Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to this week’s CAL post! I am so thankful for the blogger community, always so inspirational and supportive...and this week I’ve created a little Christmas tree pattern to share with you:
This year I’m attaching crocheted ornaments to my Christmas gifts. I have yarn for snowflakes, holly leaves, mistletoe...but I couldn’t find a small tree pattern that I liked. So I came up with this very quick, and very easy, pattern.
|The tree on the right was my first attempt, but it is a bit too teeny...|
I love the simplicity of adorning the trees with just one tiny jingle bell or a few snowflake buttons, but they could be decorated in so many ways...why don’t you make one and share your ideas?
I used scraps of DK yarn and a 3.75mm hook for a close weave, but vary this with what you have in your stash. The triangle is a simple “double crochet two together” at the start of each row. It whips up in minutes!
With the green yarn (or use white, red, any colour, really):
Dc in second chain from hook, 1 dc in each st across (15 sts)
Ch 1, turn, dc2tog, 1 dc in each st across (14 sts)
Ch 1, turn, dc2tog, 1 dc in each st across (13 sts)
Continue in this way until you have only two stitches left, dc2tog, fasten off.
You now will have a sweet little triangle.
|This one was made with scraps of cotton washcloth yarn|
For the trunk, with the brown yarn:
Dc in second chain from hook, 1 dc in each st across (8 sts)
Ch 1, turn, dc in each st across (8 sts)
Continue for three or four rows, until the trunk is the size you like. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Now simply centre the trunk with the triangle base, and using the long tail of brown yarn, sew the trunk to the back of the first dc row of the triangle, making sure the yarn doesn’t show through at the front. Weave in all the ends when finished.
And that is it! I envisage a garland of trees, trees fastened onto teachers’ gifts, napkin rings, personalized by children...
What’s on your hook this week? Please link up below!