Oh Christmas Tree…

​Last Friday I ran my last crochet workshop of the year, it was so much fun. I think we all left feeling a little more festive.

I also promised the lovely ladies on that course I would share the pattern for the tree I used to make my advent garland.

The pattern uses UK crochet terms, and  you can use any yarn. My preference is for dk weight and a 3.5mm crochet hook.

Make 16 chain.

Row 1: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn.

Row 2: 1ch, dc2tog, dc to last 2 stitches dc2tog, turn.

Row 3: 1ch, dc across, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 3 stitches.

Next row: dc3tog. Fasten off yarn.

To make the trunk, you’ll be working into the underside of the founation chain. Join yarn, just to the right of the centre, make 4dc, turn. Work 3 or 4 rows, depending how big you want the trunk to be. Weave in all yarn ends. Use a warm iron To press your tree flat.

So, what can you do with your trees? You can sew a ribbon to the top and tie them to your tree. Make 2, sew them together, stuff lightly and decorate with beads or buttons to make festive gifts. Or, you can make 24 like I did and make an advent garland!

I’ll be back with more festive makes soon.

Happy making x

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