The Jesse Tree: A Crochet Advent Calendar
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Please enjoy a free copy of A Ram in the Thicket, which is the Jesse Tree pattern for December 7th.
The Jesse tree is a tradition that has been around since the Middle Ages, in which the ancestral line of Jesus is depicted in some artistic way. This idea in modern times has become an Advent calendar in which each day leading up to Christmas, an ornament representing a Bible story leading up to the birth of Jesus is added to the tree. “The Jesse Tree: A Crochet Advent Calendar” is a collection of 25 crochet patterns for such ornaments. A crocheter may choose to make them all in advance and give them as gifts to family and friends, or may choose to make one each day of the Advent season, praying over the included scripture references as the ornaments are completed.
The ornaments range in difficulty from Easy to Complex and include both three dimensional shapes and flat motifs. A variety of crochet techniques are used, including amigurumi, crocodile stitch, Irish crochet, and tapestry crochet, so the final set will also be a sampler of sorts. Each ornament can be made in 1-2 hours, depending on the ornament. The last ornament can also be used as a tree topper for a small tabletop tree.