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Bitty Beady Christmas Tree

HeartStrings knitting pattern #H80 Pin It

Bead "ornaments" peek in and out of the trellis lace branches on this tiny traditional-looking Christmas tree. The branch tips are formed with serrated edging, giving a realistic look.

Bitty Beady CHristmas Trees

You can knit a bunch of Bitty Beady Christmas Trees in hardly any time. They are a great use for small amounts of yarn to make low-cost holiday house-warming gifts, ornaments and package decorations. Easily transform them, too, into unique fiber jewelry with the simple addition of a clasp or coiless safety pin.

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Bitty Beady Christmas Tree gift bag decoration

Pattern Details

Size: Approximately 5" high by 4¼" wide (12.7 by 10.8 cm) after light blocking
Yarn: 10 yards Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock or similar smooth wool-blend fingering weight yarn with a firm twist
Suggested needles: US 2 (2.75 mm)
Gauge: 5 stitches = 1" (2.5 cm) over trellis lace stitch blocked (gauge is not critical although it could affect size and amount of yarn used)
Beads: Approximately 3 g size 8/0 (3 mm diameter) beads; 74 beads are used for the bead "ornaments" and the remainder can be used for the hanging loop
Other notions:
bead stringing needle
tapestry needle for finishing ends
Construction: Knitted flat in one piece from tree trunk to top of tree; beads are strung onto the yarn before knitting begins and pushed into place on each yarn over
Stitch instructions: Written
Special techniques: I-cord; knitted cable cast on; purled cable cast on; center double decrease; serrated stepped bind off
Skill level: Intermediate or adventurous advanced beginner lace knitter


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