Oh Christmas tree

I love Christmas crafting! As I may have already said our decorations were destroyed a little earlier in the year, also we will not be having a proper tree this year.

But I couldn’t bear the thought of not having a tree at all so I sat down last night and this morning and cranked this little beauty out.

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The pattern for the tree can be found here http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-for-Christmas/Crocheted-Christmas-Trees-from-Lily-Sugar-N-Cream/ml/1

however I made a few little modifications to it. I Used 2 strands of  DK (8 ply) With a 5 mm hook, and added in 5 extra rows without increases.

The tinsel is made using fun fur and using surface stitch. Here is a link to a good tutorial for it  http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-surface-crochet-or-surface-slip-stitch/

Also instead of using a felt bottom for the tree I crocheted one, here is the pattern for the base of the tree.

5mm hook 2 strands DK

Base of tree

Ch 3 join

R1   Dc6 in ring

R2   Dc twice in each stitch (12)

R3   Dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (18 stitches)

R4   Dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (24 stitches)

R5   Dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (30 stitches)

R6   Dc in next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (36 stitches)

R7   Dc in next 5 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (42 stitches)

R8   Dc in next 6 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (48 stitches)

R9   Dc in next 7 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (54 stitches)

R10 Dc in next 8 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (60 stitches)

R11 Dc in next 9 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (66 stitches)

finish off.

And the star on top is my own design too. I threaded a bamboo skewer though the back of it, then stuck it through to top of the tree. (of course you couldn’t do this if it were intended for a toy.)

1 strand of DK (8ply) and a 3.5 mm hook

Little star

Ch 3 join

R1 Dc 5 into ring

R2 Dc tr dc in each st around (15 st)

R3 Dc 2tr dc in each tr, sl st in each  dc around, finish.

After I did the tinsel and sewed the star buttons on, I stuffed it, put a circle cardboard insert in the bottom (made from an old cereal box) And slip stitched the base to the tree.

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