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Home : Patterns : Holiday Card Tree
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Holiday Card Tree

Lion Brand® Alpine Wool - Lion® Wool
Pattern #: 90631AD
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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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
 

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Display all of your Christmas cards by pinning them onto this decorative tree. Featured in December 2009 BK4K.
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Color (A)
Alpine Wool

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Color (B)
Alpine Wool

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Color (C)
Alpine Wool

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Color (D)
Lion® Wool

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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions
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Lion® Wool
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
Alpine Wool
Vanilla Blueberry Chili Bay Leaf Cinnamon Black Pepper Olive Oatmeal
Barley
*Alpine Wool (Article #822). Solids: 100% Pure Wool
Oatmeal, Barley: 77% Wool, 15% Acrylic, 8% Rayon; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (93yds/85m) pull skeins
*Lion Wool (Article #820). 100% wool; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (158yds/144m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  822-174 Alpine Wool Yarn: Olive
   balls
$ 24.87  
Note: (A)
•  822-115 Alpine Wool Yarn: Chili
   ball
$ 8.29  
Note: (B)
•  822-135 Alpine Wool Yarn: Cinnamon
   ball
$ 8.29  
Note: (C)
•  820-187 Lion Wool Yarn: Goldenrod
   ball
$ 5.99  
Discontinued, sorry!
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Note: (D)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)   $ 2.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
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Craft wire
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Holiday Card Tree

Lion Brand® Alpine Wool - Lion® Wool

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

NOTES:

1. Tree is felted then shaped over a wire frame.
2. Tree is worked with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.

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
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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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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Holiday Card Tree Reviewed by dorothy dickie on 2010-12-03 ****
I MADE IT ONCE BUT UNABLE TO FINISH THE FELTING STEP. EASY PATTERN AND ENJOYED TO DO.

DOROTHY DICKIE


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