18 Dec Kuusi Christmas Card
STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES USED
With about 15 cm of yarn, make a loop. Insert your hook through the center of the loop, draw the end of the yarn through the loop, and pull on the tail to tighten.
CHAIN (abbrev. ch)
YO and pull through the loop on hook.
SINGLE CROCHET (abbrev. sc)
Insert hook in stitch, YO and pull up loop (2 loops on hook), YO again and pull through both loops on hook.
FRONT SIDE LOOP STITCH
Wrap yarn around thumb and bring it to the front of work, keeping finger at the desired length for loop. Without releasing thumb in loop, push loop to the right, insert hook in stitch and make a regular single crochet. Then, release loop off your thumb.
CROCHETING INTO THE BACK BUMP OF A CHAIN
When you turn your chain, you’ll see a small ‘bump’ on the wrong side of each stitch.
FRONT SIDE LOOP STITCH
Front Side Loop Stitch is similar to the loop stitch except it is made on the right side of your work using your thumb to create the loops.
- ch — chain
- sc — single crochet
- sc2tog — 2 single crochet together
- st (s) — stitch (es)
- YO — yarn over
- Row … = At the beginning of each pattern line, you’ll find “Row” + a number to indicate which “row”.
- (…) = At the end of each line you will find the number of stitches you should have at end of each “row”.
- […] x … = When part of the instructions repeat, it ́ll be placed between brackets x the number of times it should be repeated.
MATERIALS | TREE
- Crochet hook 3.5 mm (E US)
- Yarn needle
- 10 beads
- Letter stickers
- Sewing thread and needle
- Drops Muskat (100% Mercerized Cotton), 50g/1.8oz, 100m (109 yds):
nº 07 (light yellow) ; leftovers
SIZE | TREE
- Finished tree will be approx. 06 cm x 06 cm.
START CROCHETING | TREE
- This pattern is written in US terminology.
- Crochet in rows
- Turning chains at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch.
With 3.5 mm (E US) crochet hook.
To begin: thread 10 beads, slip knot, 12 ch + 1 turning chain.
ROW 01. Crochet in back bumps, starting chain in 2nd back bump, sc to end. (12)
ROW 02. turn, ch, front loop stitch to end. (12)
ROW 03. turn, ch, sc2tog, 8sc, sc2tog. (10)
ROW 04. turn, ch, [2front loop stitches, slide bead and front loop stitch] x 3, front loop stitch. (10)
ROW 05. turn, ch, sc2tog, 6sc, sc2tog. (8)
ROW 06. turn, ch, 3front loop stitches, [slide next bead and front loop stitch] x 2, 3front loop stitches. (8)
ROW 07. turn, ch, sc2tog, 4sc, sc2tog. (6)
ROW 08. turn, ch, 3front loop stitches, slide next bead and front loop stitch, 2front loop stitches. (6)
ROW 09. turn, ch, sc2tog, 2sc, sc2tog. (4)
ROW 10. turn, ch, slide next bead and front loop stitch, 2front loop stitches, slide next bead and front loop stitch. (4)
ROW 11. turn, ch, [sc2tog] x 2. (2)
ROW 12. turn, ch, slide next bead and front loop stitch, front loop stitch. (2)
ROW 13. turn, ch, sc2tog. (1)
ROW 14. turn, ch, slide next bead and front loop stitch. (1)
Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.
STEP 01. Choose card size.
STEP 02. Place your Kuusi tree, mark vertex and perforate using a punch.
STEP 03. Sew tree to card using sewing thread and a needle to fasten it.
STEP 04. Stick adhesive letters with the message you want.
TUTORIAL | EXPRÉS
VIDEOTUTORIAL | HILARIA FINA