FREE Red Truck Crochet Pattern – Christmas Ornament/Applique!

There’s nothing quite like a classic red truck…am I right? I don’t think I could ever be over this trend. Today I want to share a fun red truck crochet ornament pattern with you. I bet you’ll love it!

Vintage Red Truck Crochet Pattern

Okay, so I have to be honest…

I am a bit partial to red trucks. My boyfriend has a 1976 Toyota pickup, so that is the reason I’ve always loved the red truck trend! Last Christmas I got red truck wrapping paper, decor, and more all from Joann’s.

That’s why, when I had one last ornament to design for this crochet-along, I instantly knew what it needed to be!

Below, you can see a photo of the red truck crochet ornament alongside it’s inspiration. 🙂

Red Truck with Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern

Of course, this ornament would NOT have been complete if it wasn’t hauling a Christmas tree in the back! We will make a crochet tree that will get sewn on at the end. And guess what? It is actually an adaptation of my Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern that I shared a few days ago.

Don’t forget about that cute wooden railing!

To give the crocheted truck one last extra bit of charm, I made sure to add a wooden railing into the pattern. My boyfriend’s truck does not have such a railing, but oh well. I like the way it looked 🤷‍♀️😂

Red Truck Ornament - Free Crochet Pattern

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How to crochet a truck applique

Wondering how this crochet truck will be made? It’s really not hard! We will make all the pieces separate and then assemble them. Here’s the different pieces we will need to make:

  • Truck
  • Window
  • Wheels
  • Christmas Tree

If you want to use your finished crochet truck as an applique, that’s fine – just know that the Christmas tree in the back does make it quite a bit thicker than without it.

Of course, I’m using it as a Christmas ornament. I did have to get a little creative to make sure it hung right on the tree – but more on that later!

Vintage Red Truck Crochet Pattern

Supplies to make your crochet Pickup Truck

The great thing about this pickup truck crochet pattern is that it is super FLEXIBLE when it comes to supplies! I used worsted weight yarn scraps I had in my stash. Literally. For some of them, I don’t even know the brand of yarn.

The yarn I recommend in the pattern is Red Heart Super Saver, but you are by no means stuck to using that. Any worsted weight should do the trick! If you need to mix and match a few brands to get the right color, then that should be fine too.

So basically, you’ll just need scraps of yarn in:

  • Red
  • White
  • Black
  • Green
  • Tan

And then, you’ll need a G/4mm crochet hook to go along with your yarn!

Red Truck with Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern

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Crochet Christmas Ornament Ebook

Free & Easy Christmas Truck Crochet Pattern

Are you ready to finally get started?!

Video Tutorial:

Materials:

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (96% acrylic, 4% other, 364 yds/333 m, 7 oz/198 g) less than 1 ball in Red, Buff, Medium Thyme, White, and Black
  • You can also simply use leftover worsted weight yarn in your stash that is similar colors.
  • G/4mm crochet hook 
  • Yarn Needle

Notes:

  1. Truck is made from 5 pieces that are sewn together.
  2. Ch 1 at the beginning of rows does NOT count as a stitch.
  3. Ch 2 at the beginning of rows counts as a hdc.

Measurements: 

Length (longest part of truck): 4.5” 

Height (from wheel to top of tree): 3.5”

Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Slip stitch – sl st

Single crochet – sc

Single crochet two together – sc2tog

Repeat – rep

Round – rnd

Skip – sk

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Beginning – beg

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch (puff st): YO, insert hook into indicated st. YO, pull up a loop. (YO, insert hook into same st, YO, pull up a loop) 2 times. YO, pull through 6 loops on hook. YO, pull through last 2 loops on hook.

For a full tutorial on the puff stitch, click here.

Crochet Truck: Written Instructions + Photo Tutorial

Truck

Ch 21. 

Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (20 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc and next 18 sc. 2 sc in last sc, turn. (21 sc).

Rows 3-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (21 sc).

Row 5: Do not ch. Sc in first st. Sc2tog, sc across, turn. (20 sc)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in next 10 sc. Place a stitch marker in the 10th sc for later. Sc in next 9 sc, sl st in next sc, turn. (19 sc, 1 sl st)

Row 7: Ch 1, sk sl st. Sl st in next 5 sc. Ch 1, sc in same st as last sl st. Sc in next 5 sc, TURN, leaving remaining sts unworked. (6 sc – sl sts won’t be worked into)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sc, TURN. (6 sc)

Row 9: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next 5 sc, TURN. (5 sc)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sc. (Sc, sl st) in last sc, fasten off. (5 sc, 1 sl st)

Railing:

Join tan yarn with a sc in the stitch with a stitch marker from row 6. We will now work from the passenger area toward the tail of the truck, over the unused sts from row 6

(Ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc) 3 times. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Wheels (make 2)

Ch 2.

Rnd 1: Make 6 sc in second ch from hook. Do not join..

Rnd 2: Make 2 sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to first sc. (12 sc)

Fasten off. Use a long thread of white to weave in between rounds 1 & 2 to form a white circle.

crochet truck wheel tutorial

Window

Ch 4.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and next 2 sc, turn. (3 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next 2 sc. Sl st in last sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. (2 sc, 1 sl st)

Christmas Tree

Ch 10, leaving a long tail for sewing when you make your slip knot.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and next 8 sc, turn. (9 sc)

Row 2: Ch 2, puff st in next sc. (Ch 1, sk next sc, puff st in next sc) 3 times. Hdc in last sc, turn. (2 hdc, 4 puff sts, 4 ch-1 sps)

Rows 3-4: Ch 2, sk first hdc and first puff st, puff st in next ch-sp. (Ch 1, Sk next puff st, puff st in next ch-sp) across all ch-sps. Hdc in last puff stitch (NOT the ch-2), turn. (2 hdc, 2 puff sts, 1 ch-1 sp)

Row 5: Ch 2, sk first hdc and first puff stitch, puff stitch in ch-sp. Hdc in last puff st, turn. (2 hdc, 1 puff st)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in puff st. Fasten off and weave in end. (1 sc)

Assembly

Here are what all the separate parts of your crochet truck should look like. Now it’s time to assemble them!

Before doing any sewing, make sure to steam block all your elements! The most important ones to block are the truck and the Christmas tree, so that they will lay flat.

To attach the tree, position as the left photo shows below. In order to make sure the green yarn doesn’t show on the front, catch the back of the red stitches when sewing on the tree.

Crochet Red Truck - attaching Christmas Tree
Crochet Red Truck - attaching Christmas Tree

Attach window and wheels according to the photo below:

Crocheting a Red Truck Ornament

Lastly, attach a hanger to your finished truck! I found that doing an easy loop hanger didn’t quite work with this ornament because there are so many pieces and they tend to fall over on themselves. Instead, I wove a piece of red yarn through 3 different spots in the back to give the whole ornament more support. Now it hangs just fine! See photo below.

Crochet Red Truck Ornament - back view

Once you attach your hanger, you are all done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern and I hope you have a new adorable ornament for your tree this year!

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Vintage Red Truck Crochet Pattern - Free!

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