I love little cute crochet motifs in my house. I put them on walls, on tables and on my Christmas tree. They are simple and quick to make, perfect for leftover yarn and bring crafty spirit to the house.
Couple of weeks ago I was randomly crocheting and came up with this crochet motif that you can start making for your Christmas tree. I know it’s more than a month away, but I guess it’s better to start early.
Here is step-by-step guide. I was using cotton yarn from my stash and a hook #5 (US – H/8). But you can experiment and try different hook sizes to make the motif bigger or smaller.
1. Choose any leftover yarn you have.
2. Chain 6 stitches
3. Slip stitch into the first stitch to close the circle
4. 12 half double crochet into the circle
5. 2 half double crochet in each loop (you will get 24 half double crochet)
6. (1 single crochet, 1 double treble crochet) 12 times
* When you make a single crochet after a double treble crochet, make sure that a double treble crochet stays on the right side
** So, at the end you will get this “bumpy” look
7.(2 double crochet cluster stitch, 3 chain stitches) 12 times
(You will get 12 clusters and 12 spaces – “arches” formed with 3 chain stitches)
*Stitch explanation. 2 double crochet cluster stitch – yarn over, insert the hook in the first stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through the stitch (3 loops on the hook), draw through 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, insert the hook in the next stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through the stitch (4 loops on the hook), draw through 2 loops on the hook (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on the hook.
**Don’t miss any stitches, you crochet in every single stitch!
8. 5 double crochet in every space (“arch”)
9. (2 single crochet, 1 double crochet with piko, 2 single crochet) 12 times (You will get 12 pikos)
*Stitch explanation. 1 double crochet with piko – yarn over, insert the hook in the first stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through the stitch, yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over, draw through 2 remaining loops, chain 3, get the hook around the double crochet and join piko to the double crochet with the slip stitch.