Crochet An Old Time Christmas


A three – part scene for the crocheter with some experience

Finished Size: 10″ tall Abbreviations used: ch – chain, st(s) – stitches, sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, trc – triple crochet, dtr – double triple crochet. MATERIALS Crochet Cotton, # 5 (such as Knit-Cro-Sheen, bedspread thread, etc), two balls. Steel crochet hook, size 7. Foam cone: 9″ and 3″ tall; flat sheet of foam. Plastic wrap. Rust – resistant straight pins. Small piece of white cardboard. Beads (for ornaments). Elmer’s White Glue – All Glue (for fabric stiffener). Hot glue gun and glue sticks. 1Crochet, Top of tree ( made separately and glued to top of tree base). Ch 5, sl st to form a ring. Rnd 1. Ch 4, trc in ring 20 times (21 trc). Sl st to join. Rnd 2. Ch 1, sc in same st. Ch 3, sc in next trc. Repeat from * around. For the last ch 3 loop, ch 1, hdc in first ch 1, sc st to join. Rnd 3. Ch 1, sc in same ch 3 loop. * Ch 3, sc in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around. Join as before. Rnds 4 – 6. Repeat Rnd 3. Rnd 7. Ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook, dc in same ch 3 loop. Ch 2, * dc in next ch 3 loop, ch 4, sl st in top of dc, dc in same ch 3 loop. Ch 2. Repeat from * around, Sl st to join. Tie off. Tree base (beginning at the top). Ch 5, sl st to form a ring. Rnd 1. Ch 4, trc in ring 20 times (21) trc. Sl st to join. Rnd 2. Ch 4, trc in each trc around. Sl st to join. Rnd 3. Ch 5, trc in next trc, * ch 1, trc in next trc. Repeat from * around. Ch 1. Sl st to join. Rnds 4 – 9. Repeat Rnd 3. Rnd 10. Ch 6, trc in next trc. * Ch 2, trc in next trc. Repeat from * around. Ch 2. Sl st in 4th ch of ch 6 to join. Rnds 11 – 16. Repeat Rnd 10. Rnd 17. Ch 7, trc in next trc. * Ch 3, trc in next trc. Repeat from * around. Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of ch  7 to join. Rnds 18 – 19. Repaet Rnd 17. Rnd 20 (beginning of bottom ruffle). Ch 1, sc in same st. * Ch4, sc in next ch 3 space. Ch 4, sc in same space, ch 4, sc in same space, ch 4, sc in next trc*. Repeat from * around ending with ch 1, dc in ch 1, sc to join. Rnd 21. Ch 1, sc in same st, * Ch 4, sc in next ch 4 space. Repeat from * around. Join as before with a ch 1, dc in ch 1, sc. Rnds 22 – 24. Repeat Rnd 21. Rnd 25. Ch 7, sl st in 4th ch of ch 7. Dc in same st as first ch 7, ch 2, * dc in next ch 4 loop, ch 4, sl st in top of last dc, dc in same ch 4 loop, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 3rd  ch of ch 7 to join; tie off (bottom ruffle completed). Attach thread to trc of 3rd space up from beginning bottom ruffle (Fig. 1); repeat Rnds 20 through 25 (second ruffle completed). Rnd 26. Attach thread to trc 3 spaces up from last ruffle made. Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 4, sc in next ch 2 loop, ch 4, sc in same loop, ch 4, sc in same loop, ch 4, sc in next ch 2 loop*. Repeat from * around, Ch 1, dc in first ch 1, sc to join. Rnd 27. Ch 1, sc in same st. * Ch 4, sc in next ch 4 loop. Repeat from * around. Join as before with ch 1, dc in ch 1 sc. Rnds 28 – 30, Repeat Rnd 27. Rnd 31. Ch 7, sl st in 4th ch of ch 7, dc in same st as first ch 7, ch 2, * dc in next ch 4 loop, ch 4, sl st in top of last dc, dc in same ch 4 loop, ch 2. Repeat from * around, Sl st in 3rd ch of ch 7 to join. Tie off (third ruffle completed). Attach thread to trc 3 spaces up from last ruffle made; repeat Rnds 26 through 31 (fourth ruffle completed). Rnd 32. Attach thread to trc 3 spaces up from last ruffle made. Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, sc in next ch 2 loop, ch 3, sc in same loop, ch 3, sc in next ch 2 loop. * Ch 3, sc in same loop, ch 3, sc in same loop, ch 3, sc in next ch 2 loop. Repeat from * around. Join as before, with ch 1, hdc in first ch 1, sc st (fifth ruffle completed). Rnd 33. Ch 1, sc in same st. * Ch 3, sc in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around; join as before. Rnds 34 – 36. Repeat Rnd 33. Rnd 37. Ch 7, sl st in 4th ch of ch 7. Dc in same st as ch 7. Ch 2, * dc in next ch 3 loop, ch 4, sl st in top of dc, dc in same ch 3 loop. Ch 2. Repeat from * around; sl st to jon. Tie off (top ruffle completed). Trunk. Ch 25, sl st to form a ring. Rnd 1. Ch 3, dc in same ch. Work 2 dc in each ch st around. Sl st to join (50) dc. Rnd 2. Ch 3, work 1 dc in each dc around. Sl st to join. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, * dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc. * Repeat from * around. Sl st to join. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Sl st to join. Rnd 6. Ch 2, hdc in same st, * hdc in each of next 5 dc, 2 hdc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join; tie off. Rnd 7. Attach thread to inside of circle. Ch 3, dc in each st around. Sl st to join. Rnds 8 – 9. Ch 3, dc in each st around. Sl st to join. Rnd 10. Ch 4, trc in same st, trc in next dc, * 2 trc in next dc, trc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join. Rnd 11. Ch 4, trc in each trc around. Sl st to join. Rnd 12. Hdc in each st around. Sl st to join; tie off. Star. Ch 4, sl st to form a ring. Rnd 1. * CH 3, trc in ring, ch 3, sl st in top of trc, trc in ring, ch 3, sc in ring. Repeat from * four nore times. Sl st to join; tie off.

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