Knitted Christmas Tree Ornament (Free + Easy Pattern)


In this post, you will see a knitted Christmas tree ornament pattern.

If you are looking for your next holiday craft project, the little knit Christmas trees will look incredible on your tree and give your Christmas decor a handmade vibe.

Made simple in two pieces and then stuffed, the trees can have decorative buttons, beads, or appliqued hearts stitched onto them.

Make a bunch and decorate your home with them for a festive treat, or use them as gift tags or gift toppers.

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Christmas tree pattern

Your Next Craft Project For The Christmas Season

Make the little Christmas trees in your favorite colors, using leftover yarns from your stash (you don’t need a full ball of yarn for this project).

This is an easy little tree to make for those of you who are at the beginner or advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, and k2tog.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches, you will shape the tree through a series of increases and decreases.

You can make them in different sizes using larger or smaller knitting needles and different yarn weights.

Knit Christmas tree ornament
mini knitted Christmas trees

Christmas Tree Pattern


You can grab the ad-free printable PDF pattern in my shop here.

Skill Level – Easy

This free knitting pattern is for Christmas ornaments for the holiday season.

There are detailed instructions for this simple knit below.

You can use any DK yarn in your stash (scrap yarn), from wool fibers to acrylic DK yarn.

Using your yarn scraps is the perfect way to make some handmade festive decorations.

For more great stashbusters look here20 Patterns To Use Up Your Yarn Stash

Size – Height = 3.5 inches/Width = 4 inches at the widest point.

Gauge – 8 sts in 2 inches.

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Christmas tree knitted

The Supplies You Need




Other Materials

  • Toy stuffing/fiberfill
  • Buttons – red/white
  • Fabric – for heart decoration
  • Embroidery thread – red
  • String or ribbon to hang
Knitted Christmas tree

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit the next 2 stitches together
  • P = Purl
  • M1 = Make 1 stitch
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
Christmas tree ornaments

Pattern Instructions

Make 2 pieces:

  • Cast on 4 sts.
  • Purl one row.
  • Knit one row.
  • Continue until the piece measures 1 inch.
  • With right side facing cast on 6 sts.
  • Knit.
  • With the wrong side facing cast on 6 sts.
  • Purl.
  • Knit.
  • Purl.
  • K2Tog knit till last 2 sts K2tog.
  • Purl.
  • Knit.
  • Purl.
  • K2Tog knit till last 2 sts K2tog.
  • Purl.
  • K2Tog knit till last 2 sts K2tog.
  • Purl.
  • K2Tog knit till last 2 sts K2tog.
  • Purl.
  • K2Tog knit till last 2 sts K2tog.
  • Purl.
  • K2Tog knit till last 2 sts K2tog.
  • Purl.
  • K2Tog, K2tog.
  • Purl.
  • Cast off 2 and leave a long tail of yarn for seaming.
little tree knitted

Making Up

  1. When you have both tree pieces, you can decorate how you want by adding buttons or stitching a fabric heart.
  2. Place the right sides on the outside, pin in place if you wish, and stitch with a decorative blanket stitch around the edges.
  3. Leaving a gap to stuff, place the hanging ribbon/hanging loop or string at the top of the tree and secure it when you sew.
  4. Stuff the tree decoration and stitch to close the gap.
  5. Your decorations should now be ready to hang on the Christmas tree!
Christmas trees knitted ornaments

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If you enjoyed making the mini Christmas tree, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

I’d love to see your work.

Happy Holiday Knitting!

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