A Crochet Christmas

Christmas Tree Pot-holder Tutorial

I've been busy making bits and pieces for Christmas, one of my favourites has been this crochet granny square Christmas tree pot holder...


...I meant to post a tutorial for this last week but I felt myself slowing down as the week went on and I finally succumbed to illness at the weekend. I also discovered that in my fog I had been taking pictures, as I made it up, without a memory card in the camera!  So I apologise for the very basic tutorial but it was very simple to make so I'll talk you through it and if you have any questions feel free to ask...





Crochet Granny Square Christmas Tree Pot Holder

Tools needed:

Yarn: Cotton 4ply in at least 2 colours

Hook: 3/3.5mm

Scissors & tapestry needle

♥ Make up 6 granny squares and join them in rows of 3, 2 & 1 (see photo below). 

♥ Add 3 rows of treble crochet (US DC) to each stitch of the middle square

♥ Join the 3 rows to make a tree shape using a tapestry needle and some of the white yarn - I used a whip stitch to join mine

♥ Do all the above once more for your second side - I used different colours for the squares, but kept the final row white.

♥ Once you have two sides put them wrong sides together and join by working a double crochet into each stitch (US SC) around the edges in the red yarn (make sure you work through both pieces add extra stitches in the corners)

♥ To make the hook loop I attached the red yarn to the middle of the top square and chained 12, I then worked a double crochet in each stitch back down the chain and sewed both ends to the pot-holder to create a loop.



I also made this very cute crochet cover for our mini Christmas tree pot. The black plastic one it came in was bugging me and I didn't have a pot big enough to put it in. Again it was very simple - just rows of treble crochets, finished with some scallops - but I love how it looks.



After being so slow last week I now feel very behind in all the Christmas preparations; I've not yet wrapped any presents, iced the cake or worked out how to fit an extra table and chairs into our dining room!

So if I don't have time to pop back on here before Christmas I wish you all a very lovely, healthy & safe holiday. ♥

Bye for now. Em xx

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Comments (13)

  • Ana


    19 December 2012 at 10:07 |
    Uh, very clever idea Emma :) I think it will be in my to-do’s list for next Christmas!
    • Lululoves


      19 December 2012 at 12:52 |
      Thanks Ana xx
  • Kim


    19 December 2012 at 19:27 |
    I like the candy cane christmas tree pot cover!


  • madebymim


    19 December 2012 at 22:29 |
    just awesome, so Christmasey :)
    • Lululoves


      20 December 2012 at 13:35 |
      Thanks Mim xx
  • aLittleBlonde


    20 December 2012 at 08:16 |
    Your tree potholder is cute, I love the fact that's its double sided. Only problem is I don't think I could bring myself to use it! And I'm loving the Christmas tree pot cover, it suits your tree perfectly
    • Lululoves


      20 December 2012 at 13:34 |
      Thank you. I'm not sure I can bring myself to use it either! Have a lovely Christmas.Em xx
  • Marie/Underground Crafter

    Marie/Underground Crafter

    24 December 2012 at 03:25 |
    Very cute!
  • Lorna


    29 December 2012 at 21:21 |
    I love your pot holder - I am hoping to learn to crochet in the new year, I am going to bookmark this and aim to make one very soon. Thank you for the tutorial.
    • Lululoves


      30 December 2012 at 17:46 |
      Thank you. And good luck with your new hobby, granny squares were the first thing I learned to make - you'll be making pot holders in no time :)) Em xx
  • knitnrun4sanity


    31 December 2012 at 19:48 |
    Lovely makes as always. Love the bright cheery colours - perfect for this time of the year :)
  • nicole


    29 September 2013 at 11:03 |
    love your pot holder so bright and cheerful
  • Ann Morris

    Ann Morris

    24 July 2017 at 14:16 |
    I love this potholder, but do not know how to make the granny square itself. Please tell me where to find the pattern for the granny square pattern used in this potholder.

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