Wee Apple Trees
Once I designed the Wee Evergreen pattern, I couldn’t get the idea of knitting a deciduous tree out of my head. And once I had the idea of adding little apples, I just knew it had to come to life.
The use of a few, simple pleat-stitch rounds has a huge impact on creating the leafy canopy. Knit in the round from the bottom up, with apples sewn on after it is stuffed and closed.
$1 from the purchase of every Wee Apple Trees pattern goes to support the International Tree Foundation.
•knit and purl in the round
4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round on smaller needles
Fingering Weight: 32 sts and 44 rounds
Worsted Weight: 20 sts and 32 rounds
Height: 5.5” / 14 cm
Trunk Circumference: 6” / 15 cm
Canopy Circumference: 12” / 30 cm
Height: 8” / 20 cm
Trunk Circumference: 10” / 25.5 cm
Canopy Circumference: 19” / 48 cm
Approximate Yardage (with a 15% buffer)
Trunk - C1: 31 yd. / 28 m (6 g)
Canopy - C2: 105 yd. /96 m (23 g)
Apples - C3: 9 yd. / 8 m (2 g)
Trunk - C1: 46 yd. / 42 m (21 g)
Canopy - C2: 130 yd. / 118 m (60 g)
Apples - C3: 17 yd. / 16 m (8 g)
US 1 / 2.25 mm and US 1.5 / 2.5 mm needles for knitting small circumference in the round or size needed to get gauge
US 3 / 3.25 mm and US 4 / 3.5 mm needles for knitting in the round or size needed to get gauge
yarn needle, removable stitch markers, a beginning of round marker, fluffy stuffing like roving/polyfill stuffing, weighted stuffing like poly pellets/aquarium gravel/dried beans, cardboard (or plastic container lid), felt or other material + needle and thread or fabric glue (optional, for toy)
This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.