How to Crochet a Christmas Tree

Learn how to crochet a Christmas tree with this free crochet pattern. Terry the Tree is a beginner friendly pattern that uses the basic crochet stitch to create a cute amigurumi Christmas tree.

Learn How to crochet a Christmas tree

How to Crochet a Christmas Tree | Free Crochet Pattern

Terry the Tree is a quick and easy crochet project that is great for beginners and is a great introduction to Amigurumi style of crochet.

The Christmas Tree shape is worked flat, and is created by creating a decrease in the stitch count, without using the decrease stitch; it’s so simple!

The only stitch used is the US single crochet stitch which keeps this project easy and a perfect beginner project. 

The finished size of crochet Christmas tree can be easily adjusted by changing the yarn weight used to stitch up your project.

The recommended yarn weight used is Worsted (Aran), so to create a smaller crochet tree by using size 3 (DK) yarn or switch out the yarn for super chunky to make a much larger tree.

Whichever size yarn you use, change the hook to the size recommended on the yarn band, follow the pattern as written and you’ll have a Christmas tree in a different size.

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Christmas Tree Crochet Kit

Terry the Tree was my first crochet kit design and it was such a pleasure to create and put together.

What Yarn is best for a Christmas Tree?

This free crochet Christmas tree pattern is in an amigurumi style and traditionally these projects work up well in a non-fully yarn with minimal halo, such as 100% cotton or a cotton blend.

I used my favourite value cotton to create my own Terry the Tree which is PaintBox yarns Simply Cotton Aran. You can choose to stitch up this pattern in any yarn including 100% acrylic yarn to create a squishy Christmas tree.

Like to Print your Patterns?

You can view the written pattern below, but if you prefer to print your crochet patterns, there is a printable PDF of this crochet pattern available in my pattern shops. You’ll receive 2 versions, one in UK Terms and one in US terms too so you can print the version of your choice. Simply click the button to be taken to your pattern shop of choice.

Finished Sizes & Measurements

The finished size of your crochet Christmas tree is completely dependent on the size of yarn and hook you chose to use:

  • Aran (Worsted) weight cotton with 4mm crochet hook: 6 inches tall by 3 inches at widest point
  • DK (Light Worsted) Cotton with 3.5mm crochet hook: 4 inches tall by 2 inches at widest point

The bigger the yarn the bigger the finished project!

How to crochet a Christmas Tree

Pattern Information | Free Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern

Pattern Notes:

  • Whatever your skill level with crochet, I always recommend reading through this pattern before beginning. Get in touch if you need any help completing the pattern.
  • This pattern is worked in rows before sewing up.
  • Ch1 at start of each row does not count as a St.
  • The front and back of the trees are worked separately and then sewn together before sewing on the star


US Terms (UK in brackets)

St(s)  – Stitch(es)

Ch – Chain

Sc (Dc) – Single Crochet (double crochet)

2sc (2dc) – work 2 single (double) crochet into same stitch

HDc (htr) – Half double crochet (half treble crochet)

Dc (tr) – double crochet (treble crochet)

Sl St – slip stitch

MC – magic ring (adjustable circle)


  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Tree Colour – 100% Cotton Aran in green
  • I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in shade
  • Racing Green (628) for the dark tree
  • Pistachio (625) for the lighter tree
  • Trunk: -100% Cotton Aran in Brown
  • I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in shade Coffee Bean (611)
  • Star: 100% Cotton Aran in Yellow
  • I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in shade
  • Daffodil Yellow (623)
  • 20cm Red acrylic yarn – for his smile
  • 2 x 10mm safety eyes
  • Toy stuffing
  • Darning needle

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Finished Size:

  • 6 inches tall by 3 inches wide

If you would like to make a smaller Terry the Tree, simply use DK weight cotton with a 3.5mm crochet hook. He will then be 4 inches tall by 2 inches wide

Free Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern

How to Crochet this Christmas Tree Pattern

Christmas Tree Pattern

Using Tree Colour:

Row 1: Ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, turn. (18)

Row 2: Ch 1, skip 1st stitch under ch, sc in 2nd and each across. Turn. (17)

Row 3: Ch 1, skip 1st stitch under ch, sc in 2nd each across, turn. (16)

Rows 4-10: Repeat Row 3. (The stitch count will reduce by 1 on each row to 9 stitches at the end of Row 10)

Row 11: Ch 1, skip 1st stitch under ch, sc in 2nd and each st across, ch 4, turn. (8 sc, ch 4)

Row 12: Working into 2nd Ch from hook, sc in each ch and st across, ch 4, turn. (11 sc, 3 ch)

Free Crochet Christmas tree pattern

Row 13: Working into 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch and st across, turn. (14 sc)

Row 14: Ch 1, skip 1st stitch under ch, sc in 2nd and each st across, turn. (13)

Rows 15-27: Repeat Row 14. Stitch count at end of Row 27 will be 1. 

Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.


Working in other side of chain with Trunk Colour

Row 1: Rejoin yarn Brown yarn in 8th st, ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in same as joined, sc in next 3, leave remaining sts unworked, turn. (4 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in same as ch and in each st across, turn. (4)

Row 3: Ch1. 2sc in same as ch, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last, turn. (6)

Row 4: Ch1, sc in same as ch and each st across.

Fasten off.

How to crochet a Christmas tree

Sewing Up Tree

Add the Eyes:

On one of the trees, attach safety eyes between Row 6 & 7, leaving 3 sts between the eyes.

Add the Smile:

With red yarn, secure a cute smile in the row below the eyes, leaving 3 sts between. In the video I added the smile once the tree was sewn.

Sewing Up:

  • Place the 2 tree panels together
  • Sew the 2 trees together whip stitching through corresponding row ends
  • Lightly stuff before completely sewing up.

Adding the Star

Crochet Star Pattern

Using Star Colour (worked in the Round)

Round 1: Ch 6, sl st in 1st ch to create a ring.

Round 2: Working into centre of the ring, ch 1, *hdc, dc, ch 2, sl st into 1st ch, dc, hdc, sl st; repeat from * 4 more times to create 5 points.

Fasten off, weave ends.

Sew on to the top of tree.

I hope you’ve enjoyed making your own Terry the Tree. If you’d like to purchase the written and pattern printable PDF, you can chose from the buttons below to purchase from my pattern shops.

I’d love to see your completed Terry the Tree so feel free to tag me in your photos on social media: @cosyrosieuk

And if you’re looking for another Christmas Crochet Project, click here to make your own Christmas Tree Coaster

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