Sep 25, 2016

Pattern | Christmas Trees

These classic, decorative Christmas trees are so fast, easy and versatile, you may find yourself making every size from tiny ornaments to Advent trees.

The possibilities are endless. Make gift tags, hotpads, mug mats, ornaments, pillow accents, table toppers, toys, wall hangings, washcloths, and much, much more. 

Decorate gifts or your front door. Accent your holiday table. Create a garland. Make stuffies. Stitch tiny trees to hats, scarves or Christmas stockings for an instant holiday statement. Tack two together to create a gift card holder to hang on the tree as an ornament and use as a double-layered mug mat once the gift card is removed.

Truly, the only limit is your imagination. From sweet and simple to shiny and sparkly, the clean graphic design knits quickly. Whip up a virtual forest of reversible tree ornaments or make a complete set either with or without the optional tree stand, the choice is yours.
Briefly, the:

  • Twisted garter stitch is easy to execute and produces a stable, fully reversible fabric.
  • Colorwork is a cinch, because only one color is worked on a row.
  • Top-down construction keeps work compact and portable, so you can work trees anytime and anywhere.
  • Elements like the optional tree stand allow you to tailor each tree to suit your tastes or those of the recipient.
  • Pattern is simple enough for any moderately experienced beginner. It's concise but complete, and includes a basic schematic along with directions, stitch counts, yardage and dimensions for five sizes.
  • Yarn choice is completely up to you. The pattern includes yardage estimates for each size in yarn weights ranging from sock/fingering to bulky.
  • Design suits everyone young or old, and it can be worked in solid colors or stripes, different yarns and countless combinations. 

Christmas Trees | Holiday Ornaments, Decorations & More
Skill Level 2: Easy
Yarn: Any weight, sock/fingering to bulky

Shown: DK, worsted, Aran, bulky *
Needles: Recommended size or whatever works for you
Sizes: XS to XL (3 ins to 17 ins)
Yardage (approx.): 25 to 110 yards

The pattern includes directions for five sizes (XS to XL) both with and without the optional tree stand, and the design accommodates any fiber you might choose. As an added plus, the handy Quick Reference guide provides dimensions and yardage estimates for every tree size in yarn weights ranging from sock/fingering to bulky.

Have fun and experiment! Try rainbow shades for a whimsical approach, harvest hues for a fall statement, or vivid jewel tones for a vibrant holiday look. Add sparkle with metallic yarns, texture with rustic handspuns, or cushy softness with chenille. Opt for speckled or variegated yarns for a fun, fresh effect.

Christmas is coming! Whether you're casting on today or planning ahead, click here to buy the Christmas Tree pattern now

Just be forewarned, these trees are so fast, fun and addictive, you too may find yourself making them for family, friends, colleagues, and everyone on your holiday gift list.

Shopping at your favorite LYS? All patterns are activated for in-store sales.
Experimenting with color combos? These articles offer ideas and inspiration.
Considering a multi-strand strategy? See this helpful conversion chart.

* Yarns Shown
   Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep)
   Four Seasons (Classic Elite)
   Korall (Laines du Nord)
   Merino Grande (Gedifra)
   Superwash Bulky (Valley Yarns)
   Torino Bulky (Tahki)
   Touch Me (Meunch)


  1. I've so been waiting for this pattern to be available! Love it, and I have lots of time to knit some up. Thanks!

    1. How lovely, Laura, thank you! Can't wait to see your trees, so keep me posted.

  2. I can't wait to knit some of these up! Thanks!


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