Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 13

King David

"When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, 'Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.' But the Lord said to Samuel, 'Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.'

"Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, 'The Lord has not chosen these.' So he asked Jesse, 'Are these all the sons you have?'  'There is still the youngest,' Jesse answered. 'He is tending the sheep.' Samuel said, 'Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.' So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the Lord said, 'Rise and anoint him; this is the one.'"


- 1 Samuel 16:6-7, 10-12


Find the complete advent calendar and gauge square here.

Finished Size: 4 inches tall (not including loop for hanging) by 4 inches wide

Skill Level: Easy

Materials
Cascade Cherub Aran - Golden Rod
Size F-5 (5.0mm) crochet hook

Special Stitch: Picot. Ch 3, sl st in last sc.


This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

STAR OF DAVID
Worked in the round without turning between rounds.

Ch 9. Join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1. Ch 8 (counts as 1 dc and 5 ch), 3 dc in ring, (ch 5, 3 dc in ring) 4 times, ch 5, 2 dc in ring, sl st in third ch of beg ch-8. 18 dc and 6 ch-5 sp.

Rnd 2. Sl st in ea of next 2 ch, ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and 4 ch), 4 dc under next 3 ch, *ch 1, skip next 3 dc (4 dc, ch 4, 4 dc) in ch-5 sp; rep from * 4 more times. Ch 1, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-sp, sl st in third ch of beg ch-7. 48 dc, 6 ch-4 sp, and 6 ch-1 sp.

Rnd 3. Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, (3 sc, ch 18, sl st in last sc made, 2 sc) in next ch-4 sp, sc in ea of next 4 dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp, *sc in ea of next 4 dc, (3 sc, picot, 2 sc) in next ch-4 sp, sc in ea of next 4 dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Sc in next 3 dc, join with sl st in first sc. Finish off.

Block for best results.

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