Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Crochet Your Way to an Old-Fashioned Christmas with Rustic Tree Ornaments

Crackling fireplaces, the scent of freshly baked cookies, and the joy of handmade ornaments adorning the tree - that's the essence of an old-fashioned Christmas. This holiday season, bring a touch of nostalgia and warmth to your home with my Rustic Christmas Tree crocheted ornament pattern. Not only will you create charming decorations, but you'll also find fulfillment in being a good steward of your yarn scraps.

Rediscover the Magic of Handmade

In a world filled with mass-produced decorations, there's something undeniably magical about creating your own ornaments. The Rustic Christmas Tree crocheted ornament harkens back to a simpler time when handmade treasures were the heart and soul of the holiday season.

These little trees exude a cozy, rustic charm that instantly transports you to a cabin in the woods, where the only sounds are crackling logs and the laughter of loved ones. As you crochet these ornaments, you'll feel a sense of peace and happiness, knowing that you're crafting a piece of your own Christmas story.

The Joy of Yarn Scraps

One of the most beautiful aspects of this pattern is its eco-friendly appeal. I encourage you to dig into your yarn stash, those forgotten scraps tucked away in the corners of your crafting space. These Rustic Christmas Trees are the perfect project for using up those leftover bits and bobs, turning them into something meaningful and beautiful.

Helpful tip: Sorting through your scrap yarn stash can also be a nostalgic journey, as each color and texture holds memories of past projects.

Tutorial to Guide You

Don't worry if you're new to crocheting or need a refresher. I've got you covered! I've created a step-by-step video tutorial to accompany this pattern, making it accessible to crocheters of all skill levels. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you'll find the instructions easy to follow.

The Joy of Giving

These Rustic Christmas Trees aren't just ornaments; they're tokens of love and care that you can share with friends and family. Handmade gifts are imbued with a special kind of magic, and when you gift these ornaments, you're giving a piece of your heart.

Perfect for Holiday Vendor Tables

If you're a crafter looking to spread the holiday cheer beyond your home, consider adding these Rustic Christmas Trees to your holiday vendor table. They work up quickly, making them ideal for bulk production, and their charm is sure to catch the eye of shoppers seeking unique, handmade treasures.

Upgrade to a PDF

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This holiday season, let the warmth of your handmade Rustic Christmas Tree ornaments bring an old-fashioned charm to your celebrations. Embrace the joy of using up yarn scraps, and share the love by gifting these treasures to your loved ones. Craft your way to a heartwarming, handmade holiday by the fire, where memories are made, and traditions are cherished.

Rustic Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern

by Elizabeth Mareno 2023


1 oz Off-White Worsted Weight #4

½ oz Dark Green (or any other color) Worsted Weight #4

#7/4.5mm hook

Lg Eye needle, sewing needle

7/16” button, Sewing thread for the button

Polyester fiberfill for stuffing

Gauge: 16sc x 17rows = 4” x 4”

Finished Size: 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” (not including the loop)

Abbreviations (US TERMS):

sc- single crochet
sl st- slip stitch
sm- stitch marker
sp- space
st- stitch

Pattern FRONT:

Starting with Off-White, ch12 (you will use both colors in this section- graph below)

Ch1 and turn after each row end.

Row 1: sc in the second ch from the loop and each ch across. (11 sc)

Row 2: sc in 5, chg to green, sc in 1, chg to off-white, sc in 5.

Row 3: Repeat Row 2

Row 4: sc in 1, chg to green, sc in 9, chg to off-white, sc in 1

Row 5: sc in 2, chg to green, sc in 7, chg to off-white, sc in 2

Row 6: sc in 3, chg to green, sc in 5, chg to off-white, sc in 3

Row 7: sc in 4, chg to green, sc in 3, chg to off-white, sc in 4

Row 8: sc in 3, chg to green, sc in 1, chg to off-white, sc in 5

Row 9: Repeat Row 8

Cut Green

Row 10: sc in each sc

Row 11: sc in each sc

Cut Yarn

Finishing the front piece: With Green- Top stitch around the upper portion of the tree only to hide the color changes. 

Sew button to the top of the tree.


 Pattern BACK:

Working only with off-white

Ch1 and turn after each row end.

Ch 12

Row 1: sc in the second ch from the loop and each ch across. (11 sc)

Rows 2- 11: sc in each sc across.

Do not cut yarn after you complete Row 11. Continue on to the Edge



Holding the front and back pieces together and working through both thicknesses, crochet around both pieces, putting 3 sc in each corner. STUFF BEFORE YOU GET TO THE END. Join with a sl st to the first sc.

Do not finish off.

LOOP: Chain 20, sl st to the opposite corner. Finish off.

Weave in ends.

Decorative finish: with green sl st a border around the outside of the ornament in the base of the edge stitches. 

© Bizzy Crochet and Design, 2023

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