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:

  1. 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)

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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

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

    Kisses from Montpellier (south of France)

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  6. 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.

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

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  8. 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!!!

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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...

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

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

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

    theprairiegirl.com

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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

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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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.

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

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  20. 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!!!!!

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

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  22. 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

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  23. 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. :)

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

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  25. 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!

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  26. 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!

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  27. 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?

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  28. 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.

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

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  30. 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.

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  31. 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

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  32. 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. :)

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

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  34. 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.

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  35. 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...

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

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

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  38. 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!

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

    thankssss

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

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  41. 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

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  42. 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!

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  43. 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

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  44. Thank you very much for this tutorial! :))

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  45. 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!!

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  46. 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!

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  47. 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

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  48. 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

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  49. 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!

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  50. What a great tutorial - thank you so much!

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  51. 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

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

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

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  54. 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.

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

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

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  57. 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

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  58. 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


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

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  60. 4 years on I just enjoyed your pattern for the first time - brilliant clear instructions I love it - will link from my blog x

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  61. Fantastic ! Tranks for the tutorial :)

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  62. 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.

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  63. 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

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  64. 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!!!

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  65. 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

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