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  • Christmas Tree Advent Banner Crochet Pattern

    Level: Advanced Designed By Stephanie Lewis

    © 2019

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    hello There’s something about heading into the holiday season that makes me want to MAKE ALL THE THINGS. I am never more motivated to make stuff than I am at this time of year. This idea came to me as a fun, interactive holiday tradition that I could hang and enjoy with my kids all December long.

    Simple shapes, and quick simple patterns bring this cute tree to life. Added bonus – USE UP YOUR SCRAP STASH! Get creative with your finishing touches, and make your tree truly something that will make you smile throughout the holiday season.

    gather your supplies Yarn: HEXAGONS/SQUARE – Bulky weight yarn.

    TIP: Using a “stiffer” yarn (vs. something soft and squishy) will help your tree lay flat against the wall ORNAMENTS – Various scrap colors of DK to worsted weight yarn. Hook: HEXAGONS/SQUARE – 6.5mm USK hook ORNAMENTS – 4mm US G hook Other: Wooden dowel, tapestry needle, scissors, small sewing hooks, pre-cut numbers (see ideas on pg 7,)

    glue/glue gun.

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    gauge & sizing Gauge is not important to this project Finished size of sample tree is 21” x 25” Each ornament is approximately 1.5” x 1.5”

    disclaimer Because this is a free pattern, it has not been rigorously tested or professionally edited prior to its availability on my website. Please feel free to contact me and let me know if you discover errors, or have any questions. I take pride in offering free, clear to follow patterns, and always welcome your feedback.

    abbreviations ch chain st, sts stitch, stitches sc single crochet dc double crochet sl/sl st slip stitch sk skip 2tog two together hdc half double crochet

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    hexagon pattern Make 15 hexagons. Setup: Ch 4, sl st into the first ch to form a loop. Row 1 - Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout the pattern), dc into the center of the loop, ch 2. *2 dc into the center of the loop, ch 2. Repeat from * 4 more times, until you have a total of 6 dc clusters separated by ch 2 spaces, join with a sl st to the top of the first ch 3. (Each side should have 2 dc’s.) R2 - Ch 3, dc in next st, dc into ch space, ch 2, dc into same ch space. *Dc in next 2 sts, dc into ch space, ch 2, dc into same ch space. Repeat from * all the way around your hexagon, ending with your second dc into the final ch space. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 3. (Each side should have 4 dc’s.) R3 – Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, dc into ch space, ch 2, dc into same ch space. *Dc in next 4 sts, dc into ch space, ch 2, dc into same ch space. Repeat from * all the way around your hexagon, end with a dc in the st just before your original ch 3. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 3. (Each side should have 6 dc’s.) Cut your yarn, leave a long tail for stitching with later.

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    ornaments ROUND ORNAMENT: Make 13 With ornament color: Ch 4, sl st into the first ch to form a loop. R1 – Ch 2 (counts as hdc), 7hdc into the center of the loop, join with a sl st into the Ch 2 from beginning of round. (8) R2 – Ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch around, join with a sl st into the Ch 2 from beginning of round. (16) Attach grey yarn into any stitch and ch 1. R1- Sc across 2 more sts, turn. (2) R2 – ch 1, sc across 2 sts. (2) STAR ORNAMENT: Make 5 With yellow yarn: Ch 4, sl st into the first ch to form a loop. R1 – Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), 9hdc into the center of the loop, join with a sl st into the Ch 2 from beginning of round. (10) R2 – *ch 5, work the following sequence of sts down the ch you just made, beginning in 2nd st from hook: sc, hdc, dc, dc. Skip one st from R1, and join with a sl st into the next st of R1 (you will join star arms into every other st from R1). Repeat from * 4 more times, until you have a 5 pointed star.

