This year, I decided to take a break from designing so that I could have time to wrap and mail packages, decorate the tree and do some baking. I remember some pine cone shaped ornaments with gold or silver tips that were on my folk's tree when I was a child. I wanted to get some for my tree. I looked at all the decorations in the stores and couldn't find any anywhere. So the option I came up with is make my own. It turned out to be a very short break from designing. I just don't seem to be able to help myself
I got all the deep colors of yarn and thread I have at home. Of course, I had to pick up a few more when I was in the stores. I got out all my metallic gold and silver threads and started working on making a pine cone shape.
This is what I came up used a deep red light worst weight yarn and gold metallic thread. I am using a shell stitch to come up with individual scales. The metallic thread really sparkles on the tree.
Here it is in a deep blue and silver metallic thread. Pine cones just seem to fit on Christmas trees.
And again in purple and silver. I often use real pine cones that I have glittered and glued to go around nativity scenes but they just don't show up on Christmas trees like these crochet ones do. While I am waiting for my men's fingerless gloves to get back from the testers, I am having fun making crochet pine cones for my tree.
Do you like to make Christmas ornaments for your tree?