18Dec

A Crochet Christmas

Christmas Tree Pot-holder Tutorial

I've been busy making bits and pieces for Christmas, one of my favourites has been this crochet granny square Christmas tree pot holder...

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...I meant to post a tutorial for this last week but I felt myself slowing down as the week went on and I finally succumbed to illness at the weekend. I also discovered that in my fog I had been taking pictures, as I made it up, without a memory card in the camera!  So I apologise for the very basic tutorial but it was very simple to make so I'll talk you through it and if you have any questions feel free to ask...

Front:

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Back:

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Crochet Granny Square Christmas Tree Pot Holder

Tools needed:

Yarn: Cotton 4ply in at least 2 colours

Hook: 3/3.5mm

Scissors & tapestry needle

♥ Make up 6 granny squares and join them in rows of 3, 2 & 1 (see photo below). 

♥ Add 3 rows of treble crochet (US DC) to each stitch of the middle square

♥ Join the 3 rows to make a tree shape using a tapestry needle and some of the white yarn - I used a whip stitch to join mine

♥ Do all the above once more for your second side - I used different colours for the squares, but kept the final row white.

♥ Once you have two sides put them wrong sides together and join by working a double crochet into each stitch (US SC) around the edges in the red yarn (make sure you work through both pieces add extra stitches in the corners)

♥ To make the hook loop I attached the red yarn to the middle of the top square and chained 12, I then worked a double crochet in each stitch back down the chain and sewed both ends to the pot-holder to create a loop.

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I also made this very cute crochet cover for our mini Christmas tree pot. The black plastic one it came in was bugging me and I didn't have a pot big enough to put it in. Again it was very simple - just rows of treble crochets, finished with some scallops - but I love how it looks.

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After being so slow last week I now feel very behind in all the Christmas preparations; I've not yet wrapped any presents, iced the cake or worked out how to fit an extra table and chairs into our dining room!

So if I don't have time to pop back on here before Christmas I wish you all a very lovely, healthy & safe holiday. ♥

Bye for now. Em xx

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