Advent Tree

Is it really 1st December and the beginning of Advent!? Yes it is!! Gosh, time for me does fly by – there are never enough hours in the day!

I do love this time of year –  I look forward to sharing quality time with family and friends in the weeks ahead. The dark evenings (in our part of the world) enhance that cosy / gezellig (Dutch equivalent to the Danish hygge) feeling indoors. Wrapped in a blanket (crocheted would be a bonus) with a hot chocolate or mulled wine, perhaps watching a film, listening to music, playing a game with the children or extra crochet time is my idea of bliss!


And to start the advent season down from the loft comes my knitted Advent Tree that I made about 6 or 7 years ago. I know this is a crochet blog but I did once do a lot of knitting too. I made it from a pattern in Simply Knitting magazine and here is the Ravelry page it’s featured on


I remember the tree knitted up pretty quick- it was the decorations which took the longest and my mother helped me out with these simply to get them done in time.


It’s so lovely- everyday a new decoration gets put on the tree which the children love to do. It will certainly become a family heirloom! Today the first decoration was put on- a snowflake.


As the days go by more decorations are added and here’s a sneak preview of how it will look come Christmas day!


Now I must get back to crocheting…

Happy Crocheting Everyone!



  1. That tree is so cool.. And baby proof also. Thinking now of ideas to keep our (artificial) tree in one piece, with the baby around.
    I see a lot of Dutch words in your blog. What’s your link with Netherlands? Bit curious, as I am Dutch myself..
    Anyway, gezellige holidays 😊

    1. Hi there, My mother is Dutch, father English. I was born in The Netherlands but moved to England when I was still a toddler. Lots of happy holidays visiting throughout my childhood and adulthood! I’m very proud of my Dutch half! 🙂

  2. Such a cute idea! I may have to try and adapt this to crochet for next year. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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