Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 22

Mary

"In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, 'Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.' Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.' 'How will this be,' Mary asked the angel, 'since I am a virgin?' The angel answered, 'The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.'"

- Luke 1:26-35


Find the complete advent calendar and gauge square here.

Finished Size: 3.5 inches tall (not including loop for hanging) by 1.75 inches wide by 1.5 inches deep

Skill Level: Easy

Materials
Cascade Cherub Aran: Apple Cinnamon, Black, Dark Denim, Ruby, White
Size F-5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
Polyester fiberfill or stuffing of choice
Yarn needle


This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, pattern is worked in the round without joining or turning between rounds. To keep track of rounds, you may find it helpful to place a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round.

HEAD & BODY
Worked from top down.

With Apple Cinnamon, 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. 18 sc.

Rnds 4 & 5. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 6. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 12 sc.

Stuff Head.

Rnd 7. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc; rep from * around. 6 sc.

Rnd 8. Sc in ea sc around.

Change to White.

Rnds 9-13. Rep rnds 2-6. 12 sc.

Stuff torso. Change to Dark Denim.

Rnd 14. Sc in ea sc around.

Change to White.

Rnd 15. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 18 sc.

Rnds 16 & 17. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 18. *2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc; rep from * around. 24 sc.

Rnds 19-22. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 23. Sc in ea sc around. Sl st in next sc.

Finish off.

BOTTOM

With White, 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. 18 sc.

Rnd 4. *2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc; rep from * around. Sl st in next sc. 24 sc.

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

VEIL
Worked in rows.

With Dark Denim, ch 20.

Row 1. Hdc in third ch from hook (first 2 ch count as hdc now throughout pattern) and next 16 ch, (2 hdc, ch 18, sl st in last hdc, hdc) in next ch; rotate work and continue along bottom in un-used loops of beg ch. Hdc in next 17 ch, hdc in bottom of t-ch. 39 hdc and 1 ch-18 sp.

Row 2. Ch 2; turn. Working in flo, hdc in ea hdc around (skipping ch-18 sp). 39 hdc.

Rows 3 & 4. Ch 2; turn. Working in flo, hdc in ea hdc around.

Finish off.

ASSEMBLY

Stuff bottom half of Body and whipstitch Bottom in place, using only the back loops of both pieces. Sew eyes in Black and lips in Ruby. Sew Veil to top of Head with ch-18 sp on the outside. Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations
beg          beginning
ch          chain
dec          decrease
ea          each
flo          front loops only
hdc          half-double crochet
mm          millimeter
rep          repeat
rnd          round
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch
sp          space
t-ch          turning chain