How to Crochet Christmas Tree (with Free Pattern)

Learn to crochet Christmas trees with this step-by-step tutorial. We also include a free Christmas tree crochet pattern to make crocheting fun and easy.

How to Crochet Christmas Trees

As we move closer to Christmas, we’re excited to share last-minute and quick Christmas decor ideas with you all! Here’s a cute and easy Crochet Christmas tree pattern you can try if you’re looking for something easy, quick but beautiful.

You can learn and practice crochet skills with the help of this project. Besides, if you use different colored yarns for the tree part, you can use them for other seasons as well, such as brown or red for Fall, light green for spring, pink for Valentine’s day, and so on.

This crochet Christmas tree is a fun crochet project not only for any crochet lovers but also for beginners. The tutorial comes with a printable template for the pattern, along with crochet stitches and abbreviations so that beginners can follow the tutorial easily.

1 or 2 crochet trees of our pattern wouldn’t require much yarn, you’ll have plenty of yarn left after crocheting 1 tree. So, on average, 1 tree would cost less than a dollar.

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Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern

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Download the free Christmas tree crochet pattern, print it out, and start making your homemade crochet Christmas tree decorations.

 How to Crochet Christmas Tree

 List of Supplies


  • Crochet hook – 3.5 mm
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle


  • Yarn – light or medium light
  • Felt – optional

crochet christmas tree supplies

Step-by-Step Instructions (Crochet Christmas Tree)

Step 1: Round 1

Start with a slip knot and then chain 2. Work 2 half double crochet into the chain next to the hook (not the one on the hook).

Chain 1 and turn the pattern.

Step 1: Round 1 - crochet christmas tree

Step 2: Round 2 and Round 3

Work 2 half double crochet into each chain stitch (there should be 2 stitches). Chain 1.

Turn the pattern. Work 1 hdc (half double crochet) into the next stitch, 2 hdc into the next 2 chain stitches, and 1 hdc into the last (4th stitch).

Step 2: Round 2 and Round 3

Step 3: Round 4

Chain 1 and turn the pattern.

Work 1 hdc into each chain stitch for round 4. Chain 1 and turn to start round 5.

Step 3: Round 4

Step 4: Round 5, Round 6, Round 7 and Round 8

Work 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc into the chain stitches for round 5. Chain 1, turn pattern to start round 6. Work 1 hdc into each stitch for round 6.

Chain 1, turn pattern. Work 1 hdc into the first chain, 2 hdc into the next and 1 hdc into each of the next stitches until there are 2 stitches left. Work 2 hdc into the next and 1 hdc into the last chain stitch to complete this round (round 7). For round 8, work 1 hdc into each stitch, except the 3rd and the 10th stitch; work 2 hdc into them. Chain 1, turn pattern.

Step 4: Round 5, Round 6, Round 7 and Round 8

Step 5: Scalloped Border

Skip the 1st chain, and work 3 dc (double crochet) into the next (2nd). Work a slip stitch into the next (3rd) and then skip the 4th chain stitch.

Continue this process until the round ends. You should have a total of 4 scallops. End the tree part with a slip stitch.

Step 5: Scalloped Border

Step 6: Complete Tree Part and Start the Stem

Cut off the extra thread and stitch the remaining end at the backside of the pattern using a tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Start the stem with a slip stitch and insert the stitch through the last stitch of the 2nd scallop. Chain 1 (counting this as a hdc).

Step 6: Complete Tree Part and Start the Stem

Step 7: Stem Part

Work 1 dc into the next 2 stitches and 1 hdc into the 4th.

For round 2 of the stem, work 1 chain stitch into each stitch. Slip stitch and secure the end of the yarn to complete the crochet Christmas tree.

Step 7: Stem Part (free crochet christmas tree patterns)

Tips for Beginners

Here are some tips if you’re having difficulty crocheting the Christmas tree pattern.

  • Use thicker yarn and a bigger hook if you’re a beginner.
  • Make sure to follow the pattern, and count stitches for each round.
  • Don’t forget to turn the pattern every time you finish a round/row.
  • Always keep extra yarn at the end after doing the last slip stitch.
  • Use a tapestry needle or crochet hook to tuck/stitch the remaining end of the yarn on the backside of the pattern.

Here are some of our simple crochet tutorials from our blog that you may also like

You can add a crochet star on the top of the crochet Christmas tree or simply cut out a star shape from felt and glue it on the top. These crochet Christmas trees can be used to make a garland, mobile, embroidered to a cardigan, and so on. Get creative and show us how you’re using them! If you make one; please tag us on Facebook or Instagram (use #thecraftaholicwitch).

Happy Crafting!

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