Knit a Flat Christmas Tree to hang as an Ornament

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 make is suitable for beginner knitters and it is something that the more advanced knitters won't mind making a couple of.



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Easy Knit Garter stitch flat Christmas Tree by  Knit a Flat Christmas Tree to hang as an Ornament

knitted flat christmas tree pattern

materials needed

For the Christmas tree knitting pattern

  • Kismet Yarns -  (I used Papatya Ribbon, recycled cotton in dark grey)
  • Knitting Needles according to the thickness of your yarn (I used 5.5mm, 9US, 5UK)
  • Blunt Needles (stitching it together)
  • The Pattern

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 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:

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knitting techniques used

  • Casting on stitches
  • How to make a knit stitch
  • K2together
  • K3together
  • 1 x 1 rib stitch (you can knit the stem in garter stitch)
  • Casting off stitches

How to knit flat Christmas Trees. Free pattern on FB Knit a Flat Christmas Tree to hang as an Ornament

size / dimensions (approximate)

4.2" wide (10.6cm)(bottom) x 4" long (approximate 10cm)(to end of trunk)

skill level



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 demostrates 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.

tree trunk

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 you 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.

Check out similar cotton thread as used in the knitting project:

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 it on a string as a bunting, or on your Xmas tree, or as a decoration on 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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Happy knitting!

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