Basic Christmas Tree (the 70's) by Kathryn Bishop

Basic Christmas Tree (the 70's)

November 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
4.0 mm (G)
120 yards (110 m)
about 7 inches tall
Flag of English English
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Last year I worked out a basic Christmas tree and modeled it after the displays at Biltmore House. This year I changed the basic pattern to be worked in a continuous round. It works up faster and it’s easier to decorate since it ends up with a spiral pattern so stringing tinsel or lights works better.

What makes this the 70’s tree is pretty much just my memories of the gawdy, tacky, over done kaleidoscope of optical stimuli that was my childhood. We had about three different kinds of lights all flashing at different intervals all plugged into the same overloaded circuit. Also the dog drank all the water so it was a wonder we didn’t burn the house down.

The tree was covered with handmade ornaments and strings of popcorn that were also an issue with the dog and a massive, oversized, spotlight of a tree topper.

We also had icicles. Why were we allowed icicles? Do they even sell that stuff anymore? The dog would eat it and throw up and I can’t believe it was a great thing to have around young children. I remember tying those things to all the heater vents.

decorating is the fun of this little tree so go nuts