If things around the world were not surreal enough ….. . it was hard to start thinking of potential Christmas things in July. I took to watching Christmas films, drinking ginger beer and dressing for the weather….. well it was that sort of summer. It didn’t work, so by the end of October I have a big window and nothing Christmasy to show in it.
Big needles time…….. a little application and big tree, little trees and window tree…
Over the next few weeks I plan to do a star for the top, some ‘tinsel’ and crochet baubles. The socks and robins are from last year there are patterns somewhere.
The little bitty trees:
5.5mm or 5mm needles, chunky wool, and stuffing.
The stands are made from a block of wood or modeling clay (or old spindle parts), with 20cm of dowel (10mm)
Cast on 30st, work 2 rows (K1,P1) repeat to end (double moss st)
row 1 – K2tog, P1, K1 to last 2 st P2tog. Row 2 – (K1,P1) repeat to end.
continue working these 2 rows until you have 4st (making sure to work the last row 2).
Next row (K2tog,P2tog); Next row K1,P1; Next row K2tog and pull yarn though loop to secure.
Make a second tree side. Whip stitch the two side of the tree together leaving a small hole at centre of base (stuff lightly before completing the base so you have room to move and pad the tree so not rounded). Push the dowel into the stuffing firmly and tie the ends round the dowel.