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Light Up Table Top Christmas Tree Free Crochet Pattern

This adorable light up table top Christmas tree is perfect for small spaces and is easily custumizable to your facorite colors.



Back in June I attended H+H America in Chicago, Illinois, and was given the opportunity to enter a contest to make something using items from some of the sponsors. I chose to create this Light Up Table Top Christmas Tree using Lion Brand Yarn, and it came out even better than I had hoped!




Christmas is my Favorite time of the year, and it is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, but you still have time to make one of these for your home.


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Here are the items you will need:

US 4/E 3.5mm Crochet hook

US 5/F 3.75mm Crochet hook

US 10/J 6.0mm Crochet hook

US 10.5/K 6.5mm Crochet hook


Lion Brand Homespun, weight (5) bulky, 98% acrylic, 2% other fibers, 185 yards / 169 meters (6 oz / 170 g) per skein.

Colorways: Forest (2 skeins) and Shaker (1 skein) Available here


Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, weight (4) worsted, 100% mercerized cotton, 186 yards / 170 meters (3.5 oz / 100 g) per skein.

Colorways: Goldenrod, Lilac, Purple, Rose, Tangerine, and White (1 skein each) Available here


Poly-fil stuffing

1 cardboard circle cut to 8.5” (21 cm) (Or size needed to fit just inside the base of the tree)

Battery operated Fairy lights (x4) (I used the ones that take 3 AA batteries with a 3" x 2" case)

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

Safety pins


Terminology

BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

FPSC: Front Post Single Crochet

HDC: Half Double Crochet

INC: Increase (2 SC in the same space)

Rep: Repeat

SC: Single Crochet

SC dec: Single Crochet Decrease

SK: Skip

SL ST: Slip stitch

ST: Stitch

* Indicates the beginning and end of a rep within a row or round.

[ ] Indicates a section to be repeated within a row or round followed by the number of times to rep. EX: 3 times.


The gauge for the Christmas tree is 7 sts x 6 rows of SC in 2” (5 cm) square. Using a US 10/J 6.0 mm Crochet hook. Work your stitches tightly to keep stuffing from showing through.


The finished tree measures 15" tall and the tree skirt is 15" wide.


Instructions


Tree

With Lion Brand Homespun in Forest and a US 10/J 6.0mm hook

Create a Magic Circle and SC 10 into the circle.

Pull tight, but do not join. We will be working in continuous rounds. Mark the first st of the round with a stitch marker, and move up with each new round.


Round 1: Inc in each st around. (20 sts)

Rounds 2 - 6: SC around. (20 sts)

Round 7: FPSC around.

Round 8: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st (branch made), sk 1, sl st rep from to around to last 2 sts, (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the next st, sk 1. (7 branches)

We are now going to work into the top of the last sc round before the FPSC round.

Round 9: SC, inc rep from to around. (30 sts)

Round 10: SC around. (30 sts)

Round 11: FPSC around.

Round 12: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st, sk 1, sl st rep from to around. (10 branches)

Working into the top loops of round 8, (From here on out you will always work the row after the branches into the top loops of the round behind the FPSC round.)

Round 13:  SC 2, inc rep from to around. (40 sts)

Round 14: SC around.

Round 15: FPSC around.

Round 16: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st, sk 1, sl st rep from to around to last st, sl st. (13 branches)

Rounds 17 - 19: SC around, (no increases). (40 sts)

Round 20: FPSC around.

Round 21: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st, sk 1, sl st rep from to around to last st, sl st. (13 branches)

Round 22: SC 3, inc rep from to around. (50 sts)

Round 23: SC around.

Round 24: FPSC around.

Round 25: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st, sk 1, sl st rep from to around to last 2 sts, (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the next st, sk 1. (16 branches)

Rounds 26 - 27: SC around, (no increases). (50 sts)

Round 28: FPSC around.

Round 29: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st, sk 1, sl st rep from to around to last 2 sts, (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the next st, sk 1. (16 branches)

Round 30: SC 4, inc rep from to around. (60 sts)

Round 31: SC around.

Round 32: FPSC around.

