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Crocheted Christmas Tree

A perfect gift idea for all you Crochet lovers. A pretty Christmas Tree made with Green Knitting Yarn over a Soda bottle and decorated with tiny garlands, Christmas lights, beads and bows.

This tree fits loosely over a 2 liter soda bottle. There is no gauge - just make sure your tree is tall enough to completely cover the soda bottle. Adjust number of rows if needed.

Directions:

F hook
Green Knitting Worsted Yarn
(about says 12 ounces) (white yarn can also be used, if desired)

Base:
Note: Work all rounds in back loop only.

Chain 4, 11 dc in 1st chain, join with a sl st (12 dc)
Rnd 2 & all even rnds: chain 1, sc in each stitch around. Join.
Rnd 3: Chain 3 ( counts as 1st dc in this and all dc rnds.), dc in same st,
2 dc in each stitch around. Join.
Rnd 5: Chain 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next stitch.
* dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch. Repeat from * around.
Join.
Rnd 7: Chain 3, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next stitch.
* dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch. Repeat from * around.
Join.
Rnd 9: Chain 3, 2 dc in next stitch.
* dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch. Repaeat from * around. Join.
Rnd 11: Chain 3, dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.
* dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch. Repeat from * around.
Join.
Rnds 13,15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, & 33: Ch 3, dc in each stitch
around. Join.
Rnd 34: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Join & end off.

"Branches"
The branches are worked in the remaining front loops left while working the base of the tree. Work the 2 rows of loops left by each rnd of sc & dc as one - pick up a loop in each rnd.
Leave first and final pairs of front loop rnds empty.

In each remaing pair of front loop rnds:
Attach yarn with slip stitch, chain 7, slip stitch in 3rd chain from hook (this counts as 1st treble crochet and chain 3 picot) , * treble crochet in same stitch, chain 3, sl st in 3rd chain from hook. Repeat from * once more, treble crochet in same st. **Skip next 3 stitches, treble crochet in next st, chain 3, sl st in 3rd chain from hook, * treble crochet in same stitch, chain 3, sl st in 3rd chain from hook. Repeat from * once more, treble crochet in same st. Repeat from ** around. Join and end off.

Stand

Fill the soda bottle with a couple inches of sand, aquarium gravel or anything else for weight. Screw the cap on securely. Fit your tree down over the bottle and decorate as desired.

Decorating Your Tree

Now's the time to decorate your tree. For this you will need:
35 mini Christmas lights (not shown in picture)
Tiny Garlands (red garland shown)
Small Decorations: White and Silver Snowflakes, Beads (look like ornaments), small bows made out of 1/4" red or white satin ribbon.
Small Golden Star (not shown)

You may use either garlands or lights or both. Starting at the top of your tree, work the lights though from the inside of the tree. Only the bulbs and sockets should show on the right side of your tree - all the wires stay hidden inside.

Sew or securely stick beads, snowflakes and bows as desired. Top it with a small star.

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