Mini amigurumi pine tree

Introduction

This little tree is one I designed to go with a road mat blanket I made when my oldest cousin and his wife had their first baby. The road mat itself was made mostly using squares from the Happy Berry Road Mat CAL although some of the designs used were my own additions including the pine tree. The main stitch used for this tree is the loop sc stitch. To get the pine needles I've cut all the loops. The version pictured above right was the first version of the pattern. I decided that it would be a good idea if the tree also had a trunk showing below all the pine needles so this version (shown above left) has a tree trunk. At the base of the tree trunk, I've added a few "roots" which also double as buttonholes. If you decide to add this to a road mat blanket then you can simply add some buttons at the point where you wish the tree to go and it makes the tree removable for folding up the mat (which is what I did with some of the other trees I designed for my cousin's road mat). The photo below shows part of the road mat I made for my cousin's family. You can see a few of the buttons laid out where the trees sit on one of the squares and you might be able to make out the brown buttonholes at the bottoms of the trees to help them sit in place on the road mat when it is in use.

 

Please note that this pattern has not been thoroughly tested at the time that of posting.  If you spot a mistake, feel free to let me know and I'll make the correction(s). 

Notions

3.5 mm crochet hook

DK yarn in green and brown. I used 4 Seasons Marvel 8 ply in the following quantities:

Green (colourway: 1020) 14 g (40 m, 43 yds)

Brown (colourway: 1019) 4 g (11 m, 12 yds)

Fibrefill or other stuffing (I used leftover yarn tails where possible)

A stitch marker or scrap of yarn to use as a running stitch marker

Abbreviations

US terminology used

Ch(s) - Chain(s)

Loop sc - Loop single crochet

Rnd - Round

Sc - Single crochet

Sl st(s) - Slip stitch(es)

** - Work stitches between the asterisks the number of times indicated

Special stitch

Loop sc

Insert your hook into the stitch as you normally would for a single crochet. Wrap the yarn around your finger (make sure your loop is not too tight or you will struggle to get the loop off again later) and then pull both ends through the stitch. Yarn over and pull through all three loops. I usually keep the loop of yarn on my finger until I have completed the stitch. 

Important notes

This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join at the end of each round. You may wish to use a scrap of yarn as a running stitch marker.

Instructions

Leaves and tree trunk

With green yarn make a magic ring.

Rnd 1             Ch 1, 4 sc into magic ring. (4 sc)

Rnd 2             Loop sc in each st around. (4 loop sc)

Rnd 3             *(Sc, loop sc), loop sc* 2 times. (4 loop sc, 2 sc)

Rnd 4             Loop sc in each st around. (6 loop sc)

Rnd 5             (Sc, loop sc) in each st around. (6 loop sc, 6 sc)

Rnds 6-8        Loop sc in each st around. (12 loop sc)

Rnd 9             *(Sc, loop sc), loop sc* 6 times. (12 loop sc, 6 sc)

Rnds 10-13    Loop sc in each st around. (18 loop sc)

Rnd 14           *(Sc, loop sc), loop sc in the next 2 sts* 6 times. (18 loop sc, 6 sc)

Rnd 15-17      Loop sc in each st around. (24 loop sc)

Rnd 18           Working in FLO, loop sc in each st around. (24 loop sc)

Rnd 19           *Sc2tog, loop sc in the next 2 sts* 6 times. (12 loop sc, 6 sc)

Rnd 20           *Sc2tog, loop sc* 6 times, changing to brown in the last yarn pull through. (6 loop sc, 6  sc)

Pause to stuff the top part of the tree.

Rnds 21-23     Sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 24            *2 Sc, sc in the next 2 sts* 4 times. (16 sc)

Rnds 25-27     Sc in each st around. (16 sc)

Rnd 28            *2 sc, sc in the next 7 sts* 2 times, sl st to the first st. (18 sc).

Fasten off and weave in the ends and stuff the tree trunk.

Base of tree trunk

With brown yarn make a magic ring.

Rnd 1              6 sc into the magic ring. (6)

Rnd 2              2 sc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3             *2 sc, sc* 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4             In this rnd you will be joining the base to the bottom of the tree trunk. Make your stitches in the back loops of the base to the inside loops of the tree trunk.

*Sc 6, ch 5, sl st into the same st* 3 times. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

If you wish you can cut all the loops or feel free to leave the loops intact. If you are adding this to a road mat then you can sew buttons onto the mat where you want the tree to go and the ‘roots’ (made with the ch 5 loops) can be used as buttonholes to hold the tree in place on the mat. 

Copyright Information

  • This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions. 
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Pattern by
Jenness Fulton of Nessie’s Notions


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