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Ice Pop Christmas Trees

16.Dec.19 / Kirsten Ballering

The Ice Pop Christmas Tree is a perfect last-minute Christmas project. They might be small in stature, but big in impact! The colourful Christmas Trees are made of yarn scraps and make a festive decoration for your dinner- or holiday table.

The pattern for the Ice Pop Christmas Trees is also available as a print-friendly, styled and advertisement free PDF in the Haak maar Raak shop.

Materials

Yellow-to-red

Scheepjes Catona (100% mercerised cotton, 25g/62.5m)
  • Colour A: 403 Lemonade x 1 scrap
  • Colour B: 411 Sweet Orange x 1 scrap
  • Colour C: 189 Royal Orange x 1 scrap
  • Colour D: 252 Watermelon x 1 scrap
  • Colour E: 256 Cornelia Rose x 1 scrap
  • Colour F: 157 Root beer x 1 scrap
  • Colour G: 280 Lemon x 1 scrap

Purple-to-green

Scheepjes Catona (100% mercerised cotton, 25g/62.5m)
  • Colour A: 240 Amethyst x 1 scrap
  • Colour B: 520 Lavender x 1 scrap
  • Colour C: 226 Light Orchid x 1 scrap
  • Colour D: 385 Crystalline x 1 scrap
  • Colour E: 253 Tropic x 1 scrap
  • Colour F: 157 Root Beer x 1 scrap
  • Colour G: 280 Lemon x 1 scrap

Orange-to-pink

Scheepjes Catona (100% mercerised cotton, 25g/62.5m)
  • Colour A: 410 Rich Coral x 1 scrap
  • Colour B: 264 Light Coral x 1 scrap
  • Colour C: 246 Icy Pink x 1 scrap
  • Colour D: 222 Tulip x 1 scrap
  • Colour E: 519 Fresia x 1 scrap
  • Colour F: 157 Root Beer x 1 scrap
  • Colour G: 280 Lemon x 1 scrap

Green-to-orange

Scheepjes Catona (100% mercerised cotton, 25g/62.5m)
  • Colour A: 385 Crystalline x 1 scrap
  • Colour B: 226 Light Orchid x 1 scrap
  • Colour C: 410 Rich Coral x 1 scrap
  • Colour D: 264 Light Coral x 1 scrap
  • Colour E: 252 Watermelon x 1 scrap
  • Colour F: 157 Root Beer x 1 scrap
  • Colour G: 280 Lemon x 1 scrap

Shop the yarn!

Scheepjes Catona is available at most Scheepjes retailers. If there’s no retailer nearby you, have a look at the following webshops

Crochet hook

3.0mm (US size C/2)

Measurements

15.5cm high and 9 cm wide (6.1 by 3.5in)

Gauge/Tension

Gauge is not critical for this project.

Notes

The tree itself is made in individual pieces, which are sewn together when you finish a piece. Finally, the stem and star are added. You can crochet your first round immediately over the starting yarn tail, so you don’t need to weave that in separately.

Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • picot: ch2, insert hook in second ch from hook, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.
  • RS: Right side
  • sc: single crochet
  • ss: slip stitch

Formats

  • […] Indicates the amount of stitches at the end of a row or round.

Crochet pattern

Ice Pop Christmas Tree

Piece 1
With Colour A, ch22.
Round 1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook, 2sc in ch, 1sc in each of next 19 ch, 5sc in last ch (continue on other side of chain, crochet following stitches over loose end), 1sc in each of next 19 ch, 3sc in last ch, ss to first sc to close round, fasten off. [48 sc, 1 ss]

Piece 2
With Colour A, ch20.
Round 1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook, 2sc in ch, 1sc in each of next 17 ch, 5sc in last ch (continue on other side of chain, crochet following stitches over loose end), 1sc in each of next 17 ch, 3sc in last ch, ss to first sc, fasten off and leave a 30cm yarn tail. [44 sc, 1 ss]

Sewing pieces together
Thread a sewing needle with the yarn tail, and insert your needle straight down along the back of your sc’s to the bottom of your second piece (see chart). Sew pieces together in adjacent stitches on both pieces through back loops only. Don’t pull too hard on your yarn tail. Weave in ends when done.

