FREE Christmas tree decoration – a Simply Crochet exclusive!

Free crochet Christmas decoration of a snowman

This festive decoration is an easy-to-make project suitable for gift tags (without stuffing!), bunting (just add string!) or a lovely tree decoration as is! Featuring a cute little snowman in crimson red and mossy green, with pretty scalloped edges and black buttons and eyes, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this one. Designed by Marianne Rawlins. Get the totally FREE crochet pattern tutorial below!

You will need

  • Wensleydale Longwool DK (100% wool, 100g/235m), 1 ball of each: Yarn A Pomegranate (425), Yarn B Spruce (424), Yarn C Natural (401), Yarn D Brown (424)
  • A 4mm (US G/6) hook
  • Toy stuffing
  • Safety eyes x4 or if you’re missing these, 2 black beads

Tension

Tension is not critical for this project

Measurements

Decoration measures 15x16cm at the widest points

Notes

Follow the chart on when instructed. Read all RS rows from right to left, and WS rows from left to right. Change colour on the last yrh of the previous stitch. Carry the unused strands of yarn across the WS of the work. The Tree is worked from the top down.

Crochet chart Christmas tree decoration

Tree motif (MAKE 2)

Using Yarn C, ch3.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook and next ch, turn. [2 sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc into next 2 sts, turn. [2 sts]

Row 3 Ch1, 2dc in into next 2 sts, turn. [4 sts]

Rows 4 Ch1, dc in each st across, turn. [4 sts]

Row 5 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in each st to last st, 2dc in last st, turn. [6 sts]

Row 6-8 Repeat Row 4-5, ending on a Row 4. [8 dc]

Refer to the chart for colour changes over the next 15 Rows.

Row 9 Repeat Row 5.

Rows 10-25 Repeat Rows 4-5 8 times. [26 dc]

Row 26  Repeat Row 4.

Fasten off.

Join Yarn D into 10th st across.

Row 27 (RS) Ch1, dc into next 8 sts, turn leaving rem 9 sts unworked. [8 dc]

Rows 28-32 Ch1, dc in each st across, turn. [8 dc]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

To make up

Place the eyes between Rows 15 and 16, approx 2 sts apart. Use the remaining safety eyes for the Snowman’s buttons, placing 1 between Rows 19 and 20 and one between Rows 21 and 22. You can use the image as a guide.

Place the Motifs together with WS facing in. Join Yarn A to the bottom right corner, working through the sts on both Motifs.

Round 1 Ch1, (dc in next st or row end, ch1, skip 1 st or row end) around to top of Tree, (dc, ch2, dc) in top of Tree, lightly stuff your decoration as you work around, (dc in next st or row end, ch1, skip 1 st or row end) around, ss to beg dc to join.

Round 2 Ss to first ch-sp, ch2 (counts as htr), 4htr in same sp, *(ss  in next ch-sp, 5htr in next ch-sp)** around to ch-2 sp at top of Tree, (ss, ch20, ss) in ch-2 sp), repeat from * to ** around.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 

If you enjoyed this pattern, find Marianne’s matching festive robin decoration in issue 77 of Simply Crochet magazine.

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