I just had to make this...
...after I spied this
The dear 93yr. old woman that I take care of had this in her stash of Christmas decorations & when I saw it, I was like 'hey, this is crochet!"
Anything that is crochet
& anything that is vintage & crochet
& then anything that is vintage, crochet & Christmas-y!?...
More than fabulous!
So I started thinking that this would be so easy to make.
...in varying sizes.
Green granny squares with a white edge.
The original tree had 6 granny squares so that's what I made.
From largest to smallest.
And then it's just a simple flip of the bottom edge to form the boughs of the fir tree.
Time to embellish.
I tied the ornaments right through each bough of the tree to attach & keep the tree together.
And crocheted a nice, chunky, brown trunk with just simple rows of dc stitched in the back loop only to give it some texture.
A remake of something so vintage-y.
And speaking of vintage -- I thought this was soooooo cute & my kids thought it was more than weird -- I also spied this at Ruth's house on the shelf in her bathroom...
Yes. That is her knitting that she is doing.
Aw, that's cute! :)ReplyDelete
That tree is so cute!! How clever!ReplyDelete
You made it even cuter Dawn! Merry ChristmasReplyDelete
wauw it's beautiful I'm just making some christmas stars and other christmas decoration. I'm sure going to make the christmas treeReplyDelete
what a fab idea! thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Very, very nice ChrismastreeReplyDelete
This is the cutest thing ever! Im going to post about it on my blog!ReplyDelete
Que belleza,Feliz Adviento!!!Gracias por compartir!!!ReplyDelete
gorgeous! looks perfect.ReplyDelete
beautiful xmas decoration ...ReplyDelete
The tree is amazing! Thank you for the step-by step photos!ReplyDelete
the tree is adorable, I first spotted it on Pinterest! Thanks for the share.ReplyDelete
Lovely tree ! Lovely pictures !ReplyDelete
Have a nice day.
Oh my goodness, Dawn! What a find in your friend and the tree she made! And even in the "surprise" in the bathroom, LOL! Love the tree and how you made your version. Gotta add this to my getting longer by the minute list of things I would love to create for Christmas. ha, ha! Seriously, it is lovely!ReplyDelete
I love your version of this, it is adorable! May I pin this so that I can make it for next year? Thanks.ReplyDelete
What a great idea. I will certainly try this crochet tree.ReplyDelete
urocza choinka i tak prosta do wykonania, pozdrawiamReplyDelete
What a lovely crochet Christmas tree!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much for sharing!
One word: Formidable!!!ReplyDelete
Joyeux Noël dear Dawn and Ruth too!
Lindo lindo lindo!!!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, I am definitely making one of those. It really is retro. Must hurry up with all the Xmas present makes before I start on one of these though. xReplyDelete
Very pretty. Maybe add some beads to make popcorn garland or little star embellishments/snowflakes.ReplyDelete
That is just adorable. I love posts about the lady you take care of-- rewarding for both of you, which is the best kind of job. Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
This is such a great idea! I can't have a real tree as the cats go mental. Wonder if I have time to make one of these before Christmas...ReplyDelete
This is most fantastic!ReplyDelete
By the way... I hope that you don't mind, I've nominated you for a The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
I can't find out where the idea originated but it seems a lovely way of thanking the creators of the blogs that I find the most enjoyable and inspiring.
Thanks! My post about the award(s) is here
Easy to make, beautiful, thanks! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
This is just GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing. I will be making this for sure :)))ReplyDelete
Love, love, LOVE that tree! Thanks so much for sharing it.ReplyDelete
I Loooove it! I am making my own directly :-)ReplyDelete
Linda e inspiradoras sugestão. Ameis essa árvore.ReplyDelete
Tenha uma ótima semana.