Piece 3
With Colour B, ch18.
Round 1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook, 2sc in ch, 1sc in each of next 15 ch, 5sc in last ch (continue on other side of chain, crochet following stitches over loose end), 1sc in each of next 15 ch, 3sc in last ch, ss to first sc, fasten off and leave a 30cm yarn tail. [40 sc, 1 ss]

Repeat instructions for sewing pieces together as for pieces 1 and 2.

Piece 4
With Colour B, ch16.
Round 1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook, 2sc in ch, 1sc in each of next 13 ch, 5sc in last ch (continue on other side of chain, crochet following stitches over loose end), 1sc in each of next 13 ch, 3sc in last ch, ss to first sc, fasten off and leave a 30cm yarn tail. [36 sc, 1 ss]

Repeat instructions for sewing pieces together as for pieces 1 and 2.

Piece 5
With Colour C, ch14.
Round 1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook, 2sc in ch, 1sc in each of next 11 ch, 5sc in last ch (continue on other side of chain, crochet following stitches over loose end), 1sc in each of next 11 ch, 3sc in last ch, ss to first sc, fasten off and leave a 30cm yarn tail. [32 sc, 1 ss]

Repeat instructions for sewing pieces together as for pieces 1 and 2.

Piece 6
With Colour C, ch12.
Round 1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook, 2sc in ch, 1sc in each of next 9 ch, 5sc in last ch (continue on other side of chain, crochet following stitches over loose end), 1sc in each of next 9 ch, 3sc in last ch, ss to first sc, fasten off and leave a 30cm yarn tail. [28 sc, 1 ss]

Repeat instructions for sewing pieces together as for pieces 1 and 2.

Piece 7
With Colour D, ch10.
Round 1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook, 2sc in ch, 1sc in each of next 7 ch, 5sc in last ch (continue on other side of chain, crochet following stitches over loose end), 1sc in each of next 7 ch, 3sc in last ch, ss to first sc, fasten off and leave a 30cm yarn tail. [24 sc, 1 ss]

Repeat instructions for sewing pieces together as for pieces 1 and 2.

Piece 8
With Colour D, ch8.
Round 1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook, 2sc in ch, 1sc in each of next 5 ch, 5sc in last ch (continue on other side of chain, crochet following stitches over loose end), 1sc in each of next 5 ch, 3sc in last ch, ss to first sc, fasten off and leave a 30cm yarn tail. [20 sc, 1 ss]

Repeat instructions for sewing pieces together as for pieces 1 and 2.

Piece 9
With Colour E, ch6.
Round 1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook, 2sc in ch, 1sc in each of next 3 ch, 5sc in last ch (continue on other side of chain, crochet following stitches over loose end), 1sc in each of next 3 ch, 3sc in last ch, ss to first sc, fasten off and leave a 30cm yarn tail. [16 sc, 1 ss]

Repeat instructions for sewing pieces together as for pieces 1 and 2.

Piece 10
With Colour E, ch4.
Round 1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook, 2sc in ch, 1sc in next ch, 5sc in last ch (continue on other side of chain, crochet following stitches over loose end), 1sc in next ch, 3sc in last ch, ss to first sc, fasten off and leave a 30cm yarn tail. [12 sc, 1 ss]

Repeat instructions for sewing pieces together as for pieces 1 and 2.

Stem

With Colour F, ch4.

Row 1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook, 1hdc in each of next 2 ch, 5hdc in last ch (continue on other side of chain, crochet following stitches over loose end), 1hdc in each of next 2 ch. Fasten off and leave a 15cm yarn tail. [9 hdc].

Use the yarn tail to sew the stem to the bottom of your Ice Pop Christmas tree, in the middle 3 stitches of the first piece. Weave in loose ends.

Star

With Colour G, make a magic ring.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as stitch), (1sc, picot) 5 times, ss to first sc. Fasten off and leave a 15 cm yarn tail. [5 sc, 5 picots, 1 ss]

Use the yarn tail to sew the star to the top of your Christmas tree, in the center stitches of your last piece.

Flattening

Your Ice Pop Christmas tree might curl up at the edges. This can be easily fixed by ironing your piece gently, using a towel in between your iron and Christmas tree for protection. Optionally, you can spray the Christmas trees with Stiffening Spray to make them slightly more sturdy.

Diagram

Diagram 1
Diagram 2

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