O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree! Free Christmas Tree Ornament.

Updated: Jun 4

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There is something special about handmade ornaments. The love and time that is put into them, the uniqueness of each one, and the memories associated with them. Handmade gifts are the ones that mean the most.


These little tree ornaments are a perfect gift for anyone on your list. From traditional Christmas colors to team colors, the options are endless for these little trees.


The finished ornaments measure 4" tall and take only 25 yards of worsted weight (4) yarn.






Winter Tree Ornament


Supplies:

Worsted Weight (4) yarn 50 – 150 yards

Size G 4.0 mm crochet hook

Scissors

Needle for weaving in ends

Terms: CH: Chain

SC: Single Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

SK: Skip Stitch

SLST: Slip Stitch

F/O: Finish Off

This pattern uses the crocodile stitch to create the leaves of the trees. You will begin with a row of alternating 2DC in the same stitch and 1 DC. The crocodile stitch will be worked into the 2DC stitches that are in the same stitch. Each of these DC will have 5DC stitches worked down the post with a ch1 between. The starting chain (ch2) of the round counts as a DC. You will SLST into the DC that is by itself between the crocodile stitches. See pictures below for details.




Round 1: Work 6 SC into a magic circle, SLST into first stitch, ch1 (6)

Round 2: 2SC into each SC around, SLST, ch1 (12)

Round 3: *2SC, SC* repeat pattern around, SLST, ch1 (18)

Round 4: SCBLO around, SLST, ch1 (18)

Round 5: SC around, SLST, ch1 (18)

Round 6: SC around, SLST (18)

For the crocodile stitch rows the chain counts in the stitch count

Round 7: Ch2, DC into same stitch as join, ch2, SK2, DC, *ch2, SK2, 2DC, ch2, SK2, DC* repeat pattern from * to *, ch2, SK2, SLST into starting chain. (9)

Round 8: Ch2, working around the post of the ch2, DC 4, ch1, DC 5 around the post of the DC, SLST into the top of the next DC, *DC 5 around the post of the next DC, ch1, DC 5 around the post of the next DC, SLST into top of next DC* repeat pattern from * to *. (30)

Round 9: Ch2, DC into the same stitch as the join, *ch2, DC into the center of the of the crocodile stitch, ch2, 2DC into the SLST, between the crocodile stitches*, repeat pattern from * to *, ch2, SLST into starting chain. (9)

Rounds 10 – 11: repeat rounds 8 & 9

Round 12: repeat round 8

Round 13: Ch1, SC into same stitch as the join, *SC 3 across top of crocodile stitch, SC between crocodile stitches* repeat pattern from * to *, SC 3 across top of crocodile stitch, SLST into first SC. (12)

Round 14: Ch2, DC into same stitch as the join, ch2, SK2, DC, ch2, SK2, 2DC, ch2, SK2, DC, ch2, SK2, SLST into starting chain. (6)

Round 15: Ch2, working around the post of the ch2, DC 4, ch1, DC 5 around the post of the DC, SLST into the top of the next DC, DC 5 around the post of the next DC, ch1, DC 5 around the post of the next DC, SLST into the top of the next DC. (20)

Round 16: Ch1, SC into same stitch as join, SC 3 across top of crocodile stitch, SC between crocodile stitches, SC 3 across top of last crocodile stitch, SLST into first SC. (8)

Round 17: Ch1, SC2TOG 4 times, SLST into first SC. (4)

Round 18: Ch1, SC around, SLST into first SC. F/O leaving a long tail to create a loop to hang on tree *. Weave tail through stitches and cinch. (4)


Hanger options:

You can insert an ornament hook through the top of the tree, or do one of the following:


Using a thin ribbon or a complimentary yarn color pull through top of ornament with crochet hook. Secure with a magic knot, pull tight and trim excess for a clean look.




This Ornament pattern can be found included with the Winter Tree Trio crochet pattern download. Find it here: Etsy or Ravelry

The Winter Tree Trio shown below includes instructions for three trees, 6.5", 8.5", and 10" in height.



I look forward to seeing your finished trees! As always you can tag me on Instagram @carol_hladik_designs


Happy Crocheting!

~Carol