Vintage Granny Christmas Tree

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I have been seeing these adorable Christmas tree decorations all over the place lately, and just had to make one!

It was super easy to crochet, simple to put together, and fun to decorate.

I hope you have as much fun making yours!

Size

20” (51 cm) tall, 9.5” (24 cm) wide

Materials

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Abbreviations Used – US Crochet Terms

  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • scblo – single crochet in the back loop only
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc cl – 3 double crochet worked into same space

Granny Square

  • ch 3 at the beginning of each round counts as a dc
  • You will be making 5 granny squares. You will end after round 2 for the first one, round 3 for the second, and so on.

with your main colour yarn make a slip knot, ch 3, and sl st to form a ring

rnd 1: ch 3, 2 dc in centre ring, ch 2

  • 3 dc in centre ring, ch 2
    • repeat above 3 times
  • St st to top of ch 3

rnd 2: sl st slightly back into ch 2 space and ch 3, 2 dc into same space.

  • Skip 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch 2 space
    • repeat in the next two ch 2 spaces
  • 3 dc, ch 2 in the first ch 2 space
  • Sl st to top of ch 3

rnd 3: sl st slightly back into the ch 2 space and ch 3, 2 dc in the same space.

  1. Skip 3 dc and dc cl in the space between the dcs,
  2. skip 3 dc and (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), in the ch 2 corner
  • repeat lines 1 and 2 until you reach your first ch 2 space
  • 3 dc, ch 2 in the ch 2 space
  • Sl st to the top of the ch 3

rnd 4 –6: sl st slightly back into the ch 2 space and ch 3, 2 dc in the corner space.

  1. skip 3dc and dc cl in the space between the dcs
    • repeat line 1 until you reach the next ch 2 space
  1. (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), in the ch 2 corner
  • repeat lines 1 and 2 until you reach the first ch 2 space
  • 3 dc, ch 2 in the ch 2 space
  • Sl st to the top of the ch 3

Edging Round

switch to your edging colour and join with a sl st in any ch 2 corner space

  • 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the corner space
  • skip 3dc and dc cl in the space between the dcs
    • repeat until you reach the next ch 2 space
  • (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), in the ch 2 corner
  • repeat until you reach the first corner
  • sl st to the top of the ch 3

Trunk

Using brown yarn, ch 12

row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook

row 2: ch 1, turn, scblo in each st across

row 3-X: repeat row 2

Tie off, and weave in any ends.

Assembly

Now that your squares are complete, fold the bottom corner up, about half way, and glue it in place.

Glue the squares together, from largest to smallest, about 1 row above the half way point.

Attach the trunk to the bottom.

Use some ribbon or yarn to attach a loop to the back for hanging.

Decorate your tree as desired. I used buttons and topped it with a Santa hat.

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