Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Tree Decoration Tutorial....



Would you like to make a little crochet tree ornament for Christmas?

Thanks for the interest in this little make, I am happy so many people liked it!
This is how I made my tree ornament for the swap, it was very easy,
 maybe a bit fiddly to put together, but not difficult at all.
You could make these trees bigger or smaller depending on how many layers you make.


As you probably noticed the layers are the basic flower pincushion pattern,
 ( this is the one I used, a nice straight forward pattern)
 each with a different amount of rounds completed to give a range of sizes.  
I started with the bottom layer (10 rounds) and then made the second layer 2 round less (8 rounds) , 
and the third layer 2 rounds less than that one (6 rounds), and so on.  
The bottom 4 were done like this, then for the top 3 layers that are quite small, I used a smaller hook (2mm or 1.5mm I think) and finer cotton till I had a size that worked in with where I was up to on my tree.

If you want a bigger tree, you could start with a 12 round layer and go up from there, or for smaller tree start with 8 or 6 rounds.




These are the colours I used for the 'Christmassy' one.


And these are the colours for the pastel one.


You will need a long needle to sew all the layers together, and sewing cotton in colours that match in with your tree.


Once you have your layers all assembled, cut lengths of bobbly ribbon or pom pom trims, pin to each layer and hand sew in place.  I did a fair bit of playing around with colours and different ribbons in between each layer until I was happy with the combination of layers and trimmings.


  
Once all the trimmings are secure, use your long needle to sew the layers together, I found adding one layer at a time, sewing to the bottom layer, and then adding the next layer, worked well and made a nice solid tree.  

Before I added the top layer I sewed a loop of ric rac for a hanger,then sewed the top layer over it, which I think looks quite neat.


So there you have it, an easy peasey  Crochet Christmas Tree!

You could embellish these with lots of cute little things I think, you could add beads or little buttons, or do little picot edges around the rounds instead of sc.
And they would look lovely made in a fluffy, fuzzy yarn I think!
The skies the limit!
I hope you can have a bit of fun with this.

Happy hooking, bye!

35 comments:

  1. These little Christmas trees are so cute. Thanks for sharing your tutorial on how to make them. :)

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  2. Thank you for the tutorial - I was too polite to ask you to post it! I am also about to start the crochet along at long last. Before I start can I just ask one question please... If the amount of stitches in a repeat pattern is too little or too much for the length of stitches I am working with what do I do? You mentioned decreasing/inserting to make things fit but I wasn't sure what to do (I am relatively new to crochet) Lily. xxx

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  3. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Groetjes, Monique

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  4. Soooo cute!!!! Thank you for the tutorial

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  5. I love it. Thank you for your great idee!

    Have a nice weekend.

    Greetz Francoise

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  6. What great little trees. Lovely design.
    Carol xx

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  7. Que coisa mais lindaaaa!
    Vou seguir seu blog, amooo croche!
    Beijosss

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  8. Thank you for sharing! They are amazing!

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  9. Thank you so much Jules, very very sweet from you to share this!!!
    xxxxx Alessandra

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  10. They look wonderful. If I have time between now and christmas (unfortunately unlikely) then I'll definitely have a go!
    Thank you so much for the tutorial!

    Ali x

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  11. That's very pretty, thank you for the tutorial :)

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  12. Lovely colours and I love the overstuffed look as well!

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  13. Easy peasy......? Perhaps...
    If you know how to crochet....Which I wish I did....
    These are fabulous!!

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  14. Beautiful ! Great idea ! Thank you for sharing!
    Wonderful blog , its alway fun to look at.
    Greetings.
    Adelina from Canary Islands. (Spain)

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  15. Me encanta este arbol!!! Es muy original.

    Anna

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  16. Your photos are eye-candy!!! Not that I use the term "candy", but eye-lolly just doesn't seem right, does it?!! Or chonks ... just remembered that one ... eye-chonks. It's getting worse, I should stop. What I'm trying to say is that your photos are colourful and gorgeous and makes me want to make a tree, but I'm thinking that ain't going to happen this year : -)

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  17. Awww, that's the cutest, Jules!
    How have you been since Blogtoberfest? I just wanted to let you know that I'm hosting another (albeit gentler and more introspective) blog challenge over the month of December called #reverb12.
    Would be so rapt if you joined us!
    
There's a little giveaway too. :-)

    Details here: http://isawyoudancing.blogspot.com.au/p/reverb12.html

    Take care,

    Kat xxx

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  18. This is such a lovely tree. Thank you for sharing the tutorial

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  19. So pretty-ful!! Love these trees. Thank you so much for the pattern. Love forward to making one...or two

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  20. Recently discovered your blog. Didn't know I was missing out on such awesomeness. Thanks!!

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  21. So cute! Glad I found you! Can I follow you by having your posts sent to my email....can't seem to see how.

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  22. Oh my goodness! I love your trees! Thank you so much for sharing:)

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  23. i spotted your tree over on christina's blog for the ornament swap - what a beauty. i love your colour combinations too!

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  24. WOW, what a very creative, artistic and gorgeous Christmas Tree.. Truly beautiful in every way. I am going to try and make one.. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make one.. LOVE it.. Have a lovely week. Hugs Judy

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  25. Beautiful home made Christmas decorations. So pretty tress i love so much...

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  26. Awww that is sooo cute! Very crafty christmas ornament, I love it.

    Happy holidays and happy crafting!
    anne Walker
    Christmas tree decorating ideas

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  27. buenĂ­sima idea, felicitaciones!!!!!!!! Un beso de Adriana

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  29. Wow! I have no words. I love it!. You are so talented! Congrats.

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