The approaching festive season has fueled my inspiration to create this design for a knitted Christmas tree. I adore Christmas and this time of year full of joy and wonder.
Green Mohair Yarn
Size 4mm circular needles for knitting in the round with the Magic Loop Technique
Fleece/wool for stuffing
Wool needle for sewing up your tree and embroidery needle for sewing
Cast on 25 stitches and join for knitting in the round.
Knit 5 rows
(Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 together) across the round, knit 4 stitches on the end (22 stitches)
Knit 9 rows
(Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 together) across the round, knit 1 stitch on the end (19 stitches)
Knit 9 rows
(Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches together) across the round. (17 stitches)
Knit 7 rows
(Knit 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches together) across the round, knit 3 on end. (15 stitches)
Knit 3 rows.
Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning and end of the remaining rounds until you have one stitch left.
Sew up your tree on the wrong side leaving the base open.
Fill your tree with fleece and when it is nice and firm, sew on the felt base.
Now sew little cross stitch crosses on your tree in colourful embroidery cotton.
Lastly sew on your beads with your embroidery thread.
Linda is a homeschooling mother of four amazing little souls, living in South Africa. She loves teaching her children and learning beside them each day. This enriches her life so and the lives of all those in her family. Her children are her inspiration… and this inspiration led to her Etsy shop and blog, which is a visual diary of her family’s journey.