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Aug 17, 2019

Holiday Trees Crochet Pillow Pattern


It's that time of the year again folks! Christmas is THE season for crocheters.  Here's a traditional design to add in your holiday decor. 

AND...... it's very easy to do. The only techniques you need to know is how to do single crochet and how to switch yarn colors. That's it!


You can use any yarn you'd like. Best is medium weight (4) yarn. I like to use Red Heart Saver Solids, Red Heart Love, Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, Loops and Threads Impeccable Solids, Caron One Pound, Caron Soft, Paintbox, etc. Pretty much any medium weight yarn out there. 

For this pillow, I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Aran Fleck. I thought the aran fleck gave it a very cool background for the trees. Red Heart also has their own Aran Fleck that will work as well. I used one skein to complete the background. You can also do any solid color like light blue or just plain white.


Pick 3 different shades of green for the trees. I picked Caron One Pound - Grass Green, Limeade and Kelly Green. Or you can use the same color for the trees. 


And for the back fo the pillow, I like the reversible contrast look for my crochet pillows. The cool thing for this pillow is that any of the 3 greens will work. For this pillow, I chose the darkest green, Kelly Green.

CROCHET HOOK: I/9 - 5.50mm


- darning needle (to weave ends)

- scissors

- 18" x 18" pillow insert 

- small jingle beads (optional)


 15" x 18" -   the reason why I suggested a 18" x 18" pillow insert so that the pillow will be nice, soft and chubby.

I have put together a quick You Tube tutorial to show you what you need to know to complete this project.

Each square represents one single crochet. This pattern starts after 70 chain foundation and it starts from right to left. It's very important to follow the direction to keep your tree a perfect triangle. To make it easier for you, the shaded space represents the front (right) side of your work and the plain white shade represents the back (wrong) side of your work. So you'll know exactly what direction you're supposed to go.

When you start the 70 chain foundation (actually its 71 chain then sc on the second chain from the hook) use the primary yarn color. In this case, we're using the aran fleck yarn.

Also another note - always add a chain at the beginning of each row.

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Since no one is going to see the back side because it's going to be inside the pillow, it doesn't have to look perfect. When using a light colored as your primary color, I usually don't crochet over the contrasting yarn because I don't want that contrast yarn to see through. It's pretty distracting.


But in this case, the aran fleck is not coming through at all so I crocheted over it. But when it comes to the Kelly Green yarn, after 3 rows, I can see it popping through so I stopped crocheting over it.


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Now the fun part! Let's decorate our trees!. 

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You're a crocheter so you gotta have a yarn stash somewhere... or all over (like mine). Get 3 bright color yarn. You don't need that much Just 15"-20" long. That's all you need. And using your tapestry needle, just sew in stars (criss cross) on top of the trees. Doesn't have too be a perfect star. 


Now to make our trees Christmas-y, I have these cute little jingle bells. On this one, I have to use a needle and thinner thread because the tapestry needle is too big to go through the bells. You can get a variety of bells at Amazon, mostly cost around $5 - $7 in bulk.  Or get a small bag at Michaels. Sew them randomly on the trees. It'll give the pillow a nice touch and also, it will make your pillow jingle!

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You can decorate your trees with buttons. How cute are these snowflake buttons! You can get them at Amazon and they will look so cute on the pillow. You can click the links to Amazon if you're interested.


For the back side of the pillow, I like to crochet my pillows with a contrast back side. So it'll be reversible. I like the look of flip-it and you get a different style. In this case, I crochet a solid color of the darkest green. Same 70 foundation count and seal it with a single crochet all around. As I mentioned earlier, you can use any of the 3 green colors for the back side and it will look great. 

Once done, crochet them together with a single crochet stitch all around and seal it after you inserted the pillow.

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I hope you're able to follow this pattern easily. It's a very easy project. Feel free to contact me if you have any question or any issues with this pattern. 

Thank you so much!

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Thank you for visiting Anna B. Crochet! If you love this pattern, feel free to use it in your own crochet creations, whether for gifts or sale, with an attribution link to this page when posting online. Please do not resell or distribute this pattern in physical or digital form, and make sure to tag me on  Instagram so I can check out what you made!

Happy Crocheting!

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