Sunday, July 10, 2016

Christmas Pine Tree Skirt Free Crochet Pattern


Crochet pattern Christmas Pine Tree Skirt
Christmas Pine Tree Skirt

If you have any questions, you are welcome to join my Crafting Friends Designs CAL group on Facebook.  If you don't have a Facebook account, you're welcome to comment on this post and I will help the best I can.  


This pattern is available in PDF form HERE on Ravelry for only $1.95.  Be sure to add it to your favorites!

Skill Level:   I would consider this an Intermediate skill level though I will have many photos showing stitch placement.  


Crochet hook: Size I/9-5.50mm
Finished Size: 4' diameter

Yarn: I used Deborah Norville Everyday yarn  
 - 2 skeins (406 yrds) Pine Green
 - 5 skeins (1015 yrds) White
You are welcome to use a single color or more than 2 colors.  Have fun with it and make it in colors you will love for a long time.  Other 4ww yarns will also work, your size may vary based on the yarn though unless you watch your gauge and adjust your hook size accordingly. 

Gauge: I will have a few gauge check points along the way so you can adjust your hook size if needed to reach the 4' diameter.

Other materials needed:
1. Yarn needle to weave in ends securely

2. 4 buttons with needle and matching thread for securing
    - I used 1" barrel shaped buttons and secured them to the double crochet rows.  You could use larger buttons and secure them to the treble crochet rows or you could even go without if you prefer
3. sewing needle and thread to stitch on buttons




Stitches:
ch - chain
yo - yarn over
st(s) - stitch(es)
sc - single crochet
       insert hook into indicated stitch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both 
       loops on hook
reverse sc - reverse single crochet
       working from left to right instead of right to left, insert hook into indicated stitch, 
       yo and draw up a loop, yo d draw through both loops on hook
hdc - half double crochet
       yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through all 
       3 loops on hook
dc - double crochet
       yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 
       loops, yo and draw through remaining 2 loops
tr - treble crochet
       yo twice, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw 
       through 2 loops, yo and draw through next 2 loops, yo and draw through remaining 
       2 loops
dtr - double treble crochet
       yo 3 times, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook) 
       (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times
ttr - triple treble crochet
       yo 4 times, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo and draw up a loop (6 loops on hook) 
       (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 5 times
PTst - Pine Tree stitch (photos shown for stitch placement)
       Ch 1, ttr, ch 1, 

dtr in 4th horizontal bar of previous ttr, ch 1, (insert your hook where the stitch marker is)

tr in 3rd horizontal bar of previous dtr, ch 1, (insert your hook where the stitch marker is)

dc in 2nd horizontal bar of previous tr, ch 2, (insert your hook where the stitch marker is)

hdc in horizontal bar of previous dc, ch 1, (insert your hook where the stitch marker is)

dc in 2nd horizontal bar of previous tr, ch 1, (insert your hook where the stitch marker is)

tr in 3rd horizontal bar of previous dtr, ch 1, (insert your hook where the stitch marker is)

dtr in 4th horizontal bar of previous ttr, ch 1 in indicated stitch (insert your hook where the stitch marker is)

Pine Tree Stitch complete:

BPtr4tog - Back Post Treble Four Together
       *sk next ch space, yo twice, insert hook around post of next st, from back to front to 
       back, and pull up a loop, [yo and pull through 2 loops] 2x* repeat from *to* 3 more
       times, yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook

BPtr8tog - Back Post Treble Eight Together
       *yo twice, insert hook around post of next st, from back to front to back, and pull up 
       a loop, [yo and pull through 2 loops]2x, sk ch space,* repeat from *to* 3 more times, 
       skip next (ch 1, sc, ch 1), repeat from *to* 4 times, yo and pull through all 9 loops on 
       hook

FPtr4tog - Front Post Treble Four Together
       work the same as BPtr4tog except insert hook from front to back to front around 
       post of indicated stitch

FPtr8tog - Front Post Treble Eight Together
       work the same as BPtr8tog except insert hook from front to back to front around 
       post of indicated stitch

Note: 
If you are comfortable working with 3 skeins of yarn attached to your project at the same time, do not fasten off your yarn at the end of each color section.  At the end of row 2, drop your white yarn and pick up your green yarn.  At the end of row 3, drop your green yarn and pick up a new skein of white yarn.  You will just carry the unused yarn up the edge of the tree skirt and work over it when you work the border.  This will help so you won't have so many ends to weave in when you're finished.  


