Holiday Tree Skirt
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Holiday Tree Skirt

Crochet a festive poinsettia patterned Christmas skirt for your tree this holiday with Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn .

Designed by Mary Jane Protus for Coats & Clark®

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Material List

  • Red Heart® Super Saver®, Soft White (CA), 42 ounces
  • Red Heart® Super Saver®, Burgundy (CB), 5½ ounces
  • Red Heart® Super Saver®, Hunter Green (CC), 4½ ounces
  • Susan Bates® Silvalume® Crochet Hook, 6mm (U.S. size J-10)
  • Susan Bates® Silvalume® Crochet Hook, 5mm (U.S. size H-8)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Gold Beads, 264 5mm or 6mm, Approximately 265
  • Sewing Needle & Gold Thread
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Skirt:
With 2 strands of CA held together as one, ch 29.


Step: 2

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, * ch 1, dc in next ch; rep from * across; turn.


Step: 3

Row 2: Ch 4, skip ch-1 sp, * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next fh-1 sp; rep from * to last sc; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn—12 groups of 4 dc.


Step: 4

Row 3: Ch 4, skip ch-1 sp, * [dc in next 2 dc, ch 1] twice, skip next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4, turn.


Step: 5

Row 4: Ch 4, skip ch-1 sp, * dc in next 2 dc, 1 dc in next sp, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 2nd ch of ch-4; turn—12 groups of 6 dc.


Step: 6

Row 5: Ch 4, skip ch-1 sp, * [dc in next 3 dc, ch 1] twice, skip next sp; rep from * to last st, dc in 3rd ch of ch-4.


Step: 7

Row 6: Ch 4, skip sp, * dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn—12 groups of 8 dc.


Step: 8

Continue in the manner of the last 2 rows; adding a ch-1 sp at the center of each of 12 groups on right side rows and working 2 dc in that same sp on wrong side rows, until there are 12 groups of 44 dc on last row.


Step: 9

The last (wrong side) row should be worked as follows: Ch 4, skip sp, * dc in next 21 dc, 2 c in sp, dc in next 21 dc, ch 1, skip sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4—12 groups of 44 dc. Fasten off.


Step: 10

Lower Edging:
Row 1: With right side facing and larger hook, attach one strand each CB and CC in top of last dc; ch 2, dc in next sp, dc in next dc and in each dc across (skip all other ch-1 sps), dc in 3rdd ch of ch-4—turn.


Step: 11

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in first dc, * skip next dc, (sc, ch 3, sc_ all in next st; rep from * across. Fasten off.


Step: 12

Center Opening Edging:
With right side facing and larger hook, attach CB/CC at opening; ch 1, sc evenly up center opening edge, across opposite side of beg ch and down next edge. Fasten off.


Step: 13

Fasten off. Weave through the ch-1 sps of Row 1. Knot each end. Trim.


Step: 14

Poinsettia (Make 12):
With smaller hook and a single strand of CB, ch 4, join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.


Step: 15

Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in ring, ch 1, [2 dc in ring, ch 1] 6 times; join with a sl st to top of ch-3.


Step: 16

Rnd 2: Sl st in next dc, ch 1, sc in next sp, * ch 9, sc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dtr in each of next 2 ch, tr in next ch, dc in next ch **, sc in next sp of Rnd 1; rep from * around, end at **; join with a sl st to first sc—7 petals.


Step: 17

Leaves (Make 12):


Step: 18

With CC, work same as Poinsettia through Rnd 1.


Step: 19

Rnd 2: Sl st in next dc, ch 1, sc in next sp, * ch 11, sc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dtr in each of next 2 ch, tr in next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip last 2 ch **, sc in next sp of Rnd 1; rep from * around, end at **; join with a sl st to first sc—7 leaves. Fasten off.


Step: 20

Finishing:
Arrange a poinsettia motif over a leaf motif so that a leaf shows between each of the flower petals and tack together. Sew a group of 22 beads to the center of the poinsettia. Center the assembled motif on one of the 12 sections of the skirt as shown in photo and sew in place.


Tips

To protect your tree skirt from year to year, roll it around a large, stout cardboard tube. Then wrap the tube in acid-free tissue paper.

Abbreviations:
beg = beginning
CA, CB, CC = Color A, Color B, Color C
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
lp(s) = loop(s)
mm = millimeters
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble crochet
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified

GAUGE: 12 sts = 4-inches; 6 rows = 4-inches in pat with double strand of yarn and larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.