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{ A Christmas Tree... }

Materials
- 3.00 mm crochet hook
- 100 % cotton yarn for a 3.00 mm hook
- Tapestry needle
- Polyfiber fill  

Colors
- Three colors for the tree (I used beige/cream (color 1, light green (color 2) & dark green (color 3).)
- A bit of white yarn to embroider the stars on the tree.
- Yellow for the star on the top.

Abbreviations
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

Your tree will measure 15 cm. For the larger tree, I used a crochet hook size 4.5 mm and heavier cotton yarn. That one measures 24 cm.

Ready?

Tree
(Using color 1)
Start with a magic ring
1. 6 sc into the ring and close 
2. Crochet 6 sc
3. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (12) 
4. to 6. Crochet 12 sc
7. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (18)
8. Change to color 2 and crochet18 sc
9. Change color 1 again and crochet 18 sc
10. Change color 2 (once again!) and crochet 18 sc
11. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (24)
12. to 15. Crochet 24 sc
16. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (30)
17. Crochet 30 sc
18. Change to color 3 and crochet 30 sc
19. Change to color 2 again and crochet 30 sc
20. Change to color 3 (once again!) and crochet 30 sc
21. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (36)
22. to 25. Crochet 36 sc
26. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (42)
27. to 28. Crochet 42 sc
29. Crochet *6 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (48)
30. Crochet 48 sc
Close and break the yarn.
Embroider the stars...

Base
(Using color 3 - Dark green)
Start with a magic ring
1. 6 sc into the ring and close 
2. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (36)
7. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (42)
8. Crochet *6 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (48)
DO NOT CLOSE.

Stuff the tree firmly. Place the base under the body of the tree and close together by crocheting 48 slip stitches.

Star
{Make two, using yellow...}
Start with a magic ring
1. 5 sc into the ring and close
2. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (10)
3. Crochet *1 slst, 1 hdc + 1 dc + 1 hdc in the same stitch, 1 slst*, repeat *
You will end-up with a 5-tip star…

Sew the two stars together with the tapestry needle and then secure it to the tip of the tree.

Done! Merry Christmas!! 

© 2014 - This Christmas tree is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!