Oh wat a nice x-mass tree. Made it for my little daughter's teacher. She loved it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
Super duper nice blog. I'm looking forward to follow you.ReplyDelete
WOW THIS IS SO WONDERFUL LOVELY JUST LOVELY THANK YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMASReplyDelete
I am going to make one. Very nice!ReplyDelete
So cute. Your blog is wonderful.ReplyDelete
Hi! i just wanted to say I loved your blog, everything is so beautiful here!ReplyDelete
Also, I wanted to tell you I posted your picture of the granny square christmas tree with a direct link to your post, ok? If you´d like me to remove the post or anything just let me know.
This is a Great Christmas Tree,great project.beautiful and excellent.Great job!I will keep in mind for next year.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas !
Wow, what a gorgeous tree, Dawn! I am going to do it right away. Thanks for the inspiration. Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Hi, thank you so much for visiting my blog!ReplyDelete
I wish you and your family a merry Chritsmas and a happy new year! :)
THANK YOU MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILYReplyDelete
So easy but so cute! The possibilities with granny square are virtually endless, aren't they? Nice work.ReplyDelete
Best wishes for the New Year and more beautiful Christmas Trees....love this one....different .. :0)ReplyDelete
Muy bonito Felicidades!!! La abuela de la foto me recuerda a mi madre con esos cabellos de plata, mis respectos y felicidades para ella!ReplyDelete
Your blog is so beautiful.ReplyDelete
The trees are so wonderful!!1
What a nice old lady.
Have a verry happy new Year!
I come back again.
♥Ulli♥ the muffin
I love your tree! I will be making this maybe starting today before all Christmas is put away! Happy New Year!!!ReplyDelete
This is beyond fabulous! I love it! :)ReplyDelete
You are right, crochet,vintage anything & Christmas...a keeper to be sure.ReplyDelete
Buon dì, ho appena scoperto il tuo blog,è meraviglioso,originale e coloratissimo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Passerò spesso a salutari.
Hello Hello and good week!
I found this again today...and still think it's great, I posted about it on my blog today with links here. Thank you for sharing...vintage & crochet...they do go together...:) I'm going to begin work on a few of these...ReplyDelete
Is there a pattern for this? Like what hook size do you use this please help love this granny square tree you made is sooo beautifulReplyDelete
I have been inspired! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
thank you for the grat idea. see you my blog.ReplyDelete
Thank you..you idea great....ReplyDelete
I love it so muchReplyDelete
Thank you very much for a great idea. Your tree is very beatiful.ReplyDelete
I did crochet that tree for last Christmas. My decorations are differant. I would post a photo of my tree, but I do not have a blog.
Could you please do a pattern for this or at least tell us how you put the tree together? I would love to make it but I'm new to crocheting and need the help. ThanksReplyDelete
Fantastic im gonna give it a go x thank you for sharing xReplyDelete
Heel erg leuk. Bedankt voor de simpele uitleg. Grannys haken is zo leuk om te doen.ReplyDelete
I've just started my 5th square! I'm so excited!!ReplyDelete
I've just started my 5th square! I'm so excited!!ReplyDelete
Could be used as a card holderReplyDelete
My friend made one and used the mini lights on it . She got so many comments on it. Thanks for showing her.ReplyDelete
Hi is there. Pattern somewhere? If someone could help me out if really appreciate it.ReplyDelete
Thank you in advance.
Hi... I would like to share this pattern with a group of women I teach a free crochet class to at our local library... but I am a better crocheter than I am an 'interneter"...LOL How do I find the "free" pattern instructions in order to share the trunk and ornaments with my students? Please and thank you!ReplyDelete
I'd like to know how to keep it from getting stretched when its hung. I've wanted to do one for a while, but don't want it to stretch outReplyDelete
Wondering what size crochet hook you used?ReplyDelete
I made this today, what a great inspiration. Thank you muchly for writing it up.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful, I love it, will have to wait till next Christmas though as I'll never get it done for this one xxxReplyDelete
Where's the pattern?Delete
I agree, where's the pattern???ReplyDelete
Yes where is the patternReplyDelete
J.J. I was wondering what size are the granny squares and where is the pattern at? My email address is email@example.com. Thank you and God BlessReplyDelete