5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Cone Christmas Trees

Crocheted Cone Christmas Trees

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Cone Christmas Trees are all over and have been for a long time. Sometimes they are made of styrofoam, cardstock, wrapping paper, or paper mâché, or covered with glitter, ribbon or string. This version is crocheted and they are really quick and easy to make. 


I made a trio of trees in 3 different sizes and colors, ranging from just under 4 inches tall to over 6 inches tall.

I just pulled out some green worsted weight yarn from my stash, then added some cream for the third tree. It would be a great stash buster project to use up leftover green yarn, or whatever colors match your Christmas decor. 

I kept my trees on the small side but the pattern is made with a simple repeat that can easily be continued for a larger/taller tree. Each size up adds about an inch and a half so even though the pattern is only written for the three sizes I made I include instructions on how to continue the repeat to make a tree as tall as you want. 

They are filled with stuffing and have a round base stitched on. I considered adding a weighted base but felt like they stood up really well without one so it didn't seem necessary. 


My finished sizes were as follows:

Small Tree- 3.75" tall

Medium Tree- 5.25" tall

Large Tree- 6.75" tall


How to Crochet Cone Christmas Trees


You will need:


Instructions:


Trees and Bases are crocheted in continuous rounds and begin with a magic ring


Large Tree (6.75" tall)

Base

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 4: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2] repeat around (24 sc)

Round 5: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3] repeat around (30 sc)

Finish off, set aside

Tree

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 4 sc (4 sc)

Round 2: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st] repeat (6 sc)

Round 3: sc in each st (6 sc)

Round 4: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2] repeat  (8 sc)

Round 5: sc in each st (8 sc)

Round 6: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3] repeat (10 sc)

Round 7: sc in each st (10 sc)

Round 8: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4] repeat (12 sc)

Round 9: sc in each st (12 sc)

Round 10: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 5] repeat (14 sc)

Round 11: sc in each st (14 sc)

Round 12: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 6] repeat (16 sc)

Round 13: sc in each st (16 sc)

Round 14: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 7] repeat (18 sc)

Round 15: sc in each st (18 sc)

Round 16: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 8] repeat (20 sc)

Round 17: sc in each st (20 sc)

Round 18: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 9] repeat (22 sc)

Round 19: sc in each st (22 sc)

Round 20: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 10] repeat (24 sc)

Round 21: sc in each st (24 sc)

Round 22: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 11] repeat (26 sc)

Round 23: sc in each st (26 sc)

Round 24: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 12] repeat (28 sc)

Round 25: sc in each st (28 sc)

Round 26: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 13] repeat (30 sc)

Round 27: sc in each st (30 sc)

Stuff the tree, then place the base over the opening of the bottom and slip stitch through both layers, the tree and the base, all the way around

Finish off, weave in ends

Medium Tree (6.75" tall)

Base

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 4: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2] repeat around (24 sc)

Finish off, set aside

Tree

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 4 sc (4 sc)

Round 2: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st] repeat (6 sc)

Round 3: sc in each st (6 sc)

Round 4: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2] repeat  (8 sc)

Round 5: sc in each st (8 sc)

Round 6: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3] repeat (10 sc)

Round 7: sc in each st (10 sc)

Round 8: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4] repeat (12 sc)

Round 9: sc in each st (12 sc)

Round 10: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 5] repeat (14 sc)

Round 11: sc in each st (14 sc)

Round 12: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 6] repeat (16 sc)

Round 13: sc in each st (16 sc)

Round 14: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 7] repeat (18 sc)

Round 15: sc in each st (18 sc)

Round 16: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 8] repeat (20 sc)

Round 17: sc in each st (20 sc)

Round 18: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 9] repeat (22 sc)

Round 19: sc in each st (22 sc)

Round 20: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 10] repeat (24 sc)

Round 21: sc in each st (24 sc)

Stuff the tree, then place the base over the opening of the bottom and slip stitch through both layers, the tree and the base, all the way around

Finish off, weave in ends

Small Tree (3.75" tall)

Base

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)

Finish off, set aside

Tree

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 4 sc (4 sc)

Round 2: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st] repeat (6 sc)

Round 3: sc in each st (6 sc)

Round 4: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2] repeat  (8 sc)

Round 5: sc in each st (8 sc)

Round 6: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3] repeat (10 sc)

Round 7: sc in each st (10 sc)

Round 8: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4] repeat (12 sc)

Round 9: sc in each st (12 sc)

Round 10: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 5] repeat (14 sc)

Round 11: sc in each st (14 sc)

Round 12: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 6] repeat (16 sc)

Round 13: sc in each st (16 sc)

Round 14: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 7] repeat (18 sc)

Round 15: sc in each st (18 sc)

Stuff the tree, then place the base over the opening of the bottom and slip stitch through both layers, the tree and the base, all the way around

Finish off, weave in ends

How to Make Larger Sizes


To make a larger tree than the pattern is written for you will continue the pattern of increases written. For each size you go up you will increase one round by 6 stitches for the base (for example, the next size would have 36 stitches working 2 stitches in the first stitch followed by 4 sc, the next size would have 42 stitches working 2 stitches in the first stitch followed by 5 sc). The tree will have 6 additional rounds, also increasing the total number of stitches by 6, following the increase pattern written (1 increase row adding 2 stitches, followed by a straight row with no increase).

Each size up adds about 1.5" to the height, so assuming your gauge is similar to mine a 36 stitch tree would be approximately 8.25", a 42 stitch tree would be approximately 9.75" tall, a 48 stitch tree would be approximately 11.25", and so on.