Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 5

God's Promise to Abraham

"The Lord had said to Abram, 'Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.' So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.

"The Lord appeared to Abram and said, 'To your offspring I will give this land.' So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him."


- Genesis 12:1-4, 7



Find the complete advent calendar and gauge square here.

Finished Size: 3 inches tall (not including loop for hanging) by 2.5 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials
Cascade Cherub Aran: Apple Cinnamon
Size F-5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle


This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

MAIN PANELS - make 3.
Worked in the round without turning between rounds.


Ch 6. Join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1. Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, *3 dc in ring, ch 3; rep from * twice more. Join with sl st in top of beg ch. 12 dc and 4 ch-3 sp.

Rnd 2. Sl st in next 2 dc and next ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch. 24 dc, 4 ch-3 sp, and 4 ch-1 sp.

Finish off. 

FRONT PANELS - make 2.
Worked in rows.


Ch 12.

Row 1 (WS). Sc in second ch from hook and ea rem ch across. 11 sc.

Row 2 (RS). Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch); turn. Skip next 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sc, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, dc in last sc. 8 dc and 3 ch-1 sp.

Finish off.

ASSEMBLY

Single crochet Main Panels together in one long strip as follows: hold two Main Panels with their wrong sides together. Join yarn with sl st through both panels at the corner ch-3. Working through both panels, 2 sc in the corner ch-3, 1 sc in ea dc and ch-1 sp across to next corner ch-3, 2 sc in corner ch-3. Add the third Main Panel in the same manner so that you have a strip of 3 Main Panels, then attach one Front Panel to each end of the strip in the same manner. You should now have a strip of 5 panels that begins and ends with the Front Panels.

TOP
Worked in the round without turning between rounds.

Holding the strip of panels horizontally, join yarn with sl st top right corner of Front Panel.

Rnd 1. Ch 1, 3 sc across top of Front Panel, 1 sc in seam, *11 sc across top of Main Panel, 1 sc in seam; rep from * twice more. 3 sc across top of last Front Panel, ch 4; join with sl st in first sc in rnd. 43 sc and 1 ch-4 sp.

Top is worked without joining between rounds from this point on. You may find it helpful to mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.

Rnd 2. Dec 1 sc over same sc as joining and next sc, 1 sc in ea of next 4 sc, *dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, 1 sc in ea of next 4 sc; rep from * 3 more times. Sc in last sc, 4 sc in ch-4 sp. 40 sc.

Rnd 3. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, 1 sc in ea of next 3 sc; rep from * around. 32 sc.

Rnd 4. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, 1 sc in ea of next 2 sc; rep from * around. 24 sc.

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

Rnd 6. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc; rep from * around. Ch 18, skip next 3 sc, sl st in next sc. 8 sc.

Finish off.

BOTTOM EDGE

Join with sl st in bottom corner of Front Panel. Ch 1, 3 sc across bottom of Front Panel, 1 sc in seam, *11 sc across bottom of Main Panel, 1 sc in seam; rep from * twice more. 3 sc across bottom of last Front Panel. Finish off.

Steam block for best results.

Abbreviations
beg          beginning
ch          chain
dc          double crochet
dec          decrease
ea          each
mm          millimeter
rem          remaining
rep          repeat
rnd          round
RS          right side
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch
sp          space
WS          wrong side