The perfect accessory to hold your cup of holiday cheer!
Size: 4.5" wide (at widest point) x 6" tall
Worsted weight yarn in green, brown, yellow and whatever color(s) you would like for garland, bows or lights.
Yarn needle to weave in ends and to sew
With green ch 19.
Row 1 - sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across to end, ch 1, turn.
Row 2 - sc first 2 sc tog, sc to last 2 sc, sc last 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn.
Row 3 through 18 - Repeat rows 1 and 2, crocheting in every stitch on odd numbered rows and sc 2 tog on each end of even rows.
Border - Ch 1, sc evenly around tree edge, ss to first sc, finish off, weave in ends.
Holding the tree body upside down, find the middle 12 stitches of the bottom and mark each side of them.
Row 1 - (still holding tree body upside down) w/ brown, attach to the first of the 12 center stitches w/ sc, sc to end of center stitches where end marker is, ch 1, turn.
Row 2 - sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.
Row 3 & 4 - Repeat row 2.
Finish off, weave in ends.
With yellow, ch 1, turn chain.
Round 1 - 5 sc in first ch.
Round 2 - (ss, sc, ss) in the first sc, repeat for the remaining 4 scs, finish off.
Sew star to top of tree.
Garland, bows, lights:
For the garland, I just top stitched however I thought looked right, back and forth across the tree. It took me a couple tries. Do what looks good to you. (I chose to do garland because it seemed the safest for my baby niece, which is who I design my coasters for. She loves to play with them.)
For bows, I suggest hooking a short piece of yarn through the tree body so that the two ends are in front, then tying them in a knot and trimming it up. You could even unravel the yarn ends to give them a fuller look.
For lights, I suggest hooking a short piece of yarn through the tree body so that one end is in the front and one in the back, then tie a tight knot (or knot the same piece several times) on either side and trim up the ends.