Sunday, November 22, 2009

Grandma Tree Tutorial


Grandma Trees...

My Grandma's legs
are large and wide,
People say they are trunks in disguise.
If this is the case,
then I'm relieved to say.
Her arms must be branches
that can hold me all day.

Here is the Tutorial...
I have used Wheat coloured yarn as it is easy to see
But this is the Rust design from picture above...
8 ply
and size 3.5 hook...



First round finished...



Second round finished...

This last round is very long
as I am trying to explain it step-by-step
for the beginner crocheter...












Now we go straight...no curves for the bottom of the tree...


Last Round finished...

I do know that last round was mammoth...
Nearly there..
Just the trunk to go...









Congratulations...
You Grandma Tree is Finished...
Yeah!!!

70 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh, I have to try making your grandma tree! Even if I only make a few I can still hang them on the Christmas tree. Thanks for the tutorial and clear photos!

Happy Crocheting!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Tracey said...

Thank you so much! I have been looking for a decent Crochet Christmas tree pattern and this one is brilliant with such clear instructions!
Thanks Again X

debbie said...

ooh, thank you so much. I'm so glad you decided to do that tree - it was my favourite of the 3 :)
I loved the grandma twinkle tutorial and can't wait to start on this one too.
Hoorah. Debbie x

chocolategirl64 said...

wOoP WoOp!
you know what we're all gonna be doing today
^_*

kaloou said...

Thank you very much for this tutorial. I have already made some trees.

Kisses from Montpellier (south of France)

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Okey dokey! I have made 3 so far, and get this....I didn't have to take them apart and start over. No...not even once!
However, when looking for yarn here, out of the hundreds of skeins, there was only one, yes I said one, that said what ply it was. I had NO idea what I was looking for. I just found some that was fairly skinny and bought it.

Maria said...

Wonderful! I will have to make some with the stars and with snowman that I found on another blog
Thanks
Maria

MerrySusan said...

Hello there and THANK YOU!!I came yesterday from attic 24 for the stars and was finally going to MAKE a star today and what a lovely surprise to find the tree as well!!! I have now made BOTH. tHEY'LL BE ON FLICKR as soon as I reset a password and recharge the battery on my camera....and on my blog too. Have linked my blog to yours but don't get excited, I've only a few close friends following me! Unlike Lucy who has hundreds : including myself and my friends and stitchers too!Thank you thank you!! I'll be making tree and star garlands and tree decorations for this Christmas now.Love love love it!!! You are sooooo clever and they are sooo brilliant!!!

Lola Nova said...

Oh wow! It's wonderful, thank you so very much for sharing! Dear me, I haven't even started on my stars yet...I'd best get at it.

Michelle said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments...
and will look forward to seeing any links or photo's you have done...Send me any details and I will check them out...
Regards Michelle...

Gerry said...

It seems Christmas has arrived early.
How cool my house is going to look with these crocheted goodies from you Michelle.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

That crocheted tree is way too cute! It looks terrific. And I think even I (the remedial crocheter) might understand your tutorial!!

Jennifer said...

Thanks you so much for doing a tutorial, they are absolutely brilliant. I am going to get started right away.

theprairiegirl.com

Vera Amos said...

There is not enough hours in the day to do your lovely projects, but I am damm well going to find some! Again another wonderful tutorial.

6p00e54fd23b4e8834 said...

love love love your fabby stars & tree tutorials thank you for taking the time to do them, they will brighten our house this year rxx

M* (Melanie) said...

You've made my day again! Thanks Michelle, you're my xmas angel!
xo

Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day
Thanks for the wonderful tut... I came up with a granny square tree myself the other day but I like the finish on yours way better...
Plus I love the poem... never heard it before but love it... Have a great week... OOroo... B

Serenata said...

Wonderful tutorials thank you. I've made some stars and am going to try this today! Thank you so much. I've posted about them on my blog with a link to you. Hope that is okay.

Lucieta said...

Thank you so much!!

Jeannette said...

