This week’s Iron Craft challenge was an opportunity to redo a past challenge if we’d missed one or just wanted to try one again. The only one I know for sure that I’ve skipped is that most recent one, which was about making something for the holidays.
I guess I just didn’t have anything finished and I was busy and I had a bunch of other stuff that needed to post that week so I just let it slide.
This week I have a really quick (if you’re a knitter) ornament that you can make as a last-minute gift, to decorate a gift tag or to hang on your own tree.
It takes just a scrap of yarn and you can make it with whatever yarn and corresponding needle size you like. Keep increasing to make a bigger tree if you like, or keep it small.
I didn’t actually measure mine before it was gifted, but I think it was about 4 inches tall and about as wide at the base. I used medium weight yarn and a size 6 needle.
Making the Tree
Cast on 3 stitches. Knit 1 row.
Knit in the front and back, knit 1, knit in the front and back.
Knit 2 rows.
Knit in the front and back, knit to the last stitch, knit in the front and back.
Repeat the last two steps until you have 25 stitches. Knit 1 more row and bind off.
Sew the sides of the tree together, leaving one side open to lightly stuff the tree before sewing shut (I used yarn ends left from weaving in ends).
Decorate the tree as you like. I was in a big old hurry so I added rick-rack to the front of mine with fabric glue, but you could sew on buttons, embroider, or anything else you like.
Add a hook to the top, or tie a bit of ribbon to the top to hang it from.