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

Floral SeperatorInstructions 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

Floral Seperator

 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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81 Comments

  1. Posted December 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    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.

  2. Mary
    Posted December 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    These are perfect for quick little somethings for people at work! Thanks for the pattern.

  3. Posted December 10, 2012 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    These are so neat =o)

  4. Sarah
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    Peeeerrrrrfect! I needed something for a center piece this year taht was 2 year old friendly. This is it! Much love!

    • Mom
      Posted December 11, 2012 at 6:39 am | Permalink

      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!

  5. Posted December 10, 2012 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    Super cute little Christmas trees. Love that you used recycled corks.

    • Mom
      Posted December 11, 2012 at 6:40 am | Permalink

      Thanks Cindy! I have an entire tin full of corks. What’s a knitter to do? Put yarn on them, of course! :-D

  6. Kate
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for sharing these with the world, they are SO FUN!!! I can’t wait to make a few!

  7. Posted December 10, 2012 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    These are so very adorable! I’m looking forward to using up some small amounts of green yarns on these cuties!

  8. Rose
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the adorable pattern.

  9. Ellen
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    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
      Posted December 11, 2012 at 6:41 am | Permalink

      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.

  10. Posted December 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh, these are adorable! Thank you for sharing the pattern ♥

  11. Knittypurl28
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

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

  12. Becky
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    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!

    • Mom
      Posted December 11, 2012 at 6:42 am | Permalink

      Becky! Here’s another example of how resourceful knitters are. Great idea. :-)

  13. Cathy
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    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!

  14. maureen
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    Do these attach to the corks or just sit on them?

    • Mom
      Posted December 11, 2012 at 6:44 am | Permalink

      They hug the corks, Maureen, there’s some negative ease. If you wanted them on there permanently, like when making a wine stopper, you could easily glue them in place.

      • maureen
        Posted December 11, 2012 at 7:43 am | Permalink

        Thanks Mom for the information!

  15. Mom
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    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

  16. Posted December 11, 2012 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    oh how I wish I knew how to knit. These are the most adorable. What a great way to use all those corks I’ve been saving for some project.

    • Mom
      Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:22 am | Permalink

      Sounds like it’s meant to be, Patty! Time to pick up your sticks and meet your knitting destiny! Hee Hee!

  17. Susan Warner
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    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
      Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:23 am | Permalink

      Sorry Susan – I’m not sure how I’d make cables in crochet. Not sure it’s possible. Get to knittin’, kitten! ;-)

      • Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:37 am | Permalink

        Lionbrand has a crochet pattern, Celtic Afghan, that has crocheted cables in it. It’s a free pattern. I’ve never done crocheted cables, but it should be possible (on a much smaller scale, of course:))

        • Mom
          Posted December 12, 2012 at 9:28 am | Permalink

          Interesting! :-) I’ll have to give it a shot sometime!

        • Susan W
          Posted December 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

          Thanks for the info. I’ll check it out. And I’ve asked “Santa” for knitting needles and instructions. Happy Holidays!

          • Mom
            Posted December 14, 2012 at 7:12 am | Permalink

            Wonderful! Always glad to get another knitter started. :-)

    • Peggy
      Posted December 19, 2012 at 12:06 am | Permalink

      You could do front post and back post stitches to make the cables.

  18. Bearlakenana
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Even though I’ve only tried cables once, I have to try these. So cute!

    • Mom
      Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:24 am | Permalink

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

  19. Fran Malone
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    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
      Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:25 am | Permalink

      Yay Fran! So glad they’ve inspired you! Get out those scraps! :-D

  20. Posted December 12, 2012 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    So cute! Thanks so much for the pattern! Will definitely be gifting these, just posted my finished one here! :)

    http://knittingisawesome.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/mini-christmas-tree-free-knitting-pattern/

    • Mom
      Posted December 12, 2012 at 9:31 am | Permalink

      Love it! Very pretty indeed. :-) Are you going for an entire cork forest, or is the lone pine enough for you? :-)

  21. Posted December 12, 2012 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Fabulous
    thanks for sharing
    martine

  22. Posted December 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    lovely ;-)

  23. Rachel S.
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    SUPER-CUTE!!!! Thanks for sharing the love!

  24. Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    How cute! Found your through the Tiny Owl Kits group, and so glad I did!!!

    • Mom
      Posted December 14, 2012 at 7:13 am | Permalink

      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.

