Merry Crochetmas and a Happy New Yarn! Christmas Granny Triangles

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I’d love to one year to go crochet crazy at Christmas time. Every January I imagine a tree with tons of gorgeous handmade baubles, festive bunting, one of those huge yarny reindeer heads and of course every gift would be made by me. Also everyone in the family would be wearing one of my Christmas jumpers and hats. Yet every December comes round and I’m like, oh yeah, missed the boat on that one again. I might not be able to have a fully crocheted Christmas (Crochetmas?) but this granny square inspired Christmas tree and Santa hat are quick and easy to make up and you could make a whole load of them for a Yuletide garland or even use them to add a flourish to a wrapped present. Each item will only take up a very small amount of wool so it’s a great scrap yarn project. (It’s good to have a clearout before you buy more yarn in the January sales!).

This pattern is written using UK terms. 3ch at the start of a row counts as a treble.

You will need:

DK yarn in green, red and white.

4mm hook

Yarn needle

Christmas Tree:

In Red. 4ch, join with a sl st to make a circle.

R1: 3ch, 3tr into the circle, 3ch, 4tr, 3ch, 4tr, 3ch. Join with a sl st to top of the first tr. (21)

R2: 4 sl st across to get to the first gap. (3ch, 3tr, 3ch, 4tr) all into the first gap. *1ch. (4tr, 3ch, 4tr) into next gap.  Rpt from *. 1ch and join with a sl st into top of your first tr. (36)

R3: 4sl st across to get to the first gap. (3ch, 3tr, 3ch, 4tr) all into gap. *4tr into gap. (4tr, 3ch, 4tr)into next gap.  Rpt from *. 4tr into next gap. Join with a sl st into top of your first tr. (45)

R4: Turn. 2ch, 1htr into next 4st. (5)

R5: Turn. 2 ch, 1htr into next 4st (5) Fasten off.

For Santa Hat:

4ch, join with a sl st to make a circle.

R1: 3ch, 3tr into the circle, 3ch, 4tr, 3ch, 4tr, 3ch. Join with a sl st to top of the first tr. (21)

R2: 4 sl st across to get to the first gap. (3ch, 3tr, 3ch, 4tr) all into the first gap. *1ch. (4tr, 3ch, 4tr) into next gap.  Rpt from *. 1ch and join with a sl st into top of your first tr. (36)

R3: 4sl st across to get to first gap. 2sl st across ch. (3ch, 3tr) into gap. 4tr into next gap. (4tr, 3ch, 4tr) into next gap. 4tr into each of the next two gaps. Fasten off red. Change to white. 3ch into top of last tr. 1tr in each st across the row. Fasten off.

In white. 4ch

R1: 11 tr into first ch (12). Fasten off but leave enough tail to sew into top of the triangle.

Weave in any loose ends.

If you fancy making a reindeer hat for your family this Christmas, my design is available in sizes from preemie to adult in my etsy shop. 

 

 

 

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