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!