I had another go at my Christmas tree. Think this time I got it more like what was in my head. And the first thing that comes to mind is that old ribbon candy you get when you visit the grandparents. Isn't it cute??
Here is what I did....
I chained 202 with a J hook and worsted yarn.
DC'd in 3rd chain from hook and every remaining chain,
I then fastened off leaving a very long tail.
I folded it on top of each other like the ribbon candy back and forth starting from the bottom, working up and making it smaller as I went to the top.."obvious I know"
With the long tail on the top I used the hook and pulled it through each tier on one side down to the bottom corner across the bottom and back up other side. Then pulled it down the middle across 2 dc's on the bottom and back up to the top.
Straighten it all back out (mind bunched up a little as I did this) and fasten off leaving a bit of a space for hanging.
Add two rows of HDC of brown in the four middle dc's on the bottom for trunk
And attach a star. "I attached my star as I weaved the tail up through"
Ch 3, 2 dc in first chain. *Ch2 3 dc, repeat from * 3 more times. ch2 and slip stitch to beginning chain
Slip stitch to first ch 2 space. Ch1, hdc, dc, ch1 dc, 2 hdc, in next ch2 space *2hdc,dc, ch1, dc, 2hdc. Repeat from* 3 more times. slip stitch to bottom starting chain and fasten off.
I am halfway finished with the Dottie Angel blanket as well, and is already being broken in. By the munchkins.