Crochet Luggage Tag – Evergreen Tree
This mini Crochet Luggage Tag is an identifier for a project bag or even luggage. You could also use this as a mini ornament for Christmas too.
For the Crochet Cruises, we are heading to Alaska where over 100 crocheters will be in the same space with similar looking project bags. I free-formed my evergreen tree to put onto my project bag and wish to share my pattern that I made up in my head.
The Evergreen Tree is 4.5″ tall which includes the stump of the tree. The tree consists of three parts. We have the main tree with simulated foliage, you have a base on the underside the holds in polyfil and a stump.
- 5 mm or Size H Crochet Hook
- Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton Yarn
- A pinch of Polyfil to preven the tree from collapsing.
- Tapestry Needle
- 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. Do not join. You will work in continuous rounds in order for the foliage to work. Mark final stitch with a stitch marker.
- 2 sc into the first stitch, 1 sc into the next 2, 2 sc into next. Mark 2nd stitch with another stitch marker. 1 sc into each to the next stitch marker. You will now have two stitch markers opposite to each other.
- 2sc into next stitch, move stitch marker to the 2nd stitch. 1 sc in to until the stitch before the stitch marker. Place 2 sc into the same stitch marked with a stitch marker and move the stitch marker to the 2nd stitch of the two. 1 sc in each until the next stitch marker.
- 1 sc in each around. Move the stitch markers up as you pass by.
- Repeat Round 3.
- Repeat Step 3.
- Repeat Step 4
- Repeat Step 3. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
You now have a cone shape in a continuous circle. So now you need to reverse your motion and circle back to the top. Turn the cone in a direction that you can sc back to the top.
*Ch 6, place front post sc into next stitch. You will continue * all the way back up to the top. Fasten off at the top.
It’s done similarly to this Christmas Tree I designed a few years ago. You make the cone going down and then circle back up. Instead of Crocodile stitches, you are just doing Ch 6 and front post single crochet in each all the way back up to the top in a continuous circle. The miniature tree is too small to do the crocodile stitching effectively.
Make a mini circle that will plug the hole at the bottom of the tree. Fill the hole with polyfil stuffing.
- Ch 3, 6 HDC into the 1st chain to form circle. Do not join.
- 2 sc in each all the way around.
- Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
- Sew the mini circle to the base.
- Ch 6. 1 sc 2nd chain from the hook and sc all the across.
- Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Sew to the bottom middle of the base.
Cut and 8″ string and feed through the top of the tree. Tie to make a full circle. That will be what you can secure your tree to your luggage. If you prefer more security. Chain 40, sc 2nd chain from hook and all the way across. Sew to the top of the tree. Do not use the same colour as the tree as it looks awkward. Use a complimentary colour.