Crochet Ribbon Christmas Tree Pattern

ChristmasTree_NewHello friends🙂

Can you believe it’s nearly Christmas !?  Nope.  Me either!  My head is still firmly stuck way back in June somewhere and I’m not at all ready to start thinking about Turduckens or Christmas cheer.

Despite my un-christmasy mood,  I’ve put together a quick and easy pattern for you to deck your halls (or tree).

So without further ado here ’tis…

Crochet Ribbon Christmas Tree

Finished size: 13 cm

What you’ll need:

  • 3 mm hook
  • Small amounts 8 ply/DK cotton yarn. I’ve used various brands from my stash but a stiffer cotton works better than a soft cotton for these.
  • Aprox 13g for the tree
  • Aprox 3 g each in 6 different colours for the baubles
  • Yarn needle

Tip:  You can use any weight yarn for these but they will turn out a different size.  Use a hook smaller than you normally would for your yarn so that your work is nice and firm.

US Terms Used (UK/Aus terms in brackets)

Abbreviations:

ch –               chain

sc (dc) –      single crochet (double crochet)

hdc (htr) – half double crochet (half treble)

ss –              slip stitch

Pattern

Tree – Make 1

Foundation row: Ch 182

Row 1:  Hdc (htr) into 3rd ch from hook, hdc (htr) up to last ch, 5 hdc (htr) into last ch

Row 2: Turn work upside down and work into bottom loop of ch, hdc (htr) up to last st, 4 hdc (htr) into last st. Join with a ss into top of beginning ch-2.  Fasten off and weave ends in.

Baubles – make 6

Worked in spiral rounds

Start:  Leaving a long tail (about an arms length) to be used for stuffing later, make a magic circle

Round 1:  working into ring, ch 1 (not counted as a st), 6 sc (dc)

Round 2:  2 sc (dc) into each st (12 sc/dc)

Round 3:  12 sc (dc)

Round 4:  * skip one st, sc (dc) into next st.  Repeat from * 5 more times, stopping half way to insert stuffing (roll long yarn tail into a rough ball shape and squish into half closed ball.  Use the blunt end of your hook to help push it all in before you finish closing).  Join with a ss.

Fasten off and bury yarn end back up through centre of ball.  Clip closely.

Assembly:

tree_1

Step 1:  Lay your tree piece out on a flat surface and fold end back aprox 8.5 cm

tree_2

Step 2:  Keep folding up, making each fold slightly shorter than the last until it looks something like this

tree_3

Step 3:  Place your first bauble at the base of your tree and continue up, placing baubles between 2 layers of each fold (see pic). You’ll probably have to fiddle a bit to get your folds looking right (and will need to fiddle even more when you start sewing in a minute)

When you’re happy with your tree shape, thread your needle with a length of yarn aprox 40 cm, using the colour of your choice (this will also become the hanging loop)

tree_4

Step 4:  Starting with the bottom bauble, secure your thread with a couple of small stitches in the centre top of the bauble (you won’t see this as this side will rest up against the bottom of the tree)

tree_5

Step 5:  Take your needle up through the first layers, pick up your next bauble and run needle up through the centre and then through the next set of layers.

Continue joining together this way until all baubles are attached.tree_6

Step 6:  Give the tail end a little tug to tighten (don’t pull too hard or you’ll squish your baubles out of shape).

tree_7

Step 7:  Make a hanging loop with the remaining yarn by going back down through the centre of the top bauble and make a few small stitches into the bottom of the bauble and the top layer of the tree to secure.

Give your tree a little ‘foof’ and hang for everyone to admire.

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Until next time

Michelle x

50 thoughts on “Crochet Ribbon Christmas Tree Pattern

  1. These are so cute and your clear directions make it sound so easy. I love the clever stuffing. Simple is always good! Thank you for sharing.

  2. ah yes could be that alright, i tried it again with fewer stitches and it looked like the picture. It’s sparkle red wool i got in Dealz. Thanks for getting back so quickly. I’m still learning with wool tensions.🙂 Thanks again. Appreciated

  3. I love these! Modern and cute too. I have made 3 red ones so far using red heart super saver yarn and will make 3 more green ones to make a line of them at my window. Thankyou for a great design and easy pattern to follow🙂

  4. love the tree!!! I’m using a variegated thinker yarn…a tad fuzzy and thicker is spots…using a 3.25 hook…nearly 2 sizes smaller than the yarn requires….turning out well!

    when putting the tree “together” I took another small hook and poked it through the base of the tree to hold it together🙂 then i placed the balls next to it and drew the needle through🙂 works like a charm!

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  9. I made this, slight smaller to suit, and the result is great! One suggestion that worked for me – I left a long tail to begin, and used the beginning end as the top, then used the tail instead of a separate thread.

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  14. Hi🙂
    These trees are so cute! Thank you so much for sharing!
    I am having trouble stuffing the baubles with the tail, its really hard to get in there and mine are ending up kind of oval shaped😦 yours looks perfect do you have any tips or ideas to help?
    Thanks xo
    Grace

    • Hi Grace it is a bit fiddly, I didn’t do anything special except to use the end of my hook to get the yarn stuffed in and give them a squish with my fingers to make them more rounded. Maybe cut some of your tail off and try with less yarn might help. Cheers Michelle🙂

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