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Crocheted Christmas Tree Duo

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This Christmas, DIY decoration is the way to go!  With this Crocheted Christmas Tree Duo craft, you can add texture to your holiday decor.  These soft trees are also great for a baby's first Christmas gift!  Great for all levels of crochet fans, these cute mini Christmas trees work up quickly and make a great last-minute gift idea.  You can also use these festive trees to decorate your mantel or bring your office or desk a little holiday cheer.  Embellish with buttons of all colors for a colorful and fun tree that anyone is sure to admire.

Find more festive holiday patterns in Red Heart's special eBook, Jolly Holidays: 15 Free Knit and Crochet Gifts and Holiday Projects.

Crocheted Christmas Tree Duo

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Green Tones (A)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Mistletoe (B)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Cherry Red (C)
  • 5.0mm [US H-8] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • 18 to 24 – 7/16” red buttons and 4 – ¾” red buttons
  • Two spools of Coats Cotton Machine Quilting Thread for Tree Trunk
  • Two ” X 7½” long wood dowels or 1 set of wood chopsticks
  • Sewing needle and red sewing thread
  • Tacky Glue

 

Gauge:  16 sts = 4”, 16 rows sc = 4”.

 

Instructions:

Sides (Make 3)

  1. Starting at bottom, with A, ch 2.
     
  2. Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook; turn – 3 sc.
     
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
     
  4. Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last st; turn – 5 sc.
     
  5. Rows 4-6: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
     
  6. Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st; turn – 7 sc.
     
  7. Rows 8-27: Repeat rows 4-7 (5 times).
     
  8. Row 28-32: Repeat Row 4. Fasten off.

Tree Bottom

  1. With A, ch 2.
     
  2. Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook; turn – 3 sc.
     
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
     
  4. Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st; turn – 5 sc.
     
  5. Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
     
  6. Rows: 5-16: Repeat rows 3 and 4 (6 times) – 17 sc at end of last row. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.

Finishing

  1. With wrong sides facing, sew bottom edge of 3 tree sides to the edges of tree bottom. With right side facing, sc 2 tree sides together. Add stuffing and sc the last 2 trees side together, adding additional stuffing as needed. Weave in ends.

Embellishments

Star (Make 2)

  1. With C, Ch 4, slip st in first ch to form ring.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 1, work 10 sc in ring; join with a slip st in first sc – 10 sc.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, skip next sc in round 1**, sc in next sc, repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with a slip st in first sc – 5 points. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.
     
  4. With right sides facing, sew two stars together, matching sts. Sew star to top of tree. With sewing needle and thread, sew one ¾” button to center of each side of star.
     
  5. Weave in ends.

Garland

  1. With B, make 4 chains in different lengths for garland to wrap around tree. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length. Start at the bottom or top, placing garland chains 1½” apart. Sew garlands in place. With sewing needle and thread, sew 7/16” buttons between garland, on each side of tree.

Circle (Make 2)

  1. With B, ch 2
     
  2. Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd, ch from hook; join with a slip st in first sc – 6 sc.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in first sc, 2 dc in each sc around; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3 – 12 dc. Fasten off leaving a sewing length.
     
  4. With right sides facing, sew circles together, matching sts.
     
  5. Sew assembled circle to top of tree. With sewing needle and thread, sew one ¾” button to center of each side of circle. Weave in ends.

 

Center Tree Stem (Make 3)

  1. With C, ch 33. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.

Tree Branches (Make 3 in each length)

  1. Branch 1: With C, ch 15. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.
     
  2. Branch 2: With C, ch 19. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.
     
  3. Branch 3: With C, ch 23. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.
     
  4. Sew one stem to the center of each side of tree.
     
  5. Sew the tree branches to the stem in a triangular shape as pictured. Sew one 9/16” button at ends of each branch.

Tree Trunk (for both trees)

  1. Insert wood dowel into thread spool. Add glue to the top of the spool. Insert the remaining wood dowel into the center bottom of the tree and glue the spool to the tree.
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