Crochet Decorated Christmas Tree {Michaels Dream Tree Challenge}

    Posted by  ·  November 1, 2013

    I am so thrilled to be participating again this year in Michael’s Dream Tree Challenge. This year my tree is decorated in love and generosity (and some yarn)!

    Crochet Decorated Christmas Tree

    I decided a tree decorated only in crocheted ornaments would be amazing.  I knew I couldn’t do it alone, so I asked for help on facebook. I was overwhelmed by the response! Women that I have never met, never even chatted with online eagerly joined in. Daily my mail was loaded with goodies, so many beautifully crocheted ornaments. I can’t describe the love that poured out of those boxes and envelopes. I have had more than one good cry over this tree. To be part of such awesome warmth and kindness leaves me speechless!

    I received these granny stars from Julie Kerman

    Crochet Granny Starts Michaels Dream Tree

    Strings of Crochet Christmas Tree Lights from Jo Centgraf.

    crochet christmas tree lights

    Crochet Balls and Stars from Melissa Dame.

    crochet ball ornaments

    Crochet Granny Square Stocking Ornaments from Andrea Farris

    Crochet Granny stockings

    Colorful Crochet Granny Stars from Tracy Gillen

    colorful crochet granny stars

    Crochet Peace bunting from Kiera Chambers.

    crochet peace bunting

    Crochet Flowers from Heather Born

    crochet flowers

    Crochet Love Bunting from Megan Tripp

    crochet love bunting

    Green Crochet Balls from Rachel Phillips

    crochet baubles

    Crochet Joy Bunting from Joy Clapsadle.

    crochet joy bunting

    Crochet Snowmen Ornaments from Donna Noyes.
    crochet snowmen

    Crochet Flower Ornaments from Amy Gewecke

    crochet croco flowers

    Crochet Star and Bird Ornaments from Lynn Provost

    crochet christmas ornaments

    Pink and Purple Crochet Ball Christmas Tree Ornaments from Sarah Jones

    pink and purple crochet balls

    Crochet Owl Ornaments Kelly Riegel-Green and Mandi

    crochet owls

    Crochet Granny Square Tree Skirt from Andrea Farris

    Crochet Granny Square Tree Skirt

    Crochet Christmas Tree Angel from Val McLean

    Crochet Christmas Tree Angel

    Crochet Wreath Christmas Ornaments Sara Freisberg

    Crochet Wreath Ornaments

    Crochet Christmas Tree Ornaments from Maureen Dowell

    Crochet Christmas Tree Ornaments

    They all did an amazing job, I mean truly AMAZING! Such beautifully crafted ornaments, all made from yarn (and loads of love).

    decorated christmas tree with crochet ornaments

    We are donating our tree to a local Festival of Trees that auctions off the trees for a local charity that supports individuals with disabilities to live on their own.

    Thank you Michaels for sending me one of your fabulous trees and allowing me to participate in The Michaels Dream Tree Challenge.

    Disclosure – I received a pre-lit Christmas tree and gift card to participate in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge.


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    1. Friday, November 11th, 2016
      I desperately wanted snd looked for the crochet pattern for the granny square christmas tree . Saw pictures , but no pattern .
      • Cindy
        Saturday, November 19th, 2016
        Hi Sarah, there is a link to the person that made that one, maybe try contacting her directly. I will also contact and see if I can get her to share a tutorial.
    2. Linda Grimmett
      Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
      I am looking for the pattern for the crochet Balls (granny square balls) that were on your tree. I have looked and have not found a place to get the pattern. Any help would be appreciated.
    3. Tina
      Monday, November 2nd, 2015
      Kelly Reigel-Green: could you please tell me where you found the pattern for the owl ornaments?
    4. Tina
      Monday, November 2nd, 2015
      When my husband and I were first married, we had no money for Christmas, much less decorations. Fortunately we lived in a very rural area and were able to cut down a small tree. I crocheted several small ornaments, and also made some from felt, glitter, and glue that I stitched together with embroidery thread and stuffed. My husband died over 31 years ago, while the kids were still small. I still have some of those ornaments though, and use them every year - along with every one that the kids, and now grandkids, have made. This tree inspires me to make more - there are many beautiful pieces, and the love that went in to them shows!
      • Saturday, November 7th, 2015
        Let me know if you do! I want to see.
    5. Shai
      Sunday, February 15th, 2015
      Also, the granny stars, trees and more are from

