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Crochet Christmas Tree Decorations
Christmas is a big deal in our house. It is our complete family time and we have loads of traditions. We have Christmas movie time, Christmas story time, Christmas decorating day and we do our Christmas arts and crafts, as well as baking cakes and cookies. We also buy the kids a new decoration for the tree every year and then they decorate the tree themselves. I started this when Kayleigh was born and they now have so many that we had to replace our tree in 2014 for a bigger one to fit them all on (pictured above). To add to these, I decided to crochet some of my own decorations for the tree. I completed some baubles, a mini stocking and a mini Santa hat.
I worked the decorations in UK Double Crochet/dc (US Single Crochet/sc). These are perfect for beginners because they are very straight forward to make without a pattern.
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK (shade - Rose Red (414), Evergreen (431), Paper White (401), Seafoam Blue (432), Vanilla Cream (408), Buttercup Yellow (423)).
(Less than) 1 x 50g (1.7oz/137yds/125m) ball.
Weight category: UK DK [US 3/Light Worsted/DK].
Tension/gauge: 22 stitches x 30 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6] hook.
The crochet hook I used was a 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6].
I would give the Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK yarn a 5 out of 5 for the following reasons:-
- It was easy to work and worked up quickly;
- There is a large choice of colours available;
- The feel of it was extremely soft;
- The cost of yarn is very reasonable - I paid about £2.40 per 50g ball and you get a lot on a ball;
- Would I use this yarn again? YES, DEFINITELY.
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