Christmas Tree Applique by Divine Debris
Christmas Tree Applique by Divine Debris

Here in the US, Christmas season is fully underway. My day(ish) job is at a retail establishment and so for me, it’s been Christmas season since the beginning of November. To be honest with you, I’m actually in quite the Christmas spirit this year. My husband returns from deployment sometime around then, my brother and his girlfriend are coming to visit me and there will be baking! Cookies, pies and more. 😀
So in my Christmas spirit I’ve been working on earrings of the Christmas variety:

owls that remind me of candy canes, stockings, Christmas trees, Christmas cupcakes and candy cane inspired chevron earrings.
I’m also working on a new hat and some boot cuffs for the Willow line.
And to spread the cheer, I want to share with you the pattern for the Christmas tree earrings, which I also worked into a applique that I’m going to wear as broach/ button for work. 🙂
Materials:
*2.00 mm steel hook
*US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
*Size 10 crochet thread (2 colors)
*Medium/ worsted weight/ size #4 yarn (2 colors)
*Puffy paint (optional)
*Metal jump rings and fish hooks (for earrings)
*Needle

Terms/ stitches used:
Ch: Chain
St: Stitch
Slip st: Slip st
Sc: Single crochet
Sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
Hdc: Half double crochet

Notes:
*I used puffy pain as a decoration, you can use whatever you have on hand!
*You can make the trees any size you would like, all you need to do is make sure your first row is an even number of single crochets (this means an odd number of chains) and you can make the tree as big or as little as you would like.

 

Pattern Instructions: 
For the earrings (shown on the left):
(using 2.00 mm) crochet hook and size 10 crochet thread:

Row 1:
Chain 9, sc into the second ch from the hook and across – 8 scs
Row 2: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, *slip st into next st, hdc into next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the row – 4 hdcs
Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog first two sts, sc into next 4 sts, sc2tog last two sts – 6 scs
Row 4: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, *slip st into next st, hdc into next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the row – 3 hdcs
Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, sc into next 2 sts, sc2tog the last two sts – 4 scs
Row 6: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, slip st into next st, hdc into next st, – 2 hdcs

Christmas tree earrings by Divine Debris
Christmas tree earrings by Divine Debr

Row 7: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog first two sts, sc2tog last two sts – 2 scs
Row 8: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st – 1 hdc
Row 9: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog – 1 sc
Row 10: Turn, ch 1, sc – 1 sc
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Trunk:
Row 1: Sc into the other side of the two middle sts from row 1 – 2 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into both sts – 2 scs
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Finishing: 
I used puffy paint to decorate the trees, but you could glue beads on the trees, or whatever you’d like. Have fun with it! To make the goofy lil’ stars at the top I drew a star on parchment paper and let ‘3m dry and then glued it to the top of the trees.

Applique:

I used a US G (4mm) hook and worsted weight yarn.
Note: I made it larger than the earrings, 13 chs to begin with, but it’s the same basic premise as the earrings. You just need to make sure your first row is an even number of single crochets (this means an odd number of chains) and you can make the tree as big or as little as you would like.

Row 1: Chain 13, sc into the second ch from the hook and across – 12 scs
Row 2: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, *slip st into next st, hdc into next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the row – 6 hdcs
Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog first two sts, sc into next 8 sts, sc2tog last two sts – 10 scs
Row 4: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, *slip st into next st, hdc into next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the row – 5 hdcs
Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, sc into next 6 sts, sc2tog the last two sts – 8 scs
Row 6: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, slip st into next st, hdc into next st, – 4 hdcs
Row 7: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, sc into next 4 sts, sc2tog the last two sts – 6 scs
Row 8: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, *slip st into next st, hdc into next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the row – 3 hdcs
Row 9: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, sc into next 2 sts, sc2tog the last two sts – 4 scs
Row 10: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, slip st into next st, hdc into next st, – 2 hdcs
Row 11: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog first two sts, sc2tog last two sts – 2 scs
Row 12: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st – 1 hdc
Row 13: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog – 1 sc
Row 14: Turn, ch 1, sc – 1 sc
Fasten off.

Trunk:
Row 1: Sc into the other side of the two middle sts from row 1 – 2 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into both sts – 2 scs
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Tada! I hope you love these lil’s just like I do and make some great trees!

 

You can find this post linked up to Hookin’ on Hump Day by Moogly and Petals to Picots.

A Tree For You and a Tree For Me
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2 thoughts on “A Tree For You and a Tree For Me

    • November 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm
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      Thank you! I hope you do, I would love to see them. Also, it’s good to see you back. I hope you’re well. 🙂

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