Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas Hat and Tree Granny Squares



These two granny squares would make an adorable Christmas blanket. They are easy and don't need a lot of time to make. You only need to know the basic crochet stitches.

The measurement for one square is approximately 11 cm x 11 cm, 4.3 inch x 4.3 inch.

You are going to need:
  • The yarn I used is called Florence 100% cotton 50 g/ 125 meter in colours red, green and white.
  • Fifteen 5 mm beads and a star for the tree.  I had black ones, so I painted them with a gold nail polish.
  • I tried making the pompom with the cotton yarn, but it looked very stiff and not fluffy. So I made them with Plymouth Encore DK (75% acrylic 25% wool) in the colour white. 
  • Hook size 3.5 mm.   
  • Tapestry needle.
Notes: 
  • The tutorial is written in American Terminology. 
  • leave an 8 cm / 3 inch of yarn at the beginning of the hat and tree triangle.
  • In the square I start each round with ch 2 .
  • Repeat everything between *( )* the stated number of times.

The Hat:


Round 1: with red yarn make ch 2, in the second chain from the hook make 2 sc, ch 1, turn. This will be the right side of the hat.

Round 2-12: make sc into each st, in the last st make 2 scs, ch 1, turn.

Cut off the yarn. DO NOT weave in the loose end at the beginning of the triangle.

Round 13: with white yarn make a standing sc in the last st of round 11, sc into each st , make two scs in the last st, ch 1, turn
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Round 14: sc into each st, two scs into the last st.


Cut off the yarn weave in the loose end.


The Square:

With the green yarn make a magic ring.

Round 1: ch 2 (count as a dc), 2 dc, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 2)* repeat 2 times. Sl st into 2nd chain in the beginning of the round.

Round 2-3: ch 2, dc into each st, in the corner make (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), sl st into 2nd chain in the beginning of the round. 




Round 4: ch 2, dc in to the next 8 sts, 2 dc in the corner, ch 2, 




Place the hat on the square, for the next dc, yo, insert the hook into the first sc in the hat and the ch-2 space, yo, pull through two loops, yo, pull through two loops. Repeat this step for the next dc inserting the hook into the second sc of the hat. 




*(Yo, insert the hook into the next sc in the hat and the next dc in the square, yo, pull through two loops, yo, pull through two loops)* repeat 10 times.


*(Yo, insert the hook into the next sc in the hat and the ch-2 space corner of the square, yo, pull through two loops, yo, pull through two loops)* repeat one more time.

Ch 2, 2 dc into the ch 2 space corner, continue the round with dc into each dc, and (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner.  sl st into 2nd chain in the beginning of the round.

Round 5: ch 2, dc into each st, in the corner make (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), sl st into 2nd chain in the beginning of the round. Cut off the yarn weave in the loose end.

Round 6: With the white yarn make a standing double crochet (or ch 2), dc into each st, in the corner make (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), sl st into standing double crochet in the beginning of the round. Cut off the yarn weave in the loose end.

Round 7: With the red yarn make a standing sc (or chain 1), sc into each st, in the corner make (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), sl st into standing single crochet in the beginning of the round . Cut off the yarn weave in the loose end.

Finishing the square: 
Using a tapestry needle insert the loose thread at the beginning of the hat into the 8th dc of round 4 from the right, and weave in the loose end.




I Followed this easy video tutorial to make the pompom. Use a 16 cm / 6 inch long yarn to tie the pompom. do not cut it. We are going to use it to join the pompom to the square



Insert the yarn you used to make the pompom using a needle into the same st. Weave it in.





The Tree:

String the beads before you start

Round 1: with the green yarn make ch 2, in the second chain from the hook make 2 sc, ch 1, and turn. 

Round 2: This will be the right side of the tree. Make sc into each st in the last st make 2 scs, ch 1, turn.

Round 3: make sc into the next 2 st, move a bead next to the last sc, 2 sc into the next st. the bead will be placed on the other side of the triangle (the right side). Ch 1, turn.







Round 4: make sc into each st, in the last st make 2 scs, ch 1, turn.

Round 5: *(sc into the next 2 st, move a bead next to the last sc)* repeat one time, 2 sc into the last st, ch 1, turn.

Round 6: make sc into each st, in the last st make 2 scs, ch 1, turn.

Round 7: *(sc into the next 2 st, move a bead next to the last sc)* repeat two times . 2 sc into the last st, ch 1, turn.

Round 8: make sc into each st, in the last st make 2 scs, ch 1, turn.

Round 9: *(sc into the next 2 st, move a bead next to the last sc)* repeat three times .2 sc into the last st, ch 1, turn.

Round 10: make sc into each st, in the last st make 2 scs, ch 1, turn.

Round 11:*(sc into the next 2 st, move a bead next to the last sc)* repeat four times .2 sc into the last st, ch 1, turn.

Round 12-13: make sc into each st, in the last st make 2 scs, ch 1, turn.

Round 14: make sc into each st, in the last st make 2 scs. Cut off the yarn. DO NOT weave in the loose end at the beginning of the triangle.

Repeat the same steps used to make the square for the hat, Using white yarn for round 1-5, the red yarn for round 6 and the green yarn for round 7.






Finishing the square: string the star in the loose end of the yarn. Using a tapestry needle insert the yarn into the 10th dc of round 5 from the right.Weave in loose end.










Please tell me in the comments if you are having any problems.

Happy Crocheting!

Check out my other Christmas Granny Square. Available for purchase on Ravelry.




2 comments:

  1. these are so nice I think I want to make them into a blanket

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  2. I was thinking the same thing. :P These are beautiful :)

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