Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 1

The Jesse Tree

"A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.

"In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious."


- Isaiah 11:1-3, 10



Find the complete advent calendar and gauge square here.

Finished Size: 5 inches tall (not including loop for hanging) by 2.5 inches wide

Skill Level: Easy

Materials
Cascade Cherub Aran: Chocolate, Lime Chiffon
Size F-5 (3.75mm) crochet hook


This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

Special Stitch: Picot. Ch 3, sl st in top of tr2tog.

Stump

With Chocolate, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1. Ch 1, 18 sc in ring. Join with sl st in first sc. 18 sc.

Rnd 2. Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), *tr in next sc, ch 1; rep from * around. Join with sl st in fourth ch of beg ch-5. 18 tr and 18 ch-1 sp.

Rnd 3. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, *sc in next tr, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 54 sc.

Finish off.

Sprout

Join Lime Chiffon with sl st in any sc in rnd 3 of Stump. Ch 10, tr2tog in fourth ch from hook, ch 18, sl st in top of last tr2tog, ch 4, sl st in same ch as tr2tog, sl st in next 2 ch, (sl st, ch 3, tr2tog, picot, ch 4, sl st) in next ch, sl st in ea rem ch across, sl st in same sc on Stump as joining. Finish off.

Weave in all ends. Block for best results.

Abbreviations
beg          beginning
ch          chain
ea          each
mm          millimeter
rem          remaining
rep          repeat
rnd          round
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch
sp          space
st          stitch
tog          together
tr          treble crochet