Christmas Tree Duo LW2630

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Decorated with buttons and crocheted chains and using spools for the trunks, this pair of crocheted trees are a delightful addition to your cottage-y Christmas decorations. Display them on tables, the mantel or even your cubicle at work.

Skill Level: INTERMEDIATE

Designed by Sharon Mann.

Finished Size
Tree measures 8½" tall
Base measures 5½" in diameter

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 1 skein each 629 Green Tones A, 979 Mistletoe B and 0319 Cherry Red C.
Crochet Hook: 5.0mm [US H-8]
Yarn Needle
For Tree 1: 21 to 24 – 7/16" red buttons and 2 – ¾" red buttons.
For Tree 2: 18 – 9/16" Red buttons and 2 – ¾" red buttons
Two spools of Coats Cotton Machine Quilting Thread for Tree Trunk in color #8975.
Two ⅛" X 7½" long wood dowels or 1 set of wood chopsticks
Sewing needle and red sewing thread
Tacky Glue.

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4", 16 rows sc = 4". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

TREE (MAKE 2)
Tree Sides (make 3)
Starting at bottom, with A, ch 2.
Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook; turn - 3 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last st; turn - 5 sc.
Rows 4-6: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st; turn - 7 sc.
Rows 8-27: Repeat rows 4-7 (5 times).
Row 28-32: Repeat Row 4. Fasten off.

Tree Bottom With A, ch 2.
Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook; turn - 3 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st; turn - 5 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Rows: 5-16: Repeat rows 3 and 4 (6 times) - 17 sc at end of last row. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.

FINISHING
With wrong sides facing, sew bottom edge of 3 tree sides to the edges of tree bottom. With right side facing, sc 2 tree sides together. Add stuffing and sc the last 2 trees side together, adding additional stuffing as needed. Weave in ends.

Tree 1 Embellishments Star (make 2)
With C, Ch 4, slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 10 sc in ring; join with a slip st in first sc - 10 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, skip next sc in round 1**, sc in next sc, repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with a slip st in first sc - 5 points. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.
With right sides facing, sew two stars together, matching sts. Sew star to top of tree. With sewing needle and thread, sew one ¾" button to center of each side of star. Weave in ends.

Garland
With B, make 4 chains in different lengths for garland to wrap around tree. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length. Start at the bottom or top, placing garland chains apart. Sew garlands in place. With sewing needle and thread, sew 7/16" buttons between garland, on each side of tree.

Tree 2 Embellishments Circle (make 2)
With B, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd, ch from hook; join with a slip st in first sc - 6 sc.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in first sc, 2 dc in each sc around; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3 - 12 dc. Fasten off leaving a sewing length. With right sides facing, sew circles together, matching sts. Sew assembled circle to top of tree. With sewing needle and thread, sew one ¾" button to center of each side of circle. Weave in ends.

Center Tree Stem (make 3)
With C, ch 33. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.

Tree Branches (make 3 in each length)
Branch 1: With C, ch 15. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.
Branch 2: With C, ch 19. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.
Branch 3: With C, ch 23. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.

Sew one stem to the center of each side of tree.
Sew the tree branches to the stem in a triangular shape as pictured. Sew one 9/16" button at ends of each branch.

Tree Trunk (for both trees)
Insert wood dowel into thread spool. Add glue to the top of the spool. Insert the remaining wood dowel into the center bottom of the tree and glue the spool to the tree.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = Color A, B, C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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