Friday, 19 December 2008

Knit a Christmas tree decoration

The kit you'll need
One pair of 4mm knitting needles
Two colours of double-knitting wool (we used green for the tree and brown for the trunk)
A few sequins
Handful of wadding to stuff the finished decoration
A piece of narrow ribbon

Step-by-step instructions
Make two tree shapes:
With trunk colour wool cast on 6 stitches and knit 8 rows.
Using tree colour wool cast on 9 stitches at beginning of 9th row.
Knit across these and trunk stitches and cast on another 9 stitches at end of this row. There is now a total of 24 stitches. Make ends secure.
Knit 5 rows. 6th row knit 2 together at beginning and end of this and every following 5th row until 12 stitches remain.
Knit 3 rows then knit 2 together at each end of next row. 10 stitches.
Knit 3 rows then knit 2 together at each end of next row. 8 stitches.
Knit 2 rows then knit 2 together at each end of next row. 6 stitches.
Knit 1 row then knit 2 together at end of next row. 4 stitches.
Knit 2 together twice, knit 2 together and finish off.

TO MAKE UP: Put the two tree shapes right sides together and sew around trunk and tree leaving a gap. Turn the right way out, fill with wadding, and sew the remaining gap.
Decorate with sequins and attach ribbon loop to top for hanging on the tree.

TIP: A row counter makes it easier to be sure you're shaping your trees on the right rows.
(From the December issue of Good Housekeeping).


skoots1mom said...

so cute...did they also have one for crocheting?

good job!

IRENE said...

Thank you for stopping by. I searched the site but I could not find the same pattern in crochet. However if you follow the link blow, you should find several related links.
Happy crocheting!

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