I would call this Christmas Tree decoration a bit of a stash buster. It basically has worked in every wool I have tried so far.
As you can see I love knitting them. I think they would look nice on a tree, but could also work as a decoration for a table or mantlepiece.
The basic design was hubby's idea. (He has just told me that he doesn't like me calling him hubby on my blog, so I'm trying to think of a new way of referring to him. I suggested "technical support" and he said "head of the household", so we have yet to agree.)
Anyway, I was knitting flat tree shapes on our holiday, and he suggested making the more interesting 3-D design. All my examples have 4 pieces sewn together, but I think it would also work with 3 if you want a bit less knitting, or more than 4 if you are ambitious and want a much for spikier tree.
We had to go to the local park to take most of these photos, as I don't have many Christmassy backdrops in my garden. My children were dreadfully embarrassed about me hanging the decorations on bushes, and prancing around with my camera.
The pattern is for sale on Ravelry and Craftsy, and as with all my patterns I give permission for you to sell what you make on a small scale at craft fairs, so long as you credit me as designer. I think that is fair if you have purchased the pattern. Not quite sure what the definition of small scale is, but I guess it means no sweat shops or small industrial units.
I am also selling a very few of these original Little Trees in my Etsy Shop. Was filled with enthusiasm because I have sold my first pattern through Etsy, so I decided to expand my shop a little.
The pattern contains all the knitting instructions and how to make up. It points you to my blog for extra advice on the decoration with embroidery, as it impossible to get all the embroidery photos into the pattern without the file getting too big. My embroidery corner on my blog is a permanent fixture, which I plan to add to in due course. I love embroidery on wool, but I think the tree also looks lovely plain if embroidery is not your thing. Different textured and coloured wools might also be interesting.
I have another rather unusual Christmas decoration in the pipeline, so watch this space.