At work last week I noticed someone had put up a Christmas garland on their cubicle wall. It was Monday morning and I had just walked into the office so the sight of cheery holiday decor made me smile. It also made me realise it was time to decorate my desk area too!
Crochet Christmas Tree with Buttons
This tree takes approx. 45 mins to an hour to make, depending on how many buttons you choose to add and, of course, your crochet and sewing speed.
I’ve done my best to write this pattern free of errors but as with anything handmade by a human, mistakes do happen. If you find any errors, typos, missing steps just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernat Super Saver in Kelly Green or any medium worsted/aran weight (4) weight acrylic yarn
- This pattern is worked from tip to base in continuous rounds (do not join or turn at the end of each round).
- Use a stitch marker to keep track of beginning/end of each round.
- Instructions in brackets [ ] are completed the number of times indicated outside the brackets. For example, [inc in next st, sc in next st] x 5, means you would complete the instructions inside the brackets a total of 5 times.
- Although it’s tempting to want to overstuff your tree like other plushies, it’s recommended that you leave some room at the base so the tree sits flat. Optionally, you can insert a cardboard or plastic cut-out (like the lid of a yogurt container or the cardboard from a cereal box) to keep the bottom flat.
- You also have the option to fasten off at Round 23 and leave the tree hollow instead of stuffing it.
Stitches used (American terms):
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
inc – increase (2 sts in same st)
dec – decrease (sc2tog/2 sts together)
BLO – work in back loop only
- 4.00mm crochet hook
- yarn needle
- polyfil stuffing
- assorted buttons
- needle and thread to sew the buttons
- (optional) plastic or cardboard for base cut-out
Round 1: make 5 sc in magic ring (5 sts)
Round 2: sc in each st around (5 sts)
Round 3: inc in each st (10 sts)
Rounds 4-5: sc in each st around (10 sts)
Round 6: [inc in next st, sc in next st] x 5 (15 sts)
Rounds 7-8: sc in each st around (15 sts)
Round 9: [inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] x 5 (20 sts)
Rounds 10-11: sc in each st around (20 sts)
Round 12: [inc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] x 5 (25 sts)
Rounds 13-14: sc in each st around (25 sts)
Round 15: [inc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] x 5 (30 sts)
Rounds 16-17: sc in each st around (30sts)
Round 18: [inc in next st, sc in next 5 sts] x 5 (35 sts)
Rounds 19-20: sc in each st around (35 sts)
Round 21: [inc in next st, sc in next 6 sts] x 5 (40 sts)
Rounds 22-23: sc in each st around (40 sts)
Sew buttons to tree. Add stuffing (but not too much!)
The next round is worked in the back loops and will begin to close the base of the tree.
Round 24: BLO [dec, sc in next 6 sts] x 5 (35 sts)
Trace the bottom of the tree on a piece of cardboard or plastic and cut out the circle. Insert the cut-out into the base of the tree.
The remaining rounds are worked in both loops.
Round 25: [dec, sc in next 5 sts] x 5 (30 sts)
Round 26: [dec, sc in next 4 sts]x 5 (25 sts)
Round 27: [dec, sc in next 3 sts] x 5 (20 sts)
Round 28: [dec, sc in next 2 sts] x 5 (15 sts)
Round 29: [dec, sc in next st] x 5 (10 sts)
Round 30: dec in next 10 sts (5 sts)
Fasten off and use a yarn needle to weave in ends.
If you’re not using a cardboard or plastic cut-out, using yarn needle, pull tail end through centre and up toward the top of the tree. Secure yarn tail in place and weave in ends. Pulling the yarn through the center bottom to the top will create an indent in the base to help keep it flat on your desk.
Now go and display your crochet Christmas tree for your friends/co-workers/family to admire!