18Dec

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...

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...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...

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Back:

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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.

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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.

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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

Posted in Crochet & Crafts, Crochet Patterns

Comments (12)

  • Ana

    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

      Lululoves

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

    Kim

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

    Kim

    http://loopsoflavender.blogspot.com/
  • madebymim

    madebymim

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

      Lululoves

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

    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
    Xx
    • Lululoves

      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

    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

      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

    knitnrun4sanity

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

    nicole

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

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