The temperature got to 39C or 100F today but that didn’t deter the people from turning out for the annual Croxton Uniting Church (326 St Georges Rd, Thornbury) Fete. While the rest of the world is freezing we think there is nothing odd about pictures of penguins wearing sunglasses and drinking long cool drinks. As promised this post is about how to make a small Christmas tree. Small Christmas Trees are perfect for the minimalist that likes presents under them. As decoration or as part of wrapping.
Can you spot the gentlestitches tree hanging with the other decorations? These lovely items were made by Anna Branford and my trees were very proud to be showcased with them. Obviously you can’t have a fete without fairy hair or fortune-telling and naturally there was a Barbecue and delicious Devonshire tea.
On to the serious business of Christmas tree making. Using any size hook with yarn colour of your choice make an amigurumi type cone like this.
slip stitch then chain 2. Chain 6 into second chain. Place marker. Using double crochet stitch increase 1 stitch every 3 stitches until your “cone” is the size you want.
Place some stuffing eg yarn scraps or wadding.
Then using the crochet hook go around the bottom of the tree crocheting 2 stitches together all around. Do this until you have a tree trunk suitable size and fasten off. Either finish with brown wool and needle across the hole or use the hook to follow along with brown yarn. Enjoy your beautiful tree and email me with any technical questions.