    6. Shai
      Sunday, February 15th, 2015
      Pam T, I hope you are able to find this post reply! :)
      Those designs are actually made by Lucy of Attic 24.
      Merry Christmas!
    7. Pammie Joachim
      Friday, December 12th, 2014
      your tree are so beautiful...thanks for some of the idea of making Christmas ornaments for my daughter...her tree is nothing but homemade from her kids and me...this year they only have bow and snowflakes left because one of her kid was playing and jump on the tote of Christmas ornaments and broke some of what was made by this year they have to start all over with the bows and snowflakes that I made...Yesterday I had the kids made clay dough and make Christmas ornament...this Saturday, the kids will be making ornaments and chains (garland)...they will have fun making ornaments from the idea that my oldest granddaughter and I came up many many thanks for more ideas of ornaments that I can make for them...
    8. Diane
      Sunday, November 16th, 2014
      I love this tree decorations and all will you let us have the pattern?
    9. Yvonne
      Saturday, November 15th, 2014
      Love, love, love. The link to the tree skirt is not working. I could not find it through a search. :(
    10. margy
      Friday, November 14th, 2014
      I am on a fixed income and would like if possible to get the angel pattern. It us so pretty.
    11. bert horrocks
      Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
      I was many ornaments did you hang on that tree.
    12. Cathy
      Saturday, December 28th, 2013
      OMG Cindy! LOVE! How wonderful that SO many women helped put that beautiful tree together!
    13. Pam T
      Friday, December 20th, 2013
      Hi, I was just wondering if the ornament patterns are available anywhere for free or for purchase? I'm specifically looking for the Crochet Star and Bird Ornaments from Lynn Provost. I've done quite a bit of seek and search online and can find many references to both the person's name and the ornaments, but not together in context. If anyone knows where to find the patterns, please let me know. Thanks a bunch and happy holidays to you and yours.
    14. Caro
      Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
      Beautiful tree!!! My favorite is the Angel Topper!!! Great job by all and a wonderful idea too!!!

      hugs to all!!!

