The Christmas Tree C2C Advent Calendar is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!
Can you believe that we are in November already?? It seems like this year has really been flying by – I may just refer to 2020 as “The Lost Year”. Can anyone else relate?? ?
Well, if you are anxious to start decorating for Christmas and getting the kids in the mood – this pattern will be a sure hit!
I know my grandkids love Advent Calendars and I mean who wouldn’t love a special treat every day? Something to look forward to every day. However, instead of candy you could even include slips of paper with a fun family activity like a movie night or roasting marshmallows together. You could really make this a shared family Advent Calendar!
This Christmas Tree C2C Advent Calendar works up pretty quickly and it is a great way to use up any scrap yarn you have for the stars. I only used 4 colors for my 24 stars but you could certainly use 24 different colors if you wanted to!
If you are new to the corner to corner (c2c) crochet technique, I have all the video and photo tutorials you need to get started:
I wanted a smaller wall hanging so I decided to work my graph in the mini c2c or hdc technique. I have a video for that as well. My panel ended up being approximately 18.5″ wide x 28.5″ tall. That would make a pretty good size for a pillow. However, if you wanted to make this graph into a smaller blanket, just use the standard double crochet c2c technique to make the graph larger.
And, if you want to make the same border as mine, I have a tutorial for the Candy Cane Border. However, I only used 2 colors for the border and I am showing 3 colors in my video. The only difference is that you would ch 4 instead of 5 for each color. Other than that, the stitch is the same.
You are certainly welcome to use any star crochet pattern you wish – and there are a lot of crochet patterns for stars out there – but I used my own c2c star pattern. The Star C2C pattern uses the corner to corner technique to create a quick and easy star which is the perfect size for this graph as well as give the stars the same overall same look as the panel.
You could certainly choose to embroider the numbers on your stars but I found some inexpensive adhesive numbers from Amazon. They won’t stay “stuck on” from year to year but you could just put new ones on next year if you wanted to.
For hanging, I used a wooden dowel cut to length and then crocheted tabs that made a holder for the dowel. I am just hanging the dowel on a hook so I didn’t use a hanger on my dowel but you could either crochet one or find another hanging option.
I used my go-to economical choice for soft acrylic yarn – Red Heart’s With Love* which has lots of colors to choose from. Sturdy yet soft – perfect choice for this panel!
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Christmas Tree C2C Advent Calendar free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Red Heart With Love Holly Berry Weight 4/Medium 2 oz / 106 yds (r)
Red Heart With Love White 6 oz / 320 yds (w)
Red Heart With Love Daffodil .65 oz / 35 yds (y)
Red Heart With Love Lilac .7 oz / 37 yds (p)
Red Heart With Love Taupe .10 / 5 yds (b)
Red Heart With Love Lettuce 3.5 oz / 186 yds (g)
Size J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook
1/4” wood dowel 17” long for hanging panel
Set of adhesive numbers 1 – 24
Approximate finished size: 18.5” wide x 28.5” tall
Gauge: 7 blocks = 4”
r = red
y = yellow
p = purple
w = white
g = green
b = brown
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
sk = skip
Notes about pattern:
- Pattern is worked in half double crochet Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet technique. Panel could easily be made larger by using the regular double crochet C2C crochet technique. Written row by row instructions follow with color pixel graph at bottom of post.
- Stars are made as appliqués and then sewn to panel.
r: Red / y: Yellow / p: Purple / w: White / g: Green / b: Brown
⬅️ Row 1 (WS): 1w
➡️ Row 2 (RS): 2w
⬅️ Row 3: 3w
➡️ Row 4: 4w
