Knit and Crochet Tree Ornaments
Holy, moly, it’s December! Which means if you celebrate one of this month’s holidays, it’s ON!
Many of us spent the weekend putting up (or at least thinking about it) our Christmas trees, so this week on Ask Me Monday, I thought it felt right to revisit two thematic projects: a knit, Scrap Bin Tree Ornament and crochet, Broomstick Lace Tree decoration. Both projects could be made as traditional, modern, or non-holiday specific (woodland forest, anyone?) as the maker would like. Have fun playing with color and embellishments. Happy Holidays!
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Knit and Crochet Tree Ornaments: Watch & Learn
Knit Scrap Bin Tree Ornament
Broomstick Lace Tree Wallhanging
Bonus Pattern: Felted Tree Potholder
1 skein Patons Classic Wool Roving (100% Merino Wool; 223 yds), in color: Cloverleaf or Aran
Large eyed yarn needle
Crochet Hook (Size U.S. H or I) OR Cording
Tree Pattern PDF
Zippered pillowcase or laundry bag
Hole punch, awl, or nail.
Small Amount, Roving
Approx 8 1/2”/21.5 cm tall
Not important for this project.
BO = bind off
CO = cast on
k = knit
st(s) = stitch(es)
NOTE: yarn for this project must be 100% animal fiber (wool) to felt.
This project was originally in partnership with The Knit Show and JOANN. See the video tutorial here.
Pulling from center and outside of skein, DOUBLE STRAND yarn and CO 22 sts.
Knit every row until piece measures 12”/30.5 cm.
Weave in ends.
Place knitted piece inside zippered laundry bag or pillowcase. Put in washing machine with a towel or jeans (to help with agitation), and a small amount (Tablespoon is plenty) of gentle shampoo or soap. Wash on a hot cycle, with a cold rinse. Check piece to see if the stitches have lost the hole portion of their definition and that the piece seems like thick felt. If not, repeat the cycle. If you’re working with a front-loading machine, you’ll need to do this several times.
Once you’re pleased with the integrity of the felt, lay flat to dry.
Note: Your piece will already work great as a hot pad without doing anything else. Bookmark this project for hostess gifts year-round!
Print out Tree PDF, and use it as a guide to cut tree out of felt piece.
Using roving and needle felting tools, add needle felted “snow” or “garland” to piece.
About 1/2” down from treetop, use a hole punch or hammer and awl to create a hole at top of tree.
Either use cording to create loop to tie through hole, or crochet a chain with one strand of yarn and attach to piece.
Hey, hottie — you just made a potholder!