Pint Sized Pines in a Cork Forest

Here’s a fun pattern to recycle your wine corks into fanciful little Holiday trees to display on the mantle, top your bottles, or add to a wine stopper for a seasonally perfect Hostess gift. These pint-sized pines are amazingly easy. Once you get started, you’ll have an entire cork forest before you know it!

Cork Forest Knitted Christmas Tree Free Pattern

Materials Needed:
knitting needles in appropriate size
cable needle or not if you’re fearless that way
tapestry needle
scrap yarn, approx. 20 yards per tree

Abbreviations:
C3F: slip next 3 stitches to cable needle and hold to front of work. Knit next 3 stitches, then knit 3 stitches from cable needle.
C3B: slip next 3 stitches to cable needle and hold to back of work. Knit next 3 stitches, then knit 3 stitches from cable needle.
C2F: slip next 2 stitches to cable needle and hold to front of work. Knit next 2 stitches, then knit 2 stitches from cable needle.
C2B: slip next 2 stitches to cable needle and hold to back of work. Knit next 2 stitches, then knit 2 stitches from cable needle.
C1F: slip next stitch to cable needle and hold to front of work. Knit next stitch, then knit stitch from cable needle.
C1B: slip next stitch to cable needle and hold to back of work. Knit next stitch, then knit stitch from cable needle.

Cork Forest Knitted Christmas Tree Free Pattern

Instructions for Tall Twisted Tree

dk to worsted weight yarn using size US  2 to 3 double pointed needles, or circular for magic loop

loosely cast on 15 stitches and join to knit in the round

Purl 3 rows

row 4: (P1, Kfb in next 3 stitches, P1) around
row 5: (P1, K6, P1) around
row 6: (P1, C3b, P1) around
row 7: (P1, K6, P1) around
row 8: (P2 together, K4, P2 together) around
row 9 – 13: (P1, K4, P1) around
row 14: (P1, C2b,P1) around
row 15: (P1, K4,P1) around
row 16: slip first stitch to right needle, (K4, P2together) around to last 5 stitches. K4, purl last stitch together with first slipped stitch of round
row 17: (K2 together twice, P1) around
row 18 and 19: (K2, P1) around
row 20: (C1b, P1) around
row 21 and 22: (K2, P1) around
row 23: (K2 together, P1) around
row 24: (K2 together) around
fasten off and thread end through remaining stitches

  Instructions for Double Cabled Tree:

fingering to sport weight yarn using size US 1.5 to 2 double pointed needles, or circular for magic loop

loosely cast on 15 stitches and join to knit in the round
purl 3 rows
row 4: (Kfb) around
row 5 – 10: (P1, K4) around
row 11: (P1, C2b, P1, C2f) around
row 12 – 15: (P1, K4) around
row 16: (P1, C2b, P1, C2f) around
row 17 and 18: (P1, K4) around
row 19: (P1, K2 together twice) around
row 20: (P1, K2) around
row 21: (P1, C1b, P1, C1f) around
row 22 and 23: (P1, K2) around
row 24: (P1, K2 together) around
row 25: (K2 together) around
row 26: (K2 together) around
Fasten off and thread end through remaining stitches

Cork Forest Knitted Christmas Tree Free Pattern

Download Simply Notable’s Pint Sized Pines PDF Pattern

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Comments

  1. says

    Too cute!!! I’ll have to ask a bartender friend to save me some corks, and I can make these for next year!!! Great “thinking of you” at Christmas gift.

    • Mom says

      What a cute idea, Sarah! I can just imagine how a little woods in the middle of your table will look, and little hands can be more than welcome to admire and rearrange!

  2. Ellen says

    thank you very much – I was trying to figure out what I could knit a bunch of quickly for a knitters party on Friday.

    • Mom says

      I love your idea of giving them as little knitter’s gifts. What knitter could resist? Especially if you use little bits of special luxury or handspun yarns.

  3. Knittypurl28 says

    These pines are just too cute! I knew I saved those corks for a special reason! Thanks for sharing your creative talents!

  4. Becky says

    I’ll have to make a few of these! Instead of the corks though I’ll make a bottom and stuff them with catnip for my kitties!

  5. Cathy says

    Thank you for the free pattern. This is a cute idea, and unique to give as a gift also. I appreciate the pint sized pines!

  6. Mom says

    Thank you so much for all your kind and generous comments on the pattern! We hope you’ll enjoy knitting your own little elfin forests! :-D

  7. Susan Warner says

    I was so hoping this was a crochet project. Do you have a comparable crochet pattern? I guess this next year I ‘ll have to learn to knit. Happy Holidays.

    • Mom says

      Oooh, so glad I can prompt you to try them again, because cables are sooo pretty and impressive looking while actually being fairly simple!

  8. Fran Malone says

    Those are the most adorable things I have ever seen knit! Great for any time of the year and perfect for left over sock yarn! What a present for us! Yeah to you for designing and generously sharing!

    • Mom says

      I’m so glad you found us too, Paige! It’s great to have you join us. :-) Thanks for the kind words, which never fail to inspire us.

  9. Carolyn says

    Thanks so much. These are adorable. This is the reason why a knitter should never, ever, EVER let go of their scraps. I love these. Long flight coming up. Knitting up a whole forest….or two. Thanks! These are adorable.

    • Mom says

      I so agree, Carolyn. One of the funnest things for me is to find things to do with my leftovers. I’m not sure I could conceive of a pattern without that impetus! :-) Enjoy :-)

  10. Charlotte says

    No corks? Then look at the lids of your shampoo, conditioner, or lotion. Not brown & “need” it to be brown – cover with scrap material or a brown sharpie or knit a tiny brown lid cozy!

  11. Donna says

    I saw this pattern before Christmas, thought they were so cute, but didn’t have any corks. Last night at a local thrift shop, small bag of wine corks! Can’t wait to make some “Pines” for next Christmas. Thank you for the pattern.

  12. Mae says

    Perfect for the knitter who belongs to a wine group. Bookmarked too late last year – but getting started for this year!

  13. Shelley says

    Thses are so darling!!! What am I missing, though? I don’t see a way to finish them once you have the knitted piece done. Yes, I feel stupid!

    • Mom says

      Don’t feel stupid, Shelley. When they’re done, just pull the loose ends of the yarn to the inside of your tree and pull the open end over a cork. Easy! :-)

  14. Marion says

    In your pattern for the cabled trees you use abbreviations I am not familiar with. Perhaps you can explain them to me?
    P1 = purl 1 stitch
    K2 =
    K4 =
    K6 =
    Kfb =
    P2together = purl 2 stiches together

  15. Gayle says

    These are brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing, we have a fairy in our house who loves to knit, I’m sure she’ll be noseying through this pattern!

    • Mom says

      You’re so welcome, Melissajane – have fun with them. Warning: they’re likely to take over your house – they did mine! :-D

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