A Tree For You and a Tree For Me – The Free Christmas Tree Applique Crochet Pattern

Christmas Tree Applique by Divine Debris
Christmas Tree Applique by Divine Debris

Here in the US, Christmas season is fully underway. My day(ish) job is at a retail establishment and so for me, it’s been Christmas season since the beginning of November. To be honest with you, I’m actually in quite the Christmas spirit this year. My husband returns from deployment sometime around then, my brother and his girlfriend are coming to visit me and there will be baking! Cookies, pies and more. 😀
So in my Christmas spirit I’ve been working on earrings of the Christmas variety:

owls that remind me of candy canes, stockings, Christmas trees, Christmas cupcakes and candy cane inspired chevron earrings.
I’m also working on a new hat and some boot cuffs for the Willow line.
And to spread the cheer, I want to share with you the pattern for the Christmas tree earrings, which I also worked into a applique that I’m going to wear as broach/ button for work. 🙂

 

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Level

Easy

Materials

  • Earrings
    • 2.00 mm steel hook
    • Size 10 crochet thread (2 colors)
    • *Metal jump rings and fish hooks (for earrings)
    • Needle that will weave in your ends
    • Puffy paint
    • Pliers
    • Fabric Stiffener (optional)
  • Applique
    • US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
    • Medium/ worsted weight/ size #4 yarn (2 colors)
    • Puffy paint
    • Needle that will weave in your ends
    • Scissors

Terms/ Stitches used

  • Ch: Chain
  • St: Stitch
  • Slip st: Slip st
  • RS: Right side
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
  • Hdc: Half double crochet

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Notes

  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up on the tree, then you flip the whole thing over and make the trunk.
  • The ch-1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • The earrings and the tree are different sizes, the earrings are smaller, but feel free to make them the same if you’re making both.
  • This pattern is easy enough to customize, just add more chains to the first row of your tree and adjust from there.
  • Here I used Puffy paint for the decoration but you can use anything you want.
  • Color A is green and color B is brown. I used stash yarn for mine.

Christmas Tree Earrings Crochet Pattern Instructions 

Using 2.00 steel crochet hook and size 10 crochet thread
(RS) Row 1:
A: Ch 9, sc into the second ch from the hook and across – 8 scs
Row 2: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, *slip st into next st, hdc into next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the row – 4 hdcs
Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog first two sts, sc into next 4 sts, sc2tog last two sts – 6 scs
Row 4: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, *slip st into next st, hdc into next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the row – 3 hdcs
Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, sc into next 2 sts, sc2tog the last two sts – 4 scs
Row 6: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, slip st into next st, hdc into next st, – 2 hdcs
Row 7: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog first two sts, sc2tog last two sts – 2 scs
Row 8: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st – 1 hdc
Row 9: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog – 1 sc
Row 10: Turn, ch 1, sc – 1 sc
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Earrings Trunk
With the RS facing you, flip your tree so you’re working into the other side of Row 1. Skip 3 sts from the end and pull up a loop in the next st with color B.
Row 1: B: Ch 1, sc into the next 2 sts – 2 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc across – 2 scs
Fasten off, weave in ends.

[Image descritpion] 3 finished Christmas Tree Appliques sit in the center of the photo on a wood grain background, with a white woman's hand holding a unfinished 4th tree at the bottom

Christmas Tree Applique Crochet Pattern Instructions

With US/ 4.00 mm crochet hook and your color A worsted weight yarn.
(RS) Row 1: A: Ch 13, sc into the second ch from the hook and across – 12 scs
Row 2: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, *slip st into next st, hdc into next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the row – 6 hdcs
Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog first two sts, sc into next 8 sts, sc2tog last two sts – 10 scs
Row 4: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, *slip st into next st, hdc into next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the row – 5 hdcs
Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, sc into next 6 sts, sc2tog the last two sts – 8 scs
Row 6: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, slip st into next st, hdc into next st, – 4 hdcs
Row 7: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, sc into next 4 sts, sc2tog the last two sts – 6 scs
Row 8: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, *slip st into next st, hdc into next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the row – 3 hdcs
Row 9: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, sc into next 2 sts, sc2tog the last two sts – 4 scs
Row 10: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, slip st into next st, hdc into next st, – 2 hdcs
Row 11: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog first two sts, sc2tog last two sts – 2 scs
Row 12: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st – 1 hdc
Row 13: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog – 1 sc
Row 14: Turn, ch 1, sc – 1 sc
Fasten off.

Christmas Tree Trunk
With the RS facing you, flip your tree so you’re working into the other side of Row 1. Skip 5 sts from the end and pull up a loop in the next st with color B.
Row 1: B: Ch 1, sc into the next 2 sts – 2 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc across – 2 scs
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Finishing
I used puffy paint to decorate the trees, but you could glue beads on the trees, or whatever you’d like. Have fun with it! To make the goofy lil’ stars at the top I drew a star on parchment paper and let ‘3m dry and then glued it to the top of the trees.

Tada! I hope you love these lil’s just like I do and make some great trees!

You can find this post linked up to Hookin’ on Hump Day by Moogly and Petals to Picots.

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