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Cork Pine Tree Crochet Patterns

by | All Designs, Crochet, Free Patterns

‘Tis the season to have evergreens on the brain!  I was inspired by these Cone Christmas Trees from Petals to Picots to make my own model-sized crochet evergreens while using up some of the wine corks in my stash.  Add embellishments to the trees to make them into decorated Christmas trees, or leave them plain for a serene winter forest look.

Free Cork Evergreen Pine Tree crochet patterns at www.1dogwoof.com

What’s a cork pine tree if there’s no one there to hear them rustle in the breeze, right?  So, there’s Frodo and Mr. Samwise, to give some scale to this project.

Crochet these little evergreen trees for Christmas or for fun! www.1dogwoof.com

There’s actually 3 patterns here, for the 3 different trees:

  • one to fit a normal wine cork
  • one to fit a champagne cork
  • a stubbier tree that fits a normal wine cork

Model sized crocheted trees using cork as trunk. www.1dogwoof.com

Supplies:

Green worsted weight yarn.  This is more of a scrap yarn project. You won’t need a whole ball of yarn unless you’re making a forest.
G size hook
Scissors, yarn needle
stitch holder (optional)

 

Tall and Skinny Wine Cork Tree

Start with a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 4 sc into the magic circle. (4 stitches)

Round 2: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (4 stitches)

Round 3: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next stitch*.  Repeat from *. (6 stitches)

Round 4: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Round 5: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next 2 stitches*.  Repeat from *. (8 stitches)

Round 6: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Round 7: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next 3 stitches*.  Repeat from *. (10 stitches)

Round 8: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Round 9: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next 4 stitches*.  Repeat from *. (12 stitches)

Round 10: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Round 11: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next 5 stitches*.  Repeat from *. (14 stitches)

Round 12 – 16: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (14 stitches per round).

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Tall and Skinny Champagne Cork Tree

Start with a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 4 sc into the magic circle. (4 stitches)

Round 2: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (4 stitches)

Round 3: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next stitch*.  Repeat from *. (6 stitches)

Round 4: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Round 5: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next 2 stitches*.  Repeat from *. (8 stitches)

Round 6: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Round 7: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next 3 stitches*.  Repeat from *. (10 stitches)

Round 8: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Round 9: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next 4 stitches*.  Repeat from *. (12 stitches)

Round 10: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Round 11: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next 5 stitches*.  Repeat from *. (14 stitches)

Round 12: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (14 stitches per round).

Round 13: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next 6 stitches*.  Repeat from *. (16 stitches)

Round 14: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (16 stitches)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Stubby Wine Cork Tree

Start with a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 6 sc into the magic circle. (6 stitches)

Round 2: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Round 3: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next stitch*.  Repeat from * twice. (9 stitches)

Round 4: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (9 stitches)

Round 5: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next 2 stitches*.  Repeat from * twice. (12 stitches)

Round 6: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Round 7: Work *2 sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next 5 stitches*.  Repeat from * once. (14 stitches)

Round 8 -12: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (14 stitches)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Assembly

These patterns should fit the corks fairly snuggly, but it will depend on your gauge.  You can also optionally stuff the top part of the tree, and/or glue the cork inside the tree to secure the crochet piece in place.  There’s no right or wrong answer here, just cuteness!

pine trees crochet pattern

36 Comments

  1. Steph @ meet.make.laugh.

    Oh my gosh I LOVE this!!!!!! I am seriously going to make some of these this week. I have lots of wine corks lying around (oops….) , and I have been looking for a good ornament idea 🙂 Thanks!! I’ll make sure to share with you once I’m done.

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    • ChiWei

      I have TONS of wine corks laying around, but they aren’t all mine. I got most of them from a restaurant :-). And yes! Ornaments! That occurred to me at some point, but then I got distracted by the LEGO people. Heading off now to make some ornaments. If you share your photos on Facebook, I’ll share them and give you a shout-out!

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    • Ellen Pyle

      The trees are darling but how do we keep them from turning over?

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      • ChiWei

        You need very flat-bottomed corks 🙂 Or glue a base on them.

      • Ellen Pyle

        Thanks so much for your reply to my question about the darling crocheted trees.
        I believe gluing a small cardboard base onto the bottom of the cork will stabilize the weight on the top. Blessings.

      • ChiWei

        You’re welcome!

