Designer Becky Skuse says: “Fall in love with sequins by making this simple Christmas tree motif. It’s the perfect way to put some sparkle into your celebrations, with the red, gold and silver sequins placed to look like baubles. The overlapping discs look really professional while the sparkly star at the top steals the show! We used mostly flat and shiny sequins, in various colours, but you could use whatever you’ve got. The chart makes the patch simple to hook and easy to see where you need to place each sequin. Once finished, you could use the patch to make a greetings card, or as a pocket to brighten up your big-day outfit, or just use it as a festive decoration to add a bit of bling to your world.”
If you’re new to using sequins with your crochet, check out our How to crochet with sequins tutorial.
You will need
King Cole Giza Cotton 4ply, (100% mercerised Egyptian cotton, 50g/158m),
1 ball of Grey (2207) (you will only use approx 10g)
A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook
Circular sequins: 7mm diameter flat shiny, 3 silver, 5 red, 5 gold, 10 brown, 68 green
Star shape sequin: 14mm diameter
10.5cm (4in) square
Dc with sequin (dcs) Insert hook into next st, yrh and pull up a loop, at the back of the stitch slide one sequin up the yarn so it sits next to the right side of the fabric, yrh and pull through the 2 loops on the hook.
Work the motif patch using the chart, shown below. On the Chart, each square represents one dc stitch. Grey squares need to be worked as a standard dc stitch. The other coloured squares represent a dc with sequin (dcs) stitch, where you need to place a coloured sequin to match the colour of the square, following the key.
Dc with sequin stitches are only worked on WS rows. All odd- numbered RS rows are made up of only standard dc stitches.
The first four rows of the Chart are written out in full below to help you.
Before you start, string your sequins onto your yarn, following the Chart. Start at the top row of the Chart, stringing the sequins in order from right to left if you’re right-handed, or left to right if you’re left-handed. (Note that our motif is symmetrical so either approach will yield the same result.) Repeat this process with each row, moving downwards to the end.
For example, with our chart, you would string 1 star (top row); 1 green (next row); 3 green (next row); 2 green, 1 red, 2 green (next row); 1 green, 1 gold, 3 green, 1 gold, 1 green (next row), and so on.
Feel free to place more coloured bauble sequins or place them in different positions if you prefer.
Crochet Sequin Christmas Tree patch
Row 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [25 dc]
Row 2 (WS) Ch1 (does not count as a st throughout), dc in each dc to end, turn.
Row 3 Repeat Row 2.
Row 4 Ch1, dc in each of next 10 dc, 5dcs with brown sequins, dc in each of next 10 dc. [20 dc, 5 dcs]
Continue to work from the Chart as set until you’ve completed all 28 rows.
Do not fasten off.
Next round (RS) Ch1, dc in each st and row end around the whole piece, working 3dc at each corner, ss to first dc to join.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Block if desired.