Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 10

The Ten Commandments

"'I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

“'You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you.

“'Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.' These are the commandments the Lord proclaimed in a loud voice to your whole assembly there on the mountain from out of the fire, the cloud and the deep darkness; and he added nothing more. Then he wrote them on two stone tablets and gave them to me."

- Deuteronomy 5:6-8, 11-12, 16-22


Find the complete advent calendar and gauge square here.

Finished Size: 2 inches tall (not including loop for hanging) by 3 inches wide

Skill Level: Easy

Materials
Cascade Cherub Aran: Grey
Size F-5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle


This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

Note: This pattern is worked in the round without joining or turning between rounds. To avoid confusion, it may be helpful to place a stitch marker in the first sc of each round to help keep track of rounds.

FIRST TABLET
Worked from top down.

Ch 2 or begin with a magic loop.

Rnd 1. 6 sc in second ch from hook (or magic loop). 6 sc.

Rnd 2. 2 sc in ea sc around. 12 sc.

Rnd 3.  *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. Ch 18, sl st in last sc. 18 sc.

Rnds 4 & 5. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 6. Sc in ea sc around. Ch 18, sl st in last sc. 18 sc and 1 ch-18 sp.

Rnd 7. Sc in ea sc around, skipping the ch-18 sp and keeping it toward the outside of the Tablet.

Rnds 8-11. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 12. Sc in ea sc around. Join with sl st in next sc.

Finish off. Flatten Tablet so that so that the ch-18 is on the side.

SECOND TABLET
Worked from top down.

Ch 2 or begin with a magic loop.

Rnds 1-3. Work the same as for rnds 1-3 of First Tablet. 18 sc.

Rnds 4-11. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 12. Sc in ea sc around. Join with sl st in next sc.

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Flatten.

ASSEMBLY

Sew both Tablets together at side with ch-18 sp between them and sewing from the bottom of the tablets up to the ch-18 sp.

BOTTOM EDGE

Join yarn with sl st in bottom corner of either tablet, going through both layers of the tablet. Ch 1, sc evenly across bottom of both Tablets (working through both layers). Finish off. Weave in all ends.

Block for best results.

Abbreviations
ch          chain
ea          each
mm          millimeter
rep          repeat
rnd          round
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch
sp          space