FREE Mini Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern

Enjoy this Lovely FREE Mini Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern.  This cute tree is made with oddments of white and green double knitting yarn, 3mm single pointed needles. Although any yarn and needles will work.   It is about 9cm tall when finished. Made in 3 pieces and slotted together, no toy stuffing is needed.

You could add a loop and hang as an ornament or add it to your Christmas lunch table as a treat for your family. Sit it on a shelf after adding ribbon and beads as you prefer.

For those mathematically minded, you may notice a pattern in the numbers, then you will see it will be easy to add more tiers to the bottom and make your tree taller. I will leave that up to you to work out for fun.

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row).  inc— increase. Knit into the front and the back of the stitch

Piece 1 – Lower, Large Piece – Make 1

With white, cast on 42 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 5 rows
Change to green
Next: (k5, k2tog) to end (36 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k4, k2tog) to end (30 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k3, k2tog) to end (24 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k2, k2tog) to end (18 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (12 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: k2tog to end (6 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends and make a cone shape. Allow the white edge to curl.

Piece 2 – Middle Piece – Make 1

With white, cast on 30 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 5 rows
Change to green
Next: (k4, k2tog) to end (25 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k3, k2tog) to end (20 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k2, k2tog) to end (15 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (10 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: k2tog to end (5 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends and make a cone shape. Allow the white edge to curl. Insert a finger into the larger cone shape and insert it inside the medium size cone.

Piece 3 – Upper, Small Piece – Make 1

With white, cast on 20 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 5 rows
Change to green
Next: (k3, k2tog) to end (16 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k2, k2tog) to end (12 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (8 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: k2tog to end (4 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends and make a cone shape. Allow the white edge to curl. Insert a finger into the larger and medium cone shape and insert it inside the small size cone. It will stand without further attention but add stitches to keep it in place if needed.

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