Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 6

Counting the Stars

"He took him outside and said, 'Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.' Then he said to him, 'So shall your offspring be.'

"Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. Sarah said, 'God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.' And she added, 'Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.'"


- Genesis 15:5, 21:1-7


Find the complete advent calendar and gauge square here.

Finished Size: 3 inches tall (not including loop for hanging) by 3.5 inches wide

Skill Level: Easy

Materials
Cascade Cherub Aran - Dark Denim, White
Size F-5 (5.0mm) crochet hook


This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

NIGHT SKY

With Dark Denim, ch 19.

Row 1.  Sc in second chain from hook and next ch, *ch 2, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across. Sc in last ch. 8 sc and 5 ch-2 sp.

Row 2. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch); turn. 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across. Ch 1, dc in last sc. 17 dc and 6 ch-1 sp.

Row 3. Ch 1; turn. Sc in first dc; switch to White. Sc in first ch-sp, *ch 2, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across. Switch to Dark Denim. Sc in 3rd ch of t-ch. 8 sc and 5 ch-2 sp.

Row 4. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch); turn. 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across. Ch 1, dc in last sc. 17 dc and 6 ch-1 sp.

Rows 5-8. Rep rows 3 & 4.

Row 9. Ch 1; turn. Sc in first dc, *skip next ch-1 sp, 1 sc in ea of next 3 dc; rep from * across. Sc in 3rd ch of t-ch. 17 sc.

Finish off.

BORDER

Skip first 8 sc in last row; join White with sl st in ninth sc. Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining and next 7 sc, 3 sc in last sc, 11 sc down ends of rows, 3 sc in next corner, 16 sc along bottom, 3 sc in next corner, 11 sc up ends of rows, 3 sc in first un-worked sc in top row, 1 sc in ea rem sc, 1 sc in same sc as joining, ch 18, join with sl st in first sc. Finish off.

Block for best results.

Abbreviations
ch          chain
ea          each
mm          millimeter
rep          repeat
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch
sp          space
t-ch          turning chain