Crochet a Christmas Tree

crochet christmas tree free pattern
Crochet a Christmas tree to cheer up your house for the holidays? This cute tree is crocheted with the crocodile stitch, and is very beautiful on your desk or side table. Put some little lights in there and your Christmas decoration is complete! 

The crocodile stitch is already shown in one of our blogs at Yarnplaza.com. This popular stitch and the used yarn with print gives this tree an unique look. This stitch makes it look like you are crocheting real leafs.

Of course you can use another yarn, for example a thicker yarn like Elastico Big. The thicker the yarn, the bigger the tree will get. This Christmas tree is crocheted with Elastico Print!

What do you need?

crochet christmas tree free pattern
Materials: 1 ball Lana Grossa Elastico Print and crochet hook 3mmHeight of the tree: 16cm

Stitches used:
ch          = chain stitch
sl st       = slip stitch
sc          = single crochet
dc          = double crochet
scale     = dc 4, ch 1, dc 4.

Free Pattern 'Crocheted Christmas tree'

Row 1: ch 49, close into a ring with a sl st.
Row 2: dc 49.
Row 3: ch 1, skip 3 sts, *first half of the scale (dc 4) around the 4th dc, and the second half of the scale (dc 4) around the 5th dc, skip 2 sts, sc, skip 3 sts.* Repeat ** to the end = 7 scales.
Row 4: sc 42 (sc between 2 scales, sc 2 right-hand side of the scale,  sc in the middle, sc 2 left-hand side = 6 sts). Close row with a sl st.
Row 5: ch 3, dc in same st, dc 5, * dc 2 in same st, dc 5.* Repeat ** to end. Close the row with a sl st.
Row 6: *dc 5 around the right dc of the 2 dc's in the previous row, ch 1, dc 5 around the left dc of the 2 dc's (= first scale), sc in 3rd dc.* Repeat ** to end. Close the row with a sl. st.
Row 7: ch 1, sc to end (= 6 per scale). (42 sts.)
Row 8: ch 3, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc 4, *dc 2 in same st, dc2tog, dc 4.* Repeat ** to end. Close the row with a sl st. (42 sts.)
Row 9: make 6 scales.
Row 10: ch 1, sc to end. (36 sts.)
Row 11: ch 3, dc in same st, dc 5, * dc 2 in same st, dc 5.* Repeat ** to end. Close the row with a sl st. (42 sts.)
Row 12: 6 scales.
Row 13: ch 1, sc to end, final 2 sts: sc2tog. (35 sts.)
Row 14: ch 3, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc 4, *dc 2 in same st, dc2tog, dc 4.* Repeat ** to end. Close the row with a sl st. (35 sts.)
Row 15: 5 scales.
Row 16: ch 1, sc to end. (30 sts.)
Row 17: ch 3, dc in same st, dc 5, * dc 2 in same st, dc 5.* Repeat ** to end. Close the row with a sl st. (35 sts.)
Row 18: 5 scales.
Row 19: ch 1, sc 10, sc2tog, 13 sc, sc2tog, sc 2, close with a sl st. (28 sts.)
Row 20: ch 3, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc 4, *dc 2 in same st, dc2tog, dc 4.* Repeat ** to end. Close the row with a sl st. (28 sts.)
Row 21: 4 scales.
Row 22: ch 1, sc to end. (24 sts.)
Row 23: ch 3, dc in same st, dc 5, *dc 2 in same st, dc 5.* Repeat ** to end. Close the row with a sl st. (28 sts.)
Row 24: 4 scales.
Row 25: ch 1, sc 2, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog, sc 3. Close with a sl st. (21 sts.)
Row 26: ch 3, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc 4. * dc 2 in same st, sc2tog, dc 4.* Repeat ** to end. Close the row with a sl st. (21 sts.)
Row 27: 3 scales.
Row 28: ch 1, sc to end. (18 sts.)
Row 29: ch 3, dc in same st, dc 5, *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 5.* Repeat ** to end. Close the row with a sl st. (21 sts.)
Row 30: 3 scales.
Row 31: ch 1, sc, sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, sc. (14 sts.)
Row 32: ch 3, dc, dc2tog to end. Close the row with a sl st.
Row 33: ch 3, dc, dc2tog to end. Close the row with a sl st.
Row 34: ch 3, dc in each st. Close the row with a sl st. Cut yarn, pull through remaining sts. and pull tight.

crochet christmas tree free pattern

Crocheting more Christmas decorations?
Are you looking for more inspiring DIY-Christmas decorations? Take a look at our previous holiday themed blogs. You can find among others patterns for christmas decorations, a snow man and a christmas sock! Or check out our super cute Christmas Advent CALendar, where we add little ornaments for the Christmas tree each day! Now that will be a cheerful and colourful Christmas!

Have you already crocheted something for the holidays? Show us a picture via info@yarnplaza.com and who knows you will feature our next Wool of Fame at our Facebook page!

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