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Christmas Tree Potholder
Tree Potholder

Materials: Crochet Cotton 1 Ball Red, 1 Ball Green, few yds black and yellow.
Crochet Hook Size 2/0 (double zero) or 1.5 mm

Starting at center with red, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Make 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join rnds, but carry a contrasting
colour thread up between last and first sts of each rnd to indicate beg of rnds.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (14 sc).

Rnd 3: * 2 sc in next sc–1 sc increased; sc in next sc. Repeat from * around (21
sc)

Rnd 4: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around–7 sc increased.

Rnd 5: Increasing 7 sc evenly spaced, sc in each sc around. Repeat 5th rnd until
piece measures 7 ½" in diameter.

Next Rnd: Sl st in back loop only of each sc around. Break off and fasten.

Christmas Tree:
Starting at tip with green, ch 2.

Row 1: Make 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc n next sc, 2 sc in last sc–1 sc increased at both ends.
Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Increasing 1 sc at both ends, sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 4-7: Repeat 3rd row. Ch 1, turn.

Row 8 & 9: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to within last 4 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Next 6 Rows: Repeat 3rd row. Repeat last 8 rows 5 times more. At end of last
row, break off and fasten.

Stand:
Staring at bottom with black , ch 11.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (10 sc).

Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Increasing 1 sc at both sides, sc in each sc across (12 sc). Ch 1, turn.

Row 4 & 5: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat last 3 rows twice more. Break off and fasten. Sew top edge of stand to
center along lower edge of tree.

Trimming:
With yellow make a chain 18 inches long. Sew chain to tree as in pic. Cut off
remaining chain.

Large Ornament:
Starting at center with yellow, ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.

Rnd 3: Increase 6 sc evenly spaced, sc in each sc around. Sl st in next st. Break
off and fasten. Sew onto tip of tree.

Small Ornament: (make 7):
Work as for large ornament until the 2nd rnd has been completed. Sl st in next
st. Break off and fasten. Sew to tree as shown.
Sew tree to potholder and chain a hanging loop.