After having so much fun making my Crochet Pumpkins with the styrofoam and paper mache bases, I thought, why not try some Christmas trees! These crochet Christmas trees are just a crochet chain or chains that are glued to the form to make a cute and fuzzy addition to your holiday decor. They are so simple to make and work up even faster than the pumpkins!
There are two styles that I will show; one is one long chain curled around and the other is smaller chains running up and down the tree. You choose which one you like best or mix it up.
To make my trees even more festive, I added a bit of decorative snow to my scene and sprinkled a little on the top and sides. The snow will easily stick to the texture of the yarn, but is also easy to get off when the season is over by just tapping the tree on the table.
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- Styrofoam tree base – you can get different sizes to match your decor
- Craft glue
- Buttercream Luxe craft Alpaca yarn – 1 skein
- Crochet hook – N
Crochet Christmas Tree Instructions
First, gather all your materials and set them out so they are handy. I suggest a baby wipe or wet cloth to help with the glue! If you are like me, I use my bare hands to push and adjust and glue gets on them often!
For the vertical chain tree:
Start by making two chains that are long enough to go up one side, cross the top and then down the other side. Cut a longer tail and then knot each chain.
Glue the first chain up and over the top of the tree base and down the other side. Tie the two ends together under the bottom to just hold it in place. Use the other longer chain to do the same on the other half, crossing over the first chain on the top to make four sections on the tree.
Make chains sized to fit between the first two chains. Glue them into place.
If you have any areas open where a full chain won’t fit, then use a piece of yarn to fill in.
For the one chain around tree:
Make one long chain that will wrap around the tree from top to bottom. Do not finish the chain yet….keep it on the hook until you get to the end to make sure you have enough chain!
Starting at the top of the tree, use your scissors to punch a small hole into the top of the tree, then trim your end to about 1/4 inch and using the scissors, push the yarn into the hole.
Then glue around the top and start winding your chain pushing it into the glue.
Continue to glue and wind until you reach the bottom of the tree.
Finish your chain, knot it and weave your end into the tree.
Tips and Other Ideas
- Try some other color yarns to match your decor! I think this would look lovely in a creamy white too.
- Add some sparkles or wind tiny lights around the bases of the trees to add to the festive vibe.
- You could also layer some yarns or create a tree trunk with some other styrofoam. It is really flexible.
- Got a deal on a few of the same size? Just cut the bases if you want to make them different heights. Styrofoam is very easy to cut through!