Ponga tree by Jenness Fulton

Ponga tree

May 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
1 square = 12"
5.0 mm (H)
355 - 361 yards (325 - 330 m)
12" (31 cm)
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This pattern is available for free.

I designed this square for the Friends Around The World 3rd Anniversary CAL. It represents a native New Zealand fern tree known as the Ponga fern (Cyathea dealbata). The underside of the leaves is white or silver in colour so it is sometimes known as the silver fern and has often been used as an emblem of New Zealand. This square was designed to show a bird’s eye view of a Ponga tree from the top or the view from looking up at the tree from underneath (if you choose a silver or white colour for the fern fronds).

If you are feeling ambitious, you can use a contrasting colour for all of the front post stitches. This will make the fern leaves stand out more though it requires several colour changes per round. I’m very honoured to have been invited to design this square. Many thanks have to go to the CAL - Crochet Along administration (both past and present) for making this CAL happen. The testers and translators have done a great job.

Thanks also to Tania Leis for making a video for this pattern.