Monday, November 09, 2015

"Vintage Granny Square Christmas Tree"

I just love vintage crochet patterns.  When I saw this photo tutorial on Ravelry, I just had to make one for myself.


See others' on Ravelry

Actually, you can use any simple crocheted squares that are worked from the center in rounds. - Mine has ch-1 between double crochet clusters instead of traditional ch-2.
My biggest square has 9 rounds in total, and the smallest one has 6 rounds.
I made up the trunk.  After squares were joined, I slip stitched all around the tree so that the joined squares were "one piece" and they wouldn't flop around.

You are free to add any decorations!  I made hearts that are two layers sewn together just because I wanted them puffy. :)

Now this tree is on our living room wall, and making it feel like Christmas. :)  I don't handle the pressure of Thanksgiving cooking well so I can't wait for next month to come. ;p

1 comment:

Helen said...

I really like your version, the hearts are great!

I made it last year, I am thinking about making it again this year.

I don't know if I should admit this, but I'm the person who put the tutorial on
Ravelry. I am NOT the person who invented this or wrote it up, but I listed it on Ravelry because I thought it was so cool!

I'm glad to see you posting again :-)