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MAKE IT! 3D GRANNY TREE !!!

 This design is a development of the previous one I made and which you can find HERE .


These trees are worked in the round, starting from the top to the bottom . The last row closes the gap nicely, creating both a nice edging and the trunk!

WHAT YOU NEED
  • sparkling yarn ! Mine is from James C. Brett TWINKLE fashion DK in white, emerald and pink with touches of red, blue and white.
  • 4mm hook
  • scissors/yarn needle
  • matching baker`s twine
Please note that I follow the US crochet terminology.
The pattern develops using both 2Tr and 4Tr shells, usually worked in spaces between shells.
Skill level: intermediate


PATTERN


Make a slip knot on your hook, 3ch, sl st in first ch to form a foundation ring.

Round 1: 4ch, 3Tr, 2ch, 4Tr, 2ch, sl st in top of 4ch.
Round 2: 4ch, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, 4Tr in next 2ch-space, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, 3Tr in next 2ch-space, sl st in top of 4ch.
Round 3: 4ch and 3Tr in same space, 4Tr in next space, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, (4Tr in next space) twice, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, sl st in top of 4ch.
Round 4: 4ch, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, 4Tr in next space, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, (2Tr in next space) twice, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, 4Tr in next space, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, 2Tr in next space, 1Tr in same space of 4ch, sl st in top of 4ch.
Round 5: 4ch and 1Tr in same space, 4Tr in next space, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, 4Tr in next space, (2Tr in next space) 3 times, 4Tr in next space, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, 4Tr in next space, (2Tr in next space) twice, sl st in top of 4ch.
Round 6: 4ch, 4Tr in next space, (2Tr in next space) twice, 4Tr in next space, (2Tr in next space) twice, 4Tr in next space, (2Tr in next space) twice, 4Tr in next space, 2Tr in next space, 1Tr in same space of 4ch, sl st in top of 4ch.
Round 7: 4ch and 1Tr in same space, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, 4Tr in next space, 2Tr in next space, 4Tr in next space, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, (2Tr in next space) 3 times, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, 4Tr in next space, 2Tr in next space, 4Tr in next space, 2Tr in middle space of 4Tr shell, (2Tr in next space) twice, sl st in top of 4ch and pull in new colour, fasten off main colour.

Before starting last row with new colour, you need to flat your cone, pairing the shells of both "sides" so that you can close the gap. The slip stitches are meant to be worked in matching spaces (so two spaces are joined together!) from both sides. You will end up with a flat (kind of) ornament!

Row 8: (3ch, sl st in next space) twice, 3ch, sl st in middle space of  paired 4Tr shells, 3ch, sl st in next space, trunk starts along paired 2Tr shells : 4ch, 1Tr in first paired sts, 1Tr in middle space of paired shells, 1Tr in last paired sts, 4ch, sl st in space just after paired shells (trunk done), 3ch, sl st in middle space of paired 4Tr shells, (3ch , sl st in next space) 3 times, fasten off.

Weave in all ends.


TOP EMBELLISHMENTS


Peppermint Candy :
You need to know how to carry on unused yarn as in tapestry crochet!
With green yarn make a slip knot on hook, 4ch, sl st in first ch to form a foundation ring.
Round 1: 2ch, 3DC and change of colour to white in last stitch draw, 3DC and change of colour to green in last stitch draw, 3DC and change of colour to white in last stitch draw, 3DC and change of colour to green in last stitch draw, sl st in first DC.
Round 2: 2ch and 2DC in same space, 2DC in next space, 2DC in next space and change of colour to white in last stitch draw, (2DC in next space) 3 times and change of colour to green in last stitch draw, (2DC in next space) 3 times and change of colour to white in last stitch draw, (2DC in next space) 3 times and change of colour to green in last stitch draw, sl st in top of first DC, fasten off.

Weave in ends, knot the candy to the tree top and make a loop with some baker`s twine so to hang your ornament!


Star :
With blue yarn make a slip knot on your hook, 4ch, sl st in first chain to have a foundation ring.
Round 1: 2ch, 15DC, sl st in first DC.
Round 2: *5ch, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc, 1hDC, 1DC, skip 1 st on circle, (sl st in next st) twice; repeat from * to end, so to have 5 points, fasten off.

Weave in ends, knot the star to the tree top and make a loop with some baker`s twine so to hang your ornament!


Bow:
Using red yarn, 12ch, wrap yarn around hook and insert tip in 3rd ch from hook.
Row1: 10hDC, turn.
Row2: 2ch, 10hDC, turn.
Rows 3-4: as row 2 and fasten off.

Wrap some red yarn in the middle of the mini rectangle, so to give the bow shape.
Weave in ends and knot the bow to the tree top and make a loop with some baker`s twine so to hang your ornament!


Hope you will enjoy this pattern, thank you xxxx Ale

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Text, Design and Photography : Alessandra Poggiagliolmi

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