Probably my favorite Christmas decoration would be Christmas trees! The lights and the ornaments make my heart so happy when they’re all together! I love vintage Christmas decorations, and I especially love the classic vintage bottle brush and ceramic trees. I wanted to capture my love of these vintage things in a crochet design. I’m happy to present my latest free pattern: the Velvet Bobble Christmas Trees! Crocheted in one piece in the round, these beginner friendly crochet trees will quickly become your favorite decor!
There’s something about the vintage bottle brush or ceramic Christmas trees that I just love. Maybe it’s the pastel colors, the glitter, or the flecks of snow, but I want to decorate my whole house with them. My goal with this crochet pattern was to capture the style of vintage decor, and what’s more vintage than velvet! Not only is it soft, but it adds an elegant and stylish touch to these trees as well. With velvet in right now, you’ll have your home looking fabulous with these! Not only do the bobbles act as parts of the tree, but also as ornaments, so you only need to know one stitch to add so much detail.
This crochet Christmas tree pattern is made in one piece in the round. You only need to know how to crochet in the round, single crochets, and bobble stitches. The pattern itself comes in 4 different sizes: small, medium, large, and a worsted weight version of the medium size. The medium size is available for free here in this post! You can get all 4 of the sizes in the discounted Ad free PDF version in my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
One technique I use in this pattern is doing bobbles with tapestry crochet. So you’ll switch yarn colors multiple times while making the bobble ornament rows. I’ve created a crochet youtube tutorial video to help make this easier, as well as helping with any other techniques in the pattern! You can find that on my blog at: How to Crochet Velvet Bobble Trees.
To make this pattern I used Bernat Velvet yarn. It’s one of my favorite bulky weight yarns to use, and it’s one of the softest yarns too! It’s a weight 5 bulky yarn made from acrylic fibers in a chenille style so it has that velvety texture. Lion Brand also has a super soft velvet yarn that is a worsted weight yarn that you could use for this pattern. It works great for the worsted weight version of this tree that can be found in the discounted Ad free PDF. If you don’t like the feel of velvet yarn, you can always substitute with another weight 5 yarn.
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You’ll be working in continuous rounds. Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker. To get all 4 of the sizes of this pattern, get your copy of the discounted Ad free PDF version in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. Video tutorial for pattern can be found here.
Rnd 1: (MC) Sc 6 in magic circle [6 sc]
Rnd 2-3: (MC) sc 6 [6 sc]
Rnd 4: (MC) sc 2 in each sc around [12 sc]
Rnd 5: (MC) *sc 1, bobble, repeat from * more times [6 sc, 6 bobbles]
Rnd 6: (MC) sc 12 [12 sc]
Rnd 7: (MC) *sc 1, sc 2 in next st, repeat from * 5 more times [18 sc]
Rnd 8: (MC) sc 18 [18 sc]
Rnd 9: *(MC) sc 2, (SC) bobble, repeat from * 5 more times [12 sc, 6 bobbles]
Rnd 10: (MC) sc 18 [18 sc]
Rnd 11: (MC) *sc 2, sc 2 in next st, repeat from * 5 more times [24 sc]
Rnd 12: (MC) sc 24 [24 sc]
Rnd 13: (MC) *sc 1, bobble, repeat from * more times [12 sc, 12 bobbles]
Rnd 14: (MC) sc 24 [24 sc]
Rnd 15: (MC) *sc 3, sc 2 in next st, repeat from * 5 more times [30 sc]
Rnd 16: (MC) sc 30 [30 sc]
Rnd 17: *(MC) sc 2, (SC) bobble, repeat from * 5 more times [20 sc, 10 bobbles]
Rnd 18: (MC) *sc 4, sc 2 in next st, repeat from * 5 more times [36 sc]
Rnd 19-20: (MC): sc 36 [36 sc]
Rnd 21: (MC) *sc 1, bobble, repeat from * more times [18 sc, 18 bobbles]
Rnd 22: (MC) *sc 4, dec, repeat from * 5 more times [24 sc, 6 dec]
Rnd 23: (MC) *sc 3, dec, repeat from * 5 more times [18 sc, 6 dec]
Rnd 24: (MC) *sc 2, dec, repeat from * 5 more times [12 sc , 6 dec]
Rnd 25: (MC) *sc 1, dec, repeat from * 5 more times [6 sc, 6 dec]
Rnd 26: (MC) dec 6 [6 dec]
Fasten off and weave in ends.
To finish off the tree, using CC2, sl st through the top of the tree, ch 2, and do a bobble, sl st through the top of the tree again and fasten off. See video tutorial for how to do this if you have trouble with it.
I hope you love your new Velvet Christmas trees! If you make some of your own, be sure to tag me on Instagram @eclairemakery and use the hashtag #eclairemakery. I’d love to share your projects!
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