete.
First take your wooden rounds and drill a hole in the center of the round with a 5/16″ drill bit and a power drill. The dowel rod I used was 1/4″ so the 5/16″ drill bit makes a slightly larger hole. If your dowel rod has a different diameter then you will need to adjust the size of your drill bit.
When you drill, remember that the drill bit will come out the other side, so do not drill on the kitchen table. I drilled holes in 6 wooden rounds and used 2 rounds stacked on top of each other for 2 of the trees.
Next, you will want to cut your dowel rod to your desired size. The dowel rod needs to be the length of the tree + the thickness of the number of wooden rounds you are using + the length of the tree trunk. The photo below shows the sizes I cut my dowel rods to.
Once the dowel rod and wooden rounds are ready, you will simple apply a little hot glue into the hole in the wooden round and place in your dowel rod. Hold the dowel straight while the glue dries.
Make 2 pieces per tree.
Row 1: Work 2 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. (2)
Row 2: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC in first ST, SC in next ST. (3)
Row 3: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC in first ST, SC in next 2 STs. (4)
Row 4-11: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC in first ST, SC in each ST across.
Note: At the end of Row 11 you should have 12 stitches.
Row 12: Turn, SLST to first 3 STs, CH1, SC in next 6 STs, leave last 3 STs unworked.
Row 13: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC in first ST, SC in next 5 STs. (7)
Row 14: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC in first ST, SC in next 6 STs. (8)
Row 15-22: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC in first ST, SC in each ST across.
Note: At the end of Row 22 you will have 16 stitches.
If you are making an ornament of a smaller tree then you can fasten off here. Continue crocheting for the larger tree.
Row 23: Turn, SLST to first 3 STs, CH1, SC in next 10 STs, leave last 3 STs unworked.
Row 24: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC in first ST, SC in next 9 STs. (11)
Row 25: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC in first ST, SC in next 10 STs. (12)
Row 26-33: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC in first ST, SC in each ST across.
At the end of Row 33 you will have a total of 20 stitches. Fasten off. Make a second tree piece then you will be able to join them.
Joining your Crochet Tree Pieces
To join our two pieces, we will be single crocheting them together. We want to leave a hole at the bottom of the tree. So start at one bottom corner and count 9 stitches over on both crocheted pieces. Working through both pieces slip stitch to the 9th stitch. (If you are working with the smaller tree, then slip stitch to the 7th stitch.)
Border Row: CH1, Working back towards the bottom corner, SC in each ST, until you reach the corner, CH2, turn, Work 1 SC into the side of reach row until you reach the bottom of the first branched out area.
Border Row Cont’d: Turn and work 3 SC into the bottom of the branched out area, CH2, turn, and SC into the side of the rows until you reach the bottom of the next branched out area. Repeat this process until you reach the top of the tree, CH2, turn and work down the other side.
Continue to CH2 when you reach corners and work 3 SC underneath the branched out areas. When you finally reach the other bottom corner, stop and stuff your tree.
Once the tree is stuffed, continue to SC to the center of the bottom of the tree. You should leave 2 stitches unworked on both crochet pieces. Fasten off.
Insert your wooden stand that you have made and use the last yarn end to sew the first and last stitch of the border row together around the dowel rod. Weave in your ends and your tree is done.
If you are making the ornament, first embroider it, then follow the instructions above, but do not leave any stitches unworked. Once your ornament is complete, add a piece of twine to hang it from your Christmas tree.
These trees are so adorable, spread around the house. Work up several in colors that will match your holiday or winter decorations.
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