Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 7

Isaac

"Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, 'Abraham!' 'Here I am,' he replied. Then God said, 'Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.

"When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, 'Abraham! Abraham!' 'Here I am,' he replied. 'Do not lay a hand on the boy,' he said. 'Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.' Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, 'On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.'
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- Genesis 22:1-2, 9-14


Find the complete advent calendar and gauge square here.

Finished Size: 3.25 inches tall (not including loop for hanging) by 1.5 inches wide by 3 inches deep

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials
Cascade Cherub Aran: Apple Cinnamon, Black, White
Size F-5 (3.75mm) crochet hook


This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

Note: Pattern is worked in the round without joining or turning between rounds. To avoid confusion, it may be helpful to mark the beginning of each round with a st marker.

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

BODY
Worked from front to back.

With White, ch 7.

Rnd 1. Sc in ea of next 5 ch, 4 sc in last ch. Rotate work and continuing along bottom in un-used loops of beg ch, sc in ea of next 4 ch, 3 sc in last ch. 16 sc

Rnd 2. Sc in ea of first 6 sc, 2 sc in ea of next 2 sc, sc in ea of next 6 sc, 2 sc in ea of next 2 sc. 20 sc

Rnd 3. Sc in ea of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of last 2 sc. 22 sc

Rnd 4. Sc in ea of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of last 2 sc. 24 sc

Rnd 5. Sc in ea of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. 28 sc

Rnd 6. Sc in ea of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of last 3 sc. 30 sc

Rnd 7. Sc in ea of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of last 4 sc. 32 sc

Rnd 8. Sc in ea of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. 36 sc

Rnds 9 & 10. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 11. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in ea of next 4 sc; rep from * around. 30 sc.

Rnd 12. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in ea of next 3 sc; rep from * around. 24 sc.

Rnd 13. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc; rep from * around. 18 sc.

Stuff Body.

Rnd 14. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 12 sc.

Rnd 15. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc; rep from * around. 6 sc.

Rnd 16. Sc in ea sc around, picot, sl st in next sc.

Finish off. Weave tail through stitches in last row and pull tightly to close.

HEAD
Worked from front to back.

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 5 sc; rep from * around. 21 sc

Rnd 5. *2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 6 sc; rep from * around. 24 sc

Rnd 6 & 7. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 8. Sc in ea of next 9 sc, picot, sc in ea of next 8 sc, picot, sc in ea rem st around.

Rnd 9. Taking care to keep the picots to the outside of the head, *dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc; rep from * around. 18 sc.

Stuff Head.

Rnd 10. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 12 sc.

Rnd 11. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc; rep from * around. Ch 18, sl st in last sc, sl st in next sc. 6 sc and 1 ch-18 sp.

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

HORNS - make 2.

With Apple Cinnamon, ch 2 or begin with a magic loop.

Rnd 1. 3 sc in second ch from hook (or magic loop). 3 sc.

Rnd 2. 2 sc in first sc, sc in ea rem sc around. 4 sc.

Rnd 3. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 4. 2 sc in first sc, sc in ea rem sc around. 5 sc.

Rnds 5-12. Rep rnds 3 & 4. 9 sc.

Rnd 13. Sc in ea sc around. Sl st in next sc.

Finish off.

LEGS - make 4.

With Black, ch 2 or begin with a magic loop.

Rnd 1. 6 sc in second ch from hook (or magic loop). 6 sc.

Rnd 2. Sc in ea sc around. 12 sc.

Change to White.

Rnds 3-5. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 6. Sc in ea sc around. Sl st in next sc.

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew Horns to Head and Head to Body. Embroider face on Head as shown. Sew Legs to bottom of Body. Weave in all ends.

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