Free Pattern – Ruffled Mini Tree Skirt

Everything’s better with ruffles! This Ruffled Mini Tree Skirt is only 12 inches in diameter, to fit a small, tabletop tree. Sew it closed, and it would look great under other decorations as well, or even as a trivet. Using only one color at a time, this easy design creates wedge shaped sections, surrounded by a ruffled edging.

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I made the sample using Red Heart Holiday yarn, which I had received free from Red Heart for another project. This yarn is now discontinued, but With Love Metallic is a good substitute


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Ruffled Mini Tree Skirt

4-medium 
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Materials:

Skill Level:

Easy – Simple stitches, short row shaping, some working in back loop only.

Size:

12 inches diameter.

Gauge:

15 sc x 18 rows = 4 inches (after blocking). Exact gauge is not critical, but yardage will vary with gauge.

Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • ch sp = chain space
  • RS = Right Side

Instructions:

With A, Ch 18

Wedge 1 (color A):

Row 1 (RS): Working in back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 chs, hdc in next 5 chs, dc in next 7 chs (17 sts)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 5 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked. (13 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in remaining st(s).

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 5 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked (11 sts)

Row 5: Repeat row 3

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next st, sc in next 4 skipped sts from previous rows, leaving remaining sts unworked. (15 sts)

Row 7: Repeat row 3

Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 3 sts, sc in remaining skipped sts from previous rows, changing to red. (17 sts)

Wedge 2 (color B):

Row 9 (RS): Working in back loops only, repeat row 3. (17 sts)

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Rows 10-16: Repeat rows 2-8, changing to A at the end of the last row.

Wedge 3 (color A):

Rows 17-24: With A, repeat 2nd wedge, changing to red at the end of the last row.

Wedges 4-8:

Repeat wedges 2-3 twice, then repeat wedge 2 once more.

Edging (color B):

Rnd 1 (RS):

Wedge 8 edge: Working in back loops only, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (17 sts)

Outside edge: Working in sides of rows, ch 1, 3 sc in each row, ch 1. (192 sts)

Wedge 1 edge: Working in bottom of foundation chain, sc in each st across. (17 sts)

Center circle: Working in sides of rows, ch 1, 2 sc in each row, ch 1, join with sl st to first st.  (16 sts)

Row 2 (RS): Do not turn. Ch 1, sc in each st across wedge 8 edge, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp, 2 dc in each st around outside edge, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, fasten off. (406 sts)

Finishing:

Wash and block.

Weave in all ends.

For a seamless appearance, overlap the edges at the opening, with the edging from wedge 1 laying on top of the edging from wedge 8.

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To make a trivet, sew the opening edges together, then sew through each stitch around the center circle and pull tightly to close.

 


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