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Christmas Tree Potholder
Christmas Tree Potholder

Materials: Crochet Cotton 1-160 yd ball green and 1-50 yd ball white
Crochet Hook Size 7 or 1.5 mm

With green ch 70, dc in 4th st from hook, 1 dc in each remaining st of ch, ch 1,
turn (68 dc)

Row 2 -7: Sl st in next dc, ch 3 and work 1 dc in each dc omitting the last dc, thus
decreasing 2 dc in row. After row 7 ch 5, break thread.

Row 8: Attach white at opposite end and work 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc, *
thread over hook, insert hook in top of next st of 6th row and work off as a dc,
skip the st in back of the dc, 1 sc in each of the next 4 dc, dc in top of
corresponding st of 6th row, skip the st in back of the dc, sc in next st, trc in top
of next st of 5th row, skip the st in back of trc, sc in next st, dc in top of
corresponding st of 6th row, skip the st in back of dc, 1 sc in each of the next 4
dc, repeat from * 4 times, dc in top of st of 6th row, skip the st in back of dc, 1 sc
in each remaining dc, break white.

Row 9: Attach green in 1st sc of last row, ch 7, dc in 4th st from hook, 1 dc in
each of the next 3 sts of ch, then work 1 dc in each st across row working 1 dc
in each st of ch at end of row, turn.

Rows 10 - 15: Decrease 1 dc at beginning of each row and 2 dc at end of each
row. Then ch 4, break thread.

Row 16: Attach white at opposite end and work 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc, * dc
in top of 2nd row below, skip the st in back of the dc, sc in next dc, trc in top of st
of 3rd row below, skip the st in back fo the trc, sc in next st, dc in top of st of 2nd
row below, skip the st in back of dc, 1 sc in each of the next 4 dc, repeat from *
across row, break white.

Row 17: Attach green in 1st sc of last row, ch 6, dc in 4th st from hook, 1 dc in
each fo the next 2 sts of ch, then work 1 dc in eahc st across row and 1 dc in
each st of ch at end of row.

Repeat rows 10 to 17.

Next 5 Rows: Decrease 2 dc at beginning and 2 dc at end of each row, ch 1, turn.

Next Row: Sl st into each of the next 6 dc, ch 3 and work 1 dc in each fo the next
12 dc, ch 1, turn.                 

Next Row: Sl st into each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 and work 1 dc in each of the next
8 dc, ch 1, turn.

Next Row: Sl st into each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 and work 1 dc in each of the next
4 dc, turn.

Next Row: * Thread over hook, insert in next st, pull through, repeat from * twice,
thread over and pull through all loops on hook at one time, break thread.
Fold in half and mark center st at lower edge for trunk. Attach green in 4th st
from center, ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, ch 3, turn.

Next 2 Rows: 1 dc in each dc, break thread.

Work another section in same manner. With white, crochet the 2 sections
together with a row of sc working a 4 ch picot at each point. With white chain a
hanger.