Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Crocheted Christmas Tree Ornament
I was digging through some boxes the other day and discovered a Christmas tree I'd crocheted a long time ago. So, I recreated it in miniature and made a Christmas ornament. It only takes less than an hour to crochet, which gives you time to make plenty to in someone's stocking. I hope you can translate my directions. I tried to make them clear since I just looked at the bigger tree and shrunk it to size. Have fun with this tiny treasure.
Row 1.Chain 10 stitches
Row 2. 1 sc, turn piece
Row 3. 10 sc in remaining stitches to end,
Row 4. Turn, chain 1, and 10 sc in remaining stitches to end
Row 5. *turn piece Chain 3 stitches, sc in back of loop next to end of chain 3. Repeat from * across to end of piece.
Row 6. Turn, chain 1, yarn over and double crochet in remaining stitches, decreasing one stitch at beginning and end of row by skipping a stitch. You should have 8 double crochet and 1 chain 3 in the row when you are finished.
Row 7-10 Repeat from * 3 times. You should have 1 chain of 3 and 2 double crochets when you reach this point.
Row 11. Chain 3 stitches, sc in back of loop next to end of chain. Repeat until you have 3 loops in this row.
Row 12. Chain 3, sc in back of loop next to end of chain. Double crochet 2, spacing in row evenly to create top of tree.
Cut off enough yarn to create a hanging loop and secure tightly.
Decorate your tree using embroidery floss and French knots stitched into the tree’s boughs (looped rows) or stitch small decorative buttons or beads on the boughs.
To make a larger tree start with a long chain base and decrease accordingly as noted above. To make a stand up tree, crochet 2 larger base trees, stitch them together at the edges, decorate, and stuff with batting.