Sunday, October 21, 2018

Pompom Christmas Tree

I was at Hobby Lobby last week, and just oohed and aahed over all of the gorgeous Christmas decorations they have on display.

I decided to buy a Styrofoam Cone - 3.8" x 8.8" size.  It was $3.99 and 40% off.  I decided to put a skein of RHSS yarn - in Mistletoe - to good use by making poms for my tree.  Now, of course, you can use a pompom maker, which will highly likely make your poms much prettier than mine.  But, for me, I just wrapped the yarn around 3 of my fingers 40 times, double tied in a knot at its center and trimmed the ends.

This is going to be a great addition to my Christmas Town collection... 

Pompom Christmas Tree 

Size:  Styrofoam Cone is 8.8" tall; with the star it's approximately 12" tall.

Gauge:  Not applicable

--Styrofoam Cone
--RHSS yarn in Mistletoe and Yellow
--4.0mm hook (for making the star)
--Craft glue and pins
--tapestry needle for weaving ends of the star

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
DC:  double crochet
TC:  triple crochet
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off
Rep:  repeat
Sk:  skip


1.  Use a pom maker or make them as I stated above by wrapping around 3 of your fingers 40 times.  
2.  I made 20+ poms.  I honestly did not count mine.  I just made and added them to my cone as I went along.  

1.  I used craft glue to attach the poms to the cone.  I then used stick pins to secure them until the glue set up.  
Star (make 2):
1.  With Yellow yarn and 4.0mm hook, 6 SC st into a MR.  Sl st join to the first st and ch 1.  (6)
2.  2 SC st in each st around.  Join and ch 1.  (12)
3.  2  SC st in the first st, 1 SC st in the next st.  Rep this pattern around.  Join.  (15)
4.  *Ch 5.  SC in the 2nd ch from hook, HDC in the next ch, DC in the next ch and TC in the last ch.  Sk 2 st of Round 3 and sl st into the next st.* Rep from * to * around.  You will have 5 star points made.

1.  Make 2 stars and whipstitch together.  Before closing up, I added a small ball of the yellow yarn to the center.  Of course, you can use polyfil, but I just decided on using the yellow yarn since it was handy.  
And, that's it for this super cute and quick project for Christmas decor.  I'm working on a plaid Christmas tree skirt for it.  This makes a great centerpiece for your table or basically anywhere in your house.  

I hope you all will enjoy this.  Share your pictures.  I'd love to see your creations.
Happy Crocheting...
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--don't use/claim my pics as your own
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