Thursday, January 6, 2011

Evergreen Tree Pattern

A PDF of this pattern can be found in my Ravelry Store:  Evergreen Tree

Skill Level:  Advanced
Size:  8” tall x 4” diameter

Materials:

  •  Red Heart – Paddy Green 50 grams
  •  Crochet Hook “H”
  •  Stuffing
  •  Row Marker
  •  Tapestry Needle (steal)
  •  Optional:  4" circle of plastic canvas to make the base of the tree stiff. (thanks for the idea Amber)

Special Instructions:

Clover – Ch 3, sl st into the camel hump of the beginning ch 1, [ch 3, sl st into the camel hump of the 1st ch of this set] 2 times, sl st to the beginning sc using the front loop and the leg loop.

YouTube video tutorials for the Clover and Working Behind the Clover

Directions:  This piece is worked in a spiral.

Rnd 1:  With a Magic Loop, sc 6.
Rnd 2:  2 sc (inc) 6 times. (12 sts)
Rnd 3:  [2 sc (inc), sc 1] 6 times. (18 sts)
Rnd 4:  [2 sc (inc), sc 2] 6 times. (24 sts)
Rnd 5:  [2 sc (inc), sc 3] 6 times. (30 sts)
Rnd 6:  [2 sc (inc), sc 4] 6 times. (36 sts)
Rnd 7:  Sc 1, [2 sc (inc), sc 2] 11 times, 2 sc (inc), sc 1. (48 sts)
Rnd 8:  Work even. (48 sts)
Rnd 9:  In BLO (this row only), work even. (48 sts) This helps turn the edge of the base.
Rnd 10:  Sc 1, [Clover, sc 4] 11 times, Clover, sc 3. (48 sts & 12 Clovers)
Rnd 11:  [sc 2 tog behind the Clover, sc 6] 6 times. (42 sts)
Rnd 12:  Work even. (42 sts)
Rnd 13:  [sc 3, Clover, sc 4, Clover] 6 times. (42 sts & 12 Clovers)
Rnd 14:  Sc 6, [sc 2 tog behind the Clover, sc 5] 5 times, sc 2 tog behind the Clover. (36 sts)

If you choose to use the plastic canvas put the circle into the tree here.

Rnd 15:  Work even. (36 sts)
Rnd 16:  Sc 1, Clover, sc 4, [Clover, sc 3] 10 times, sc 1. (36 sts & 11 Clovers)
Rnd 17:  Sc 4, [sc 2 tog behind the Clover, sc 4] 5 times, sc 2 tog behind the Clover. (30 sts)
Rnd 18:  Work even. (30 sts)
Rnd 19:  Sc 1, [Clover, sc 3] 9 times, Clover, sc 2. (30 sts & 10 Clovers)
Rnd 20:  [sc 2 tog behind the Clover, sc 4] 5 times. (25 sts)
Rnd 21:  Work even. (25 sts)
Rnd 22:  [sc 3, Clover] 8 times, sc 1. (25 sts & 8 Clovers)
Rnd 23:  Sc 2, [sc 2 tog behind the Clover, sc 4] 3 times, sc 2 tog behind the Clover, sc 3. (21 sts)

Lightly stuff the tree at this point, making sure to hold the bottom onto a flat surface while stuffing. This will help to keep the bottom flat.

Rnd 24:  Work even. (21 sts)
Rnd 25:  Sc 2, [Clover, sc 3] 6 times, Clover, sc 1. (21 sts & 7 Clovers)
Rnd 26:  Sc 1, [sc 2 tog behind the Clover, sc 4] 3 times, sc 2 tog behind the Clover. (17 sts)
Rnd 27:  Work even. (17 sts)
Rnd 28:  Sc 1, [Clover, sc 3] 5 times, sc 1, Clover. (17 sts & 6 Clovers)
Rnd 29:  [sc 2 tog behind the Clover, sc 4] 2 times, sc 2 tog behind the Clover, sc 3. (14 sts)
Rnd 30:  Work even. (14 sts)
Rnd 31:  Sc 2, [Clover, sc 3] 4 times, Clover. (14 sts & 5 Clovers)
Rnd 32:  [sc 1, sc 2 tog behind the Clover] 4 times, sc 2. (10 sts)
Rnd 33:  Work even. (10 sts)

Add more stuffing

Rnd 34:  Sc 1, [Clover, sc 2] 4 times, Clover, sc 1. (10 sts & 5 Clovers)
Rnd 35:  Sc 2 tog behind the Clover 5 times. (5 sts)

Finish stuffing the tree.

Rnd 36:  Work even. (5 sts)
Rnd 37:  Sc 1, [Clover, sc 2] 2 times, Clover. (5 sts & 3 Clovers)
Rnd 38:  Sc 1, sk 1, sc 1, sk 1, sc 1, Clover, sl st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Decorate if you desire.

If you are interested in incorporating beads on the points of the Clovers there are 80 Clovers including the top Clover.


Terminology

sc = Single Crochet
sl st = Slip Stitch
dc = Double Crochet
sts = Stitches
sk = Skip the next stitch
[ ] = Work instruction within brackets as many times as directed
(inc) = Increase: Stitch in same stitch
tog = Decrease: Stitch Together the number of stitches indicated
Camel’s hump = The back or 3rd loop on the chain stitch
Work Even = Work one sc in each stitch of round or row below

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Licensed for personal use only.
Please do not sell items made from pattern without permission





I decided to have some fun and make a tree with snow on the branches... the snow fell off some of the branches... lol.  The other tree has beads on each point of the clover and all points on the top.








7 comments:

  1. I love your tree! What a creative design!

    Susan
    (www.TheSilverHook.ca)

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  2. Felicitaciones, tu arbol es el más lindo de la web, y muchas gracias por el patrón, lo voy a hacer para esta Navidad. Cariños de Adriana

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  3. I love your pattern, easy to understand and the tree turns out very good.

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  4. love the tree and will try to get 1 done this year or 2 ?? Thanks

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  5. 11/12/16 ....Making this now. I am adding bead "ornaments as I go. When complete I am putting on a string of tiny LED lights (battery powered). Love it! The YouTube tutorials were a huge help.

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  7. Hi there, This has to be my favourite christmas tree ornament I have ever seen, but, I am currently making it and have noticed that on round 16 you say: Rnd 16: Sc 1, Clover, sc 4, [Clover, sc 3] 10 times, sc 1. (36 sts & 11 Clovers). So I have done the "[clover, sc 3] 10 times" and have 13 clovers at the end. I am wondering if this should be "[Clover, sc 4, Clover, sc 3] 10 times"? as I have 2 more clovers than the pattern specifies. I just thought I would let you know in case this is a mistake but it could possibly be me as I am only beginning to crochet. Thanks for the fantastic pattern it looks beautiful.
    Xine

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