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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Christmas Tree Applique or Ornament

Worsted Weight Yarn in green, brown, yellow & choice colors for garland/ornaments
Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Size G (4.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch

Stitch Explanation:
Picot - Ch 3, sl st into top of stitch.

-Stitches placed between these brackets [ ] indicate a group of stitches that are worked into the same space.

Using H hook

Row 1: Ch 12, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in same st, [sl st, ch 2, dc] in next, dc in next 7. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sl st in same st, [sl st, ch 2, dc] in next, dc in next 5. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sl st in same st, [sl st, ch 2, dc] in next, dc in next 3. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sl st in same st, [sl st, ch 2, dc] in next, dc in next 1. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Sc in same, picot, sc in next, sl st in next.
Fasten off.

Using G hook

Row 1: Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in same, sc in next. Ch1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in same, sc in next.
Fasten off leaving long enough tail to attach to tree.

Using H Hook

Join near the bottom right corner of the tree with desired garland color. Sl st across to the other side, repeat two more times to get to the top of the tree.
Fasten off.

Using G Hook

Magic circle, ch 1, 5 sc in circle, pull circle tight & join.
Fasten off.

Using G Hook

Magic circle, ch 1, *hdc, sl st into circle.* Repeat *to* 4 more times.
Fasten off with out joining, pull circle tight. Tie the two loose ends together and tie onto tree. I also use the end to make an ornament hanger but you can attach a new piece of yarn when you are completely finished for hanging your tree as an ornament.

If you are using your tree as an ornament I suggest making a 2nd tree and sewing the two together after adding the ornaments and garland so that there is no need to sew in all those ends from the little ornaments.

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