Blogmas 2017 · crochet · Love Charlie Free Crochet Pattern

Christmas Tree Card Tutorial… Blogmas No.2

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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

Stitch Abbreviations 

  • Ch = chain stitch
  • Dc = double crochet
  • Sl st = slip stitch

Crochet Christmas Card

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Click here for printable PDF tutorial

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!

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Christmas Tree Card

I would love you to share your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #lovecharliecrochetdesigns and share on projects on Ravelry. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

Love Charlie, Xx

Blogmas 2017 · crochet · Love Charlie Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Wreath Decoration Tutorial Blogmas No.1

Tis the season to get crafting. Fra la la la la, la la la la.

For the next few weeks I am going to be participating in a self-made blogmas. What this means, is that I’ll be uploading more blog posts than usual; and I’ve been working hard to be able to publish some free patterns for you, and some other Christmas related ramblings. This is as much for you as it is for me. I am very anxious that we are rapidly approaching the end of the year, and I have so many things I want to ‘say’ before the end of 2017.

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This is a special time of the year, when it seems as though we are all running around like headless chickens trying to get everything done before the Christmas Holidays so we can sit down and have a much needed break, spend time with Family, and eat ourselves silly. Although I will be referring to this series of blog posts as ‘Christmas’ blog posts; please understand that the majority of these posts are only seasonal, and relevant to our Winter break. I am not a religious person but I do love giving and sharing with friends and family; and I want to celebrate that in these posts.

Free Wreath Decoration Tutorial

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This is a super-easy, super-quick pattern…

The first free pattern I have to share is for a Classic Christmas Wreath decoration. This is a super-easy, super-quick pattern that you can personalise for your tree. I have made this several times but have only just, for some reason written up the tutorial. This can be personalised to suit your Christmas tree theme and will also make a lovely gift for friends and family; not to mention ‘Secret Santas’ at work. I personally love to give homemade presents to those that I love, and something festive is sure to go down a treat.

Click here for the Tutorial…   Easy Crochet Wreath Decoration

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Click here for printable PDF tutorial

All you need is a curtain ring, some scrap yarn, some lengths of ribbon, and if you want some extra details you can add sparkly embroidery floss and beads. These look nice when you make quite a few and make them in different shades of green – but you don’t need to make them in Green. You could try making multi coloured wreaths for more of a modern look.

I hope you enjoy making these simple, classic Christmas decorations. I would love to see how you personalise these wreaths to match your own trees and festive themes. Share on Ravelry and on Instagram using the hashtag #lovecharliecrochetdesigns

Merry Christmas – Let the festivities begin!

Love Charlie