The second blog post in my blogmas series is a tutorial on how to make my go-to hand made Christmas card. I like to be able to give an extra special card to those that are important to me, and I feel that a hand made card is much more thoughtful… and what could be better than a crocheted card?
I’m not going to ramble on, so here is my tutorial for an easy crocheted christmas card. See below for links to a printable PDF version of this tutorial.
What you’ll need…
- Green DK yarn
- Brown DK yarn
- 5mm crochet hook
- Sparkly Embroidery floss
- Button (For top of tree)
- Copydex Adhesive
- Black fine liner & glitter gel pen
- Kraft A6 card & envelope
- Sewing needle & Scissors
- Ch = chain stitch
- Dc = double crochet
- Sl st = slip stitch
Step 1 – Green Tree
Row 1 & 2 -> With green yarn, ch3. Dc into 1st st (Counts as row 1 & 2)
Row 3 -> Ch1, turn. Dc into same st. 2dc into next st. (3sts)
Row 4 – 15 -> Ch1, turn. Dc into same st. Dc in each st until the last st. 2dc into the last st. Repeat until the final row has a total of 15 sts.
Edging -> Dc in each st around the triangle and 3dc into each point. Sl st into 1st st and tie off. Weave in end.
Step 2 – Brown Tree Trunk
Row 1. Chain 5, dc into 2nd st from hook and dc into each st along (4sts)
Row 2 – 6. Chain 1, turn. 4dc along. Repeat until you have 6 rows in total. Tie off and leave a long end to sew to the back of the tree. Weave in ends and cut off at the back of the tree. (You won’t see the small ends as they will be stuck to the card)
Step 3 – Tree Decorations
Cut a length of sparkly embroidery floss (enough to sew the button on and zig zag in back stitch) You can use any button you like – but I chose a star shape. You can also sew on beads if you like or use any kind of decorations you think would look nice. Tie off at the back of the tree.
Step 4 – Writing on Card
Place your Crocheted Christmas tree onto your card and figure out where you’d like to write a message. This is completely optional as the tree would be enough. I like to write Merry Christmas at the top – but any seasonal message is nice. I mark out my letters with pencil then go over it with a black fine liner. I also use a gold glitter gel pen to outline the card and put some details in to the writing.
Step 5 – Adhesive
Turn your tree over so the back is facing upwards. Take your Copydex and spread evenly over the back of the tree. You don’t want to put too much on as you don’t want your card to get damp and bend – but you also want to out enough on that your tree sticks on properly. Put your card under a heavy book and leave overnight to dry.
Step 6 – Write your card and give it to someone special
Write your message inside the card and seal in your envelope. Now give it to someone special. I bought my cards from Paperchase – but any craft shop should sell blank cards. I also chose Kraft card as I like the rustic look, but you could use coloured card or cards with a scalloped edge for more detail. Use whatever craft supplies make you feel happy and Christmassy and have fun!
Love Charlie, Xx