Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Holiday Card Tree
Lion Brand® Alpine Wool - Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 90631AD Display all of your Christmas cards by pinning them onto this decorative tree. Featured in December 2009 BK4K.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 24 in. (61 cm) tall x 20 in. (51 cm) across at widest point, after felting.

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

822-174 Alpine Wool Yarn: Olive

Cool avocado green


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 24.87
Note: (A)

822-115 Alpine Wool Yarn: Chili

Deep, rich red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.29
Note: (B)

822-135 Alpine Wool Yarn: Cinnamon

Warm muted orange


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.29
Note: (C)

820-187 Lion Wool Yarn: Goldenrod Intense, medium yellow
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (D)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Sewing needle and thread Craft wire Wire cutters
NOTES:
1.

Tree is felted then shaped over a wire frame.


2.

Tree is worked with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.


INSTRUCTIONS



TREE
With larger hook and 2 strands of A held tog, ch 4.


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sk 1 ch, sc in last ch.


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in ch-sp, sc in last st - 4 sc at the end of this row.


Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts - 5 sc at the end of this row.


Row 4: Ch 3, turn, sk first st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st.


Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, *sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next st; rep from * across, sc in top of turning ch - 6 sts at end of this row.


Rows 6-9: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each sc across - 10 sts at the end of Row 9.


Row 10: Ch 3, turn, sk first st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st; rep from * across.


Row 11: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, *sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next st; rep from * across, sc in top of turning ch - 11 sts at the end of this row.


Rows 12-15: Rep Rows 6-9 - 15 sts at the end of Row 15.


Rep Rows 4-15 four more times - 45 sts when all reps complete.


Rep Rows 4-9 once more - 50 sts when all reps complete.

Fasten off.



TRUNK
With larger hook and 2 strands of C held tog, ch 13.


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across -12 sc.


Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off.



STAR
With smaller hook and 2 strands of D held tog, ch 5; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 10 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.


Rnd 2: *Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, sk next sc of Rnd 1, sl st in next sc of Rnd 1; rep from * around, working last sl st in same sc as join.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew Trunk and Star to Tree.

Weave in ends.


Felting
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

Remove from washer and pull into shape.

Allow to dry completely.

Bend wire into triangle shape, slightly smaller than felted A portion of Tree.

Twist ends of wire into a hanging loop at top point.

With sewing needle and thread, sew wire frame to wrong side of Tree.

Bows With smaller hook and 1 strand of B, make a ch about 15 in.

(38 cm) long for each bow.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.Thread through ch-sps, then through holes punched in greeting card and tie in a bow to attach Tree to card.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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