This is a crochet pattern review of the Christmas Trees Crochet Pattern by The Farmer’s Wife done by T&C Crafters for EyeLoveKnots.
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It’s me, Candace with T&C Crafters.
My last market of this year was a last-minute Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Winter Market. Since I had originally planned on being finished with markets before Thanksgiving, I didn’t really have any Christmas-related inventory. I knew I needed some more Christmas and winter items for my inventory, but time was not on my side.
I had seen the adorable Christmas trees made by Rachel, The Farmer’s Wife on her Instagram many times before and have been wanting to try out the pattern. I figured that since her previous patterns that I purchased had been quick and easy, this one would be as well. My instinct was right! This pattern works up super quickly and makes such a great display!
The Christmas Trees pattern works up super quickly and easily. It is a great market-make or a fast addition to your holiday home decor! You can use the pattern to make a single tree or a set of three staggered trees. Just be warned – this pattern is addicting! Before you know it, you’ll have a whole forest of trees. These are perfect for decorating or using as toys for kiddos. You can leave them plain or dress them up with extra decorations. However you make them, I’m sure you are going to love this pattern!
Materials I Used:
- Large Christmas Trees:
- Bernat Blanket Yarn in Deep Sea (Dark Green) and Lichen (Lighter Green)
- K10.5/6.5mm Crochet Hook – I used my Clover Amour Ergonomic Hook
- Small Christmas Trees:
- Worsted Weight Yarn – Assorted Shades of Green
- G6/4mm Crochet Hook – I used my WeCrochet Dots Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Polyester Fiber Fil
- Optional – Wooden Rings
- Optional – Extra Decorations or Contrasting Yarn
- Christmas Trees Crochet Pattern, Paid Crochet Pattern by Rachel, The Farmer’s Wife via Etsy
Aside from being a really quick project, one of my favorite parts of this pattern is how little yarn it uses! This is a great stash-busting project that you can use to make something out of leftover bits of yarn. I made three full sets of trees using a brand new big ball of blanket yarn, and I was just starting to notice a dent in the ball. I think I could have easily made 2-4 more sets with that same ball of yarn.
This pattern also only requires stuffing to finish it. Depending on how full you want your trees, you can get away with using a very small amount of stuffing. If you are making your trees for decorations rather than toys, you could also stuff them with yarn scraps, fabric scraps, or plastic bags instead.
If you want to add some extra pizazz to your trees, you could add some extra decorations by crocheting a tiny garland, adding some ribbon, or attaching small ornaments from a store. These extras are all optional. You could also add a base to your trees if you want to help them stand up more easily. I sat mine on top of wooden rings to help them stand when I took pictures. You could also hot glue them to a wooden circle for the same purpose.
This is an extremely quick project! The smallest tree works up in just about 10 minutes. The medium tree takes a little over 10 minutes. The largest tree can easily be made in under 15 minutes. There is very little work in finishing the trees, so these are all-around a very quick and easy make!
I loved these trees so much that I made them up in two different weights.
Using blanket yarn, the small tree measured 3.25 inches tall and 2.25 inches in diameter. The medium tree measured 4.5 inches tall and 2.75 inches in diameter. The large tree measured 6.5 inches tall and 3.25 inches in diameter.
Using worsted weight yarn, the small tree measured 1.5 inches tall and 1 inch in diameter. The medium tree measured 2 inches tall and 1.25 inches in diameter. The large tree measured 2.5 inches tall and 1.5 inches in diameter.
When making the large Christmas trees, I used a 6.5 mm hook with blanket yarn. A magic circle with 6 single crochets measured approximately 1 1/4 inches in diameter.
When making the small Christmas trees, I used a 4 mm hook with worsted weight yarn. A magic circle with 6 single crochets measured approximately 1/2 inch in diameter.
Gauge is not critical in this type of project. You mainly just want to make sure that there are not gaps between stitches so that the stuffing does not come through. If you notice gaps, you will want to go down a hook size.
The Christmas Trees crochet pattern is a great beginner-friendly pattern that works up quickly and easily. If you know how to crochet in continuous rounds, can single crochet, and are able to increase and decrease, this pattern is for you! I found the pattern really easy to remember, which is what made them easy to work up quickly in large quantities.
I really liked that this pattern can be made and finished without having to stuff it. While I recommend stuffing it as you go, as the pattern mentions, you can get away with finishing the whole pattern off and stuffing it at the very end. I made most of mine while in the car riding to Thanksgiving dinner with my family, so it was nice not having to bring stuffing along. Patterns like this are really nice for market-prepping as well since you can stuff them all at once at the end.
When stuffing your trees, be sure that you don’t over stuff them at the end. The bottoms can easily bulge out if you use too much stuffing, so it is important to not stuff too much at the end or your trees will struggle to stand up straight. If you do have the issue of your trees falling over, you can attach a base to hold them up straight. I sat mine on wooden rings to hold them up. If you want a permanent fix, you could hot glue them to the rings or a different wooden base.
You can choose to leave your trees in their natural state or add decorations, just like a regular Christmas tree. Different craft store often have lots of really tiny tree decorations that you could use for this project. You could also crochet a strand of garland to add some extra color and texture. How you choose to decorate your tree is all up to you, which I think is a really fun component to this pattern.
I highly recommend you try out this pattern for your Christmas decorations or market prep! Just like all the patterns from Rachel, The Farmer’s Wife, this pattern is really clearly written with lots of pictures. She even makes sure to include a “Fast Pattern” that has the pattern in a condensed format that makes it easy to read. She also includes information about what hook size she recommends for each weight of yarn that you may choose to use.
If you try out this pattern, be sure to let us know in the comments below! Plus, be sure to also check out the Frank the Frog pattern from Rachel, The Farmer’s Wife as well!
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