Christmas Tree Pine Fresh Granny Tutorial

I know it’s a bit early but if you’re thinking of making something festive and woolly to put under the Christmas tree you’ll need to leave loads of time.  With that in mind I’ve designed a Christmas tree granny square which can easily be incorporated into a  regular granny blanket.  Now this does look a little complicated on paper, but I promise you it is not – I’m just not great at writing patterns! It uses two colours in much the same way as Matilda, the granny square with heart, and it uses the same basic technique, so if you’ve enjoyed that you’ll hopefully enjoy this too.  I’ve included as many photos as possible to make it clearer. Please allow me to apologise for the light in these pics. It’s all over the place because I took them over two the course of two different sessions. Anyway enjoy – if you do attempt this square please do leave a comment and a link in the box. I love seeing your work!!!

You will need: 1 crochet hook size 4.0mm, 2 contrasting colours of DK yarn.

Abbreviations: Ch: chain, ss: slip stitch, dc: double crochet, c1: colour 1, c2: colour 2, gp: group, sp: space

Pattern

Round 1: With colour 1 (c1) make 3 chain stitches (ch), join with slip stitch (ss) to form a ring.

Round 2: Chain 2, make 2 double crochets (dc) in ring, ch2,* 3dc in ring, ch2*. Repeat this step three times. Join w/ ss in 2nd turning chain to form a round.

Round 3: Chain 2, make 2dc in same space, ch2, 3dc in same space, ch1, *(in corner space 3dc, ch2, 3dc), ch1* Repeat this step three times. Join w/ ss in 2nd turning chain to form a round.

Round 4: To make first corner chain 2, make 2dc in same space, ch2, 3dc in same space. Ch1, 3dc in next ch1 space between 2 groups of 3dcs. Ch1 then make second corner with *3dc,ch2,3dc* in next space, ch1, 3dc in next ch1 space between 2 groups of 3dcs, ch1, make third corner with *3dc, ch2, 3dc* in next space, ch1, 3 dc in next space between 2 groups of 3dcs. Ch1 then make fourth corner with *3dc, ch2, 3dc* in next space, ch1, 3dc in next space between 2 groups of 3dcs, ch1 and join w/ss in 2nd turning chain to form a round.

Round 5: Join with colour 1 (c1) in top right hand corner. Ch2, make 2dc in same space, ch1, 3dc in next space between 2 groups of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space between 2 groups of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in corner space, ch1, JOIN COLOUR 2 (C2), ch1, 3dc in same corner space. With C1 ch1, 3dc in next space between 2 groups of 3dcs. With C2 ch1, 3dc in next space between 2gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C1 *3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner, ch1, 3dc in next sp between 2 gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in space as before, ch1, *3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner. With C2 ch1, 3dc in next  sp between 2 gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C1 3dc in next sp between 2 gps of 3dcs,  ch1, With C2, 3dc in corner space, ch2,  join with ss in top of 2nd ch to form a round.

Round 6: Join c1 in first ch1 space after top right corner.  Ch2,  2dc in same space, ch1, 3dc in next space between 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space between 2 gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C2 *3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner, ch1, 3dc in next space between 2 gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C1 3dc in next space between 2 gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C2 3dc bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C1 *3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner, ch1, 3dc bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, *3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner. With C2 ch1, 3dc bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C1 3dc bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C2 3dc bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, *3dc, ch2,3dc* to form corner, ch1. Join w/ ss in top of ch2 to form round.

Round 7: Join c1 in the space top right of centre, ch2, 2dc in same space, ch1, 3dc in next space between 2 gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C2 3dc in next space between 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, *3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner, ch1, 3dc in sp bet 2 gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in sp bet 2 gps of 3dcs , ch1, 3dc in sp bet 2 gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in sp bet 2 gps of 3dcs , ch1 *3dc,ch2,3dc* to form a corner, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2 gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C1 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet2 gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C2 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1*3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form a corner, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs,  ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, *3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner, ch1,  3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1 join w/ ss at top of ch2 to form round.

Round 8: Join C1 in top centre, ch2, 2dc in same space, ch1. With C2, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, *3dc, ch2, 3dc* ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1 *3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C1 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1. With C2 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, *3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1 *3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1,3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1 , join with ss at top of ch2 to form round.

Round 9: Last one! Join in top right corner with C2, *ch2, 2dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1 *3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1 *3dc, ch2, 3dc* to form corner, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs. With C1 ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3 dcs. With C2 ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, *3dc,ch2,3dc* to form corner, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, 3dc in next space bet 2gps of 3dcs, ch1, join w/ ss in top of ch2 to form a round, then pour yourself a large drink and have a lie down in a darkened room.

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One comment on “Christmas Tree Pine Fresh Granny Tutorial

  1. […] thought I’d drop in to quickly show you what I’ve been working on recently. This is my Pine Fresh Christmas Tree Square worked into a cushion cover. The colour way is… unusual, but I wanted to steer clear […]

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