Round 33: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st, sk 1, sl st rep from to around. (20 branches)

Rounds 34 - 35: SC around, (no increases). (60 sts)

Round 36: FPSC around.

Round 37: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st, sk 1, sl st rep from to around. (20 branches)

Round 38: SC 5, inc rep from to around. (70 sts)

Round 39: SC around.

Round 40: FPSC around.

Round 41: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st, sk 1, sl st rep from to around to last st, sl st. (23 branches)

Rounds 42 - 43: SC around, (no increases). (70 sts)

Round 44: FPSC around.

Round 45: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st, sk 1, sl st rep from to around to last st, sl st. (23 branches)

Round 46: SC 6, inc rep from to around. (80 sts)

Round 47: SC around.

Round 48: FPSC around.

Round 49: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st, sk 1, sl st rep from to around to last 2 sts, (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the next st, sk 1. (26 branches)

Rounds 50 - 51: SC around, (no increases). (80 sts)

Round 52: FPSC around.

Round 53: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st, sk 1, sl st rep from to around to last 2 sts, (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the next st, sk 1. (26 branches)

Round 54: SC 7, inc rep from to around. (90 sts)

Round 55: SC around.

Round 56: FPSC around.

Round 57: (HDC, DC 2, HDC) all in the first st, sk 1, sl st rep from to around. (30 branches)

Round 58: SC 8, inc rep from to around. (100 sts)

Round 59: FPSC around. F/O leaving a long tail.

 

Stuff tree firmly. Cut cardboard circle will be placed at the bottom during assembly.


Tree skirt

With Lion Brand Homespun in Shaker and a US 10.5/K 6.5mm hook

The tree skirt is worked with a larger hook than the tree creating a loose and flowing fabric. Gauge is 6 sts x 6 rows in a 2” (2.5 cm) square.

Create a Magic Circle and SC 6 into the circle.

Pull tight, but do not join. We will be working in continuous rounds.  Mark the first st of the round with a stitch marker, and move up with each new round.


Round 1: Inc in each st around. (12 sts)

Round 2: SC, inc rep from to around. (18 sts)

Round 3: SC 2, inc, rep from to around. (24 sts)

Round 4: Inc, SC 3 , rep from to around. (30 sts)

Round 5: Inc, SC 4, rep from to around. (36 sts)

Round 6: SC 5, inc, rep from to around. (42 sts)

Round 7: SC 6, inc, rep from to around. (48 sts)

Round 8: Inc, SC 7, rep from to around. (54 sts)

Round 9: Inc, SC 8, rep from to around. (60 sts)

Round 10: SC 9, inc, rep from to around. (66 sts)

Round 11: SC 10, inc, rep from to around. (72 sts)

Round 12: Inc, SC 11, rep from to around. (78 sts)

Round 13: Inc, SC 12, rep from to around. (84 sts)

Round 14: SC 13, inc, rep from to around. (90 sts)

Round 15: SC 7, inc, SC 14, rep from to around, sc 7. (96 sts)

Round 16: SC 8, inc, SC 15, rep from to around, sc 7. (102 sts)

Round 17: SC 16, inc, rep from to around. (108 sts)

Round 18: Inc, SC 17 rep from to around. (114 sts)

Round 19: SC 9, Inc, SC 18 rep from to Inc, SC 9. (120 sts)

Round 20: Working loosely, so your work doesn’t curl, BPSC around, sl st into first st of round to join. (120 sts)


Ruffle:Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as the first st), DC in same st, 2 DC in each st around, sl st into beginning ch. F/O, weave in end using a tapestry needle. (240)

 

Assembly:

If you haven’t already, make sure the tree is fully stuffed. Lay the cardboard circle over the stuffing and inside the edges of the tree. Flip the tree upright, centering it on top of the tree skirt. (Make sure the right side is facing up). Using safety pins, pin the last row of the tree to the skirt all the way around to hold it in place. Once you are happy with the placement, use a tapestry needle and the tail of the tree to attach the bottom edge of the tree to the tree skirt. Work through the last row (FPSC) of the tree and through to the bottom of the skirt to make sure it is completely secure.


