Last Minute Knitted Christmas Tree Ornament

Are you the one in the family who meticulously picks the perfect presents  - to match every personality?

Yes or no?

If the answer is yes, I can understand why you are on this page - you are always thinking, shouldn't I add this or that? What about adding a little something handmade?

If you said no - I am a bit surprised.  You are usually content with your decisions and choices.  BUT....maybe this time you decided the Christmas tree or a gift needs a bit of a personal touch?  Am I right?

Oh whatever.....I know the knitted Christmas tree is a cutie... grab your stash and let's start knitting!

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knitted Christmas tree



A pair of 4mm straight knitting needles (US 6).



Colourful beads or buttons for decoration; 

Cotton thread and sewing needle; 

Toy filling (less than 30g);  

Darning or tapestry needle to sew the knitted pieces together.


DK Cotton yarn in colour of your choice.


Finished size: The tree is roughly 13cm high.

Don’t worry too much about tension for this pattern.

Decorating: use beads, embroidery stitches or buttons to decorate the tree.

To make the tree as a hanging decoration, thread some wool or ribbon through the top or crochet a string of chains and close with a slip stitch.


DK          - Double knitting or light worsted weight yarn

k             - Knit

k2tog     - decrease: knit two stitches together

rep    -  repeat st(s) Stitch(es) repeat the sequence between the square brackets by the number indicated

st            - stitch

sts          - stitches

knitted christmas tree knitting pattern

Top of the tree:

Cast on 20 sts.

Rows 1 & 2:  knit

Row 3:  *k2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Rows 4, 5 & 6:  knit**

Row 7 onwards:  rep from * to ** (last 4 rows) (6 more times) until you have 4 sts

Next row:  k2tog twice, 2 sts

Last row:  k2tog and fasten off.


With right side facing and A, pick up and knit the 8 sts in the middle of the tree, from the cast-on edge. I pick my stitches from right to left, but you can do it from left to right too.

Knit 5 rows (in stocking stitch)

Next row:  k2tog, k1, k2tog, k2tog

Cast off.

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Making up the knitted Christmas Tree

Place two finished pieces right sides facing and slip stitch around outer edge, leaving a small gap in one side.

Stuff lightly with toy filling and close the gap.

With crochet hook and yarn, make a chain through the top stitches, long enough to fold double.  Slip stitch the chains into the same stitch and work the strands in.

Decorate tree with a ribbon, some decorating stitches or beads/buttons.

happy knitting!

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