Master class: souvenir knitted Christmas tree

The author: Kuznetsova Yuliya

It is time to actively prepare for the most fantastic and magical holiday, which is expected by both adults and children - the New Year! Today we propose you to connect a wonderful souvenir Christmas tree. This Christmas tree is perfect for both interior decoration and gift.

For knitting and decorating Christmas trees, we will need:

  • Yarn Art Christmas yarn (2-2.5 hanks, 50 g each, depending on how high your Christmas tree is),
  • hooks (I used the hook 1.9 for the cone-shaped base of the Christmas tree and knitting the bottom and the hook 2.25 for knitting the Christmas tree twigs),
  • synthetic filler
  • old unnecessary disk
  • rhinestones,
  • tapes,
  • sequins,
  • large bead
  • and other types of materials for decoration.

So, we begin

1 row: we make a sliding loop and knit 3 air loops and 9 CCHs into it (columns with nakida).


Attention:from the second row, knit the CCH not under the entire loop of the chain of the previous row, but under the back wall, so that lines can be drawn along the canvas.

2nd row - knit in a circle 3 air loops * CCN, 2SNN in the next loop * 5 times from * and to * and then another CCTV in the same loop, from where 3 air => 16 CCN.

3 row - 3 air loops, * 2 CCH into the next loop, CCH, CCH * and then CCH into the same loop, from where 3 air => 21 CCH
4 row - 3 air loops, CCH in each loop, connect.

We continue to knit the cone of Christmas trees as follows:
5 row - 3 air loops, * CCN, CCN, 2SSN in the next loop * and alternate and then CCN in the same loop, from which 3 air loops and connect => 28 CCN.
6 row - 3 air loops, CCN in each loop.
7 row - 3 air loops, * CCH, CCH, CCH, 2CCH into the loop *, and alternate and then CCH into the same loop, from where 3 air loops and connect => 35 CCH.
8 row - 3 air loops, CCN in each loop.
9 row –3 air loops, * CCH, CCH, CCH, CCH, 2CCH into the loop *, and alternate and then CCH into the same loop, from where 3 air loops and connect => 42 CCH.
10 row - 3 air loops, CCH in each loop.
11 row - 3 air loops, * CCH, CCH, CCH, CCH, CCH, 2CCH into the loop *, and alternate and then CCH into the same loop, from where 3 air loops and connect => 49 CCH.
12 row - 3 air loops, CCH in each loop.
13 row –3 air loops, * CCH, CCH, CCH, CCH, CCH, CCH, 2CCH into the loop * and alternate and then CCH into the same loop, from where 3 air loops and connect => 56 CCH.
14 row - knit on the pattern of CLS to the end of the row.
15 row - 3 air loops, * CCH, CCH, CCH, CCH, CCH, CCH, CCH, 2CCH into the loop *, and alternate and then CCH into the same loop, from where 3 air loops connect => 63 CCH.
16 row –3 air loops, CCH in each loop.
17 row - similarly, add 7 loops evenly => 70 CCH.
18 row - knit on the pattern of CLS to the end of the row.
19 row - similarly, add 7 loops evenly => 77 SSN.
20 row and 21 row - knit on the pattern of CLO to the end of the row.
22 row - similarly add 7 loops evenly => 84 SSN.
23 row - knit on the CCH pattern to the end of the row.

Those. if you noticed, from 5 rows almost always increases of 7 loops through the row. The number of loops is always a multiple of 7, so the increments are uniform. I brought the increase to the 23 series. if you need a Christmas tree taller, then you can continue as many as you like :). The result is a cone billet for tying branches.

We are starting to vyvyazyvaniya branches

Sprigs consist of 2 rows. We will impose them on every third row of the conical base. The first branch fits on the second line from the top of the tree. Note that in the first row we knit columns with 2 naquids. This is necessary so that our twigs overlap the base of the cone as much as possible, i.e. we are at the expense of columns with 2 nakida in the first row of the branches make the branches longer.

1 row - knit for the front walls of the 2nd row of the cone. Connect to any loop of the 2nd row of the cone, * 3 air loops, CC2H, 3 air loops, 2CC2H * in the same loop, 1 air loop, skip the next 2 loops and re-knit * 2SS2H, 3 air loops , 2CC2H, 1 air loop * and until the end of such a shell, knit through 2 loops into a third one, join with a connecting column in the top of a column of 3 air loops. The result should be 6 shells.
2nd row - connect with the arch (connecting loops move into the arch) and tie out of it * 3CCN, 3 picos (the appearance will be like a card cross), 3 CCH, 1 air loop *, from the next arch the same until the end of the row thread to break.

The photo shows how we knit the first row of twigs.

And here is the second row:

Thus, the first row of twigs is ready. Now we cut the thread and on the seamy side of it with a hook, lower it to the base and pull it together with the thread to start working inside out, fasten it there.
We skip 2 rows of the base of the cone and on the third we start to knit the twigs again.
Only when knitting the 2nd and subsequent rows of twigs do I knit * through 2 loops in the third, through 2 loops in the third, through 3 in the fourth *, so alternating. Since if you always knit through 2 into the third, then you care too much.But it's like someone like it. You can choose for themselves.

As a result, we already have a Christmas tree without a bottom.

Getting to knitting bottom:

Bottom for the Christmas tree - a flat circle. We start with 6 sc and follow the rules of a flat circle. We increase the number of loops to the required (in our case - 84 loops, since in the cone 84 cone) and then we sew another 1-2 rows of 84 RLS without increasing the number of loops.

The diameter of a flat circle will be approximately the diameter of the disk. I am doing so. If your knitting density will be different, you can always either reduce the diameter of the disc, or cut out a circle from the plastic folder, which we then sew up to the base for a more restrained position of the tree.

When the flat circle is ready from the wrong side, we attach the disc or plastic circle and the connecting loops (insert the hook under the chain of the flat circle and the chain of the cone base, grab the thread and pull through all the loops and so repeat in a circle). We unite the circle and our Christmas tree. Connections do not spend until the very end, because still need to fill the Christmas tree with synthetic filler. Therefore, when approximately 1/5 is left, I fill the Christmas tree with synthetic filler and then to the very end I attach the lower base to the Christmas tree.

Here is a Christmas tree (photo without flash and flash).Due to the texture of the yarn, it is beautiful and festive in itself. But of course I want to decorate it!

I usually decorate with reps or satin ribbons, sequins, attached rhinestones.



Related News


Complicated postcards by March 8
Who brought back the stripes to fashion and how to wear them
Sleep Mask
Felt Eggs
How to choose a decorative vase