    6B

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    ornaments continued SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT: Make 3 With white yarn: Ch 4 -join with a sl st into the first ch st to form a loop. R1 - Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), 11 hdc into center, sl st into the top of the ch 2 from beginning (12) R2 - *Ch 3, working back down your ch, sl 1, ch 2, sl 1, ch 2, sl 1 - you should now have an arm with 3 nubs. Sl st into the first sl 1 space to bring the tip of the snowflake arm together, then sl into the next 2 sts, to complete the arm of the snowflake. Sl st into the next 2 sts from R1. Repeat from * 5 more times, until your snowflake has a total of 6 arms. CANDY CANE ORNAMENT: Make 3 With white yarn: Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in last ch. When completing the final sc, pull through red yarn, turn, leaving white yarn attached. (2) R2 (red) – ch 1, sc across both sts, turn (2) R3 (red) - ch 1, sc across both sts, on final sc, pull through white yarn, turn (2) Continued on next page.

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    R4 (white) - ch 1, sc across both sts, turn (2) R5 (white) - ch 1, sc across both sts, on final sc, pull through red yarn, turn (2) R6 (red) – ch 1, sc across both sts, turn (2) R7 (red) - ch 1, sc across both sts, on final sc, pull through white yarn, turn (2) R8 (white) – ch 1, sc, dc, turn (2) R9 (white) – ch 2, dc, sl st, pull through red yarn, turn (2) R10 (red) – ch 1, sc, dc, turn (2) R11 (red) – ch 2, dc, sl st, pull through white yarn, turn (2) R12 (white) – ch 1, sc, dc, turn (2) R13 (white) – ch 2, dc, sl st, pull through red yarn, turn (2)

    ornament finishings NUMBERS: For my sample, I used a die-cutting machine to cut out 1” cardstock numbers, which I attached to my ornaments with a dab of hot glue. Sticker numbers could be used, as well as pre cut felt or foam numbers. Add an additional adhesive to ensure the numbers are secure to your ornaments. Numbers could also be stitched on with embroidery floss, or created with puff/glitter paint! The possibilities are endless – let your creativity out for this part of the project. HOOKS: Using small sewing hooks and a dab of hot glue, attach hooks to the back side of each ornament. This will give the ornament an easy way to hook to the tree.

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    granny square pattern Make 1 Setup: With bulky brown yarn, ch 4, Sl st into the 1st chain to form a loop. Round 1 - ch 3 (this counts as your first dc here and throughout the pattern), dcx2 into the center of the loop, ch 2, *3dc into the center of the loop, ch 2. Repeat from * to end 2 more times. End with a sl st into the 3rd chain of the original ch 3. R2 - ch 3, 2 dc into the same ch 2 space from the previous round. *3dc into the next ch space, ch 2, 3 dc into the same ch space. Repeat from * all the way around your square. End with 3 dc into the final ch 2 space, ch 2, then join with a sl st into the 3rd ch of the original ch 3 of the round. If using a

    NOTE: If using a super bulky yarn as I did in my sample, stop here. For a worsted weight yarn, continue adding additional rounds to your granny square , until it is the size you prefer for your tree stump.

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    tree assembly The hexagons are stitched together using a whip stitch into the back loops only to achieve a nice finished seam between each hexagon. Use the long tails left on your finished hexagons to stitch them together. The hexagons and granny square are assembled as shown below. The straight lines indicate where the dowels are attached.

    whip stitch With right sides facing each other, insert your tapestry needle through the outer loops of the stitch. Wrap your yarn back around and continue inserting the needle through the outer loops in the same direction all the way across the edge of the hexagon.

    (See above image for detail)

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    finishing 1. Cut a piece of dowel to 10” and feed it through the

    two corner holes of the top hexagon. I found that this provided better structure for the weight of the tree.

    2. Cut a second piece of dowel to 23” (or about 2”

    wider than the widest part of your tree.) Attach with green yarn through the corner holes of the hexagons at the bottom of the tree.

    3. Attach a long string to each end of the shorter

    dowel. This is to use for hanging.

    4. With extra brown yarn, attach your granny square (tree stump) to the bottom dowel with a few stitches through the corner holes.

    5. Hook the unused ornaments to the backside of the tree for easy storage until it’s time to use them.

    6. Hang & admire!

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    The End

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