Ric Rac Crochet Tree

Add to your collection of trees by crocheting this design. The ric rac pattern and extra-poofy pom-pom are as fun to look at as they are to make.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 18” tall x 5” wide at base

Gauge: 7 sts and 7 rows = 2” [5 cm] in ribbing

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Red Heart with Love Metallic (99% Acrylic, 1% Other Fibers; 200 yards [183 meters]/127grams): #8341 Light Grey (C1, 1 ball), #8820 Royal (C2), 1 ball).

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, cardboard square (5” x 5”), 18” tall cardboard cone, scissors, removeable stitch markers (optional)

Pattern Stitches

Front post double crochet two together (fpdc2tog): Yo, insert hook behind post of fpdc, draw up a lp, pull through 2 lps on hook, skip next dc, yo, insert hook behind post of fpdc, draw up lp, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook. (2 sts dec’d)

Pattern Notes

Ch 3 at beginning of each rnd counts as a dc.

Pattern

With C1, ch 60. Being careful not to twist, sl st in first ch to join. (60 sts)

Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in next 59 chs, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (60 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, fpdc, (dc in next st, fpdc) 29 times, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (60 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, fpdc, (dc in next st, fpdc) 29 times, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (60 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, (fpdc, dc in next sts) 13 times, fpdc2tog, dc in next st, (fpdc, dc in next st) 13 times, fpdc2tog, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (56 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, fpdc, (dc in next st, fpdc) 27 times, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (56 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, fpdc, (dc in next st, fpdc) 27 times, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (56 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, (fpdc, dc in next st) 12 times, fpdc2tog, dc in next st, (fpdc, dc in next st) 12 times, fpdc2tog, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (52 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 3, fpdc, (dc in next st, fpdc) 25 times, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (52 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 3, fpdc, (dc in next st, fpdc) 25 times, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (52 sts)

Rnd 10: Change to C2, sl st in first fpdc, ch 3, dc in same st, sk next st, (2 dc in next st, sk next st) 25 times, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (52 sts)

Rnd 11: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 25 times. (52 sts)

Rnd 12: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 10 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 11 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (48 sts)

Rnd 13: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 23 times. (48 sts)

Rnd 14: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 23 times. (48 sts)

Rnd 15: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 9 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 10 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (44 sts)

Rnd 16: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 21 times. (44 sts)

Rnd 17: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 21 times. (44 sts)

Rnd 18: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 8 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 9 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (40 sts)

Rnd 19: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 19 times. (40 sts)

Rnd 20: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 19 times. (40 sts)

Rnd 21: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 7 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 8 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (36 sts)

Rnd 22: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 17 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 23: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 17 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 24: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 6 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 7 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (32 sts)

Rnd 25: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 15 times. (32 sts)

Rnd 26: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 15 times. (32 sts)

Rnd 27: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 5 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 6 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (28 sts)

Rnd 28: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in space between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 13 times. (28 sts)

Rnd 29: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in space between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 13 times. (28 sts)

Rnd 30: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in space between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 4 times, (dc in space between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, (2 dc in space between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 5 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (24 sts)

Rnd 31: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 11 times. (24 sts)

Rnd 32: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 11 times. (24 sts)

Rnd 33: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 3 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 4 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (20 sts)

Rnd 34: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 9 times. (20 sts)

Rnd 35: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 9 times. (20 sts)

Rnd 36: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 2 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 3 times, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (16 sts)

Rnd 37: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 7 times. (16 sts)

Rnd 38: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 7 times. (16 sts)

Rnd 39: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) once, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (12 sts)

Rnd 40: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 5 times. (12 sts)

Rnd 41: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 5 times. (12 sts)

Rnd 42: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) once, dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) twice, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (8 sts)

Rnd 43: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 3 times. (8 sts)

Rnd 44: Change to C2, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sk next 2 dcs, (2 dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 3 times. (8 sts)

Rnd 45: Change to C1, sl st in sp between ch-3 and first dc, ch 3, sk next 2 dcs, (dc in sp between sts, sk next 2 dcs) 3 times, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (4 sts)

Fasten off.

Using tail, thread needle through back loops of rem 4 sts. Pull tight to close.

Weave in ends.

Stretch cap over cardboard cone. You can either spray this piece with starch to stiffen and remove the cone or you can leave the code in for stability.

Pom Pom

Cut a slit in the cardboard square at the center of one side, 2/3 of the way across.

Alternating C1 and C2, wrap yarn around the cardboard, perpendicular to the slit, leaving the center exposed.

Wrap each color 20 times.

Use a scrap strand and thread it through the opening at the center of the square and around yarn. Pull tightly and tie off.

Cut wrapped yarn at outside edges of cardboard square.

Trim pom pom as needed. It needs to be long and floppy.

Use the tail that fastens off the pom pom to sew to the top of the tree.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

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