My merry meta-Christmas tree

In the run up to Christmas, I have been working furiously on a variety of projects.

Some of them I finished:

striped crochet blanket, crochetbug, crochet afghan, crochet throw
My completed stealth crochet project

(This is an afghan is made from Red Heart Super Saver yarn, and a Wind Chime Afghan pattern I found at

Some, I did not even start, and one has continued to evolve since I made the first chain and will probably continue to do so.

What began as a desire to have crocheted Christmas trees like some a friend of mine had made turned into this:

crochet triangle, crochet Christmas tree, crochetbug, variegated yarn, vintage yarn
My Merry meta Christmas tree

It started innocently enough.

Just a little over a week ago, I found myself at coffee shop waiting for my son’s dress rehearsal for boychoir to end. To keep myself amused, I had brought a traveling stash of variegated Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a 4.5 mm Clover hook. Sipping coffee to stay alert and focused, I quickly worked up a half dozen trees while I waited for the dress rehearsal to end.

Then, as so often happens with my projects, one thing led to another. Before I knew it, I had over a dozen variegated Christmas trees. Not enough to make a swag that could wrap around the wrap-around porch of my home, but clearly enough to do something interesting.

Fueled with a crafting fervor, a 4.0 mm hook, Red Heart Super Saver, medium Thyme, and the Grandma tree tutorial at Royal Sisters blog, I repeated round 2 and additional twenty-two times, and then used the directions for the 3rd round on the 25th round of my tree.

The trunk was made using double crochet stitches in the center 4-stitch clusters along the third edge of the tree for a total of 10 rows.

I am pleased with the project so far, but each element I finish leads me to another.

No doubt that next year, this meta-Christmas tree will have grown into something larger, more colorful, and complicated, but in the meantime, I am going to enjoy it just as it is.