How to crochet a Christmas tree in 15 minutes!

A free crochet Christmas tree pattern perfect for using as a garland, ornament or present decoration. You'll love how fast this tree works up!

Crochet Christmas tree ornaments always bring a smile to my face. I love all the cute and creative designs but also have a soft spot for the classics (read Christmas baubles and wreaths)

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This particular crochet Christmas tree ornament was inspired by a similar tree made of paper I saw on Pinterest a while back.

What I love about it is that not only is it a fun and super quick make (all of 15 minutes!) it has a multitude of uses as well. Besides decking out your Christmas tree and giving it a lovely modern look, you can use it to add a little extra touch to your presents or packages.

Even better, make these chic Crochet Christmas Tree Earrings based off of this pattern! They are perfect for the festive season, and especially as a last minute gift idea. However, the colour choice and delicate bead placement allow for these handmade earrings to be worn all year round for everyday wear or special occasions.

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Learn how to make these chic crochet Christmas Tree Earrings perfect for the festive season, and especially as a last minute gift idea.

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A free crochet Christmas tree pattern perfect for using as a garland, ornament or present decoration. You'll love how fast this tree works up

15 minute crochet christmas tree

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials:

  • Acrylic DK yarn
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • Ten 8mm pearl beads
  • Scissors
  • 2 darning needles; 1 large and 1 small

Stitches and terms used:

  • Ch= chain
  • Hdc= half double crochet
  • “= inch(es)

Size: With the yarn and hook specified 15-minute Christmas Tree is approximately 5″ long & 2.5″ at its widest point

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Yarn alternatives: Any DK, #3 or 8 ply yarn

Notes:

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  • The pattern is worked in rows into the st as normal (unless otherwise stated).
  • Stitch totals are shown in square [] brackets at the end of each round e.g. [18] means you should have a total of 18 stitches at the end of the round.
A free crochet Christmas tree pattern perfect for using as a garland, ornament or present decoration. You'll love how fast this tree works up

Pattern:

With DK yarn and 4 mm hook,

Row 1: Ch 59. Starting from the 3rd ch from your hook, hdc in each st across. [57]

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Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Hdc ribbon

Assembly:

From this point forward, ribbon refers to the hdc strip you just made above.

  1. Getting hold of the end of your ribbon, make a 2” fold as shown below.
Make the first fold
  1. You will then continue making folds.  Each time you fold over the ribbon, make it shorter as you go up, creating your tree shape. You should have 6 folds.
Continue folding into a tree shape
  1. Take your larger darning needle and pierce it through your tree from the bottom up to hold the folds in place.
Secure the folds
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  1. Cut a piece of yarn approximately 20” long, fold it in half and tie a knot about an inch from the folded end. Thread the smaller darning needle on the other end and insert a pearl bead.
Tie a knot
Insert a bead
  1. After the bead, thread on your ribbon, followed another pearl bead.
Thread a bead
  1. For more pronounced beads at the end, insert your needle through the front and back loops as shown below.
Where to insert your darning needle
  1. The remainder of the threading will be ribbon, pearl, ribbon, pearl, ribbon, etc. to the end. 
Continue threading
A free crochet Christmas tree pattern perfect for using as a garland, ornament or present decoration. You'll love how fast this tree works up
  1. Thread 3 pearls at the base of the tree.
A free crochet Christmas tree pattern perfect for using as a garland, ornament or present decoration. You'll love how fast this tree works up
  1. Tie a knot to secure the beads and snip off the excess yarn leaving a small tail.
A free crochet Christmas tree pattern perfect for using as a garland, ornament or present decoration. You'll love how fast this tree works up

And there you have it! A quick and easy crochet Christmas tree. These would also make just wonderful gifts!  Make one attach to it a wrapped gift for a nice modern look.

A free crochet Christmas tree pattern perfect for using as a garland, ornament or present decoration. You'll love how fast this tree works up

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19 thoughts on “How to crochet a Christmas tree in 15 minutes!”

  1. Question – if you ch 59 & HDC in the 3rd ch from the hook, wouldn’t you end up with 57 stitches and not 60?

  2. Hi! Love this pattern, and love how the pearl beads look so I wanted to order some myself, but I don’t know what size to get! Do you recall what size (mm) beads you used for this project? 🙂

    1. Thank you Chloe. The beads are 8mm. Actually had to run around with my tape measure to get the measurements, lol. Thanks for pointing that out though. I’ll include it in the pattern material notes for others.

  3. Pearl beads I found have too small a hole for darning needle with yarn to go through.
    Can you suggest where to find pearl beads with large enough hole to accomedate the smallest of darning needles?
    Is the pearl a craft bead or a jewelry bead and would the center hole be different in size with different bead? Anyone else have this problem? Or am I the only one?
    Thanks for your help.
    Lois

    1. Hi Lois. The beads are craft beads. I bought mine from a local craft store but you can get something similar on either amazon or eBay. Jewelry beads tend to have smaller holes and might not work for this pattern.

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