Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 3

The Garden of Eden

"When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

"Then the Lord God said to the woman, 'What is this you have done?' The woman said, 'The serpent deceived me, and I ate.'"


- Genesis 3:6-8, 13



Find the complete advent calendar and gauge square here.

Finished Size: 2 inches tall (not including loop for hanging) by 1.5 inches wide

Skill Level: Easy

Materials
Cascade Cherub Aran: Chocolate, Lime Chiffon, Ruby
Size F-5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
Polyester fiberfill or stuffing of choice


This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

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

APPLE
Worked in the round, from bottom to top, without joining or turning between rounds.

With Ruby, ch 2 or make a magic loop.

Rnd 1. Ch 1, 5 sc in second ch from hook (or magic loop). 5 sc

Rnd 2. 2 sc in ea sc around. 10 sc

Rnd 3. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 4. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 15 sc

Rnd 5. *2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc; rep from * around. 20 sc

Rnd 6. *2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 3 sc; rep from * around. 25 sc

Rnd 7. Sc in ea sc around.

At this point your Apple will look like a tiny sombrero; you'll poke the top and bottom in when the Stem is attached.

Rnd 8. *2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 4 sc; rep from * around. 30 sc

Rnds 9 & 10. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 11. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around. 25 sc

Rnd 12. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around. 20 sc

Rnd 13. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around. 15 sc

Rnd 14. Sc in ea sc around.

Loosely stuff Apple.

Rnd 15. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 10 sc

Rnd 16. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc; rep from * around. 5 sc

Finish off.

STEM

With Chocolate, ch 23. Sl st in 19th ch from hook and ea rem ch. 5 sl st.

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread tail through center top of Apple all the way through to center bottom of Apple. Pull tightly so that the ends point in to make an apple shape. Thread tail back up through center of Apple to the top. Tie off and weave in remaining end.

SERPENT

With Lime Chiffon, ch 25. (2 sc, picot, sc, sl st) in second ch from hook, sc in ea of next 21 ch, sl st in next ch, leave rem ch un-worked. 24 sc.

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread tail through un-worked ch and use to sew Serpent to Apple. Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations
ch          chain
dec          decrease
ea          each
mm          millimeter
rem          remaining
rep          repeat
rnd          round
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch

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