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).

2 comments:

skoots1mom said...

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

good job!

IRENE said...

Hello,
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.
http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/channel
Happy crocheting!

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