Wednesday, 13 May 2015

CAL Crochet Road Play Mat - Fir / Pine Tree

A little bonus tutorial for the crochet-a-long Road Play Mat, for a little Fir Pine Tree, which would also be great as a miniature Christmas tree!

For this tutorial you will need;

- 3.5 mm crochet hook
- DK/Light worsted weight yarn in green and brown
- Toy stuffing or yarn scraps for stuffing


G = green yarn
B = brown yarn

ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet


Row 1
Using G and a 3.5mm crochet hook ch9, sl st in 2nd st from hook, sl st in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 1dc in last 2 sts - (8)

Row 2
Ch1 (don't count as st here or throughout), TURN, 1dc in first 2 sts, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 1sc in next 2 sts, 1sl st in last 2 sts - (8)

Row 3
Ch1, TURN, 1sl st in first 2 sts, 1sc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 1dc in last 2 sts - (8)

Rows 4 - 8
Repeat rows 2 and 3, ending on a row 2 at the narrow end.

Row 9
Fold your work flat and work 1 sl st neatly down edge to wide end, joining as you go to make a cone shape.

Round 10 (you are now working in the round)
Work 1sc neatly around bottom edge of tree, work to an even number of sts, I worked to 16 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join the round - (16)

Round 11
Ch1, and starting in the same st as your previous sl st *sc2tog*, repeat from * to * until end, sl st in 1st sc2tog to join, joining B as you do - (8)

Stuff your tree at this point.

Rounds 12 -15
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 1sc in ea st around, sl st in 1st sc to join - (8) Fasten off and sew onto a square in the CAL, or if you prefer you can sew the remaining gap closed or sc2tog until closed to make as an individual item.

I hope you will join me on this fun CAL!

All Episodes (so far)

Episode 1 - Straight Road and Long Grass Square

Episode 2 - Pond Square and Round Tree

Episode 3 - Curved Road Square and Car

Episode 4 - Wheat Field (with Hay Bails) and Ploughed Field Squares

Episode 5 - Vegetable Patch (plus mini veggies) and Flower Field

Bonus Episode 1 - Mini Fir or Pine Tree

Bonus Episode 2 - Railway Track Squares

Bonus Episode 3 - Roundabout

Bonus Episode 4 - Curved Rail Track Square

Bonus Episode 5 - T-Junction and Crossroads Squares

Bonus Episode 6 - Beach Hut or Barn

Bonus Episode 7 - Mini Car Park and Side Road

Bonus Episode 8 - Beach and Beach Path

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