Pine Tree Stitch: Intarsia Crochet Stitch Pattern Tutorial

Being up in the mountains with the fresh scent of pine trees is one of my favorite places to be. I love adding pine trees to my crochet projects to give them a rustic style that brings me a bit closer to the mountains that I love. Now you can capture that too, with my latest free intarsia crochet stitch pattern: the Pine Tree Stitch! This textured crochet stitch pattern, uses easy front post stitches to create a pine tree on any crochet pattern you’d like. It’s perfect for crochet garments, home decor, or accessories!

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New to Tapestry Crochet or Crochet Color Work?

When I was first learning how to do crochet color work, I often felt so lost having to learn how to do color changes and reading crochet graphs. It can seem so intimidating to learn a new crochet skill! If you’re new to tapestry crochet or color work, then I’ve got just the resource for you.

Here on my blog, I’ve got a two free crochet tutorial for how to do tapestry crochet and intarsia crochet, which are the two most common crochet color work techniques. They’ll walk you through what each technique is, how to read crochet graphs, how to change colors in crochet, and a bunch of other tips I have for color work! You can find them here on my blog at:

The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet: (This technique is used when you would like to carry your yarn, and the color work is close together.)

The Beginner’s Guide to Intarsia Crochet:This technique is used when you don’t want to carry your yarn, and instead would like to use yarn bobbins. I used this technique for the pine tree stitch.)

I’ve also created a step by step video tutorial for this stitch pattern, available on my Youtube channel at: Pine Tree Stitch Crochet Tutorial.

Stitch Exploration Event

This crochet stitch pattern is a part of the Stitch Exploration Event with Joy of Motion, Knitting With Chopsticks, and I! Throughout the month of June, we have put together 30 crochet stitches, with one releasing each day. They are all designed to help you grow your crochet skills, and range from lace stitches, to simple, to color work ones! You can find the post with all of the stitches at: Stitch Exploration Crochet Stitch Event.

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  • Worsted Weight Yarn in 3 colors
    • Main Color (MC)
    • Trunk Color (Contrast Color 1 – CC1)
    • Tree Color (Contrast Color 2 – CC2)
  • US Size J (6mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends


  • Ch = chain
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • FPTC = Front Post Triple Crochet
  • FPTC2Tog = Front Post Triple Crochet 2 Together

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry or intarsia crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it! For a tutorial on how to do tapestry crochet, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet. For the tutorial for how to do intarsia crochet, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Intarsia Crochet.
  • Want to avoid crochet mistakes while crocheting this pattern? Learn how to avoid them with my post on my blog: 10 Mistakes Common Mistakes Crocheters Make and How to Avoid Them.
  • Color changes happen in the middle of the rows in this pattern. The color changes are indicated in the written pattern by a new color in parentheses (for example: (MC) sc 1, (SC) sc 2

Chart Notes:

  • Each square on the chart represents 1 stitch.
  • The chart is read starting from right to left, and alternating starting on each side of the chart.
  • All odd numbered rows are right side rows, and all even rows are wrong side rows.
  • The lines on the chart indicate the post of the stitch that each half of the fptc2tog is done around.

Pine Tree Stitch Video Tutorial:

Pine Tree Stitch Pattern:

Row 1 [RS]: (MC) ch 23, starting in 3rd ch from hook, hdc 21

Row 2 [WS]: (MC) hdc 21

Row 3 [RS]: (MC) hdc 4, (CC1) fpdc 1, (MC) hdc 11, (CC1) fpdc 1, (MC) hdc 4

Row 4 [WS]: (MC) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 3, (CC1) bpdc 1, (CC2) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 5, (CC2) hdc 3, (CC1) bpdc 1, (CC2) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 1

Row 5 [RS]: (MC) hdc 2, (CC2) hdc 2, (CC1) fpdc 1, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 7, (CC2) hdc 2, (CC1) fpdc 1, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 2

Row 6 [WS]: (MC) hdc 3, (CC2) hdc 1, (CC1) bpdc 1, (CC2) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 9, (CC2) hdc 1, (CC1) bpdc 1, (CC2) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 3

Row 7 [RS]: (MC) hdc 4, (CC2) fptc2tog 1 (do the first half of the stitch around the post of the first green hdc from 3 rows back and do the second half of the stitch around the post of the 3rd green stitch away from the fpdc

(MC) hdc 11, (CC2) fptc2tog 1 (repeating what you did with the first fptc2tog), (MC) hdc 4

Row 8 [WS]: (MC) hdc 21

Row 9 [RS]: (MC) hdc 21

Row 10 [WS]: (MC) hdc 21

Repeat Rows 3-10 till your swatch reaches the desired length. I did one more repeat to get 4 total pine tree stitches.

I hope that you love getting to use this crochet pine tree stitch pattern! If you create anything with this stitch pattern, be sure to tag me on social media, @eclairemakery and use #eclairemakery so that I can share your projects. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy stitching,



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