Advent Tree Decoration pattern 2021

Knitted Christmas tree decorations
© F H Powell 2021

As promised earlier this week, here is your free practice pattern, ready for the 2021 Buttercup Miniatures Advent Calendar. To access the pdf pattern click the link at the base of this article. The actual Advent Calendar pattern can be used to make both scale miniature (1:24th, 1:12th scale and 1:6th scale) and human sized items, but will only be available in English, the pattern will be written – no charts.

As usual the item will be loosely linked to Christmas/Winter, but not religious, so everyone can join in. This years theme is Twisted stitches. In order to help people who are not confident knitters we have designed a small pattern which can be made into a Christmas tree decoration or dolls cushion. Although this pattern can be adapted (by changing yarn and needle size) to make a dolls cushion, we would recommend trying the pattern on large needles first to get used to the idea of twisting stitches.

The free* 2021 Advent Calendar, will be published daily on our blog pages from 1st to 24th December. If you don’t want to miss out you can sign up here on our blog for e-mail reminders (enter your e-mail address in box on right and click subscribe). An e-mail will be sent to you whenever a blog post is published, (you can of course unsubscribe at any time).

More details will be published soon.
* The Advent Calendar is only free until 6th January 2022, after which it will be removed from these pages and be available to purchase.


Tree decoration/miniature cushion pattern

Ability Level: Intermediate

This can be worked with any size needle and yarn to suit your requirements. Photo shows ornament worked with 4.00 mm needles and DK yarn.

This hanging ornament is designed with a choice of two plain backs, the front is completely reversible. This is designed as a practice piece for working the twisted stitches required in this years Buttercup Miniatures Advent Calendar. This may also be used as a 1:6th scale cushion or a 1:12th scale cushion (omit hanging loop and see materials guide)

Materials required for each decoration/dolls cushion: Any size yarn and needles may be used to make this decoration. The examples shown here are made with DK yarn and used approximately 25 yards/28 metres. For a 1:6th scale cushion use 2.00 mm knitting needles withb3-ply/light fingering yarn and for 1:12th scale use 1.00 mm knitting needles with 1-ply yarn; small amount of polyester stuffing; sewing needle.

Finished sizes of decoration/cushion after dressing/blocking:
Using 4.00 mm needles and DK yarn 3½-inches/8 cm square
Using size 2.00 mm knitting needles and 3-ply yarn 2½-inches/6.5 cm square
Using size 19 (1.00 mm/US 00000) knitting needles and 1-ply yarn 1-inch/25 cm square

Gauge: This is not important, as this can be worked in any size

Ability Level: Intermediate

To download the free pattern in pdf format from our Ravelry store click HERE. Then click the download link on the Ravelry page.