Tree & Sled Ornament Crochet Pattern

Add a touch of wintery charm to your Christmas decor with this tree and sled ornament crochet pattern.

It’s Day 4 of the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas! I’m not going to lie, I’m a little obsessed with this one. Yes it takes a little bit of work but is it worth it? Absolutely.

About the Pattern

I tried to keep it as simple as possible but there are a few steps involved.

The base of the sled is made up of 2 pieces which are then sewn together. This gives us a nice sturdy platform for our tree to rest on.

For the runners, you’ll be crocheting around some thin wire so that we can bend them into shape. I chose to glue the runners to the sled but you can also sew them.

The tree is worked in a continuous spiral from the top down using mostly the back loops only. It gets it’s lovely texture by slip stitching into the left over front loops at the end.

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Tree & Sled Ornament Crochet Pattern


  • DK weight yarn in red, light grey, green and dark brown (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Pillar Red, Stormy Grey, Grass Green and Coffee Bean)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Thin wire
  • Fabric glue or hot glue
  • Yarn/twine for embellishing and hanging
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • BLO – back loop only
  • FLO – front loop only
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

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Finished Size

The finished tree & sled ornament measures approximately 3″ long (8cm). Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


  • The sled is worked in turned rows.
  • The tree is worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
  • R2-14 of the tree are worked in the back loop only.

Identifying the Back Bump of the Chain

If you look at the front of your starting chain you will see the front loop and back loop of your chain stitches. Flip your chain over so you’re looking at the back. You will see a line of stitches running down the center, these are the back bumps of each chain.

Starting chain: front view.
Starting chain: back view.

Pattern Instructions

Sled (make 2, red)

R1: Ch 9, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (8)

R2-12: Ch 1, turn. [Sc] x8 (8) 11 rounds

Do not turn. Place 1 sc in the same space as the last sc from R12, sc evenly around the 3 sides placing an inc in each corner.

Fasten off invisibly and weave in ends.

Repeat for the 2nd piece leaving a long tail for sewing.

Place the two sled pieces wrong sides together, making sure to line the sts up evenly. Sew the two pieces together by weaving the yarn tail under both loops of of each st, moving one st to the left each time.

Runners (make 2, light grey)

R1: Ch 21, working in the back bump of the ch – sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (20)

R2: Ch 1, turn. [Sc] x20 (20)

Prepare your wire by folding over the tip of one end. Cut the wire so that it’s approximately the same length as your crochet strip (longer is better as we can trim it down)

In this next row, pause when you’re about 1/4 of the way across to add the wire. Continue to sl st together enclosing the wire.

R3: Ch 1, fold the 2 long edges together and sl st together through both loops.

Once you reach the end, trim any excess wire so that it’s hidden within the piece. Ch 1 to secure and weave in end.

Gently bend one end of each runner so that it curves upwards.

Tree (starting with green)

Note: R2-14 are worked in the back loop only.

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

R2: BLO [sc] x6 (6)

R3: BLO [sc, inc] x3 (9)

R4: BLO [sc] x9 (9)

R5: BLO sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x2, sc (12)

R6: BLO [sc] x12 (12)

R7: BLO [3 sc, inc] x3 (15)

R8: BLO [sc] x15 (15)

R9: BLO 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x2, 2 sc (18)

R10: BLO [sc] x18 (18)

R11: BLO [5 sc, inc] x3 (21)

R12: BLO [sc] x21 (21)

R13: BLO 3 sc, inc, [6 sc, inc] x2, 3 sc (24)

R14: BLO [sc] x24 (24)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

Crochet in both loops from here on unless otherwise specified.

R15: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

R16: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)

R17: [Sc, invdec] x4 (8) – change to dark brown in last st

R18: FLO [sc] x8 (8)

R19-20: [Sc] x8 (8) 2 rounds

Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loops only of the final round and pull to close. Hide the end inside the tree.

Join green yarn in the first leftover front loop from R2 at the top of the tree, sl st in each front loop around.

Fasten off and weave in end.


  • Place the tree on the sled and secure by wrapping yarn/twine around both pieces a few times before tying in a bow on top.
  • Use fabric glue or hot glue, to attach the runners. Position them so that the sled overlaps slightly (I used the sc border as a guide) and there’s approximately 1/2″ sticking out the back of the sled.
  • Attach a hanging loop to the centre of the tree.

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