Add some cute handmade touches with these Large Crochet Christmas Trees. Their cute chunky texture will add warmth to your space without bringing the chill of a winter wonderland.
How to crochet a Large Christmas Tree
I was originally inspired to make these Christmas trees from a tree I saw at Joann’s. It used chunky yarn but it looked like the yarn was folded and glued into place. (Of course, now I can’t find it on their website).
Immediately I started dreaming up a crochet version and eventually went through many prototypes to get to the final tree pattern.
These chunky Christmas Trees remind me a bit of stacking cups like my kiddos played with when they were younger. You can stack and arrange them in several different ways to make differently sized trees.
To make the parts of the trees, you’ll crochet 2 triangles and then slip stitch them together up one side and down the other. The bottom of each triangle is left open so the triangles can be stacked.
There are 4 different sizes of triangles and the pattern is easy enough that if you want larger trees, you can continue to add rows. With all 4 sizes of triangles stacked the tree measures approximately 8 inches across and 10 inches from top to bottom.
The trunks of the trees are toilet paper rolls with jute twine wrapped around them. I went through SO MANY ideas for those tree trunks. I wanted them to be simple and something everyone could do, but still add to the overall aesthetic of the trees.
They look great with the jute, but another idea I tried out was using wood print duck tape around a toilet paper roll. I think that looks pretty cute too!
You have options since they look cute even without any trunk, although I do think they look a bit more like odd snowmen that way.
Stitches and Yarn
The triangles themselves are made using puff stitches and double crochets. I have photos included with the pattern instructions to help get you started.
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick works so well for these trees. It makes the stitches pop and the white Christmas trees look like they are covered in soft snow.
You can easily make them will thinner yarn if you have a smaller space that needs some decorating. Just don’t forget to adjust your hook size too!
Large Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
US size K/10.5, 6.5 mm crochet hook
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (Category 6 Super Bulky Yarn)
Samples used Fisherman colorway and approximate yardage:
- Size 1: 11 yds (0.6oz)
- Size 2: 19 yds (1.05 oz)
- Size 3: 35 yds (1.94 oz)
- Size 4: 43 yds (2.43 oz)
Large Eye Yarn Needle
Jute twine and toilet paper rolls for the trunks
puff: puff stitch (see notes)
dc: double crochet
tc: turning chain
Gauge: gauge is not critical
Size 1: Across the bottom = 3.5”, top to bottom = 2.5”
Size 2: Across the bottom = 5”, top to bottom = 3.5”
Size 3: Across the bottom = 6”, top to bottom = 4.5”
Size 4: Across the bottom = 8”, top to bottom = 5.5”
puff stitch: [yo, pull up a loop] 3 times (7 loops on the hooks), yo, pull through all 7 loops on the hook. (Do not chain 1 to close each puff stitch.)
Turning chain (tc): the ch 2 to start each row counts as a dc and is referred to as the tc or turning chain
The first puff stitch of each row will go in the same stitch as the tc. (It will go in the dc of the row below.)
Large Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern Instructions:
Row 1: (2 puff, ch 2, 2 puff, dc) in the 3rd ch from the hook, turn.
Row 2: ch 2, puff in each of the next 2 sts, (2 puff, ch 2, 2 puff) in ch-2 space, puff in the next 2 sts, dc in tc, turn.
Stop here for size 1
Row 3: ch 2, puff in each of the next 4 sts, (2 puff, ch 2, 2 puff) in ch-2 space, puff in the next 4 sts, dc in tc, turn.
Stop here for size 2
Row 4: ch 2, puff in each of the next 6 sts, (2 puff, ch 2, 2 puff) in ch-2 space, puff in the next 6 sts, dc in tc, turn.
Stop here for size 3
Row 5: ch 2, puff in each of the next 8 sts, (2 puff, ch 2, 2 puff) in ch-2 space, puff in the next 8 sts, dc in tc, turn.
Stop here for size 4
Make 2 of each size you’d like. Hold two of the same sized parts together and slip stitch them together, leaving the bottom open, so they can be stacked. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
To make the trunks, I used empty toilet paper rolls and wrapped jute twine around them. For the smaller trees, I cut the rolls vertically and taped them, so they’d be thinner.
smallest= 3″ tall
medium= 4.25″ tall
Let me know how you’ll use these chunky Crochet Christmas Trees!
Here are some other great free crochet Christmas patterns you’ll enjoy: