Decorations or no decorations?

Either way these guys are so stinking cute you cannot go wrong!

These are worked up with RedHeartYarn Supersaver and the decorated versions are paired with a 50 light pack (battery operated) set that I picked up at JoAnn (I think I live there these days and they’re on mega sale right now!).

The toppers are repurposed Christmas jewelry and Voila! The options here are endless so work them up and show me your take! See the link in bio for all the info!

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Materials:

1 Ball RedHeart Super Saver in each:

  • Aran
  • Burgundy
  • Light sage

I like Red Heart Super Saver Yarn for projects like these because they’re a great price, durable and come in LOADS of colors).

  • Size 5.5 MM crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfil stuffing (optional)

Additional Decorations (Optional):

I used a battery operated set like these…

Toppers using Christmas Jewelry like this…

Gauge:

4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 12 sc and 15 rows with a 5.5 mm (U.S I-9) crochet hook

Finished measurements:

Large: 10in tall

Medium: 8in tall

Small 6in tall

Abbreviations:

RND: Round

CH = Chain

Sts: Stitches

SLST: Slip Stitch

SC = Single crochet

DC = Double crochet

SK: Skip

Bobble St: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 of the loops. Repeat the previous step four more times so that you have five not-quite-complete dc stitches worked into the same stitch. There will be six loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all six loops. This closes your bobble crochet stitch.

Pattern:

With colour of choice:

Ch 5, join with a slst to the first ch, loop created.

Rnd 1: * Bobble st, sc* within the loop created to start, repeat 2 more times (6)

Rnd 2: *Sc, sc increase* repeat to end (9)

Rnd 3: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (9)

Rnd 4: *Sc, sc increase* repeat to end (12)

Rnd 5: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (12)

Rnd 6: *Sc, sc increase* repeat to end (18)

Rnd 7: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (18)

Rnd 8: sc around (18)

Rnd 9: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (18)

Rnd 10: *2 Sc, sc increase* repeat to end (24)

Rnd 11: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (24)

Rnd 12: sc around (24)

Rnd 13: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (24)

Rnd 14: *2 Sc, sc increase* repeat to end (32)

Rnd 15: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (32)

Rnd 16: sc around (32)

Rnd 17: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (32)

** For small size stop here and jump to Rnd 36 to continue

Rnd 18: *3 Sc, sc increase* repeat to end (40)

Rnd 19: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (40)

Rnd 20: sc around (40)

Rnd 21: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (40)

Rnd 22: sc around (40)

Rnd 23: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (40)

** For medium size stop here and jump to Rnd 36 to continue

Rnd 24: *4 Sc, sc increase* repeat to end (48)

Rnd 25: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (48)

Rnd 26: sc around (48)

Rnd 27: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (48)

Rnd 28: sc around (48)

Rnd 29: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (48)

Rnd 30: *4 Sc, sc increase* repeat to end (56)

Rnd 31: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (56)

Rnd 32: sc around (56)

Rnd 33: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (56)

Rnd 34: sc around (56)

Rnd 35: *Sc, Bobble st* repeat around (56)

Rnd 36: Sc around

 

These next 2 rows create the base so the tree can stand on its own.

Rnd 37: worked in front loops only – 3 sc, sc2tog, around

Rnd 38: worked through both loops – 2 sc, sc2tog around, bind off

 

 

Assembly:

If you are not decorating the trees, you’re done here! Weave in ends and enjoy! If needed, you can plump them up with a a bit of polyfil stuffing but they should stand on their own

If you’re decorating the trees, go wild! My only suggestion here is to place the lights on first! Here is the way I worked through this part – I used a battery operated 50ct light pack and I allocated 25 lights for the large, 15 lights for the medium and 10 lights for the small. I pushed them up inside the tree and poked out the lights in a random fashion. This part might take some massaging as they will want to poke all the way out which doesn’t look as nice. I am keeping the set of 3 together so when i was done with the large size, I then tucked into the medium right beside it. This way you only need 1 light pack for the set of 3 trees.

For the toppers, I used a bobby pin to attach to the back of the ornament and poked the stem into the top of the tree. This held it in place nicely.

These are just suggestions, no rules here! Enjoy!