Such a sweet poem! And thank you very much for this great tutorial. My home will be swamped by those lovely trees. ;)

Crafty Scrapper said...

I just made on of your trees, how easy it was!!!
Thankyou for your easy photographic instructions. I'm off to make more and fine some green yarn, very hard indeed coming into summer.
Thankyou!!!!!

Sherry said...

I am so happy I found your blog, just wonderful!

the pig lady said...

oooooh, FANTASTIC! I have popped over via lucy's attic and soooo excited to find you, I am now the proud owner of a respectable pile of stars, some lovely robins and now christmas trees, it's too much for crazy for crochet person!

Your instructions are so clear and your blog full of inspiration, thanks you! hugs Debs xx

Elba said...

Fiz duas árvores com seu tutorial e postei com um link para seu blog.
Muito obrigada por ter sido tão clara em sua explicação.

Beijinhos. :)

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Those are cute! Found via Crafty Retailer's blog!

tamdoll said...

LOVE IT! Thanks for this!

pjdgof said...

thank you for the tutorial Xmas trees. I just love your work. Pudney tame.

Isadora said...

Thank you for your lovely tutorials, I don't have a flickr group, but you can see the trees and stars I made posted on my blog:
http://doraquevedo.blogspot.com/
The post is in Portuguese, but there's a link to your tutorial in the words AQUI.
Thanks a bunch!

DKDean said...

This is great! I just finished one using Lion Brand Jiffy in Avocado, and it turned out beautiful even with the chunkier yarn. Thanks so much for the wonderful detailed directions and pictures!

Phyllis said...

I love it! In this part of the world "Christmas" trees are for New Year, so I have time to make a few before the holiday.

Quick question: I am really a beginner. Do you flip your work and go back the other way after each round?

La Mañosa said...

Wow, what a clever pattern! Thank you so much for sharing it--I just finished my first tree in a matter of a few minutes! I'm thinking of making a garland and possibly adding them as decorations to Christmas gifts.

Felicity said...

thanks so much for this! The tutorial is so clear, and the result so charming! I will try the star next...

Plummy Mummy said...

Thank you for the really clear instructions. I've just made a batch of trees and stars for the garden from jute and cannot wait to cover them in glitter and hang them up. Your blog is absolutely lovely.

Kari Longman said...

This is just the most wonderful blog, with the loveliest little itty bitty things to make. I first tried out your heart on Friday last week and was so excited my heart was jumping around with delight and I spent all weekend making a rainbow of hearts. And today I tried out your Christmas tree, which is also just the loveliest thing. Thank you! Kari from Cape Town

Kristin said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I was so proud of myself for making a tree without messing up. I'm going to make trees and star ornaments and attach them to Christmas gifts. :)

Vibeskat said...

Thank you for the granny tree tutorial. It's a cute and quick project.

keebadders said...

When I start the trunk, It seems that my yarn is on the wrong side of the pattern. Am I doing something wrong? Also is the pattern based on tripple crotchets or double crochet. The "trebble (dc)" is a bit confusing to me.

Michelle said...

Dear Keebadders...
You will notice that you were working the main tree on the right side...and as you start the trunk you need to turn over to the wrong side(ws) so you will need to move the yarn to your right side..
The pattern is written in English terms...eg:treble is a treble.
in america they call trebles, double crochet.(dc).
Sorry I have never heard of a tripple...
only ever heard of a triple treble but that is a very big stitch...I hope this help a bit...

Veri-Tea said...

This is a wonderful tutorial, thank you! I'll be checking out your others too!

Erika said...

thank you so much, this tutorial is very clear! I made my first tree :)

Silvia said...

Thanks a lot!
I made mine and u can see it here:
http://elfodelmarefr.weebly.com/1/post/2011/12/mon-stand-aux-marchs-sera-le-plus-bo.html

thankssssss!

elFodeLmAre said...

Thanks a lot!!!
here u have my version:
http://elfodelmarefr.weebly.com/index.html

thankssss

J A C Q U E L I N E said...

Wow! great tutorial... Thanks for taking the time

Miss in Bloom said...