Battery Wrap Presents (make 1 for each battery pack)

With Lion Brand 24/7 cotton in colors Lilac, Purple, Rose, & Tangerine and a US 5/F (3.75 mm) Crochet hook


The lights I used have a battery pack that measures 2” wide x 3” long (5 x 7.5 cm). If your battery pack is larger, you may need to adjust the starting chain, or number of rows worked.

The cotton yarn will stretch, and you want it to be snug on your battery pack. Make sure your stitches are tight. Gauge for the battery pack is 10 sts x 10 rows in 2” (5 cm) square.


Round 1: Ch 9. Working into the back bump of the chain, work 3 SC into the first st, SC 7, 3 SC in the last st. Turn to work down the opposite side of the chain. SC 7. (20 sts)

Do not join, we will be working in continuous rounds. Mark the first st of the round with a marker and move up with each new round.

Round 2: Inc, SC, Inc, SC 7, rep to . (24 sts)

Rounds 3 – 18: SC around. On last round, check to make sure your wrap fits the length of your battery pack. If not, work more rows until it does. Sl st 2 times, F/O, weave in ends.

Slide the wrap over the battery pack.


Ribbon and bows: (make 1 for each battery pack)

With Lion Brand 24/7 cotton in white and a US 5/F (3.75mm) Crochet hook

Ribbon:


Row 1: Ch 25, SC in 2nd chain and across, turn. (24 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, SC across, F/O leaving a 4” tail.

Wrap the ribbon around the battery pack sleeve and use a tapestry needle and the tail to secure the ends together. Once the ends are secure, sew the ribbon to the wrap on the bottom to keep it from coming off.


Bow:

Row 1: Ch 10, SC in 2nd ch and across, fold the piece to create a loop, sl st 2 to join. [Rep to , sl st into the end of the previous loop to connect.] 3 times. (4 loops total). F/O leaving a tail to attach to the top of the ribbon. Using a tapestry needle attach the bow to the top of the battery pack wrap securing the ribbon to the wrap in the process.

 

The bottom part of the light wire, closest to the battery pack is a thicker plastic, and was an eye sore on my tree. I used the left-over yarn from the tree to wrap around the wire to camouflage it.

Beginning at the top of the tree, wrap the lights around placing them above the branch rounds and working down the entire tree. Lay the battery pack presents around the base of the tree and tuck in any remaining wire under the presents. 

 

Star (make 2)

With Lion Brand 24/7 cotton in Goldenrod and a US 4/E (3.5mm) Crochet hook

Create a Magic Circle and SC 6 into the circle.

Pull tight, but do not join. We will be working in continuous rounds.  Mark the first st of the round with a stitch marker, and move up with each new round.

Round 1: Inc in each st around. (12 sts)

Round 2: SC, inc rep from to around. (18 sts)

Round 3: SC 2, inc, rep from to around. (24 sts)

Round 4: Inc, SC 3 , rep from to around. (30 sts)


*Star Points, worked in turned rows.

Row 1: SC 6, turn. (6 sts)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, SC 6, turn. (6 sts)

Row 4: SC dec, SC 2, SC dec, turn. (4)

Row 5: Ch 1, SC 4, turn. (4 sts)

Row 6: SC dec, 2 times, turn. (2 sts)

Row 7: SC dec, turn. (1 sts)

Turn to work down the side of the point, Ch 1, SC 6.

Rep from * four more times.


Working all around the outside of the star, [SC 6 up the side of the point, SC 3 in top of point, SC 6 down the side of the point] 5 times. Sl st to first SC of round. F/O first star, Do not F/O second star.


Line up both stars with WS facing in and RS facing out. Sl st two stars together around the perimeter until 1 side of the last point remains. Stuff with Poly-fil, sl st remaining side closed.


F/O. Weave in ends. Sew star to the top of the tree.

 

Weave in any ends, and enjoy!





I would love to see your finished trees, you can tag me on Instagram @carol_hladik_designs or on Facebook @Carolscreationsforyou and use #LightUpTableTopChristmasTree so I can see them.



Happy Crocheting!


Carol




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