October 28, 2009

SmoothFox's Christmas Tree Skirt - Free Pattern

SmoothFox’s Christmas Tree Skirt
Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox Copyright 2009 version 2.0

Hobby Lobby - I Love This Yarn! 4 ply Worsted Weight
Color A – Cranberry – 1 skein, 7oz, 364 yards
Color B – White - 2 skeins, 7oz, 364 yards
Color C – Forest - 1 skein, 7oz, 364 yards

Hook Size I 5.50 MM
Stitch Marker – One

Approximate size- 45” across point to point

SPECIAL STITCHES:
SDC - Standing Double Crochet: Place a slip knot on hook, YO, insert hook into designated stitch or space and pull up a loop, (YO, pull through two loops) two times.

V-Stitch: (dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated ch sp or between 2 stitches indicated.

Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated ch sp.

Double Crochet: DC
Back Loop: BL
Slip Stitch: SL ST

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SmoothFox Christmas Tree Skirt  Printable version link


INSTRUCTIONS:

(Note- first three chains of each ch-5 are considered a ch-3 sp to be used in Row 2.  Also note that there is no long beginning chain to start the project. It starts with the first ch-5 and keeps adding length with each ch-5)

Row  1:  Using color A, *[ch 5, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in 5th ch from hook] 12 times. Mark any st as right side.  Finish off.   (24 dc, 12 ch-3 sps)


Row  2:  RS - Join color B with a SDC see special stitches in 2nd ch of first ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch, shell see special stitches in the 2nd ch of each of the next 11 ch-3 sps.  Turn (48 dc)



Row  3:  WS - Sl st in next st, ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp, dc in next st, [sk 2 sts, dc in next st, shell in ch-2 sp, dc in next st] 11 times, sk last st.  Turn (72 dc)

Row  4:  RS - Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next st, shell in ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts, [sk 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, shell in ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts] 11 times, sk last st.  Finish Off. (96 dc)

NOTE: When you encounter the ch-2 sp, work as normal. Don’t work in BL of the ch-2 sp.


Row  5:  RS -  Sk 1st st, join color C with a SDC in BL of next st, dc in BL of next 2 sts, V-st see special stitches in ch-2 sp, dc in BL of next 3 sts, [sk 2 sts, dc in BL of next 3 sts, V-st in ch-2 sp, dc in BL of next 3 sts] 11 times, sk last st. Finish Off.  (96 dc)

Row  6:  RS -  Sk 1st st, join color A with a SDC in BL of next st, dc in BL of next 2 sts, Shell in ch-2 sp, dc in BL of next 3 sts, [sk 2 sts, dc in BL of next 3 sts, Shell in ch-2 sp, dc in BL of next 3 sts] 11 times, sk last st. Finish Off.  (120 dc)

NOTE: In this and all Rows you wish to change yarn colors, always start fresh color on RS, skip 1st st and join new color with a SDC stitch in the BL of the next st. Work remaining stitches of the first row of a new color in the BL only.

Row  7:  RS -  Sk 1st st, join color C with a SDC in BL of next st, dc in BL of next 3 sts, Shell in ch-2 sp, dc in BL of next 4 sts, [sk 2 sts, dc in BL of next 4 sts, Shell in ch-2 sp, dc in BL of next 4 sts] 11 times, sk last st. Finish Off.  (144 dc)

Row  8:  RS - Sk 1st st, join color B with a SDC in BL of next st, dc in BL of next 4 sts, V-st in ch-2 sp, dc in BL of next 5 sts, [sk 2 sts, dc in BL of next 5 sts, V-st in ch-2 sp, dc in BL of next 5 sts] 11 times, sk last st.  Turn (144 dc)

Row  9:  WS -  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, Shell in ch-2 sp, dc in next 5 sts, [sk 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, Shell in ch-2 sp, dc in next 5 sts] 11  times, sk last st. Turn  (168 dc)

Row  10:  RS -  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, Shell in ch-2 sp, dc in next 6 sts, [sk 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts, Shell in ch-2 sp, dc in next 6 sts] 11 times, sk last st.  Turn  (192 dc)