Brilliant little tree pattern, I love it and have sat and made loads this morning. Thank you so much....will be putting my successful granny trees up on Ravelry too :o) Thank you again and Merry Christmas. Emma x

Erin said...

I just wanted to say I tried the Christmas tree, star and circle tutorials and really enjoyed them. I posted a pic and a little story about them on my blog today: http://dearednablog.blogspot.com/2011/12/3-quick-christmas-crafts.html. Thanks so much for the easy-to-follow instructions!

Miss in Bloom said...

Hi Michelle, I love this tutorial SO much and have made loads of these gorgeous trees for Christmas. Just blogged about it too with all credits and links straight back atcha..tried to use the link thingy below but messed up big time...have Christmas brain I think :o) thanks again..all the best Emma x

pynky said...

Thank you very much for this tutorial! :))

... valentines69 said...

Luv the pattern, TY!I plan on making some of these for Christmas this year. Backing them with felt and giving them as a set of coasters for the holidays. They look like so much fun!!

happeningswithLana said...

I just tried this with a bigger hook and yarn but love the pattern. It is so easy to follow! Thank you very much for sharing!

Hideout said...

Love this Christmas tree pattern .. I am betting the children will love it at the centre I work in .. going to makes lots of trees in different greens then go mad with glitter !! Thank you for sharing. x

Rebecca @ Herons Crafts said...

I love this pattern! Thank you! I have just started to learn to crochet and would love to learn something like this!
Rebecca
Heronscrafts.blogspot.com

LJT79 said...

Thank you so much for this excellent tutorial! I'm still quite a beginner crocheter, and can only do squares from being shown, rather than reading patterns. This was really easy to follow, and the three trees I've made so far today have turned out perfect. Thank you very much!

Melanie said...

What a great tutorial - thank you so much!

Louise said...

Hi
I love your hearts, Stars and trees. Is it ok if I post a Danish translation on my blog. Of course i will link back to you.
// Louise

Designbydalkaer.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Yay, just made one of these and it turned out perfect! Now to make some more.....

Lisa said...

Just made one of these, turned out great! Thanks!

ayaka said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial!
I really love this.
I had translated this tutorial to Japanese on my blog here:
http://crocheandme.blogspot.jp/2012/12/blog-post_3.html

I hope that you are okay with that.

Maggie said...

Thank you for this really great tutorial! This little tree is so sweet :)

Temporary Mouse said...

Thank you. this is precisely what I wanted for Christmas.

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Creative Chaos Art said...

Thank you so much for this pattern! You can see my garland here: http://creativechaosart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/granny-tree-garland.html I also wrote out a short hand version of the instructions, but linked it back to this post. I hope that's ok :)
Helen x

patidifussa said...

yay! I made it! even being left handed!

thanks so much, great explanation, my mother loves it!!

see mine in my blog

http://delaprocastinacion.blogspot.com.es/2012/12/grandma-crocheted-tree.html


The Velveteen Bloggeteer said...

How lovely! I can't wait to start making some of these! Thank you for a very clear and concise tutorial :-)

Claire said...

4 years on I just enjoyed your pattern for the first time - brilliant clear instructions I love it - will link from my blog x

Fiu said...

Fantastic ! Tranks for the tutorial :)

Fiu said...

Thanks for the tutorial :)

Stacie Lantrip said...

Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! My sister is hosting Christmas this year and a garland of these will make a great gift.

Loredana Lunadei said...

Great Tutorial! Fun and clear! I cited it in my Italian Blog: http://lunadeicreativi.com/blog/decorazioni-natalizie-alluncinetto-tutorial

Hope hear from you soon!

Best Regards,
Lory
www.lunadeicreativi.com

Fiona said...

Thank you so very much on your tutorial. I had never tried any granny related project, but your explanation was extremely clear.
Thank you very very much for sharing the pattern!!!

Joanne Retzler said...

Thank you so much. The pattern was very clear, and it took no time at all. I see a lot of trees in my future. At least for the next three weeks. xxoo. JO