Christmas trees are a staple in most homes during the winter holidays, but there are other ways to decorate with a Christmas tree other than decorating the tree itself. If you know how to wield a crochet hook, you can use these five filet crochet Christmas tree patterns to make wall hangings, doilies, and table runners for decorating your own home, or to give as heirloom-quality gifts.
Note: Some of the pattern sites are written in other than English, but most web browsers offer a translation option at the top of the page. If you’re not a stranger to filet crochet, you should have no trouble following the charts even without translating.
1 - Grace your holiday table with this lovely table runner with a Christmas tree theme. It would look stunning in white when placed over a solid colored tablecloth, or leave a white cloth underneath and work the filet crochet table runner in Christmas red or green. You can adapt the length of this pattern easily to fit your needs.
2 - This filet crochet Christmas tree motif that sports an angel tree-topper would make a beautiful wall hanging. The candles on the tree branches give it a nostalgic look.
3 - This Christmas tree is crocheted in the actual shape of a tree, rather than a tree design worked into a square or rectangular piece. You might use this tree as a centerpiece for your holiday table.
4 - The Christmas tree from this filet crochet pattern measures approximately 7 ½” square, so is suitable for a doily or hot pad to protect your table. It is crocheted using the EDC (extended double crochet) stitch which makes the vertical stitches just a little taller than the traditional DC (double crochet).
5 - Miniature Christmas trees work up quickly and could be used as package toppers to add a beautiful touch to your gift wrapping. You might also string them together to make a garland to hang on your mantle or over a doorway.
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