Crochet Christmas Tree free Holiday decor pattern

Jul 23, 2021 | Crochet patterns, Featured

The Crochet Christmas Tree is a free crochet holiday decor pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Christmas Tree Stand free crochet pattern

This crochet Christmas tree is the perfect addition to your Christmas holiday decor. A crochet Christmas tree you can add to your Nativity Set decorations, your fireplace mantle or as part of your Christmas holiday dining centerpiece!

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Crochet Christmas Tree Stand Details

The Crochet Christmas Tree Stand is a beginner friendly pattern made with bulky yarn so it works up quickly – great for last minute decor or gift ideas!

Last year I saw so many different Christmas tree stands in the craft stores and I knew a crochet one would be even better – I could customize it just the way I wanted.

These trees are completely customizable for size and use. Worked from the top of the tree down so you can easily change up the size by adjusting the number of rows to make the tree smaller or larger. Use a smaller weight yarn to easily make the tree smaller. You can even make these into cute little crochet Christmas tree ornaments, too!

Customize the decorations – embroider stars, add decorative buttons or you can even leave as a simple undecorated tree. So many different options! Every tree can be different. A great way to use up small amounts of yarn and easily coordinate to your holiday decorating color scheme.

Crochet Christmas Tree stand tools

If you choose to make these as Christmas tree stands, you will need a few tools to complete the project. I found the perfect rustic birch coaster rounds at Michaels* as well a wooden craft dowel for the tree trunk. You will need a drill bit and power drill to drill a hole in the coaster for the dowel. (Or have your handy hubby do it for you like I did) You will also need a hand saw to cut your dowel to length. Be creative on the your stand – there are small wood plaques or blocks that would also work just fine as the base for your tree.

I wanted to match the color scheme of my Luxe Boho Christmas Stocking that I released as a free crochet pattern last year. And since I decorate my tree with cream and gold, the colors are just perfect.

I used Lion Brand’s Color Made Easy which unfortunately is now discontinued. But you could easily substitute any bulky weight yarn to achieve a similar result.

I found a box of assorted faux pearl buttons at Amazon* that paired up beautifully with my color scheme and add a nice elegant touch to my finished trees.

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself. This post may contain affiliate links that if you make a purchase at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 

If you would like to make these as Christmas ornaments you would just need to adjust the number of rows worked. For the tree ornament shown below, I worked 18 rows in the pattern. Add buttons, bows, embroider stars or leave unadorned for a simple yet pretty addition to your tree. I used a cinnamon stick for the tree trunk which also provides a lovely Christmasy smell! Add a simple yarn loop and hang from your tree – so quick and easy!

Christmas Tree Crochet Ornament free pattern

You can also adjust the height of your tree trunk by adding length to your dowel before inserting into the tree. The dowel needs to equal the height of your panel + height of your base + desired length of trunk.

Christmas tree stand project process

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christmas tree crochet pattern

Crochet Christmas Tree Stand Decor free pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

  • Lion Brand Color Made Easy Weight 5/Bulky (100% acrylic, 7 oz/247 yds) 
  • Birch 1.6 oz / 60 yds (Color A)
  • Mineral Yellow 0.5 oz / 12 yds yards (Color B)

Crochet hook size K/10.5 (6.5 mm)

Assorted decorative pearl buttons*
Coordinating embroidery thread for sewing buttons
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Polyfil for stuffing
3” round birch wood stand/coaster
5/16” drill bit
5/16” wood dowel
Power drill
Hand saw
Hot glue sticks and applicator

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 

Approximate finished size: 7 1/2” tree panels 
Finished size of stand will depend on length of dowel used for tree trunk and width of wood stand.

Abbreviations:

ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
RS = right side
WS = wrong side

Pattern Notes:

  • You will make 2 tree panels which are sewn together and stuffed to form the tree.
  • You can easily resize your tree smaller or larger by adding or subtracting rows in pattern repeat.

Large Christmas Tree Stand Pattern Instructions

Tree Panels (make 2)

With Color A, ch 2

Row 1:  (RS) 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  Turn. (2)

Row 2:  ch 1, 2 sc in each st.  Turn. (4)

Row 3 – 4:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Turn. (4)

Row 5:  ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st.  Turn. (6)

Rows 6 – 27:  continue repeating rows 3 – 5, ending on a row 3 repeat.  (Stitch count at end of row 27 = 20)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With RS of front panel facing, attach a long length of Color B yarn to tapestry needle.  Embroider stars where desired on RS of one panel. 

Crochet Christmas Tree decor

Weave in ends.

With RS of front panel facing, attach long length of embroidery thread to sewing needle.  Sew decorative buttons where desired.

Crochet Christmas Tree free pattern

Prepare & Assemble Tree Stand

Drill hole in the center of your wood stand with drill bit and power drill.  With hand saw, cut wood dowel to length.  The length of the dowel should equal the height of the tree panel + 2” for the tree trunk + length of wood stand.  My dowel measures 10” (7 1/2” tree panel + 2” tree trunk + 1/2” stand). My drill bit and dowels are both the same size which makes a nice fit without glue.  However, if the size of your hole ends up slightly larger than your dowel, you may need to use glue to stabilize your dowel.  Insert dowel into hole of stand, stabilize with glue if necessary.  Hold the dowel straight while glue dries.

Joining Tree Panels

Christmas tree crochet pattern process pic

To join panels together you will be single crocheting the panels together leaving two stitches open at the bottom to insert the wood dowel.  With WS of panels together, with Color A on hook and working through both panels, skip first 11 sts of row 27, join with a slip stitch in st 12, ch 1, 1 sc in next 9 sts to corner, work 2 sc sts in corner.  Now working along outside edge of panels, evenly space single crochet stitches along outside edge, working 2 sc sts each corner.  After you have worked the last corner, stuff the inside of your tree.  Once stuffed, sc in next 9 sts of the bottom panels, leaving 2 sts left unworked.

Christmas Tree Stand stuffing process

Fasten off.

Crochet Christmas Tree process

Assemble Tree

Crochet Christmas Tree process insert dowel part 1

Insert assembled wood dowel into base of tree panels where the stitches are unworked.  Use ends to sew stitches together around the base of the tree around the dowel.

Weave in ends.

Crochet Christmas Tree process insert dowel

Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern Instructions

Tree Panels (make 2)

With Color A, ch 2

Row 1:  (RS) 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  Turn. (2)

Row 2:  ch 1, 2 sc in each st.  Turn. (4)

Row 3 – 4:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Turn. (4)

Row 5:  ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st.  Turn. (6)

Rows 6 – 18:  continue repeating rows 3 – 5, ending on a row 3 repeat.  (Stitch count at end of row 18 = 14)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Decorate front panel as desired.

Christmas Tree Crochet Ornament free pattern

To join panels together you will be single crocheting the panels together leaving two stitches open at the bottom to insert the wood dowel.  With WS of panels together, with Color A on hook and working through both panels, skip first 8 sts of row 18, join with a slip stitch in st 9, ch 1, 1 sc in next 6 sts to corner, work 2 sc sts in corner.  Now working along outside edge of panels, evenly space single crochet stitches along outside edge, working 2 sc sts each corner.  After you have worked the last corner, stuff the inside of your tree.  Once stuffed, sc in next 6 sts of the bottom panels, leaving 2 sts left unworked.  

Insert assembled wood dowel into base of tree panels where the stitches are unworked.  Use ends to sew stitches together around the base of the tree around the dowel.

Weave in ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

2 Comments

  1. Karin B

    Adorable trees!!

    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you so much! So glad you like them 😊❤️