Little tree ornaments (free crochet pattern)

it is nearly Christmas, time to decorate the house with all those lovely Christmas decorations. This year I decided to make my own ornaments, and I am sharing the FREE crochet pattern for tiny tree hangers with you.

This is a crochet pattern for tiny little trees, made with motifs that are put together and finished with a small stem.

I made them with Durable Coral, a cotton fingering weight yarn, so they fit in any Christmas tree !

If you prefer your trees larger, just choose a thicker yarn (weight).

Yarn : Durable Coral mini, 100 % cotton, 20g/50m/55yd.
For the stem : 2218 Hazelnut
For the trees : 2147 Bright Green, 2136 Mint, 211 Peach, 241 Magenta, 309 Light Yellow, 232 Pink, 338 Aqua.

Measurements : a finished tree ornament measures 4,5cm/1,75in high (measured without the chained loop)

Crochet hook : 2,75 mm

Used stitches and abbreviations : US and UK crochet terms
RS        right side
ch         chain
ch-sp    chain-space
dc         double crochet (only UK terms)
dcbl      double crochet worked in the back loops only (only UK terms)
sc         single crochet (only US terms)
scbl      single crochet worked in the back loops only (only US terms)

Other materials : scissors, tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Crochet chart : 1 chart is included.

Pattern :

– Always work on the RS, do not turn.

– Do not work too loosely, your motifs need to be small and rather tight.

– Round 1 start with 1ch. Rounds 2 and 3 start with a sc (US) / dc (UK) immediately, without a begin ch.

Motif 1 Large : 3 x

Using any colour (except Hazelnut) :

Round 1 : Form a magic ring, work [ 1sc/dc, 2ch ] x 4 in the ring, close round with slst in first sc/dc.
– 4sc/dc, 4 x 2ch-sps in the corners

Round 2 : 1sc/dc in sc/dc, iin first 2ch-sp : (1sc/dc, 2ch, 1sc/dc), [ 1sc/dc in next sc/dc, (1sc/dc, 2ch, 1sc/dc) in next 2ch-sp ] x 3, close round with slst in first sc/dc.
– 4 sides with 3sc/dc, 4 x 2ch-sps in the corners

Round 3 : 1sc/dc in sc/dc, 1sc/dc in next sc/dc, in first 2ch-sp : (1sc/dc, 2ch, 1sc/dc), [ 1sc/dc in each of next 3sc/dc, (1sc/dc, 2ch, 1sc/dc) in next 2ch-sp ] x 3, 1sc/dc in next sc/dc, close round with slst in first sc/dc.

– 4 sides with 5sc/dc, 4 x 2ch-sps in the corners

Cut yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Motif 2 Medium : 3 x

Using the same colour :

Rounds 1 – 2 : as for Motif 1.

Cut yarn, fasten off and weave in the ends.

Werk de draadjes netjes weg.

Motif 3 Small : 3 x

Using the same colour :

Round 1 : as for Motif 1.

Cut yarn, fasten off and weave in the ends.

 

 

 

Stem : 1 x

Using colour Hazelnut :

Round 1 : Haak 2ch, 5sc/dc in 2nd ch from hook, do not close round, just continue crocheting (in spirals).

Round 2 : 1scbl/dcbl in each sc/dc across, do not close round, just continue crocheting until you have worked a TOTAL of 18 stitches. End with 1slstbl in the last st.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Weave in the bottom end.

Do NOT weave in the upper end yet.

Putting the tree together :

Take the stem, and pull the upper yarn end through the centre (magic circle) of a large motif.

Next cut a long thread in the same colour as the motif and tie it together with the Hazelnut yarn end. Weave in both short ends and continue with the long coloured thread.

‘String’ the next 2 large motifs on on to the stem and first large motif, while not placing them straight on top of each other, but crosswise. Secure with a few small invisible stitches if necessary.

Continue putting the tree together by adding the 3 medium motifs and the 3 small motifs, placing them all crosswise. Secure in between with a few stitches.

Do NOT cut yarn yet.

Chain loop :

Using your crochet hook, pull the yarn through any st in the upper small motif, and make a chain : 30ch (or any number of ch you like). Fasten off. Form a loop, secure the end by pulling it through the first ch (or any other stitch in the upper motif), and weave in the end. Neem je haaknaald en trek de draad met de

 

Your first litte tree ornament is now completely finished !

Make as much more in any colour(s) you like and decorate your house and Christmas tree with them !

 

(Copyright : Annelies Baes Crochet Designs, ook op mijn gratis haakpatronen zit copyright. Dit betekent dus : Dit patroon is enkel voor persoonlijk gebruik bestemd. Dit patroon mag je dus NIET kopiëren, reproduceren of delen. )

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