Macy’s Christmas Tree: Free Instructions

Macy's Tree

Macy has been busy crocheting some Christmas trees perfect for hanging on the tree or for decorating the table. She now has a Christmas tree lot at Southwinds Gallery offering her makes for others to enjoy!

For those who crochet, Macy wanted to share how she made them. Instead of offering a PDF to download, I will dictate Macy’s instructions here for you to follow.

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Materials:

You need to have two colors of worsted weight yarn. Macy used Vicki Howell’s Sheepish, which she loves because it is soft and fuzzy and oh so colorful! But she also used some Peaches ‘n Cream Cotton and other worsted weight yarns. She used an H hook, and a yarn needle for sewing up and weaving in ends. Oh, and you will need a bit of stuffing and a ribbon or two for topping the tree!

Here’s how Macy did it:

Starting at the circular base, choose the main color you want for your tree and chain 3. Slip stitch to join to 1st chain forming a ring. You are working in the round the whole time.

Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring. Join with a sl st to beg sc.

Ch 1, work 2sc in each sc around. Join.

Ch 1, *work 1 sc, then 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. Join.

Ch 1, *work 2 sc, then 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. Join.

Stop here for smaller tree OR work another round IN THIS MANNER: *work 3 sc, then 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. Join.

Begin working the BODY as follows:

Working in BLO, Ch 1, hdc in same as ch 1, work same as last row of base but with hdc DECREASES…SO…if last row was (*work 2 sc, then 2 sc in next sc, rep from *) THEN YOU WILL *work 2 hdc, hdc2tog, rep from * around. Join.

Change color to your CONTRASTING COLOR:

**Working in whole stitch now, make a sc in same stitch as join, ch 1, *skip a st, sc in next st, ch 1, rep from * around. Join.

Change color back to your TREE COLOR:

Ch 1, work hdc in each st around. Join.

Ch 1, *work hdc, hdc2tog, rep from * around. Join.

Change color to your CONTRASTING COLOR:

Rep this 3 RND pattern from the **, reducing stitches on the 2ND TREE COLOR rows of hdc each time around.

***STUFF AT SOME POINT BEFORE YOU GET TO THE LAST ROUND!!

End with the tree color at the top, sl st to 1st st.

Pull yarn through and tie to make a loop at top for hanging from a tree. Weave in ends.

Choose 2 ribbons to pull through top and tie in a bow.

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Macy hopes you enjoy making some of these little trees!! She sure had fun crocheting them! If you make them to sell, please give due credit to Jennifer Edwards, Macy’s pattern editor.:)

 

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One thought on “Macy’s Christmas Tree: Free Instructions

  1. That is sooo cute! I think my daughter would love at least one of these. As soon as I get finished knitting the slipper socks I am working on…..

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