Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 19

The Lookout Tower

"I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the lookout tower. I will watch to see what He will say to me and what I should reply about my complaint. Then the Lord replied: 'Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness.'"

- Habakkuk 2:1-4


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: Intermediate

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


This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

LOOKOUT TOWER
Worked from bottom up.

Ch 14.

Row 1. Hdc in third ch from hook (first 2 ch count as hdc now and throughout pattern), hdc in ea rem ch across. 13 hdc.

Row 2. Ch 2; turn. Hdc in ea of next 3 st, *fpdc around next st, hdc in ea of next 3 st; rep from * once more. Hdc in last hdc. 11 hdc and 2 fpdc.

Row 3. Ch 2; turn. Hdc in next 3 hdc, *bpdc around next fpdc, hdc in ea of next 3 hdc; rep from * once more. Hdc in last hdc. 11 hdc and 2 bpdc.

Row 4. Ch 2; turn. Hdc in next hdc, *fpdc around next hdc, hdc in ea of next 3 st; rep from * once more. Fpdc around next hdc, hdc in last 2 st. 10 hdc and 3 fpdc.

Row 5. Ch 2; turn. Hdc in next hdc, *bpdc around next fpdc, hdc in ea of next 3 hdc; rep from * once more. Bpdc around next fpdc, hdc in last 2 hdc. 10 hdc and 3 bpdc.

Rows 6-17. Rep rows 2-5.

Row 18. Ch 3 (does not count as dc); turn. Dc in first st and ea of next 2 st, (dc, ch 2, sl st) in next st, sl st in next st, (sl st, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in next st, ch 18, sl st in top of last dc made, (dc, ch 2, sl st) in next st, sl st in next st, (sl st, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in ea of next 2 st, (dc, ch 2, sl st) in last st. 11 dc and 1 ch-18 sp.

Finish off. Block for best results.

Abbreviations
bpdc          back post double crochet
ch          chain
dc          double crochet
ea          each
fpdc          front post double crochet
hdc          half-double crochet
mm          millimeter
rem          remaining
rep          repeat
sl st          slip stitch
sp          space
st          stitch