In my search to see what is trending for Christmas, the most gorgeous patterns popped up, but all crochet patterns. So, I decided to make something Christmassy for the knitting ladies that is quick and easy, hence the flat knitted Christmas tree.
The tree is knit in garter stitch which makes it suitable for beginner knitters and it is something that the more advanced knitters won’t mind making a couple of.
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For the crocheted star
Any white crochet thread with a matching hook (the bulky cotton is a bit thick to create a prominent star, that’s why I chose a thinner yarn).
I used the No5 crochet thread with a 2mm (US8/1 or UK14) hook.
I found the Vondrak T-shirt yarn on Amazon that looks similar to what I’ve used, check it out.
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knitting techniques used
- Casting on stitches
- How to make a knit stitch
- 1 x 1 rib stitch (you can knit the stem in garter stitch)
- Casting off stitches
4.2″ wide (10.6cm)(bottom) x 4″ long (approximate 10cm)(to end of trunk)
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together (a decreasing method, to shape your tree)
k3tog – knit 3 stitches together (this is purely to cast off)
st – stitch
sts – stitches
knitting technique – video
The video below demonstrates how to knit 2 stitches together. The same method applies to knitting 3 stitches together.
knitting pattern instructions
stitch PATTERN for flat Christmas tree
Cast on 20 sts.
Knit as follows:-
Row 1 – knit
2nd Row – knit to last 2 sts, k2tog
Repeat row 2 until you have 3 sts left and k3tog
Cast off and weave in ends.
With the top of the tree facing you, mark 8 sts on each side. The middle 4 stitches will be the position of your tree trunk.
Of the 4 sts, the one on the right is your first stitch.
Pick up the stitch from the casting on stitches and knit it, pick up and knit the remaining 3 sts.
Knit 4 rows in k1, p1
Cast off and weave in the ends.
star – crocheted
I tried stars in the bulky cotton but it ended up looking more like a flower. So I decided to try a very thin crochet thread.
You can crochet a star or add a star button or shape, whatever you like.
hanging your tree
Cut a piece of yarn (or thread) and thread through the top of your tree. Make a knot and hide it in your knitting.
You can use ribbon or twine as well.
to wrap it up:
Knit a couple of Christmas trees and hang them on a string as a bunting, on your Xmas tree, or as a decoration for your gifts!
If you like adding small touches to your home decor, hang trees wherever you can. It always creates a festive mood and that is what we want, isn’t it?
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