Button Christmas Tree

Button Christmas Tree
Button Christmas Tree

This quick and easy Christmas tree softie includes optional instructions for making an ornament. This would be great for decorating or using as a gift tag. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting flat in rows Increasing, changing colors, seaming with single crochet Skill Level Easy Finished Size Approximately 7” (18 cm) tall. Materials Red Heart Super Saver (7 oz/198 g/364 yds/333 m/100 % acrylic) – 1 skein each in 368 Paddy Green (CA) and 365 Coffee (CB), or approximately 60 yd (55 m) in CA and 15 yd (14 m) in CB in any medium weight yarn. US Size F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. Fairfield Poly-Fil® Premium Fiber Fill. Oriental Trading Christmas Bag of Buttons. Yarn needle with an eye small enough to fit through button holes. Gauge Tree (before Trunk) = approximately 5.5” (14 cm) tall in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project but stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.


Crochet HookF/5 or 3.75 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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Maybe its the former preschool teacher in me or just the grandma, but I see this as a wonderful sorting toy for a child. Instead of buttons, how about attaching tiny Velcro bits to the tree, and then providing an assortment of colored felt pieces? That way the child can decorate the tree themselves and sort color and shape at the same time.

This pattern is available for free on Ravelry. This is a good project to help use up all those garage and estate sale button collections I have been holding on to for a while now. This tree is so cute! Its not very big either with a height of only five and a half inches.

Thanks for the tip about finding the pattern on Ravelry. I'll add that to my patterns on my account, and download it as soon as I can.

This is absolutely adorable. I'm making one for all my friends and family (and a few for myself!)


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