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.
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About the Author
Stacy Vaka began crocheting when she was 12 years old, and in 2007 she started the website Crochet Kitten as a way to share about two of her favorite things: crocheting and cats. At the time she was the mother to two cats and a Lhasa Apso, but her family has grown since then, and she now homeschools two free-spirited, creative daughters. As a side effect of homeschooling is the tendency to want to make everything educational, so too has Crochet Kitten become more focused on crochet skill enrichment and teaching.