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Wrap your holiday tree in the simple elegance of this textured tree skirt. It’s made in Red Heart Holiday yarn, which is soft and puffy with a festive shimmer. Seed stitch gives it a subtle, all over texture, highlighted by lacy corner increases. The ribbon-like border adds a splash of color, finished with a decorative fan and picot edge.

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Textured Tree Skirt

4-medium 
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Materials:

 

Difficulty:

Easy – Worked in the round, basic stitches. Edging uses spike stitches, but tutorial links are provided.

Sizes:

Instructions are given for a diameter (point to point) of 36 inches, with changes for 48 and 60 inches in [ ]. For all 3 sizes, the center hole is about 5 inches in diameter, not counting the edging.

Gauge:

 13 sc x 15 rows = 4″. Exact gauge is not critical. You can use the first few rows as your gauge swatch – after row 4, your piece should be approximately 8 inches across from corner to corner, including the center hole. The center hole should be about 5″.

Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • spdc = spike double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp(s) = space(s)

Recommended Resources:

Special Stitches:

  • Picot: Sl st in indicated st or sp, ch 3, sl st in same st or sp.
  • Spike double crochet (spdc): Yarn over, Insert hook in indicated stitch (3 rows below next st), draw up loop to height of current row, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice, skip the st directly above the spdc.  Note: The spdc is worked around (not in front of or behind) the stitches above it.

 

Instructions:

Skirt:

Row 1 (RS): Ch 55, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in same ch, *(sc in next ch, dc in next ch) 4 times, ch 2, dc in next ch, repeat from * 4 more times, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) 4 times. (55 sts, 5 sps)

Note: Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as a dc.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, sc in first (same) st, *(dc in next sc, sc in next dc) across to next sp, ch 2, sc in sp, ch 2, sc in next dc, repeat from * 4 more times, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) across to last st, dc in last st. (61 sts, 10 sps)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, sc in first (same) st, *dc in next sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across to next sp, sc in sp, ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sp, repeat from * 4 more times, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across to last st, sc in last st. (67 sts, 5 sps)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, dc in same st, *(sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across to next sp, ch 2, sc in sp, ch 2, dc in next sc, repeat from * 4 more times, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across to last st, sc in last st. (73 sts, 10 sps).

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, dc in same st, *sc in next dc, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) across to next sp, sc in sp, ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sp, rep from * 4 more times, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across. (79 sts, 5 sps)

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, sc in first (same) st, *dc in next sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across to st before next sp, sc in next sc,  ch 2, sc in sp, ch 2, sc in next sc, repeat from * 4 more times, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) across to last st, dc in last st. (85 sts, 10 sps)

Rows 7 – 42 [58, 74] : Repeat rows 3-6 nine [thirteen, seventeen] more times, changing to red at end of last row. (on last row: 301 [397, 493] sts, 10 sps)

Border:

Spike stitches - Textured Tree Skirt - StitchesNScraps.com

Row 1 (RS): With red, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, *sc in each st across to next sp, sc in sp, ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sp, repeat from * 4 more times, sc in each st across, change to cream in last st. (307 [403, 499] sts, 5 sps)

Row 2: With cream, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, *sc in each st across to next sp, ch 2, sc in sp, ch 2, repeat from * 4 more times, sc in each st across, changing to red in last st. (313 [409, 505] sts, 10 sps).

36″ only:

Note: Multiple of 5 sts + 3 on row 2.

Row 3: With red: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, *(ch 1, sk next st, sc in next 4 sts) 10 times, ch 1, sk next st,** sc in next sp, ch 2 (corner), sk next sc, sc in next sp, rep from * 5 more times ending at ** on last repeat, sc in last st. (253 sts, 66 ch-1 sps, 5 corner sps).

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, *sc in each st and sp across to next corner sp, ch 2, sc in corner sp, ch 2, repeat from * 4 more times, sc in each st and sp across, changing to cream in last st. (325 sts, 10 sps).

