Brighten your holiday with these easy decorations!
OK, I think it’s pretty obvious if you’ve been following my posts over the last couple of weeks that I love Christmas and decorating my house for the holidays is a favorite activity. Well it thought I’d squeeze in one more cute and fast project. These snowflake and tree motifs are the perfect project because the are quick, easy, and so versatile! You can embellish them or not (I prefer mine with very little); they work well as tree ornaments, bunting, garland, gift wrapping and even coasters to dress up your table!
I made these in Red Heart Holiday yarn which has a metallic thread, woven in with the yarn fiber, that gives these little beauties a particularly festive sparkle, however, I couldn’t quite capture that in the photos 🙁
Have fun making these and decorating your home!
Snowflake & Trees Motifs
Any weight yarn, I used Red Heart Worsted Weight yarns use a hook that is appropriate for the yarn you choose
Gauge: – not important for this project
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
dcCluster: Yarn over, [insert hook in designated st and pull loop through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops] repeat between [ ] working in same st; yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. This is like a dc2tog but in the same st instead of over 2 sts.
trCluster: Yarn over twice, *insert hook into designated space and pull loop through, [yarn over and pull through two loops 2 times] *, repeat between * 2 more times, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops. This is like a tr3tog but with the sts all in the same space.
• Weave ends as you work.
• Stitch count is in ( ) at end of the round.
• Work instructions between [ ] or * as designated. Example: [sc, dc, sc] 3 times means repeat everything in the [ ] 3 times
Join each round with a sl st to the first st.
Round 1: Ch2, work 12 hdc in first ch, join. (12)
Round 2: Ch2, dc in same st (this forms a beg cluster) , ch2, skip 1, [Cluster, ch2, skip 1], repeat to end, join.
Round 3: [ch4, trCluster in ch 2 space, ch4, sl st in next cluster], repeat to end, join.
Round 4: Ch1, *4sc around ch4, [sc, ch3, sl st in side of sc, sc] in top of trCluster, 4sc around ch4, sl st in top of Cluster*, repeat to end, join. Fasten off.
Row 1: Ch3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in first ch. (3)
Row 2: Ch3, turn, 3dc in center dc from Row 1, dc in last dc. (5)
~Work sts between groups of 3 dc, not in the dc themselves unless otherwise noted.~
Row 3: Ch3, turn, 2dc in space between first and 2nd dc, 2dc in space between 4th and last dc, dc in top of beg ch3. (6)
Row 4: Ch3, turn, 2dc in space between first and 2nd dc, 3dc in next space, 2dc in space between last 2 dc, sc in top of beg ch3. (9)
Rows 5 to 7: Ch3, turn, 2dc in space between first and 2nd dc, 3dc in each space until there are 3 dc left, 2dc in space between last 2 dc, sc in top of beg ch3. (18 after last repeat)
Row 8: Turn, sl st in first 6 sts, sc next 6 sts, leave remaining sts unworked.
Rows 9 & 10: Ch1, turn, sc in each st to end. Fasten off.
The snowflake and tree motifs may be decorated with bows, ribbon, sequins, beads, etc.
They make great coasters just as they are, but if you prefer to use them as tree ornaments, simply add a piece of yarn to the top to hang them.
To join the motifs into a garland or bunting, *ch35 place marker in 25th st, sl st in top of motif, ch10, sl st in marked st*, repeat between * until all motifs are used, ch25, fasten off.
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