Tiny or massive? Customize your Christmas tree crochet skirt to fit your tree.
It’s that time of the year, again. When you can look at the pretty lights on a Christmas tree and smile for a minute.
I shared this pattern on my Instagram feed a year ago, and I believe it’s about time to give it a proper place in the world.
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It’s a very easy pattern and relatively quick, and it can be a great stash-buster. I used a single color last year because I wanted to use yarn from my stash and added another round later on when I discovered some leftover yarn, hidden in the endless pit of my yarn scraps.
I said relatively quick because this crochet tree skirt eats up a lot of yarn. It has a hexagon shape, with 12 increases per round and hence it refuses to stay flat.
This tree skirt is going to fill the space under your tree with lots of ruffles. I made mine quite tiny because I wanted to use yarn from my stash and not buy anything. These two red skeins felt appropriate and the rest just followed.
Super bulky yarn, I used about 300 meters for a 13-inch skirt (center to point). If you have some Lionbrand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in your stash it will work just fine.
US N/10.0 mm crochet hook
6 stitch markers
sl st: slip stitch
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
8 sts x 7 rows in pattern
Easy and free crochet Christmas patterns:
1. Each round begins with a dc and end with a sc.
2. You will be increasing 12 stitches in every round. The increases are placed in the stitch with the marker and then you move the marker to the center stitch which is a dc.
3. Although you will be working in the round and joining each round, you will have to turn to continue.
4. Slowly it will take a hexagon form and you will begin to recognize where the increases take place and you may remove your markers if you like.
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Crochet tree skirt pattern
Ch 13, sl st to join in circle
Working in back bumps of the chain
R1: ch 1, *dc, sc * repeat from * to * in each st around, sl st in first st, ch 1, turn (12)
R2: *(dc, sc) * in each st around, sl st in first st, ch 1, turn (24)
Place the stitch markers (after turning the row) in the stitches 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22.
R3: dc, *(sc, dc, sc) in the stitch with the marker, move marker in the center dc, (dc, sc) until the next marker * repeat from * to * 5 more times, sl st in first st, ch 1, turn (36)
R4: [* dc, sc * until marker, (sc, dc, sc) in the stitch with the marker, move marker to the center dc stitch], repeat from [ to ], until the end of the row, sl st in first st, ch 1, turn (48)
R5-…: repeat R4
That’s it! Continue for as many rounds as you like or until you run out of yarn, just like I did. ;-)
As I mentioned, I originally made the tree skirt in just the red color. The green was added afterwards, when the holidays have passed and I found a small ball of green yarn.
You can choose to make it with as many colors you like, and if you add more than one remember to crochet 12 sc in the the hole of the skirt.
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