Neon Christmas Trees

17 12 2012 DIY

Quick, Quick...

Get the crochet hook...ready set go!

These crochet Christmas trees are so much fun to make and finished in a few minutes.

Let them happily dance from the ceiling, tape them to a wall, pretty as an ornament or a gift tag, for your table decoration, on your door or window...possibilities are endless!

I'm sure you can't stop after one - I couldn't...

I loved the neon color throughout the year, so why don't use it for Christmas decoration too? It is such a happy color and I like it especially in combination with natural wood and nordic interior design.

Nowadays you can get neon wool everywhere - back in spring one had to hunt for it online...

The second version I made is from thin mohair crocheted with my big 12mm hook.

They are really pretty, delicate and fluffy. 

O.K. - let's get started: Please note that I drew "trebles" on the chart instead of "doubles". Of course it does work with trebles too!!! - I just thought, this is the sign for doubles since it has two marks...oh well... so:

Chain 5 and join with a slip stitch.

1st round:

Make 3 chain, 3 double, 3 chain, 4 double, 3 chain, 4 double, 3 chain and join with a slip stitch.

Slip stitch 3 to the next space.

2nd round:

3 chain, 3 double, 3 chain, 4 double in that first space made in the previous round.

1 chain, 4 double, 3 chain, 4 double in the next space.

1 chain, 4 double, 3 chain, 4 double in the last space.

1 chain and join with a slip stitch.

Slip stich 3 to the next space

3rd (and last!) round:

3 chain, 3 double, 4 chain, 4 double in space from previous row.

1 double in the middle of double group from previous round.

4 doubles in next space.

1 double in the middle of double group from previous row.

4 double, 4 chain, 4 double in next space.

1 double in the middle of double group from previous row.

4 doubles in next space.

1 double

4 double, 4 chain, 4 double.

1 chain

4 double in next space.

1 chain and join with a slip stitch

Phew!!!

I hope I didn't forget a stitch... 

Now turn your little tree and slip stitch 2 back for the trunk:

3 chain, 3 double

turn

3 chain, 3 double (I ran out of yarn at this point on the picture... :-))

Cut and pull yarn thru the stitch, make a knot or sew the ending.

If you like take a piece of yarn and tie on top for hanging.

Done!!!

Next one, please...

After the third one it will go really fast because you don't have to look up the pattern...

Please e-mail or comment me with any question you might have on this tutorial: lebenslustiger(at)gmail(dot)com.

Have a magical last week before Christmas

a happy day and please visit also Creadienstag today, 

Anette 

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