Teeny tiny Christmas tree

Lately I’ve been knitting lots of tiny things, and I got it in my head that I wanted to knit some tiny Christmas trees. I couldn’t find a pattern that was appropriately tiny and tree-like, so I did some experimenting, and came up with one.

tiny knitted Christmas trees

Materials needed:

  • Bit of foresty green yarn
  • Tiny bit of brown yarn
  • 4 DPNs
  • Bit of polyfill stuffing
  • Small magnet (optional)

I used Shetland Spindrift, a fingering-weight yarn, to make these teeny Christmas trees and size US1 needles. My trees ended up about 2″ tall. You could, of course, use thicker yarn to make slightly larger versions.

tiny knitted Christmas tree


Kfb: knit into front & back of stitch
K2tog: knit two stitches together


  1. With brown yarn, cast on 6 stitches
  2. Divide onto 3 DPNs and join for working in the round
  3. Knit 2 rounds
  4. Switch to green and break brown
  5. Knit 1 round
  6. Kfb 6 times (12 stitches total)
  7. Kfb 12 times (24 stitches total)
  8. Purl 1 round
  9. Knit 3 rounds
  10. (K2tog, knit 6) 3 times (21 stitches)
  11. Knit
  12. (K2tog, knit 5) 3 times (18 stitches)
  13. Knit
  14. (K2tog, knit 4) 3 times (15 stitches)
  15. Knit
  16. (K2tog, knit 3) 3 times (12 stitches)
  17. Knit
  18. (K2tog, knit 2) 3 times (9 stitches)
  19. Knit
  20. Stuff tree firmly. If desired, add a small magnet within the tree
  21. (K2tog, knit 1) 3 times (6 stitches)
  22. Knit
  23. K2tog 3 times (3 stitches)
  24. Add a bit more stuffing if possible
  25. Break yarn, thread end on tapestry needle and draw through remaining stitches
  26. Weave in ends


tiny knitted Christmas tree

I also made a variation with red garland. To do this, follow the instructions through step 8. On step 9, (knit 8 green, knit 1 red) 3 times. On each successive round, shift the red stitch one to the right. For example, the next round is (knit 7 green, knit 1 red, knit 1 green) 3 times. The yarn carried behind the stitches did pull the tree into a tighter shape (and make it harder to stuff), so I recommend stuffing as you go if you try this approach.

tiny knitted Christmas tree


tiny knitted Christmas tree

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