The triangle granny Christmas tree ornament is a quick and easy crochet holiday project. The pattern is my contribution to the Giftstravaganza Blog Hop, hosted by Marie of The Underground Crafter. Check out Marie’s introduction post here with all the details of the Blog Hop and links to previous posts.
Use the free crochet pattern (on the blog) to whip up Christmas ornaments to adorn your holiday season decor, or
to hang as a holiday bunting, or
as a hanging ornament on your tree (or wreath), and
it makes beautiful gifts for neighbours, teachers, a family member or to warm someone’s heart.
triangle granny Christmas tree ornament
Granny squares are everywhere, in their original format (the basic granny), in triangles, or with the loveliest centers with the squares formed around them. It is almost inevitable that there won’t be a vintage-feel granny triangle tree pattern.
You’ll start crocheting the granny triangle from the inside with a magic ring and from there you’ll be shaping it with double crochet stitches into a Christmas tree. You’ll be making two triangles, crochet them together, and finish it off with a picot edge.
This is a great project to use up scraps of yarn or to whip up last minute.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Approximately 50 grams of cotton yarn (cotton is durable and will last for many Christmases) in contrasting colors (your choice)
- Hook size for your yarn choice – mm hook used for this project – 4mm, G/6 (US) 8 (UK)
- Ribbon bows, twine or wooden bows or stars (optional)
- Wooden beads (optional)
- Embroidery Needle
- The Pattern
Skill level: New crocheters with basic crochet skills, in other words, it is the perfect beginner pattern.
I found this yarn on Amazon that is pretty much like what I’ve used:
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STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
slst – slip stitch
st – stitch
sts – stitches
GAUGE AND SIZE
Hook and tension may differ.
With the listed yarn and hook, the Christmas tree ornament measures 14 cm (5.5″) (top to trunk).
A fantastic way to obtain different sizes is by adding (or leaving out) rows.
Small tree: crochet only the first row = measures 6.5 cm (2.5″).
Medium tree: 2 rows of the original pattern = measures 9.5 cm (3.7″).
NOTES TO CLARIFY
- The ch3 made at the beginning of each row counts as the first stitch of the row.
- To ensure a smooth edge, your last stitch should be worked into the top of the ch3 from the previous row.
triangle granny Christmas tree ornament
Free pattern (link to ads-free pdf for one day only – scroll down)
The pattern uses US crochet terms.
Make 2 Granny Triangles (of each size).
In color A:
1st Row: Make a magic ring, ch3 and dc3, ch3, dc4, ch3, dc4, ch3 and slip st in the top of the first 3 chains. Close the ring and ch3. Don’t turn your work to crochet on the wrong side.
2nd Row: With front still facing, slip stitch through the top of your first 3 dc’s from the previous row (to reach the first ch3-space of row 1). Slip stitch in the ch3-space and ch3, dc3, ch3, dc4, ch1, dc4, ch3, dc4, ch1, dc4, ch3, dc4, ch1 and slip st in the top of the first 3 chains.
3 rd Row: As in row 2, *slip stitch through the top of the first 3 dc’s from the previous row (to reach the first ch3-space of row 2). Slip stitch in the ch3-space and ch3, dc3, ch3, dc4, ch1, dc4, ch1, dc4, ch3, dc4, ch1, dc4, ch1, dc4, ch3, dc4, ch1, dc4, ch1 and slip st in the top of the first 3 chains. Next, we’ll be making the tree trunk.
CHRISTMAS TREE TRUNK
First row: Ch3 and work 3 dc’s in second to last 3 dc (ch3 forms your 1st dc), (first row of your trunk).
Second row: Ch3 and dc another 3 dc’s from the second dc to end.
Bind off and weave in all ends.
* If you change colors at each row, it is not necessary to slip to the first ch3-space.
JOINING THE TWO TRIANGLES WITH A PICOT EDGE
Put the wrong sides on top of each other.
Join color B at the top of your tree with a slip stitch.
Ch2 and slip st into the base of the first chain (first picot).
Sc 2 in the following 2 stitches or openings along the side of your crochet project.
Repeat ch2 picot, sc2 until you have covered all the edges of the tree.
Try to create picots in the corners of the tree (mine worked out nicely).
You can use the end of your yarn to form the hanging loop. If so, weave it through the top and make a knot at the ends or secure it with a sewing stitch and your embroidery needle.
FUN WAY TO USE THE BASIC PATTERN
- Decide on a color scheme and use accent yarn colors for contrast along the edges.
- Use color changes at each new row.
- Different colors can be alternated every second row (bigger tree ornaments).
- I made three sizes, all in the same way:
Small tree: crochet only the first row.
Medium tree: crochet first two rows and
Large tree: crochet as explained in the pattern above.
Thread a ribbon or twine through the top and tie the ends together.
Add a bow, bell, wooden beads, or all sorts of loveliness to your Christmas tree and hang it!
Now…make some more.
Please share on one of your social media accounts and if you are a crochet Facebook group member, I’d be delighted!
I am sure you will agree that this is an easy pattern, and your little trees will be good enough to hang on top of the tree (just below the star).
If you used the pattern, please share your makes on one of your social media accounts and tag @easyonthetongue.
Please feel free to use the pattern to crochet Christmas decorations to sell at craft fairs. It will only be my pleasure.
Note that the pattern as published on this blog, is copyrighted to Amanda @ Easy on the Tongue and may not be reproduced or copied and or used as your own.
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