Saturday, October 16, 2010

Christmas Tree Ornament or Package Topper: Free Pattern

Christmas Tree Ornament or Package Topper

Original pattern by Caroline Chrisco

“G” Hook
Worsted Weight yarn
Small amounts of rickrack and assorted buttons
Polyester Stuffing
Needle and thread

Magic ring, 4 single crochet into ring: do not join, work in a continuous spiral
Round 1 Two sc in each stitch around (8 sc)
Round 2 Sc in each stitch around(8sc)
Round 3 Two sc in next stitch, then one sc in next stitch; repeat 3 more times(12sc)
Round 4 Sc in each stitch around(12sc)
Round 5 Two sc in next stitch then 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches; repeat 3 more times(16sc)
Round 6 Sc in each stitch around
Round 7 Two sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in each of the next 3 stitches, rpeat 3 more times(20 sc)
Round 8 Sc in each stitch around
Round 9 Two sc in next stitch, then sc in each of the 4 stitches, repeat 3 more times(24 sc)
Round 10-16 Sc in each stitch around
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing bottom together
Do not stuff yet, I find it much easier to sew all the details into place when the tree is "empty" and you can place your hand inside to assist you in sewing items into place.

I took gold rickrack and tacked it down with a needle and thread to resemble garland. Next, I placed buttons for ornaments and tacked them in place with needle and thread.
Finally, I sewed on a star button at the top of the tree.

Hanging Loop:
With the same yarn as the body of the tree, chain 12 ( more or less, depending on your liking). Attach through top of tree. I generally just pull both ends through and tie a knot on the inside. I don't want it falling off the tree or gift!

Using polyester stuffing, fill your tree. I use the eraser end of a pencil to get it into tight corners and to shape them more sharply., begin sewing the bottom of the tree closed(I use just a plain stitch to do this). As you see the need for stuffing and shaping, do this after every few stitches, you'll be happier with your corners if you do it as you go.


Doris Sturm said...

OH, that is very cute :-)

Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Have a nice weekend,
Doris and Gizzy

Beansieleigh said...

These are SO-ooo CUTE Caroline!! Thanks for sharing the pattern, and am putting it on my to-do list for sure!.. Hope you and yours are enjoying the weekend! ~tina

Clara said...

These are just darling. Thanks for sharing!!!

The Gingerbread Lady said...

(and you're so organised - Xmas is still so far away to me ...)

Rita :) said...

thanks for sharing the pattern Caroline !

I really love it, and probably I'll try to do the trees, to hang them on the doors , maybe as a garland? What dou you think?

Margie's Skein of Life said...

I needed a cute pattern for a sachet gift. What I did was make this tree, decorated with beads while I crocheted it, and then slipped one of those auto car fresheners that's the shape of a tree into it, replacing the elastic string that the tree came with, with a pretty piece of red ribbon. It came out really cute!