Knit Christmas Star Throw/Tree Skirt
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Knit Christmas Star Throw/Tree Skirt

Keep your presents off the floor, and decorate the bottom of your tree with this festive tree skirt. It works great as a couch throw as well! Made with Loop & Threads™ Plush™ yarn.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Loops & Threads® Plush™ Yarn – Red (MC; 10 Balls) and White (CC; 6 Balls)
  • Knitting Needles, US 17 (12.75mm)
  • Large-Eye Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
 

Project Instructions

Finished Measurements
Each diamond motif measures 24" at widest point and 35" long.

Gauge
2 sts = 1¼"; 2 rows = 1½". Use any size needles to obtain specified gauge.

Instructions
Diamond Motif (Make 6): Beg at top of motif with MC, cast on 4 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit across.
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl across.
Rows 3, 5, 7 and 9: Inc in first st, knit to last st, inc – 12 sts.
Row 11: K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k1 – 14 sts.
Row 13: K1, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, sl 1, k1, psso, k1; cut MC – 16 sts.
Row 15: With CC, k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k1 – 18 sts.
Row 17: K1, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k4, sl 1, k1, psso, k1 – 20 sts.
Row 19: K1, k2tog, k5, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k5, sl 1, k1, psso, k1 – 22 sts.
Row 21: K1, k2tog, k6, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k6, sl 1, k1, psso, k1; cut CC – 24 sts.
Row 23: With MC, k1, k2tog, k7, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k7, sl 1, k1, psso, k1 – 26 sts.
Row 25: K1, k2tog, k8, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k8, sl 1, k1, psso, k1 – 28 sts.
Row 27: K1, k2tog, k9, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k9, sl 1, k1, psso, k1 – 30 sts.
Row 29: K1, k2tog, k10, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k10, sl 1, k1, psso, k1; cut MC – 32 sts.
Row 31: With CC, k1, k2tog, k11, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k11, sl 1, k1, psso, k1 – 34 sts.
Row 33: K1, k2tog, k12, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k12, sl 1, k1, psso, k1; cut CC – 36 sts.
Row 35: With MC, k1, k2tog, k13, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, k13, sl 1, k1, psso, k1; cut MC –38 sts.
Row 37: With CC, k1, k2tog, k15, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k14, sl 1, k1, psso, k1 – 40 sts.
Row 39: K1, k2tog, k16, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k16, sl 1, k1, psso, k1; cut CC – 42 sts.
Rows 41-48: With MC, continue in established pattern – 50 sts. Bind off.

Finishing
For throw, sew motifs together from top to widest point. Gather center sts to close center opening. To use as tree skirt, leave one side open.

Abbreviations
CC – contrast color; inc –increase; k – knit; k2tog – knit 2 stitches together; MC – main color; mm –millimeter; p – purl;
psso – pass slipped stitch over stitch just made; st(s) – stitch(es); yo – yarn over

Tips

Leave open one seam to make this project a beautiful tree skirt or sew all the seams and gather the center closed for a wonderfully soft and warm holiday throw!