Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern Tutorial

This is a Christmas tree pattern that I designed for Rhythm of the Home online magazine last year and I am including it here on my blog as well for everyone to enjoy making. It’s amazing to think that Christmas will be here before we know it and I am going to make an early start on my homemade gifts this year.


Green Mohair Yarn, double knitting (DK) weight.

Size 4mm circular needles for knitting in the round with the Magic Loop Technique or 4 double pointed needles to knit in the round.

Fleece for stuffing.

Embroidery thread




Wool needle for sewing up your tree and embroidery needle for sewing.


Cast on 25 stitches and join for knitting in the round.

Knit 5 rows

(Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 together) across the round, knit 4 stitches on the end (22 stitches)

Knit 9 rows

(Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 together) across the round, knit 1 stitch on the end (19 stitches)

Knit 9 rows

(Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches together) across the round, knit 5 stitches on the end (17 stitches)

Knit 7 rows

(Knit 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches together) across the round, knit 2 on end. (14 stitches)

Knit 3 rows.

Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning and end of the remaining rounds until you have 2 stitches left.

Bind off.

Finishing off:

Sew up your tree on the wrong side leaving the base open.

Fill your tree with fleece and when it is nice and firm, sew on your felt base.


Now sew little cross stitch crosses on your tree in colourful embroidery cotton.


Lastly sew on your beads with your embroidery thread.

When finished your little Christmas tree will stand approx 5.5 inches tall. So sweet to adorn nature tables, mantlepieces, Christmas trees etc…

Happy Knitting,

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12 Responses to Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern Tutorial

  1. Zwieback August 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Oh I love your knitted christmas tree, many thanks for the pattern. Christmas will come earlier than we think. I knit little socks for advent calendars the whole year.

    Greets, Manuela

  2. rosehips and wool August 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    this would be lovely on the nature table for christmas thanks!
    your right every year i hear people saying it will come so soon, and think i have loads of time still!-somehow its never enough!, ive started the crafts for the Christmas market already as i want to have time for all the gift creations to!

  3. rainblissed August 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    This is the perfect gift for my mother! I’d been fretting about what to make her. She will love it :0). Thank you for the pattern!

  4. Kelly - Spinng in the Sun August 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Super lovely! Learning to knit is on my list for learning this fall 🙂 I will keep this tute in mind – thanks for sharing!

  5. frau kreativberg August 20, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    today we finally have really really hot summer weather. it’s great fun to think of christmas and lots of snow now 🙂
    thank you for the pattern!!!

    p.s. my shalom is growing very… slowly…

  6. Carrie August 21, 2011 at 1:31 am #

    Thank you for this really sweet pattern! I am starting to think about holiday decorations and gifts now…..instead of 2 weeks before as I usually do. (Last year I started my girls’ Waldorf babies (3 of them) 3 weeks before the Winter Solstice. Even though it was a tight deadline for such gifts (and I was sewing clothes a few hours before they woke up) it was actually *good* for me, the chronic procrastinator.

    I am going to be better this year, I promise myself!

    Thanks again for a sweet pattern – I can see a little forest of these in different sizes, textures and colors adorning our mantle this year.


  7. Baa-Me Kniits August 21, 2011 at 3:14 am #

    Such a cute tree! I can’t believe Christmas is only a few short months away…..I was hoping to get my presents into seamail for the UK but they will have to be finished by the beginning of October! Hope springs eternal don’t they say 😉

  8. no spring chicken August 21, 2011 at 3:45 am #

    I’m so glad that you decided to share this! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! I can’t believe I’ve been afraid of magic loop. I’ve wanted to make all of your wonderful knits for so long, it’s time. I’m going to you tube right now. There’s no one else at home and I intend to learn magic loop!

    Blessings, Debbie

  9. Batmanneliese August 22, 2011 at 2:08 am #

    I have just done the exact same thing! Made a Christmas decoration mid-August ^_^ You can never think about Christmas too much in my book though. Such a happy, family orientated time of year.

    You make some beautiful & inspirational things btw, I’m a newcomer to this blog and really enjoying it!


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