Knit for char­ity…

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…with our copy­right-free pat­tern! Make these fun tree dec­o­ra­tions and sell them at craft fairs or do­nate them to char­ity shops this year

EASY TO KNIT YOU WILL NEED

Scraps of any weight yarn (DK or aran is best)

A pair of nee­dles to match your cho­sen yarn

Ta­pes­try nee­dle But­tons or beads (op­tional)

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

For a full list see page 95

TREE PAT­TERN

Note The Tree is worked up­wards from the base, with Trunk picked up and knit­ted af­ter­wards.

TREE

Cast on 15 sts us­ing long-tail method. Rows 1 to 5 Knit to end. [15 sts]

Row 6 K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, K1. [13 sts]

Re­peat Rows 1 to 6 four more times. [5 sts]

Re­peat Rows 1 to 5 once more. Next row K1, sk2po, K1. [3 sts]

Break off yarn and weave through re­main­ing 3 sts, leav­ing a long tail. Weave the long tail into back of work, leav­ing a small loop at the top (for hang­ing the tree).

TRUNK

With RS fac­ing, pick up and knit 5 sts cen­trally at the base of the Tree. Rows 1 to 6 Knit to end. Cast off and weave in ends.

MAK­ING UP (OP­TIONAL)

If pre­ferred, sew small but­tons or beads onto your Tree for a fun fin­ish. You can also knit two Trees and sew them to­gether, stuff­ing as you go, to cre­ate a 3D dec­o­ra­tion, or knit sev­eral Trees and string them to­gether for bunt­ing.

WHO CAN I KNIT FOR?

Here are just a few fab char­i­ties you can use your knit­ting to raise money for… Age UK www.ageuk.org.uk Head­way www.head­way.org.uk Fran­cis House www.fran­cishouse.org.uk The Don­key Sanc­tu­ary www.the­do­n­key­sanc­tu­ary.org.uk Breast Can­cer Haven www.breast­cancer­haven.org.uk

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