  25. Posted December 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    how clever! must drink up more wine so I have more corks! ;)

  26. Tina L.
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this cute pattern!! My Sister is going to love this.Enjoy your Christmas!! :)

    • Mom
      Posted December 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

      You’re so welcome, Tina! Happy Holly Days to you as well! ♥

  27. Carolyn
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    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
      Posted December 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

      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 :-)

  28. Peggy
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    At the end of row 19 on the Tall Twisted, I only have 4 stitches. Kinda hard to do 4 more rows of knit 2 together

    • Mom
      Posted December 18, 2012 at 7:41 am | Permalink

      At that point you should have quite a few more stitches, Peggy. I’m looking at the pattern to see where you may have went wrong. Did you increase stitches in row 4 with the kfb (knit front and back)?

      • Peggy
        Posted December 18, 2012 at 9:20 am | Permalink

        I figured it out, it was all me! The tree turned out adorable once I woke up!

        • Mom
          Posted December 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

          Yay! Amazing what a little sleep can do. Hee Hee!

  29. Sonja
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for posting this wonderfully FUN and clever little pattern. I just finished #3. So Much Fun!

    • Mom
      Posted December 19, 2012 at 7:27 am | Permalink

      You’re so welcome! Glad you’re having fun with it. :-)

  30. Raphael Lasar
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    A very nice little holiday diversion and I had to learn to knit in the round to make them. Thanks!!!

    • Mom
      Posted December 24, 2012 at 7:19 am | Permalink

      Way to go! Glad you enjoyed the pattern AND learned a new skill!

  31. Posted December 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Adorable! Thank you so much for your wonderful pattern. Happy 2013!

    • Mom
      Posted December 29, 2012 at 7:32 am | Permalink

      Happy 2013 to you, Anita! :-)

  32. Charlotte
    Posted December 28, 2012 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    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!

    • Mom
      Posted December 29, 2012 at 7:32 am | Permalink

      There’s another resourceful knitter! Thanks for sharing, Charlotte!

  33. Donna
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    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.

    • Mom
      Posted January 19, 2013 at 7:13 am | Permalink

      You are so welcome, Donna. Yay for the cork bonanza!

  34. D
    Posted July 3, 2013 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing this free pattern!

  35. Mae
    Posted July 28, 2013 at 9:01 am | Permalink

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

  36. Shelley
    Posted August 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    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
      Posted August 29, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

      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! :-)

  37. Marion
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    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

    • Mom
      Posted October 9, 2013 at 6:06 am | Permalink

      K2, K4, K6 = knit two, (or four or six) stitches
      kfb = knit in the front and back of each stitch
      Hope that helps!

      • Marion
        Posted October 9, 2013 at 7:58 am | Permalink

        Hi Mom,

        Thank you very much for your quick response. What is the difference between purl and knit if I may ask?

        Awaiting you kind reply.

        Kind regards,
        Marion

        • Peggy
          Posted October 9, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

          Marion,
          May I ask where you live? I know different places use different wording.
          Peggy

          • Marion
            Posted October 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

            Hi Peggy,

            Thank you for answering. I live in Holland.

            Kind regards,
            Marion

        • Peggy
          Posted October 10, 2013 at 6:53 am | Permalink

          Marion, This page may help with translation

          http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/dictionary.php

          • Marion
            Posted October 10, 2013 at 7:20 am | Permalink

            Hi Peggy,

            Thank you very much for your trouble.

            Kind regards,
            Marion

        • Peggy
          Posted October 10, 2013 at 7:24 am | Permalink

          Let me know if you need more help, it has been a long time since I tried to translate. I might help more if you read patterns in more than one language.

        • Mom
          Posted October 16, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

          This isn’t something I can answer here, Marion. You may want to consult a knitting website to get diagrams of how to do each.

  38. Gayle
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    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
      Posted April 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

      She could knit herself an entire garden! :-) Glad you like it, Gayle. Thanks so much for the kind comment.

  39. Desfontaines
    Posted August 22, 2014 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    comment obtenire une traduction en français ?
    Merci et bravo c’est très mignon

    • Mom
      Posted August 22, 2014 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

      Hello! You can use Google Translate to translate to french. Thanks for the kind words! Happy Knitting! :-)

      Bonjour! Vous pouvez utiliser Google Translate pour traduire en français. Merci pour les paroles aimables! Bon tricot! :-)

  40. MelissaJane
    Posted September 17, 2014 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh, I can’t wait to make these! Thank you so much for offering the pattern for free.

    • Mom
      Posted September 19, 2014 at 5:48 am | Permalink

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

  41. Debra
    Posted September 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for your generosity, I love theses.

    • Mom
      Posted September 21, 2014 at 8:23 am | Permalink

      You’re welcome, Debra! Happy Knitting! ♥

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