Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 8

Jacob's Ladder

"He had a dream in which he saw a ladder resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the Lord, and he said: 'I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.' When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, 'Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.'”

- Genesis 28:12-16

Find the complete advent calendar and gauge square here.

Finished Size: 6 inches tall (not including loop for hanging) by 2 inches wide

Skill Level: Intermediate

Cascade Cherub Aran - Apple Cinnamon
Size F-5 (5.0mm) crochet hook

This pattern uses American crochet terminology.


Ch 7.

Row 1. Dc in 7th ch from hook. 1 dc.

Row 2. Ch 1; turn. 6 sc in ch-7 sp. 6 sc.

Row 3. Ch 5; turn. Skip next 5 sc, dc in next sc. 1 dc.

Row 4. Ch 1; turn. 6 sc in ch-7 sp. 6 sc.

Rows 5-16. Rep rows 3 & 4.

Do not finish off.


Row 1. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch). Working across side edge of Ladder, dc in ch-sp of previous row, *ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-sp; rep from * across side edge. 16 dc 15 ch-sp.

Row 2. Ch 1; turn. 2 sc in ea ch-sp across to last ch-sp, 5 sc in last ch-sp, sc in ea sc in row 16. 39 sc.

Do not finish off.


Row 1. Work as for Row 1 of Left Side Edging. 16 dc 15 ch-sp.

Row 2. Ch 1; turn. 2 sc in ea ch-sp across to last ch-sp, 5 sc in last ch-sp, join with sl st in next sc, ch 18, skip next 4 sc, sl st in next sc. 33 sc and 1 ch-18 sp.


Turn Ladder upside down and join yarn with sl st in right corner. Ch 1, sc in same place as joining, 2 sc in next ch-sp, 6 sc in next ch-sp, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sc in left corner. Finish off. Weave in all ends.

Block for best results.

ch          chain
dc          double crochet
ea          each
mm          millimeter
rep          repeat
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch
sp          space