    • Betty Fowler

      Hello ChiWei, I would like to know the measurement of each tree in inches. I am not a Lego user, these would be more for my great grandson. The trees are so cute. If the trees are small enough or I could alter the pattern, they might work in my daughter’s fairy village.

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      • ChiWei

        Mine came out to about 2 to 3 inches without the cork. They fit on wine corks, if that helps give perspective.

  2. Abbey

    Hello there!
    This is a wonderful pattern! I’ve been looking for a great Christmas project to share with my readers. Would it be okay for me to share this on my site? I would provide a photo and a link back to your site (they will have to visit your site to view the pattern). Let me know what you think. Thank you!

    Warmly,
    Abbey (for The Firefly Hook)

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    • ChiWei

      Hi Abbey, yes, feel free to share a link and a photo with your readers! Thanks!

      Reply
  3. Lynn McMahon

    ooh, i’m gonna make one tonight! it’s just the quick project i needed, so thanks!

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      You’re very welcome Lynn! They are perfect as a little one-night project. Enjoy!

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  4. Carolyn

    Love! I need to make one for my desk! Thanks for sharing!

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    • ChiWei

      I think they’ll look great on a desk! You can make a bunch and have a little forest in the corner 🙂

      Reply
  5. Tara @ Suburble

    This is so awesome! I can see these being perfect for my girls’ Calico Critter sets!

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    • ChiWei

      Ok, I’m going to be dumb and ask what are Calico Critters? Is this something I’m going to get to know and love as my girl gets older? 🙂

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      • Tara @ Suburble

        You’re going to love them! (Or well, I think you will). They’re teeny tiny animal families who have teeny tiny houses and accessories. My girls LOVE them!

      • ChiWei

        That’s the thing with a boy and a girl. I’m going to have two completely different sets of toys in the house. I’m sure we’ll be getting to those girlie things in a few years 🙂

    • Oasisinthewoods

      These are so cute! Never thought of Calico Critters until you mentioned it. Going to make them for my two granddaughters who play with them! Thanks for the idea.

      Reply
  6. Ann

    Oh I LOVE these – I wanted to collect those vintage bottlebrush trees but they are so expensive. These are just as pretty and I can make them myself! Thank you for sharing.

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    • ChiWei

      I see those bottlebrush trees everywhere, but don’t know where to find them. If they’re expensive, then I won’t bother looking 🙂 and just keep making these instead. Thanks for stopping by Ann!

      Reply
  7. koko

    Oh this is a sooooo cute idea 😀

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    • ChiWei

      Thank you!

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  8. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    I might die from the cuteness of this project. And the fact that you use Lord of the Rings lego men in your photos? Makes me love you ALL the more!

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    • ChiWei

      Haha, thanks Lauren! We received a Shelob set for Christmas last year and the huge spider totally freaks me out, but it came with Lego people – Frodo and Samwise and Gollum. I think those are the only lego people I own right now!

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    • ChiWei

      Thanks for the pin Alexis!

      Reply
  9. Marilyn

    These trees are super cute! I’ve got some wine corks…..I just may be making some of these for next Christmas!

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    • ChiWei

      Thanks Marilyn! I hope you’re doing well, and maybe taking some time to enjoy some wine!

      Reply
  10. Evelyn Mayfield

    I do not have any corks and they sure make very authentic-looking “tree” bottoms, but I’m thinking that I might re-purpose a lot of the zillions of brownish-color pill bottles I have left from so much care-giving (washed, of course). They’ll make great quickie “gifts” at the end of this year! After I make a few, I’ll post a photo in my blog and then come here and link to it.
    I’d love to make some for my Etsy shop and if I so, can I do that with your permission if I link back to your page and give you full credit for the idea/design?
    They are so cute…

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  11. Angharad

    These are fantastic, thank you. I have already made a couple and plan to make loads more before Christmas! The only problem is going to be tracking down enough corks…thanks for a great tutorial.

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    • ChiWei

      You’re so welcome! And hey, finding corks could be as easy as sharing a bottle of wine with some friends 🙂

      Reply
  12. hannah

    Thank you so much for sharing! Great scrap buster. I think I have now made enough to qualify for forest status 🙂

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    • ChiWei

      I would love a little forest!

      Reply
  13. Elke Decoster

    Hi, I love this idea! Would you mind if I use this in a blogpost on my site? I would translate it into Dutch and link to your site of course!

    Reply
  14. Claudia

    Super clever! Can’t wait to start on these. We have sooooo many corks accumulated through the years. Thank you so much!

    Reply

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