Free Christmas Tree Scarf Crochet Pattern

Free Christmas Tree Scarf Crochet Pattern
Mollie Johanson
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    Get in the Holiday Spirit With a Christmas Tree Scarf

    Free Christmas Tree Crochet Scarf Pattern
    Mollie Johanson

    Wrap yourself in festivity when you crochet this fast and easy Christmas Tree scarf! If you know basic crochet stitches, you can make this—and working with bulky yarn means you can build the rows quickly. You can even make a few for gifts with time to spare.

    A few fun details let you decorate your tree with your own fun style! Wear your scarf to a holiday parade or tree-lighting to show your Christmas cheer, or add this as a fun accessory for all those holiday parties on your calendar. Ready to get started?

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    Materials, Abbreviations, and Gauge

    Christmas Tree Scarf Supplies
    Mollie Johanson

    Materials

    • 2 100g / 100-yard skeins of Cloudborn Superwash Merino Bulky Yarn in Ocean or other bulky-weight green yarn
    • 3 yards of Cloudborn Superwash Merino Bulky Yarn in Maize Heather or other bulky-weight yellow yarn
    • Matching green embroidery floss
    • 30 3/4-inch felted wool pom poms
    • Size 7.0mm / K crochet hook or size needed to achieve gauge
    • Tapestry needle for weaving ends
    • Embroidery needle for stitching on decorations

    Gauge

    11 stitches and 10 rows = 4in/10cm in single crochet.

    Finished Size

    Approximately 7in x 68in (18cm x 170cm) when the star is attached.

    Abbreviations and Stitches Used

    • ch = chain
    • ch-2 sp = chain-2 space, the space created when you worked 2 chain stitches in the previous round
    • dc = double crochet
    • rep = repeat
    • sc = single crochet
    • sc2tog = single crochet two stitches together to decrease
    • sl st = slip stitch
    • tc = triple crochet

    Note: All instructions use US crochet terms

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    Crochet the Start of the Tree

    Increase With Chains to Shape the First Side of the Tree
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    Crochet the Tree

    Chain 18 for a starting chain.

    Row 1: sc across the row, starting with the 2nd stitch from the hook. ch 1 for a turning chain. Turn.

    Rows 2-7: sc2tog, then sc across the row. ch 1 for a turning chain. Turn.

    Row 8: sc across the row. ch 4 to increase. Turn.

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    Increase to Shape the Tree

    Increase With Chains to Shape the Second Side of the Tree
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    Row 9: sc across the row, starting with the 2nd stitch from the hook. ch 4 to increase. Turn.

    Row 10: sc across the row, starting with the 2nd stitch from the hook and stopping 2 stitches from the end. sc2tog. ch 1 for a turning chain. Turn.

    You should now have 17 stitches across.

    Rows 11-15: sc across the row, stopping 2 stitches from the end. sc2tog. ch 1 for a turning chain. Turn.

    You should now have 12 stitches across.

    Repeat rows 8-15, 18 times.

    Tree Top Rows: sc across the row, stopping 2 stitches from the end. sc2tog. ch 1 for a turning chain. Turn. Repeat until 1 stitch remains. 

    Secure the last stitch, leaving at least 6 inches of yarn. ​Weave in all the ends and block the scarf.

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    Begin Crocheting the Star Tree Topper

    Crochet the Second Round of the Star
    Mollie Johanson

    What's a Christmas tree without a star on top? Crochet this simple 5-point star for the end of your scarf, and then make a few more for decorations on your actual tree too! The pattern works for other weights of yarn as long as you use a hook size that matches the yarn.

    Crochet the Star

    ch 4 and sl st to join.

    Round 1: ch 4 (counts as first dc and chs), *dc into center, ch 2*. Rep between * 4 times total. sl st in first dc. 

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    Add Points to the Star

    Add the Points to the Star
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    Round 2: ch 3, tc into ch-2 sp, ch 3, sl st in dc* Rep between * 5 times total. 

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    Finish the Star

    Shape the Star With Blocking
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    Secure the last stitch, leaving at least 6 inches of yarn. Weave in all the ends and block the star so the points are even.

    When blocking, pin at the center and at each point and indent. 

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    Stitch the Star to the Top of the Christmas Tree

    Stitch the Star to the Top of the Tree
    Mollie Johanson

    Place the star at the top of the tree so the point of the tree is at about the center of the star. You can place the star a little lower if you'd like. 

    Stitch the star to the tree with matching green embroidery floss. Work through the stitches so that the thread doesn't show on the front of the star. Secure the end with a knot on the back.

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    Sew Felt Pom Poms to the Tree

    Attach the Pompoms
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    Scatter the pompoms on the tree and stitch them in place. Draw the embroidery needle and embroidery floss through the pom pom, then stitch through the crochet stitches. Stitch through 2 to 3 times each so they hold on tight. 

    Knot the end close to the pom pom and trim the excess thread, making sure you don't snip the crochet.

    You could attach the pom poms with fabric glue to save time, but stitching them is more secure.

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    Ideas for Adapting Your Christmas Tree Scarf

    Free Christmas Tree Scarf Crochet Pattern
    Mollie Johanson
    • Make your scarf longer or shorter by adding or subtracting repeats on the tree. If you make yours longer, you will need more yarn. 
    • Skip the star and use all white or light blue pompoms to transform your scarf into a winter tree. 
    • Want more decorations on your Christmas Tree scarf? Use slip stitch surface crochet to add "garland" to your tree!