Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 25

Christmas

"But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.' Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.' When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.' So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them."


- Luke 2:10-18


Find the complete advent calendar and gauge square here.

Finished Size: 4 inches tall (not including loop for hanging) by 5.25 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials
Cascade Cherub Aran - Apple Cinnamon, White
Size F-5 (5.0mm) crochet hook
Stitch marker

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


This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

SKIRT
Worked in the round.

With White, ch 4; join with sl st to form base ring.

Rnd 1. Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc. 12 sc.

Rnd 2. Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining and ea of next 2 sc, ch 11, sl st in 11th ch from hook, ch 1, (sc, 3 hdc, 4 dc, 3 tr, 4 dc, 3 hdc, sc) in ch-11 sp just made (petal made), sl st around base of petal, *sc in ea of next 3 sc, ch 11, sl st in 11th ch from hook, ch 1, (sc, 3 hdc, 4 dc, 3 tr, 4 dc, 3 hdc, sc) in ch-11 sp just made (petal made), sl st around base of petal; rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc in rnd. 12 sc and 4 petals.

Petal 1. Sl st in next sc, (ch 1, sc) in next sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 3 hdc, picot, sc in ea of next 3 dc, picot, sc in next 2 st, (2 sc, picot, sc) in next tr, sc in next 3 st, picot, sc in next 3 st, picot, sc in next 3 st, skip next sc, sc in next sc.

Petals 2 & 3. Skip next sc, sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 3 hdc, ch 1, sl st in last picot on previous Petal, ch 1 sl st in last sc made on this petal, sc in ea of next 3 dc, picot, sc in next 2 st, (2 sc, picot, sc) in next tr, sc in next 3 st, picot, sc in next 3 st, picot, sc in next 3 st, skip next sc, sc in next sc.

Petal 4. Skip next sc, sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 3 hdc, ch 1, sl st in last picot on previous Petal, ch 1 sl st in last sc made on this petal, sc in ea of next 3 dc, picot, sc in next 2 st, (2 sc, picot, sc) in next tr, sc in next 3 st, picot, sc in next 3 st, ch 1, sl st in first picot of Petal 1, ch 1, sl st in last sc made on Petal 4, sc in next 3 st, skip next sc, sc in next sc, skip next sc, join with sl st in first sc of Petal 1.

Finish off. Block for best results.

BODY
Worked in the round from bottom up.

Body and Head are worked without joining or turning between rounds. It may be helpful to mark the first stitch in each round with a stitch marker to help keep track of rounds.

With White, ch 4, leaving a long tail for sewing later. Join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1. Ch 1, 12 sc in ring. 12 sc.

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

Rnds 3 & 4. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 5. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 12 sc.

Stuff body.

Rnd 6. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc; rep from * around. Ch 18, sl st in 18th ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc in rnd. 6 sc and 1 ch-18 sp.

Finish off.

HEAD
Worked in the round from bottom up.

With Apple Cinnamon, ch 2 or begin with a magic loop, leaving a long tail for sewing later.

Rnd 1. Ch 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 4-6. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 7. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 12 sc.

Stuff Head.

Rnd 8. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc; rep from * around. 6 sc.

Finish off.

WINGS - make 2.

With White, ch 17.

Row 1. Sc in second ch from hook and next 9 ch, (2 sc in next ch, sc in next ch) 3 times, sl st in back loop of eighth ch from hook. 19 sc.

Row 2. Ch 1; turn. Sc in first sc, (ch 3, sc in next sc) 6 times, (ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc) 5 times, ch 1, skip next sc, hdc in last sc. 12 ch sp.

Row 3. Ch 1; turn. Sc in first sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across. Ch 3, sc in last sc, sl st in same st as sl st in Row 1. 13 ch sp.

Row 4. Ch 1, *(3 sc, picot, 2 sc) in next ch sp; rep from * across. 3 sc over post of hdc in row 2, sl st in first sc of row 1. Finish off.

ASSEMBLY

Sew Body to middle of Skirt and sew Head on top of Body. Sew Wings to back of Body. Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations
ch          chain
dc          double crochet
dec          decrease
ea          each
hdc          half-double crochet
mm          millimeter
rep          repeat
rnd          round
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch
sp          space
tr          treble crochet

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so very much for the gift of this project that is a tangible reminder for everyone seeing it the REAL reason for the holiday and Who the REAL gift is! Christmas blessings to you, your family, and your loved ones!

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