⬅️ Row 5: 5w
➡️ Row 6: 1w, 1g, 3w, 1r
⬅️ Row 7: 2r, 2w, 1g, 1r, 1w
➡️ Row 8: 2w, 2g, 1w, 3r
⬅️ Row 9: 3r, 1w, 2g, 1r, 2w
➡️ Row 10: 2w, 1g, 1r, 2g, 1y, 2r, 1w
⬅️ Row 11: 2w, 1r, 1y, 5g, 2w
➡️ Row 12: 3w, 1g, 1r, 3g, 4w
⬅️ Row 13: 4w, 3g, 1r, 2g, 3w
➡️ Row 14: 3w, 2g, 1r, 4g, 3w, 1b
⬅️ Row 15: 2b, 2w, 4g, 1r, 3g, 3w
➡️ Row 16: 4w, 8g, 1w, 3b
⬅️ Row 17: 4b, 5g, 1r, 3g, 4w
➡️ Row 18: 4w, 4g, 1r, 5g, 3b, 1w
⬅️ Row 19: 2w, 2b, 11g, 4w
➡️ Row 20: 5w, 4g, 1r, 6g, 1b, 3w
⬅️ Row 21: 1p, 3w, 6g, 1r, 5g, 5w
➡️ Row 22: 5w, 13g, 2w, 2p
⬅️ Row 23: 1y, 2p, 1w, 7g, 1r, 6g, 5w
➡️ Row 24: 6w, 6g, 1r, 7g, 1w, 1p, 2y
⬅️ Row 25: 1p, 2y, 1w, 15g, 6w
➡️ Row 26: 6w, 7g, 1r, 8g, 2y, 2p
⬅️ Row 27: 1w, 2p, 1y, 8g, 1r, 8g, 6w
➡️ Row 28: 7w, 17g, 1w, 1p, 2w
⬅️ Row 29: 4w, 9g, 1r, 8g, 7w
➡️ Row 30: 7w, 9g, 1r, 9g, 4w
Corner (begin decreasing)
⬅️ Row 31: 3w, 20g, 7w
➡️ Row 32: 8w, 9g, 1r, 10g, 2w
⬅️ Row 33: 1w, 10g, 1r, 10g, 8w
➡️ Row 34: 8w, 1r, 20g, 1w
⬅️ Row 35: 2w, 8g, 1r, 8g, 2r, 1g, 8w
➡️ Row 36: 9w, 2g, 2r, 7g, 1r, 7g, 2w
⬅️ Row 37: 3w, 12g, 2r, 2g, 1r, 1g, 9w
➡️ Row 38: 9w, 6g, 2r, 4g, 1r, 5g, 3w
⬅️ Row 39: 4w, 3g, 1r, 3g, 2r, 5g, 1r, 2g, 9w
➡️ Row 40: 10w, 2g, 1r, 6g, 2r, 5g, 4w
⬅️ Row 41: 5w, 1g, 3r, 11g, 10w
➡️ Row 42: 10w, 3g, 1r, 10g, 1r, 5w
⬅️ Row 43: 6w, 9g, 1r, 4g, 10w
➡️ Row 44: 11w, 13g, 6w
⬅️ Row 45: 7w, 7g, 1r, 4g, 11w
➡️ Row 46: 11w, 5g, 1r, 6g, 7w
⬅️ Row 47: 8w, 10g, 1r, 11w
➡️ Row 48: 7w, 1r, 4w, 2r, 3g, 1r, 4g, 8w
⬅️ Row 49: 9w, 2g, 1r, 2g, 2r, 2g, 4w, 1r, 7w
➡️ Row 50: 5w, 3r, 4w, 1g, 1r, 2g, 2r, 3g, 9w
Corner (begin decreasing)
⬅️ Row 51: 10w, 2r, 6g, 4w, 1r, 1w, 1r, 4w
➡️ Row 52: 6w, 1r, 4w, 1g, 1r, 5g, 10w
⬅️ Row 53: 11w, 6g, 10w
➡️ Row 54: 5w, 1r, 3w, 2g, 1r, 3g, 11w
⬅️ Row 55: 12w, 5g, 3w, 1r, 4w
➡️ Row 56: 8w, 3r, 1g, 12w
⬅️ Row 57: 13w, 3g, 7w
➡️ Row 58: 6w, 3g, 13w
⬅️ Row 59: 14w, 1g, 2r, 4w
➡️ Row 60: 3w, 1r, 1w, 1r, 14w
⬅️ Row 61: 16w, 1r, 2w
➡️ Row 62: 1w, 1r, 2w, 1r, 4w, 1r, 8w
⬅️ Row 63: 7w, 2r, 4w, 1r, 3w
➡️ Row 64: 1r, 1w, 1r, 4w, 1r, 1w, 1r, 6w
⬅️ Row 65: 8w, 1r, 4w, 2r
➡️ Row 66: 4w, 2r, 2w, 1r, 5w
⬅️ Row 67: 8w, 1r, 4w
➡️ Row 68: 4w, 1r, 7w
⬅️ Row 69: 11w
➡️ Row 70: 10w
⬅️ Row 71: 9w
➡️ Row 72: 8w
⬅️ Row 73: 7w
➡️ Row 74: 6w
⬅️ Row 75: 5w
➡️ Row 76: 4w
⬅️ Row 77: 3w
➡️ Row 78: 2w
⬅️ Row 79: 1w
Once panel is complete, weave in ends.
Round 1: With Color w, attach to outside edge of blanket, ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge, sl st to first st.
Fasten off Color w.
Round 2: With Color r, ch 4, remove hook from loop, attach color g to next st, ch 4, remove hook from loop. *Insert hook back into loop of Color r, sc into next open st (st next to Color g chains), ch 4, remove hook from loop, insert hook back into loop of color g, sc into next open st, ch 4,* continue repeating between * * to corner, in each corner work 2 st into corner (1 each of red and green). At the end of the round, sl st red ch 4 to the bottom of the beginning red ch 4, sl st green ch 4 to the bottom of the beginning green ch 4. Be sure to keep the same color sequence at the end so you may need to sk a st to keep colors in order.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Stars (make 24 total)
Red stars = 5
Pink stars = 5
Purple stars = 5
Yellow stars = 9
Row 1: RS (1st block): ch 4, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in last ch.
Row 2: ch 4, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch, sl st to 1st block made.
Row 3 – 6: repeat row 2
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew stars to front of Christmas tree panel where desired. If you are making this pattern as an advent calendar you will need to leave the top portion of each star open from left to right points of star in order to make a pocket.
Hanging tabs (make 2)
With color w, ch 25
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end. Turn (24)
Row 2: ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Turn (24)
Row 3 – 6: repeat row 2.
Sew tabs at the top of the WS of panel right below edging on both the right and left sides, leaving approximately 3” open between the tabs.