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!
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.
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.
As a part of the Stitch Exploration event, we’ve put together a bundle of all 30 stitches as printable pdfs! This way you’ll be able to have all of them before they even release, and can reference them anytime! Plus, with all 30 stitches, you can make a blanket! Within the pdfs, you’ll find photo tutorials, charts, and lots of written instructions walking you through each stitch. There are so many awesome stitches within the bundle that you will be able to use for lots of crochet designs and projects!
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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!
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