I designed this tree to use as scenery for my various knitted holiday figurines (Christmas, Easter, even Halloween). It actually takes very little yarn to create - you could knit a forest with one skein of yarn! If you would like to make this a Christmas decoration you could sew or glue on beads or sequins.
Tree is 5" high
Materials: Green worsted weight yarn
Size 8 knitting needles
Craft glue (optional)
Gauge: 4sts = 1"
Base:cast on 10 sts
Row 1 (RS):Slip the 1st stitch purlwise, knit across. Repeat this row until the piece measures 7". Bind off. With RS outside, whipstitch the row ends together. Stuff. Bring cast on edge & bind off edge together to form a ring & sew together.
2nd Ring: Cast on 9sts. Work row 1 until the piece measures 5 1/2". Bind off. Make up as for the base piece.
3rd Ring: Cast on 8sts. Work row 1 until the piece measures 4 3/4". Bind off. Make up as for the base piece.
4th Ring: Cast on 7sts. Work row 1 until the piece measures 3 1/2". Bind off. Make up as for the base piece.
5th Ring: Cast on 6sts. Work row 1 until the piece measures 2 3/4". Bind off. Make up as for the base piece.
Top: Caston on 5sts. Work in garter stitch for 7 rows (Knit each row) Cut yarn leaving a long end. With yarn needle weave the end through the remaining stitches, pull up tightly & secure together. Stuff. Weave caston tail ( or seperate length of yarn) through the cast on stitches, pull up tightly & secure.
Finishing: Weave in all ends. Center the 2nd ring on the base piece & sew or glue in place. Repeat with the 3rd, 4th, & 5th rings. Place top piece in center of the 5th ring & sew or glue in place.
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