Crochet Pattern: Chipper the Christmas Tree

Chipper the Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Pomp-a-Doodle yarns with Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing by Underground CrafterAs you can tell, I’m on a Christmas crochet spree! Chipper the Christmas Tree is a huggable holiday friend that can be gifted as a softie or used as a decorative pillow. The crochet pattern for this plush Christmas tree is decorated with comical eyes and pom pom yarn.

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While I was crocheting the Christmas Tree Pillow, I had the idea to crochet a plush Christmas Tree pal to go with it.

Chipper the Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Pomp-a-Doodle yarns with Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing by Underground Crafter | hand holding crocheted Christmas tree

I knew I wanted to use the extra Consumer Crafts 30 mm Comical Eyes that were left over after I made the kits for my Crochet Rag Doll Characters class at In the MKNG. And, since I was thinking about In the MKNG, I was reminded of this super cute pom pom garland made with Red Heart Pomp-a-Doodle yarn… And, that’s how my idea for decorating Chipper the Christmas Tree with pom pom tinsel was born.

 

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It’s a fun way to use Pomp-a-Doodle, and it really adds a cute look to the little guy. You can use more or less, or space it out differently to suit your preferences.

Chipper the Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Pomp-a-Doodle yarns with Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing by Underground Crafter | flat lay of crocheted Christmas tree (back with pom pom tinsel)

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Chipper the Christmas Tree

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Chipper the Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Pomp-a-Doodle yarns with Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing by Underground CrafterThis simple crochet pattern makes a huggable holiday pal. Chipper can also be used as a decorative holiday pillow.

Finished Size

  • Approximately 13” (33 cm) tall before stuffing.

Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g, 364 yd/333 m) – 1 skein each in 368 Paddy Green (CA) and 365 Coffee (CB) and small amounts of 319 Cherry Red (CC), or approximately 155 yd (142 m) in CA, 40 yd (36.5 m) in CB, and 2 yd (2 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • Red Heart Pomp-a-Doodle yarn (100% polyester, 3 oz/100 g, 14 yd/13 m) – 1 skein in 6520 Mint (CD), or approximately 4 yd (3.5 m) in CD in any pom pom yarn.
  • US F5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Consumer Crafts 30 mm Comical Eyes – 1 pair.
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil Fiber Stuffing.

Gauge

  • 18 sc = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CBColor B
  • CCColor C
  • CDColor D
  • chchain
  • reprepeat
  • scsingle crochet
  • sl stslip stitch
  • st(s)stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • When choosing colors, note that CA is the color of the Christmas Tree, CB is the color of the Christmas Tree Bark, CC is the color of the Mouth, and CD is the color of the Tinsel.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows and Rounds does not count as a stitch.
  • A helpful tutorial for working a single crochet seam is available here.
  • Helpful video tutorials for embroidery stitches, including the backstitch, are available at the end of this post.

Pattern Instructions

Christmas Tree Panels (Make 2)

  • With CA, ch 2.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch. (2 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st. (3 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. (Increases by 1 st)
  • Rows 4-55: Rep Row 3 until final Row has 56 sts. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 56: Skip 18 sts, join CB with sl st to next st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 19 sts, skip remaining sts. (20 sts)
  • Row 57: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in next 19 sts.
  • Rows 58-65: Rep Row 57, 8 times. Fasten off CB.

Assembly and Finishing

Decorate Facial Features

  • Position safety eyes on Christmas Tree Front Panel approximately 7 rows above Bark. When satisfied with position, lock washers into position on back (wrong side) of Panel to secure.
  • Thread yarn needle with approximately 24” (61 cm) in CC. Use backstitch (see Pattern Notes) to create mouth in CC below eyes. With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of Front Panel.

Decorate Tree with Pom Pom Tinsel

  • *Cut off first pom pom of CD. Thread yarn needle with CD yarn before next pom pom. Starting with pom pom on Front Panel above eyes, use yarn needle to draw yarn before pom pom to the back (wrong side) of panel. Weave in ends of CD securely on back. Fasten off CD on back, leaving pom pom and yarn from ball of CD hanging at front.

Chipper the Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Pomp-a-Doodle yarns with Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing by Underground Crafter | tutorial 1

  • Thread yarn needle with approximately 24” (61 cm) in CA. Starting on back (wrong side) of Front Panel, use CA and yarn needle to secure yarn between pom poms by stitching from the wrong side over CD back to the wrong side as pictured. Use yarn needle to secure CA on wrong side.

Chipper the Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Pomp-a-Doodle yarns with Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing by Underground Crafter | tutorial 2

  • **Position next pom pom in CD on front (right side) with yarn slack hanging like tinsel before the next pom pom. Use CA and yarn needle to secure yarn between pom poms by stitching from the wrong side over CD back to the wrong side. Repeat at other side of pom pom. Use yarn needle to secure CA on wrong side; rep from ** until front is decorated with Pom Pom Tinsel.
  • Rep from * on Back Panel, starting at long edge above Bark.

Assemble and Finish

  • Place Back Panel underneath Front Panel with wrong sides together (facial features and tinsel sides out). Join CB with sl st at side of Tree Bark. Join Tree Bark with single crochet seam (see Pattern Notes), working 1 sc through each st or side of Row through both layers of Panels until you get to bottom of Tree Panel. Fasten off CB, change to CA, and continue to join Tree Panel with single crochet seam, working 1 sc through each st or side of Row through both layers of Panels until Tree is about 75% seamed.
  • Stuff firmly with Poly-Fil. Continue working single crochet seam around until you reach first single crochet adding stuffing if necessary. Join with sl st to first single crochet. Fasten off CA.
  • With yarn needle, weave in remaining ends on inside of Tree.
© 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/11/09/crochet-pattern-chipper-the-christmas-tree. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

1 Comment

  1. Carolyn Thorn
    November 13, 2018 / 6:34 am

    This is adorable. Thank you for sharing your cute design. I’ve posted a link in one of my FB Crochet groups, so you should be getting plenty of hits. Blessed Holidays to you and yours.

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