Here in the US, Christmas season is fully underway. My day(ish) job is at a retail establishment and so for me, it’s been Christmas season since the beginning of November. To be honest with you, I’m actually in quite the Christmas spirit this year. My husband returns from deployment sometime around then, my brother and his girlfriend are coming to visit me and there will be baking! Cookies, pies and more. 😀
So in my Christmas spirit I’ve been working on earrings of the Christmas variety:
I’m also working on a new hat and some boot cuffs for the Willow line.
And to spread the cheer, I want to share with you the pattern for the Christmas tree earrings, which I also worked into a applique that I’m going to wear as broach/ button for work. 🙂
For the earrings(shown on the left), you need a 2.00mm steel hook and size 10 crochet thread.
Row 1: Chain 9, sc into the second ch from the hook and across – 8 scs
Row 2: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, *slip st into next st, hdc into next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the row – 4 hdcs
Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog first two sts, sc into next 4 sts, sc2tog last two sts – 6 scs
Row 4: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, *slip st into next st, hdc into next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the row – 3 hdcs
Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, sc into next 2 sts, sc2tog the last two sts – 4 scs
Row 6: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st, slip st into next st, hdc into next st, – 2 hdcs
Row 7: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog first two sts, sc2tog last two sts – 2 scs
Row 8: Turn, ch 1, slip st into first st, hdc into next st – 1 hdc
Row 9: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog – 1 sc
Row 10: Turn, ch 1, sc – 1 sc
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
For the trunk I just sced into the other side of the two middle sts from row 1 and then turned, ch 1 and sced a second row (2 scs). Fasten off, weave in ends.
I used puffy paint to decorate the trees, but you could glue beads on the trees, or whatever you’d like. Have fun with it! To make the goofy lil’ stars at the top I drew a star on parchment paper and let it dry and then glued it to the top of the trees.
For the applique (on the left) I used a US G (4mm) hook and Worsted weight yarn. . I made it larger than the earrings, 13 chs to begin with, but it’s the same basic premise as the earrings. You just need to make sure your first row is an even number of single crochets (this means an odd number of chains) and you can make the tree as big or as little as you would like.
I also just released my latest design, the Bonnie cowl scarf (on the right), and it’s on sale from now until November 27th for 40% off it’s regular price, making it $2.39. You can buy it on my website, Divine Debris, my Craftsy page, Pin it here, or add it to your Ravelry queue.