Christmas Tree Decoration
1 ball of Any DK yarn in green and red color (each);
Crochet hook 3 mm and 4 mm.
Size: 8 cm tall (without flower).
Puff stitch: (Yrh, insert hook in stitch, yrh, pull up a loop) 3 times working into the same stitch as indicated, yrh, pull through all loops on hook. You can find our puff stitch tutorial here.
Popcorn stitch: Work 5tr into the next stitch, carefully remove working loop from hook, insert hook in top of first of the 5 tr from front to back, insert hook back into working loop and pull through the first tr, ch1 to secure popcorn. (On following rounds, work sts into the ch1 part of the popcorn stitch, not into the treble loops of the popcorn stitch.) You can find our popcorn stitch tutorial here.
Using Green and 4mm hook, make a crochet magic loop
Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as stitch throughout), 4dc into the loop, ss to the first dc. [4 dc]
Round 2 Ch3 (counts as first tr throughout), tr into st at the base of ch, 2tr into each remaining dc around. [8 tr]
Round 3 Ch3, popcorn st in next st, (tr in next st, popcorn st in next st) around, ss to the top of the beginning ch-3. [4 popcorn sts, 4 tr]
Round 4 Ch1, (dc in next st, 2dc in next st) around, ss to first dc. [12 dc]
Round 5 Work as given for Round 3. [6 popcorn sts, 6 tr]
Round 6 Ch1, (2dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) around, ss to the first dc. [16 dc]
Round 7 Work as given for Round 3. [8 popcorn sts, 8 tr]
Round 8 Ch1, (dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) around, ss to the first dc. [20 dc]
Round 9 Work as given for Round 3. [10 popcorn sts, 10 tr]
Round 10 Ch1, (2dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts) around, ss to the first dc. [24 dc]
Round 11 Work as given for Round 3. [12 popcorn sts, 12 tr]
Round 12 Ch1, (dc in each of next 5 sts, 2dc in next st) around, ss to the first dc. [28 dc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Using Red and 3mm hook, make a magic loop, leaving a long tail.
Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), 10dc into the loop, ss to the first dc. [10 dc]
Round 2 (Ch2, puff st in next dc, picot, ch2, ss to next dc) 5 times, working final ss into dc at base of beg ch-2. [5 petals]
Fasten off and weave in end. Use long tail from the magic loop to sew the flower to the top of the tree