Bitty Beady Christmas Tree

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Bitty Beady Christmas Tree Pattern


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Knitting: Bitty Beady Christmas Tree
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Home Decor


Wall Hanging

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, yarn over

Pattern Description:

Bead "ornaments" peek in and out of the trellis lace branches on this tiny traditional-looking Christmas tree. The branch tips are formed with serrated edging, giving a realistic look.

You can knit a bunch of Bitty Beady Christmas Trees in hardly any time. They are a great use for small amounts of yarn to make low-cost holiday house-warming gifts, ornaments and package decorations. Easily transform them, too, into unique fiber jewelry with the simple addition of a clasp or coiless safety pin.

Construction: Knitted flat in one piece from tree trunk to top of tree; beads are strung onto the yarn before knitting begins and pushed into place on each yarn over

Stitch instructions: Written

Special techniques included: I-cord; knitted cable cast on; purled cable cast on; center double decrease; serrated stepped bind off


5 stitches = 1" (2.5 cm) over trellis lace stitch blocked (gauge is not critical although it could affect size and amount of yarn used)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 5" high by 41/4" wide (12.7 by 10.8 cm) after light blocking


  • Yarn: 10 yards Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock or similar smooth wool-blend fingering weight yarn with a firm twist
  • Suggested needles: US 2 (2.75 mm)
  • Beads: Approximately 3 g size 8/0 (3 mm diameter) beads; 74 beads are used for the bead "ornaments" and the remainder can be used for the hanging loop

You Will Also Need:

  • collapsing eye needle or floss threader for stringing beads on yarn

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