Bonifacio Xmas Deco


Level 2 – easy

Since time immemorial, the tree has been a symbol of fertility and renewal. Ancestral traditions consisted of cutting trees in order to decorate them or to leave presents under. The Christmas tree did not exist as such until Christianity adopted and changed those pagan traditions. Legend states that it was Bonifacio the missionary, in the German region of Hesse, in the VII century, who chopped down an oak where local people made sacrifices during winter solstice. He offered a fir tree instead that represented eternal life, because its leaves are always green and its treetop points to heaven.

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Bonifacio Xmas Deco

PLEASE NOTE: This is a DIGITAL crochet pattern, NOT a finished item.

Pattern is available in English and Spanish

9 pages PDF pattern that contains written instructions and photo tutorial, offering a high level of detail and specification at every step.

Skill Level
Level 2 – easy
If you are looking for a relaxing project, this is what you want. These patterns are very repetitive. They use basic stitches and easy procedures.

Stitches and Techniques used (U.S. terminology)
Chain (
YO and pull through loop on hook.
Skip stitch (abbrev. sl st)
Insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through both loops on hook at once.
Through back loop (abbrev. tbl)
The back loop is furthest away from you.
Crocheting into the back bump of a chain
Usually you crochet in the right side of the chain. When you turn your chain, you’ll see a small ‘bump’ on the wrong side of each stitch.

Crochet hook 4.5 mm (7 US), 6.00 mm (J US)
Yarn needle
Yarn: DK, Light.
Katia Merino Aran (52% Merino, 48% Acrylic), 100g (3 oz. ½), 155m (169 yds):
nº 51 (light maroon)
nº 82 (bottle green)

It is a perfect pattern if you have some leftovers of yarn and you do not know what to do with it! Small Tree: 6g and Medium Tree: 12g

Using light worsted weight yarn, finished item will be approx. :
S: 11 cm x 9 cm.
M: 14 cm x 12 cm.

This pattern is written in US terminology.
This pattern is worked bottom-up.
Tree is worked flat, in one piece, going back and forth rows.
To create a knit-like look we will work in slip stitch through the back loop (slst-tbl).
Take care to not work sl sts too tightly. 
Turning chains at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch.

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