I’m feeling particularly festive lately, and have been thinking of cute little amigurumis to decorate with for the holidays. So I whipped up this little cutie the other night, and thought it would be a nice pattern to share here on the blog.
I made mine into a potted tree with some small terracotta pots that I just have laying around for other shop things, but the tree does have a little trunk too. It looks very sweet as a part of a winter vignette – here’s another, slightly fancier tree that I made for my very first vignette EVER!
You can customize your tree any way that you’d like. I went to Dollar Tree and bought some inexpensive puff balls and bows for mine, but you can crochet a garland or other accessories as you wish. I just reeeeeeally like puff balls.
On to the pattern!
Festive Holiday Tree
These are my standard abbreviations. I sometimes use other stitches, but will specify instructions in the pattern itself.
This tree amigurumi pattern is worked in one continuous spiral, and uses back loop only crochet in certain rounds. After the main body of the tree is finished, we’ll come back and add on additional double crochet “swoops” to give the tree a textured look. I really recommend using a stitch marker on this so you know what round you’re on!
In green, ML 3
R1: inc in each st (6)
R2: *sc, inc* around (9)
R3: sc around (9)
R4: *2sc, inc* around (12)
R5: sc around (12)
R6: *3sc, inc* around (15)
R7: BLOsc around (15)
R8: *4sc, inc* around (18)
R9: sc around (18)
R10: *5sc, inc* around (21)
R11: sc around (21)
R12: *6sc, inc* around (24)
R13: BLOsc around (24)
R14: *7sc, inc* around (27)
R15: sc around (27)
R16: *8sc, inc* around (30)
R17: sc around (30)
R18: *9sc, inc* around (33)
R19: *10sc, inc* around (36)
R20: *4BLOsc, BLOdec* around (30)
R21: *3sc, dec* around (24)
R22: *2sc, dec* around (18)
R23: *sc, dec* around (12)
Cut the green yarn, pulling the last stitch very long and leaving a little tail.
We’re going to come back to add the stump, but I find it’s easier to add the “swoops” on an unstuffed body.
Attach your green yarn to the first row of BLO loops at the top of the tree.
Once you’ve attached, ch 2. Then, work this pattern around the BLO row:
3dc, dc inc, *4dc, dc inc* [repeat * * twice]
This row will take you all the way around the top of the tree. Slp st to the top of the ch 2 to close, then weave in your tail.
Now we’ll do something very similar in the next BLO row (the one in the middle of the tree). Just like before, attach your yarn to one of the BLO stitches. Ch 2, then follow this pattern around:
6dc, dc increase *7dc, dc increase* [repeat * * twice]
This will take you all the way around the second BLO row. Just like before, slp st to close and weave in your tail.
Before we complete the last swoop, stuff the tree. Focus more stuffing towards the point, and less towards the bottom of the tree. If you over stuff, the tree loses some of the pointy shape we’re going for.
For the last BLO row, we need to do something slightly different than the prior rows. We’ll be working through both the BLO row and the sc row just below it. This really helps the tree hold its shape!
Just as before, attach your yarn in one of the BLO sts at the bottom of the tree, then ch 2. Then, working in both the BLO st and through the sts in R21, dc all the way around. Slp st to the top of the ch 2 to close, then weave in tail.
If you’re planning on setting this into a tiny terracotta pot, then you’re done here – no need to make a trunk! You can tie off the green and set the top of the tree directly on to the terracotta pot. I glue mine with hot glue to the very top of the pot.
If you’re making the trunk, pull the long loop we left before adding the swoops back to a normal stitch size, and attach brown yarn here.
R24: BLO sc around (12)
R25 – R27: sc around
Stuff the trunk here!
R28: BLO sc dec in all sts (6)
Cut yarn and slp st to close. Sew through each of the remaining sts (not the loops made by the BLO – these are there to help flatten out the trunk of the tree) and pull tight to cinch closed. Tie a knot, then weave in the end.
Tree finished! However, you may have noticed the little dude is a tad unstable. If you’d like your tree to stand up, we’re going to make a snowy “coin” to help support him. You can skip this step if you wish and be on your way with your little baby tree!
With white yarn, ML6
R1: inc in each st (12)
R2: *sc, inc* (18)
R2: *2sc, inc* (24)
R3: *3sc, inc* (30)
Slp st to close, then leave a long tail. Use that tail to sew the tree to the center of the circle we just made.
Now it’s time for the fun part: Pom poms! Using your hot glue gun, attach whatever decorations you’d like to your tree!
I hope you enjoyed making this festive tree with me! I would love to see your work on Instagram – give me a follow and tag me @pixeledpeach so I can see how your tree turned out.
Please, please, please, don’t be a jerk and steal this pattern. It takes me countless hours, hair pulling, lightbox and camera trickery, tons of frogging, and math (the horror!) to make these patterns for y’all.
You can share this pattern with others by linking back to my blog, pinning to Pinterest, or sharing the link with others on other social media platforms. I even have little social media buttons at the bottom of all my posts to make sharing easier!
You can also make these little trees to sell, so long as you credit pattern design to me and link back to my blog.