Row  11:  WS - Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, V-st in ch-2 sp, dc in next 7 sts, [sk 2 sts, dc in next 7 sts, V-st in ch-2 sp, dc in next 7 sts] 11 times, sk last st. Turn (192 dc)

Row  12:  RS -  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, Shell in ch-2 sp, dc in next 7 sts, [sk 2 sts, dc in next 7 sts, Shell in ch-2 sp, dc in next 7 sts] 11 times, sk last st.  Finish Off.  (216 dc)

Pattern has been established. In all rows you wish to change yarn colors, always start fresh color on RS, skip 1st st and join new color with a SDC stitch in the BL of the next st. Work remaining stitches of the first row of a new color in the BL only. When you encounter the ch-2 sp, work as normal. Don’t work in BL of the ch-2 sp. You should be able to work the afghan using the following information now. The number of DC will increase on each row as you work stitches in the ch-2 spaces.

Row 13: RS Cranberry - Use BL and Shell
Row 14: RS Forest - Use BL and V-St
Row 15: RS Cranberry - Use BL and Shell
Row 16: RS White - Use BL and Shell
Row 17: WS White - Use both loops and V-St
Row 18: RS White - Use both loops and Shell
Row 19: WS White - Use both loops and Shell
Row 20: RS White - Use both loops and V-St
Row 21: RS Forest - Use BL and Shell
Row 22: WS Forest - Use both loops and Shell
Row 23: RS Forest - Use both loops and V-St
Row 24: RS White - Use BL and Shell
Row 25: WS White - Use both loops and Shell
Row 26: RS White - Use both loops and V-St
Row 27: WS White - Use both loops and Shell
Row 28: RS White - Use both loops and Shell
Row 29: RS Cranberry - Use BL and V-St
Row 30: WS Cranberry - Use both loops and Shell
Row 31: RS Cranberry - Use both loops and Shell

If you’d like, you can make a chain, any length you’d like, using any color yarn and weave in and out of the gaps in round one and use this as a tie.

Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com ©2009

This pattern has been tested. Please notify me of any pattern corrections. I will answer any and all questions you may have with the instructions. Do not plagiarize this pattern. Please do not give it away, make copies or items for sale with this pattern. You may make items as gifts and for charity though.

This pattern is copyrighted by me and only with my express permission may you post pictures of items made from my pattern on a website. If you post items you make using this pattern on your blog or website, there must be a link back to my ETSY store where the pattern is sold and my name listed as the designer. 

13 comments:

Goldibug said...

Thanks for the pattern! I was going to design my own this year and now I don't have to!

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Unique2wh0 said...

Very pretty!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful patterns :)

Mainely4Knitting said...

Awesome, Donna - another pattern that leaves nothing out! Keep up the great work!

-Marie
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Anonymous said...

How much yarn is used? It lists 3 colors but not how much I need.

Kari Davies said...

Thanks so much for posting this pattern! I made it for my in-laws for Christmas and they loved it! I posted a picture on my blog (http://kariscraftsonline.blogspot.com) with a link to your site.

Anonymous said...

Appreciate this well written pattern, with photos
excellent for all levels!
Lorraine

Christine said...

Thanks for this pattern. I am always looking for something unique and this definitely fits the bill.

Anonymous said...

Nice pattern - Thank you. I made it for my son and his girlfriend with solid white (sparkle wool) and trimmed it with white fun fur. They love it. I'm going to try it again for myself with gold crochet cotton. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Flo

Anonymous said...

WOW!! My mom had made a tree skirt that we used every yr growing up, looks exactly like this!! Thank you for sharing the pattern so I can make one of my own!

Anonymous said...

Love this! It is very pretty. It is going to be my next major project! (I just started crocheting)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern. I was thinking about crocheting a tree skirt for myself for next Christmas. I was having trouble creating a pattern and, I didn't like most of the ones I had found on the Internet. This is beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I was looking for an easy pattern for a tree skirt :) Thanks to you I found one!

Anonymous said...

Can I use 8ply yarn as I have a ton of it and want to use it all up, Also I'm an Aussie so the stitch will be different won;'t it?

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