Knit for charity…
…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)
For a full list see page 95
Note The Tree is worked upwards from the base, with Trunk picked up and knitted afterwards.
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).
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