Friday, December 7, 2012

Granny Christmas Tree

I have been wanting to make a garland for Christmas.  Stars are nice, but Christmas trees are better.  A friend of mine shared a picture of a Christmas tree and asked me if I could try to come up with a pattern for her to follow.

Granny Christmas Tree:


Gauge does not matter.  Just use an appropriate hook for your yarn.

Chain 4 and slip stitch to first chain to make a circle.

Row 1: Chain 3 and crochet 3 DC into the center of the circle.  Chain 2. Crochet 4 DCs, Chain 2. Crochet 4 DCs.   Chain 2. Slip stitch to the top of the Chain 3 at the beginning. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 1


Row 2: Crochet 3 DC into the chain 2 space. Chain 2.  Crochet 4 DCs into the same space.  Chain 2. *Crochet 4 DCs into the next space.  Chain 2. Crochet 4 DCs into the same space.  Chain 2.*  Repeat from * to *.  Slip stitch into the top of the Chain 3 at the beginning.  Chain 3 and turn.

Row 2: two sets of 4 DC separated by 2 chains in each space.


Row 3:  In each corner of the previous row, you are going to crochet  two sets of 4 DCs separated  by 2 chains.  In each space along the sides, you are going to crochet one set of 4 DCs.  As follows:

Crochet 3 DC into the chain 2 space.  Chain 1. SC into the top of the 2nd DC from the previous row. Chain 1. Crochet 4 DCs, chain 2, 4 DCs into the next space. Chain 1. SC into the the top of the 2nd DC from the previous row. Chain 1. Crochet 4 DCs into the next space.  Chain 1. SC into the top of the 2nd DC from the previous row. Chain 1. Crochet 4 DCs, chain 2, 4 DCs into the next space. Chain 1. SC into the the top of the 2nd DC from the previous row. Chain 1. Crochet 4 DCs into the next space.  Chain 1. SC into the top of the 2nd DC from the previous row. Chain 1. Crochet 4 DCs, chain 2, 4 DCs into the next space.  Chain 1. SC into the top of the 2nd DC from the previous row. Chain 1 and slip stitch into the top of the original chain 3.  

Row 3: Chain 3 and 3 DC into the same space


Row 3: The chain 1 and the SC into the 2nd DC gives a scalloped edge.  



Row 3

Row 3 complete

Row 4: Chain 3.  DC into the same stitch.  DC into each of the next  5 stitches.  Fasten off and weave in ends.




I'm going to decorate mine with beads and sequins.




Finish off your Christmas tree with the Tiny Star from Fiber Flux here
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Enjoy!

15 comments:

  1. I love it! I'm gonna try one right now :) Thank you!!

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  2. Should there be a chain 2 before the slip stitch to close round 1? It looks like it in the picture...

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  3. Yep! Thanks for catching that. I've updated the pattern.

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  4. Oh my word - the little star is perfect!!! So cute, Jen!

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  5. I love this pattern! Is it alright if I repost this on my blog?

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    1. I used an H hook that went with my yarn. You should use whatever size hook your yarn calls for.

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  7. Thank you. Just found your site through looking for patterns. I'm new to crochet and have just made the tree I'm so pleased with it. x

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  8. Thank you so much for this cute Christmas Tree pattern. I can't wait to make one.

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  9. Oh, wow! This is my first time visiting your blog! I love it! These trees are just adorable, and I will definitely be pinning this post! God bless you and your sweet twins with a merry Christmas! :)

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  10. Anybody have an idea of how to make a border around the tree to make it into a granny square?

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  11. Where can i learn to crotchet from the basics. Thanks

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