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!!!!
    15. Lori
      Friday, November 29th, 2013
      This the first time I had head of this idea. The tree is lovely! I am sure the garland will add to the awesomeness as soon as it gets there. Can I ask about the adorable Owen? A pattern ? I have granddaughter who would love those, please ?
      Congrats again on such a refreshing idea! Thank you for sharing .
    16. Jo Centgraf
      Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
      This turned out so unique and Beautiful! Thank you for letting me be a small part of it. (anyone interested in the pattern I used, please feel free to send me a message via facebook and I'd be happy to share, I won't accept friend requests, but will respond to messages, thanks)
    17. Sunday, November 24th, 2013
      Oops! This is absolutely amazing and incredible! I love that it was the generosity of so many. It truly embodies the meaning of Christmas! I wish I could do this to my tree, as I don't have tons of people to help me out, I think I'll make it my goal to make something for the tree every year, with my children to add to our tree. Thank you for the amazing inspiration!
    18. Kathryn
      Friday, November 22nd, 2013
      That is so Beautiful and heart warming!
    19. Monday, November 18th, 2013
      This is GORGEOUS!
    20. Saturday, November 16th, 2013
      Those little owls are amazing and to be honest it makes me happy to see a tree that doesn't look like all the other ones in the Michaels challenge. Love it!
    21. S. de Haan
      Saturday, November 16th, 2013
      Geweldig zo'n boom, vooral omdat het door zoveel mensen is gehaakt
    22. Friday, November 15th, 2013
      ♥ I absolutely love your tree!!!!!!
    23. Laura
      Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
      Are you doing another one this year? If so what are the requirements? And when do you need the ornaments by? And if I may ask. What did the tree of crochet love bring in to the charity? Maggies Crochet did up a tree of angels for a charity auction and asked for all her follower to make angels and send them to her. It was also beautiful. But anything made with LOVE is BEAUTIFUL!
      • Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
        This is this years tree. I don't know if I will do this next year but it is such fun ideas, I just might! The outpouring of love has been amazing!~
    24. Nicole Romano
      Monday, November 11th, 2013
      HI there, LOVE the tree and all crocheted ornaments! I love to make the christmas tree light garland. Where would I find the pattern? thanks :-)
    25. Diane B.
      Monday, November 11th, 2013
      Awesome tree! You can feel the love that the ornaments were made with just flowing from the tree! My favorite is the Crochet Christmas Tree Angel from Val McLean. Any chance of finding the source of the pattern for the Angel? My tree needs a new angel and she would be perfect! Congrats to all those that participated.
    26. Susan
      Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
      It's so beautiful. What amazing handiwork from so many talented people. I love how it came together.
    27. Tracy
      Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
      It really looks wonderful!
    28. Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
      Love your tree ! It is Fabulous ! So much work and talent went into all those ornaments!
    29. Monday, November 4th, 2013
      THIS IS AWESOME!!! :)
    30. Monday, November 4th, 2013
      Hi Cindy, I am amazed at all the homemade Christmas decorations. I love them all and they look so pretty on the tree. I will be sure to check them out. You tree is beautiful. Julie at
    31. Emily
      Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
      that is just gorgeous!! I love the yarn theme and the fact that you had help was SO fun!! Emily@nap-timecreations
    32. Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
      This is so amazing. So different than any other ideas I've seen. I LOVE it and love that you got a whole lot of other people involved...super talented ladies and so much color and personality. Thanks for sharing!
    33. lauren
      Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
      Love it all, but my favorite is the light garland.
    34. Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
      I love how it came together! I love the community feel.....seriously, it almost made me cry!
    35. Rachel G
      Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
      I love love love this. Especially the tree skirt. :) I also love that you're donating it!
    36. Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
      OMG! so much work! i love all the colors. it turned out so pretty!
    37. Amy
      Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
      So pleased with how it all came together. It was fun to participate!
    38. Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
      I love it. It's so beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to help out!
    39. Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
      thank you so much for letting me be a part of this, what a wonderful experience! I just love the tree!
    40. Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
      These are so delightful! That's amazing! I'm homemaking all of our Christmas ornaments this year, and I am definitely feeling inspired!
    41. Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
      LOVE this Cindy! It turned out amazing!!!
    42. Val McLean
      Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
      My comment got sent before I was through. It makes me happy to think how much can be accomplished when people work together!
    43. Val McLean
      Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
      It was so fun to be a part of this project and I think it came out truly beautiful. It shows so much creativity and the teamwork to pull this off is no small feat. I love the cause that the proceeds will go towards and it m
    44. Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
      Cindy, the vision you had came to life with this amazing tree! I absolutely love seeing all of our creations together. It is stunning!! Crochet love for sure :) I'm glad that I had a small part in creating something for a dream that is so beautiful. Well done!!
    45. megan
      Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
      This is beautiful! So glad I got to be a small part of its creation.
    46. Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
      I love it! Pinning for sure! I'm not fast enough to get all that done, but maybe I'll do a mini tree : )
    47. Andrea Farris
      Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
      The tree looks so amazing! Everyone's hard work really paid off :). I had so much fun making the stockings and tree skirt. I might just have to add some cute owls and baubles to my own tree this year.
    48. kelly
      Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
      it turned out amazing! thank you for letting us help you! I love my little owls. =)
    49. Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

      Your tree is so pretty!! I love all of the crocheted ornaments. You are amazing my friend!

    50. Jenny
      Friday, November 1st, 2013
      Wow! Such a beautiful tree and a truly amazing project! This is sharing the spirit of Christmas for sure! Love to see all the creativity and love poured into the ornaments. Cindy, you will make many people very happy -- the women who helped, the many people who will enjoy seeing this tree -- online and in person, and of course, those who will benefit from the auction! Great work!
    51. Jen T
      Friday, November 1st, 2013
      So, so cute!
    52. Donna Collins
      Friday, November 1st, 2013
      SO in love with this tree! Can I bid on it now?
    53. Marion
      Friday, November 1st, 2013
      I love all the work
      It came out very nice. I am kind of sad though that my garland isn't there
      I have put in a lot of time and fun. The postoffice has really disapointed me.
    54. Friday, November 1st, 2013
      HOLY CROCHET! That turned out amazing! I'm dying over the owls. I really wish someone would send me some of those. hint hint... hee!!!