Santa Lucia Tree Topper

When Ron and I were putting up our Christmas tree this year, we realized that we didn't have a tree topper for it. I was thinking of going to buy one, but had just received my copy of Alan Dart's "Irresistible Gifts To Knit." In this collection of patterns was one for Santa Lucia/Saint Lucy. She is apparently celebrated in Sweden around the winter solstice as the Queen of Light. So I decided to make her as something nice we'd be able to take out each Christmas, as an alternative to the traditional Angel. I'm really pleased with how she turned out!

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Bill's picture

that's lovely!
...and much more meaningful than a purchased angel.

teejtc's picture

How wonderful! And her day was just yesterday!

Was it a difficult pattern?

Grace and Peace,

bobshome's picture

She's so serene. I love her. That was a great idea. Hmmm... what do I put up there? Thanks Ken

She's gorgeous and looks so regal. I hope you have many years together.

Johnhansen-tarbox's picture

She is adorable, would like to do some of the works that Alan Dart has made as well, but worry that I would start and never have the patience to finish.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice, Ken. It makes a lovely tree topper. I crocheted a whole set of angels for friends one year...Mike loves to decorate for the Holidays and especially asked for them to hang on the tree after I gave a freestanding one to his wife, Jeanie. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

KenInMaine's picture

Thanks for the nice compliments, guys! I found the pattern to be very straightforward and easy to follow. Keep in mind that there are a lot of pieces to make and therefore a lot of piecing together. But I wouldn't let that scare you off. Probably the easiest method for this kind of project is to piece together as you go. I didn't do that and ended up with parts and parts and parts that all had to be assembled. If I make another one, I'll put it all together as I go which won't leave for such a huge amount of busy work at the end.