Row 5: With cream, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *sk next st, 5 spdc in skipped st 3 rows below next st, (sk next 4 sts, 5 spdc in skipped st 3 rows below next st) 10 times, sk next st,** sk next sp, ch 2, sk next st, sk next sp, repeat from * 5 more times ending at ** on last repeat, sc in last st. Mark last st for later joining. (332 sts, 5 sps)

Row 6: Turn, picot in first sc, ch 2, *(sl st in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, picot in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, sl st in next dc) 11 times, ch 2,** picot in next sp, ch 2, repeat from * 5 more times, ending at ** on last repeat, picot in last st. (73 picots)

Fasten off.

48″ only:

Note: Multiple of 5 sts + 4 on row 2.

Row 3: With red: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, *(ch 1, sk next st, sc in next 4 sts) 13 times, ch 1, sk next st,** sc in next st, sc in next sp, ch 2 (corner), sk next sc, sc in next sp, rep from * 5 more times ending at ** on last repeat, sc in last 2 sts. (331 sts, 84 ch-1 sps, 5 corner sps).

Row 4: Repeat as for row 4 of 36″ size. (421 sts,10 sps)

Row 5: With cream, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *sk next st, 5 spdc in skipped st 3 rows below next st, (sk next 4 sts, 5 spdc in skipped st 3 rows below next st) 13 times, sk next 2 sts,** sc in next sp, ch 1, sk next st, sc in next sp, repeat from * 5 more times ending at ** on last repeat, sc in last st. Mark last st for later joining. (431 sts, 5 sps)

Row 6: Turn, picot in first sc, *ch 3, sk next sc, (sl st in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, picot in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, sl st in next dc) 14 times, ch 3, sk next sc,** picot in next sp, repeat from * 5 more times, ending at ** on last repeat, picot in last st. (91 picots)

Fasten off.

60″ only:

Note: Multiple of 5 sts on row 2.

Row 3: With red: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, *sc in next st, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next 4 sts) 16 times, ch 1, sk next st,** sc in next st, sc in next sp, ch 2 (corner), sk next sc, sc in next sp, rep from * 5 more times ending at ** on last repeat, sc in last 2 sts. (409 sts, 102 ch-1 sps, 5 corner sps).

Row 4: Repeat as for row 4 of 36″ size. (517 sts, 10 sps)

Row 5: With cream, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, *sk next 2 sts, 5 spdc in skipped st 3 rows below next st, (sk next 4 sts, 5 spdc in skipped st 3 rows below next st) 16 times, sk next 2 sts,** sc in next sp, ch 2, sk next sc, ch 2, sc in next sp, repeat from * 5 more times ending at ** on last repeat, 2 sc in last st. Mark last st for later joining. (524 sts, 10 sps)

Row 6: Turn, picot in first sc, ch 3, sk next sc, *(sl st in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, picot in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, sl st in next dc) 17 times,** ch 3, sk next sc, picot in next sp, ch 3, sk next sc, repeat from * 5 more times, ending at ** on last repeat, ch 3, sk next sc, picot in last sc. (109 picots).

Inside Edging:

With RS facing, join cream in marked st.

Join at marked stitch - Textured Tree Skirt - StitchesNScraps.com

  • Ch 1, working in sides of rows, work 60 [80, 100] sc evenly spaced to bottom of row 1 of skirt (60 [80, 100] sc)
  • Ch 1, working along bottom of row 1 (around center hole), sc in bottom of each ch across. (54 sc)
  • Ch 1, working in sides of rows, work 60 [80, 100] sc evenly spaced to beginning of rnd, sl st in first st of round, fasten off. (60 [80, 100] sc)

 

Weave in all ends.

Note: Washing and blocking or drying flat is recommended, as it will make the lacy sections open up.

Optional: For a little extra decorative touch, consider adding these Little Frog closures along the opening.

Optional Frog Closure - Textured Tree Skirt - StitchesNScraps.com


I hope you enjoy the pattern. Thanks to gtcmom for testing it!

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