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Christmas Tree Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern

Ferdinand the Fir Tree

Ferdinand, the fir tree makes a cheery addition to your Christmas decorations! Hang him in your Christmas tree or elsewhere and let him spread some festive cheer.

This is an Amigurumi crochet pattern ideal for improving or practised crocheters. But don’t be discouraged if you are a beginner. You can learn the stitches and techniques you need to know to crochet Ferdinand in no time. You will need to single crochet (or double crochet as it is called in British terms), make a magic ring, and make an invisible decrease. You can learn all of these right here on the blog, or on my Youtube channel.

This pattern is written in U.S. terminology. If you are used to British or Australian terms simply replace sc (single crochet) with dc (double crochet).

Crochet Conversion Chart

Materials and tools

About 20g Aran/worsted or heavy worsted cotton yarn in

Small amount of Aran/worsted or heavy worsted cotton yarn in dark brown

3.5mm/size E crochet hook

1 pair of 5mm safety eyes

Toy stuffing

Approx. 20cm/8″ embroidery thread in black and red

Yarn needle

Large eyed sewing needle


St = stitch

Sc = single crochet

Inc = single crochet 2 in same st

Dec = invisible decrease with single crochet

BLO = back loops

FLO = front loops

(…) = stitches that are repeated in the rnd

*… = number of repetitions


4″ x 4″ (10.16 x 10.16 cm) = 19 sts x 20 rows of sc


Make a magic ring, using brown yarn

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12)

Sl st in next st. This is now the last stitch of the round.

Rnd 3: Sc 12 in BLO only (12)

Rnd 4: Sc 12 (12)

Rnd 5: [sc 2, dec 1]*3 (9)

Rnd 6: Sc 8, sc 1 changing color to green (9)

Rnd 7: Inc 9 in FLO only (18)

Rnd 8: [sc 2, inc 1]*6 (24)

Rnd 9: [sc 3, inc 1]*6 (30)

Rnd 10: [sc 4, inc 1]*6 (36)

Rnd 11: [sc 5, inc 1]*6 (42)

Rnd 12: [sc 6, inc 1]*6 (48)

Fill the tree’s trunk with fiberfill. Take a small amount, squeeze it into a ball, and push it in the trunk with the back of your crochet hook.

Rnd 13: Sc 48 in BLO only (48)

Rnd 14: [sc 6, dec 1]*6 (42)

Rnd 15: [sc 5, dec 1]*6 (36)

Rnd 16: [sc 4, dec 1]*6 (30)

Rnd 17: In FLO only: [sc 4, inc 1]*6 (36)

Rnd 18: [sc 5, inc 1]*6 (42)

Rnd 19: Sc 42 in BLO only (42)

Rnd 20: [sc 5, dec 1]*6 (36)

Rnd 21: [sc 4, dec 1]*6 (30)

Rnd 22: [sc 3, dec 1]*6 (24)

Now you can insert the safety eyes and embroider the smile. Make sure you are happy with the placement of the eyes before securing them. Embroider the smile with the black embroidery thread and a large eyed sewing needle. Tie the thread ends together inside your work and cut them short.

Rnd 23: In FLO only: [sc 3, inc 1]*6 (30)

Rnd 24: [sc 4, inc 1]*6 (36)

Rnd 25: Sc 36 in BLO only (36)

Rnd 26: [sc 4, dec 1]*6 (30)

Rnd 27: [sc 3, dec 1]*6 (24)

Lightly fill the amigurumi with fiberfill. It is important not to overfill it, so that the shape of the fir tree remains intact. Give it a squeeze from top to bottom and let go. This helps define the shape.

Rnd 28: [sc 2, dec 1]*6 (18)

Rnd 29: [sc 1, dec 1]*6 (12)

Rnd 30: Sc 12 (12)

Rnd 31: [sc 2, dec 1]*3 (9)

Rnd 32: [sc 1, dec 1]*3 (6)

If you prefer you can also watch the video tutorial in which I walk you through the pattern.

Part 1:

Part 2:

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Fir Tree Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

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