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Don’t you just love a pattern that is quick and versatile? These flat Christmas Trees can be used for a garland, an ornament, or as part of your gift wrapping.

wrapped christmas gifts with Christmas Trees crocheted on the top

I’m sure you can think of even more ways to use these small trees and once you start making them, you won’t want to stop!

Stitches Used in the Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern

If you’ve already seen the Christmas Towel Toppers, you’re probably thinking that these flat Christmas Trees look familiar. You’d be right!

While working on the towel toppers, I knew I just had to make the same type of trees that could be used as ornaments.

Don’t you just love all the texture packed into one little flat Christmas tree? That’s the magic of the bean stitch! The little zig-zag puffs keep a simple pattern interesting.

If you haven’t worked with the bean stitch before or just want a refresher, you’ll want to check out the How to Bean Stitch Tutorial which includes step by step instructions and photos.

cream crochet christmas tree ornament

Yarn to make Flat Crochet Christmas Trees

What do you consider a scrap yarn project? Less than an ounce… Less than half an ounce?

Well, these small crochet Christmas trees used less than a quarter ounce of worsted weight yarn.

I’m guessing you have some scraps around that’ll be perfect for making tree ornaments. You can grab what you have on hand that’ll match your holiday decor. I’m excited to see someone work them up in chunky yarn – wouldn’t chunky little trees be so cute?

If you’d like to use the same yarn I used, you’ll want to get your hands on Premier Everyday Anti-Pilling yarn in Cream and Pine Green.

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Crochet Christmas Tree Garland

So far this orange and Crochet Christmas Tree Garland is my favorite holiday decoration. (I know we aren’t that far into the seaon yet and I still have more holiday making to do!)

dried orange and crochet christmas tree garland on a fireplace mantle

This was my first time drying oranges so I headed to The Merrythought to learn how to dry oranges for a garland. (Word of friendly warning: their site is amazing and you may just want to grab yourself a fresh cup of coffee and get comfy because once you start browsing their amazing DIYs, you won’t want to stop.)

I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to dry and string oranges even with my four-year-old’s help. (I don’t need to put “help” in quotes because he was literally helpful.) It was a fun project for us to do together.

To hang the Christmas Trees I used these cute little star pins I found on Amazon. They make the perfect little topper to the trees and make it easy to hang them between the oranges on the jute twine or attach the trees to your gift wrapping.

pin collage of crochet christmas trees shown in different settings

Flat Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern

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Skill Level: Easy

Materials:                             

US size E/4, 3.5 mm crochet hook

Worsted Category 4 yarn – 11 yds (.21 oz) of Premier Everyday Anti-Pilling in Cream or Pine Green

Large Eye Yarn Needle

Hand Needle and Thread

Optional: scrap amount of brown yarn for trunk (samples used of Premier Everyday Antipilling in Chinchilla)

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Favorite hook

Premier Yarn

Large eye yarn needles

Small gold star pins

Jute

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Abbreviations:

ch: chain
st(s): stitch(es)
bean st: bean stitch (see notes)
puff st: puff stitch (see notes)

Gauge: gauge is not critical

Finished Size: approximately 4” top to bottom and 3.5” at widest point

Notes and Special Stitch Instructions

Bean Stitch: insert hook into st and pull up a loop (2 loops on the hook), yarn over, insert hook into the same st and pull up a loop (4 loops on the hook), yarn over, insert hook into the same st and pull up a loop (6 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to close the stitch. To work subsequent rows, the bean stitch is worked in the bean stitch below, skipping the chain 1 that secured each stitch.

Puff stitch: [yo, insert hook into st, pull up a loop] 3 times in the same st (7 loops on the hook), yo, pull through all 7 loops on the hook, ch 1 to close the stitch.

Increases: You’ll be increasing in rows 2 and 3 and then every 4th row after that. Increases are done by working 2 stitches instead of 1 at the start and end of increase rows.

Crochet Flat Christmas Tree Pattern Instructions

Ch 2,

Row 1: Bean st in the 2nd ch from hook, turn (1 bean)

Row 2: ch 1, 2 bean sts on the side of the bean st in row 1, turn (2 beans)

Row 3: ch 1, 2 bean sts in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans)

Row 4: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans)

Row 5: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans)

Row 6: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans)

Row 7: ch 1, 2 bean sts in the 1st bean st of the row below, bean st in each of the next 2 bean sts, 2 bean sts in the last bean stitch, turn (6 beans)

Row 8: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (6 beans)

Row 9: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (6 beans)

Row 10: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (6 beans)

Row 11: ch 1, 2 bean sts in the 1st bean st of the row below, bean st in each of the next 4 bean sts, 2 bean sts in the last bean stitch, turn (8 beans)

Row 12: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (8 beans)

To work the trunk

Find the center 2 bean sts and join yarn on the right of the center bean sts (so between bean 3 and 4) – you’ll work the trunk over the 4 sts (the bean sts and ch 1 that closed the bean stitches) of those 2 bean sts. Puff st in each st (4 puff sts). Fasten off and weave in ends.

close up of bean stitches with arrows showing where to add the trunk

Flat Christmas Tree Photo Tutorial

Ch 2, Row 1: Bean st in the 2nd ch from hook, turn (1 bean)

crochet hook and yarn showing second chain from the hook

1st completed bean stitch for Row 1. (Don’t forget to chain 1 to close each bean stitch.)

crochet hook and a completed puff stitch

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 bean sts on the side of the bean st in row 1, turn (2 beans)

side of the bean stitch where you start the next row

You’re doing great!

2 rows of the crochet pattern completed with 3 bean stitches

Row 3: ch 1, 2 bean sts in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans)

arrow showing where to place the stitches for row 3 (yarn, hook and hand)

Once again, you’re working almost on the side of the stitch. Don’t worry, it’s correct!

arrow showing where to place the stitches (yarn, hook and hand)

You’ve increased to four bean stitches. From now on, you’ll increase every 4th row.

3 rows of the bean stitch christmas tree completed (crochet fabric, hook, and hand)

Row 4: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans)

arrows showing where to place the stitches for row 4 on crochet fabric

You didn’t increase in this row.

row 4 completed of bean stitch christmas tree

Row 5: ch 1, bean st in each bean st of the row below, turn (4 beans) Now you’ll continue working as above, increasing every 4th row until your triangle is as large as you’d like it to be.

arrows showing where to start row 5

Will you share pictures of your finished projects?

small round christmas tree, tree towel toppers, and a tree pillow
Cabled Christmas Tree | Christmas Tree Towel Toppers | Christmas Tree Pillow

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