Updated: Mar 10
Hello, hi & welcome back! I'm so excited to share my Christmas Tree Cuddle Buddy Free Crochet Pattern with you! She is the cutest, cuddliest companion for the holidays and sure to bring some holiday cheer! She is a great Christmas photo prop for little ones or a fun handmade holiday gift idea.
Each Christmas Tree Cuddle Buddy is comprised of the front, back, arms, legs, and star which are all crocheted separately then stuffed and stitched together using a tapestry needle. The finished cuddle buddy measures approximately 8-10 inches tall. You could easily make a larger version by increasing the size of your crochet hook and yarn.
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Size G (6) Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight (4) Yarn: green, brown, gold, black
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This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
SC - Single Crochet
HDC- Half Double Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
* - Repeat sequence until the end of the round
Christmas Tree Cuddle Buddy - Free Crochet Pattern
Tree Base (Make 2):
(At the end of each row, we will chain 1 and turn)
With green, chain 26
Row 1: SC in each stitch (25 stitches)
Row 2: SC dec, SC in the next 23 stitches (24 stitches)
Row 3: SC dec, SC in the next 22 stitches (23 stitches)
Row 4: SC dec, SC in the next 21 stitches (22 stitches)
Row 5: SC dec, SC in the next 20 stitches (21 stitches)
Row 6: SC dec, SC in the next 19 stitches (20 stitches)
Row 7: SC dec, SC in the next 18 stitches (19 stitches)
Row 8: SC dec, SC in the next 17 stitches (18 stitches)
Row 9: SC dec, SC in the next 16 stitches (17 stitches)
Row 10: SC dec, SC in the next 15 stitches (16 stitches)
Row 11: SC dec, SC in the next 14 stitches (15 stitches)
Row 12: SC dec, SC in the next 13 stitches (14 stitches)
Row 13: SC dec, SC in the next 12 stitches (13 stitches)
Row 14: SC dec, SC in the next 11 stitches (12 stitches)
Row 15: SC dec, SC in the next 10 stitches (11 stitches)
Row 16: SC dec, SC in the next 9 stitches (10 stitches)
Row 17: SC dec, SC in the next 8 stitches (9 stitches)
Row 18: SC dec, SC in the next 7 stitches (8 stitches)
Row 19: SC dec, SC in the next 6 stitches (7 stitches)
Row 20: SC dec, SC in the next 5 stitches (6 stitches)
Row 21: SC dec, SC in the next 4 stitches (5 stitches)
Row 22: SC dec, SC in the next 3 stitches (4 stitches)
Row 23: SC dec, SC in the next 2 stitches (3 stitches)
Row 24: SC dec, SC in the next 1 stitches (2 stitches)
Row 25: SC dec (1 stitches)
Chain 1, tie off with a short tail and pull through that chain stitch to secure.
Using black yarn and a yarn needle, stitch on half circle eyes and a mouth on one of the base pieces.
Arms and Legs:
Make 2 green arms and 2 brown legs.
Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6, pull tight (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC in the next* (9 stitches)
Rounds 3-4: SC in each stitch (9 stitches)
Slip stitch into the first stitch of the next round, chain 1, tie off with a long tail
Pull the tail through the chain 1 stitch to secure.
Stuff the shorter tail from the beginning of the project into the opening and stitch the opening closed.
Set aside for assembly.
Star (Make 2):
Round 1: With gold yarn in a magic circle, chain 1, SC 10, pull magic circle tight, slip stitch into the first SC of the round
We will repeat the following steps 5 times to make the five points of the star:
Chain 5, SC in the 3rd chain from your hook, HDC, DC (this makes 1 point)
To join the point to the base, skip 1 SC on the base of the round and sl st into the next stitch
After the last stitch, chain 1 and tie off pulling through that chain 1 to secure.
Weave the ends into the back where you can make sure that center of your magic circle is pulled tight and tie the two ends together to keep it secure. Then trim any excess yarn. Leave a long tail on one of the sides to assemble.
Line up both sides of the star with the right sides facing out and stitch together securely with a yarn needle and the long gold tail. Set aside without trimming tail.
Christmas Tree Cuddle Buddy Assembly:
Line up both sides of the tree base (make sure the face is on the outside) and join together with a row of SC, adding stuffing before closing entirely and tying off.
Using a yarn needle and the long tails, stitch on the arms, legs and star. Tie off and trim any excess yarn.
I hope you have enjoyed crocheting this Christmas Tree Cuddle Buddy with me!
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