Crochet Flat Christmas Tree Pattern (Free Appliqúe How To)


In this blog post, you will see a crochet flat Christmas tree pattern.

A crochet triangle is a versatile festive craft project.

You can make a garland or an ornament, appliqúe it to a gift bag, include it in your gift wrapping, or even wear it as a brooch.

Please scroll down to view the free crochet pattern (plus grab your free pattern PDF to print out!).

Crochet Flat Christmas Tree Pattern (Free Applique)

Crochet Flat Christmas Tree Pattern

Skill Level – Basic (Beginner crocheters)

This fun project is a great pattern for someone fairly new to crochet.

You can make flat Christmas trees for the holiday season in your favorite colors.

Make gift tags from scrap yarn and spread some Christmas cheer!


  • This simple pattern uses basic crochet stitches (single crochet stitches).
  • You can use any size yarn or crochet hook to make this triangle.
  • The finished triangle size will differ depending on your yarn weight and hook size.
  • Remember that the number of stitches and rows you crochet will determine the size of your triangle.
  • You can experiment with different stitch patterns for more texture or increase the number of stitches per row to create variations in the triangle’s shape.
  • There is a written pattern and a video tutorial to help you along with this Christmas tree crochet pattern.
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Size Infomation

Gauge = 8sts/10 rows in single crochet (gauge is unimportant for this project).

Size information:

  • 15 rows of single crochet for each tree.
  • Height = 4 inches/10 cm.
  • Width at the broadest point = 4 inches/10 cm.
  • You can make this in different sizes by crocheting fewer or more rows.

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute, or republish this pattern. 
  • Only link to the pattern page if you wish to share this pattern.
  • This pattern is for personal use.
  • For the copyright T&C, please read my Terms of Use.
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The supplies you need…


  • Worsted weight yarn.
  • I used scraps from my yarn stash of Cascade 220 in green and Rowan yarn in white.


  • 5 mm crochet hook (US H-8).


  • Scissors.
  • Darning needle/yarn needle.
  • Tape measure.

Other Materials

  • Twine (for a garland or ornament).
  • Small embellishments to decorate the tree (like pom poms, etc).
  • Brooch pin (for a brooch).
  • Thread if you are using this as an appliqúe.
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Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • x – times

Flat Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern Instructions

The Small Tree

Use the yarn color of your choice…

  • Row 1: ch2, in the second ch from the hook sc x 2, turn. (2 sts)
  • Row 2: ch1, sc x 2 into the first st, sc into the next st, and to the end of the row, turn. (3 sts)
  • Row 3: ch1, sc x 2 into the first st, sc to the end of the row, turn. (4 sts)
  • Repeat row 3 until your triangle is your desired size (the triangle in the photos is around 15 rows).
  • Finish the triangle with a sl-st in the last st.
  • Use a darning needle or yarn needle to weave in any loose ends.

Tree Trunk

In a coordinating yarn color…

  • Insert the hook into the 5th or 6th stitch on the bottom edge and pull the yarn through to make a loop, then make one single crochet into each of the next 3-4 stitches.
  • Count the stitches on the other side to ensure there are 5 or 6 stitches so the tree trunk will be even in the middle.
  • Turn the work and ch1, then one single crochet stitch into each stitch to the end of the row, turn,
  • ch 1, sc to the end of the row, turn,
  • Rep the last row again, then finish with a sl st and fasten off.
  • Weave in any loose ends.

The Crochet Christmas Tree Garland…

Thread your darning needle/yarn needle with the twine, then add mini pom poms, and the little trees spacing them out.

You could add other embellishments onto the trees, like beads or wooden charms (fixing into place with a glue gun or other glue).

Make a loop at either end of the twine garland to hang it easily.

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The Christmas Tree Ornament…

To make your flat trees into ornaments that you can hang, cut a short length of twine (around 6 inches) and thread through the top of your tree.

Make a knot and secure it.

They will make the perfect addition to any Christmas tree during the festive season.

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The Appliqúe

To use a crochet tree as an appliqúe, add it to a garment you can wear or onto a gift bag like this crochet gift bag.

Lay the tree onto the fabric surface and thread through the edges with your darning needle, catching the fabric underneath to ensure it stays in place.

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How Do You Keep Crochet Flat Christmas Trees From Curling?

Curling in crochet projects, especially when making flat pieces like Christmas trees, can be due to tension differences or the natural tendencies of certain stitches.

Here are some tips to prevent or minimize curling:

Use a Larger Hook Size:

  • Sometimes, using a larger hook size than recommended for your yarn can create a more relaxed tension, which might help reduce curling.

Block Your Work:

  • Blocking involves wetting your crochet piece, shaping it, and letting it dry.
  • For flat pieces like the Christmas tree, wet blocking by soaking it in water, gently squeezing out excess water, shaping it flat, and pinning it in place while it dries can help reduce curling.

Adjust Tension:

  • Try to maintain consistent tension throughout your work.
  • If you notice that your tension is tighter or looser at certain points, adjust accordingly to keep the piece flat.

Different Stitch Patterns:

  • Some stitch patterns naturally curl more than others.
  • Experiment with different stitch patterns that might be less prone to curling.
  • For instance, a pattern that incorporates more double crochets or treble crochets might lay flatter than one that heavily relies on single crochets.

Add a Border:

  • Adding a border of a different stitch or technique around the edges of your Christmas tree can help weigh it down and reduce curling.
  • For instance, a row of single crochet, half double crochet, or even a picot edging might help keep the edges flat.

Blocking and Finishing Touches:

  • Once you’ve finished your tree, block it if necessary.
  • Pin it to a flat surface, shape it into the desired form, and let it dry completely.
  • This final blocking can often solve minor curling issues.

By experimenting with these techniques, you can find what works best for your particular yarn, tension, and pattern to keep your crocheted Christmas trees flat and beautifully shaped.

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What Can I Crochet For Christmas?

There are so many wonderful things you can crochet for Christmas!

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Ornaments: Crochet small ornaments in various shapes like snowflakes, stars, stockings, or mini hats. They’re quick and easy and add a lovely handmade touch to your tree. Tree ornaments can be made with yarn scraps you have in your stash.
  2. Stockings: Create personalized stockings for your family members. You can make them in classic red and white or choose different colors and add unique embellishments.
  3. Amigurumi: Make cute holiday-themed stuffed toys like snowmen, reindeer, Santa Claus, or elves. They make adorable gifts for kids or festive decorations.
  4. Garlands: Crochet a festive garland using holiday-themed shapes like trees, bells, or holly leaves. String them together to decorate your home.
  5. Scarves and Hats: Craft cozy scarves, hats, or mittens in holiday colors or with seasonal patterns. They’re practical and make thoughtful gifts.
  6. Table Decor: Design crochet coasters, placemats, or table runners with Christmas motifs. They can add a festive touch to your holiday table settings.
  7. Wreaths: Create a crochet wreath as a unique decoration for your door. Add crochet flowers, holly leaves, or other festive elements.
  8. Gifts: Crochet gifts like dishcloths, mug cozies, or market bags. They’re practical and can be customized with holiday designs.

Remember, you can personalize these items by choosing different colors, yarn textures, and embellishments to suit your style and preferences.

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Share your work with us

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I’d love to see your work.

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Happy knitting!

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