These are quick, and easy-to-knit, Christmas tree ornaments that you can hang from the Christmas tree, wear on your lapel, or use as package trims.
The lovely picture of a knitted Christmas tree decorated with sparkling beads was submitted by Tara, a reader (and new knitter) who graciously allowed me to use her photograph. I think it looks wonderful; very few store-bought ornaments would have the same warm appeal.
- small amount of worsted weight yarn, in green, or your color choice
- small amount of dark color for tree trunk (optional )
- small amount of any yarn for embroidery , or sew on sequins, small buttons or beads as ornaments
- small amount of pillow stuffing , or cotton balls.
- 1 pr. US size 7 needles.
Gauge: 5 sts and 6 rows = 1 inch
Starting at bottom of tree, with color desired for tree, cast on 15 sts.
Knit across. Row 2 : K 1, K 2 tog, K across row.
Row 3: K 1, P 2 tog, P across to last st, P 1.
Rows 4, 5, 6, & 7: Repeat rows 2 & 3. ( 9 sts)
Row 8: Cast on 2 sts at beg of row, then K 1, K 2 tog, K across row.
Row 9: Cast on 2 sts at beg of row, then K 1, P 2 tog, P across to last st, K 1.
Rows 10, 11, 12, 13 : Repeat rows 2 & 3. ( 7 sts)
Row 14 : Repeat row 8.
Row 15: Repeat row 9.
Rows 16 & 17: Repeat rows 2& 3.
Repeat these last 2 rows until 3 sts remain. Turn, then knit these last 3 sts tog.
Make another tree side in same manner.
Embroider stars, ornaments, or sew on beads , small buttons as desired, on front of tree.
Sew the 2 sides of trees tog, leaving bottom open. Stuff lightly with pillow stuffing, then sew bottom closed.
Sew on a hanging loop at top of tree ornament.
Optional Tree trunk:
With dark color yarn, cast on 4 sts. K 2 rows, bind off. Sew narrow end of trunk to bottom center of stuffed tree.
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