 
Pattern
With White
Begin with a HDC foundation chain of 57
If you are unfamiliar with how to work a foundation chain, click HERE for a photo tutorial here on my blog.  If you prefer to work a basic chain, chain 59, turn and HDC in 2nd chain from hook and each ch across ending with 57 

       
Row 1: With White
Ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch across (57 hdc)

Row 2: (right side) With White
Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first st, dc in next 3 sts, 4 dc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, *7 dc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st,* repeat from *to* 10x, 4dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts

Row 3: With Green
Ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 sts, skip next 3 sts, PTst in next st, sk next 3 sts, *sc in next st, skip next 3 sts, PTst in next st, skip next 3 sts,* repeat from *to* 10x, sc in next 5 sts
(12 Pine Trees)


Row 4: With White
Ch 4 (counts as dtr), turn, skip next st, dtr in next 3 sts, skip next st, BPtr4tog over next 4 sts,
*ch 5, sc around next ch-2, ch 5, BPtr8tog over next 8 sts (skipping the SC between the 2 PTsts),* 
repeat from *to* 10x, ch 5, sc around next ch-2, ch 5, BPtr4tog over next 4 sts, skip next sc, dtr in end 4 sts

Gauge check: 12" diameter 

Row 5: With White
Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next 3 sts, 4 dc in next st

sc around next ch-5, 7 dc in next sc, 

*sc around next ch-5, 7 dc in top of next BPtr8tog, 

sc around next ch-5, 7 dc in next sc,*  repeat from *to* 10x, sc around next ch-5, 4 dc in top of next BPtr4tog, dc in next 3 sts and in end ch-4 (23 - 7dc & 2 - 4dc)

Row 6: With Green
Repeat Row 3 repeating the *to* section 22x instead of 10
(24 Pine Trees)

Row 7: (wrong side) With White
Ch 4 (counts as dtr), turn, skip next st, dtr in next 3 sts, skip next st, FPtr4tog over next 4 sts, *ch 4, sc around next ch-2, ch 4, FPtr8tog over next 8 sts (skipping the sc between the 2 PTsts),* repeat from *to* 22x, ch 4, sc around next ch-2, ch 4, FPtr4tog over next 4 sts, skip next sc, dtr in end 4 sts 

Gauge Check: 19" diameter

Row 8: With White
Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, 4 dc in next st, skip next ch-4, sc in next sc, *skip next ch-4, 7 dc in top of next FPtr8tog, skip next ch-4, sc in next sc,* repeat from *to* 22x, skip next ch-4, 4 dc in top of next FPtr4tog, dc in end 4 sts  (23 - 7dc & 2 - 4dc)

Row 9: With Green
Repeat Row 3 instructions repeating the *to* section 22x instead of 10  (24 Pine Trees)

Row 10: With White
Repeat Row 4 instructions repeating the *to* section 22x instead of 10

Gauge Check: 23" diameter


Row 11: With White
Repeat Row 5 instructions repeating the *to* section 22x instead of 10 (47 - 7dc & 2 - 4dc)

Row 12: With Green
Repeat Row 3 instructions repeating the *to* section 46x instead of 10 (48 Pine Trees)

Row 13: With White
Repeat Row 7 instructions repeating the *to* section 46x instead of 10 

Row 14: With White
Repeat Row 8 instructions repeating the *to* section 46x instead of 10 (47 - 7dc & 2 - 4dc)

Row 15: With Green
Repeat Row 3 instructions repeating the *to* section 46x instead of 10 (48 Pine Trees)

Row 16: With White
Ch 4 (counts as dtr), turn, skip next st, dtr in next 3 sts, skip next st, BPtr4tog over next 4 sts, *ch 4, sc around next ch-2, ch 4, BPtr8tog over next 8 sts (skipping the SC between the 2 PTsts),* repeat from *to* 46x, ch 4, sc around next ch-2, ch 4, BPtr4tog over next 4 sts, skip next sc, dtr in end 4 sts

Gauge Check: 33" diameter

Row 17: With White
Repeat Row 8 instructions repeating the *to* section 46x

Row 18: With Green
Repeat Row 3 instructions repeating the *to* section 46x (48 Pine Trees)

Row 19: With White
Repeat Row 7 instructions repeating the *to* section 46x

Gauge Check: 38" diameter

Row 20: With White
Repeat Row 8 instructions repeating the *to* section 46x  (47 - 7dc & 2 - 4dc)

Row 21: With Green
Repeat Row 3 instructions repeating the *to* section 46x (48 Pine Trees)

Row 22: With White
Repeat Row 4 instructions repeating the *to* section 46x

Row 23: With White
Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, work 5 hdc around each ch-5 across skipping the sc's and BPtr8tog's, hdc in end 3 dtr and in end ch-4

Row 24: With White
Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across

Row 25: With White
Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts,* repeat from *to* across to end 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in end 3 sts

Border
Row 26: With White
Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across, rotate to work up first edge, work 3 hdc in corner st, hdc evenly to center corner, rotate, work 3 hdc in corner st, hdc between each st of the foundation chain, work 3 hdc in corner st, rotate to work down second edge, hdc evenly to outer corner, work 3 hdc in corner st, sl st to beginning st of this round, fasten off white

Row 27: With Green
Ch 1, turn, working across the outer edge, reverse sc around entire skirt, sl st to beginning st

 Fasten off and weave in ends

Stitch buttons to the dc rows of the edge on one side and use the dc's of the opposite side of skirt as button holes.


Christmas Pine Tree Skirt crochet pattern
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14 comments:

  1. Do you start with the main color or the tree color?

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    1. I fixed the post and will be sure to add each color change. I thought I had it there.
      I start with the white

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  2. Yes, Jaclie777 has a good question b/c the pattern calls for more than double on the white, so we do need to know which one you do the foundation starting chain with.

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  3. Otherwise, it looks good, and I'm looking forward to it. :>)

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  4. How do we join? Do we check everyday for the next part of the pattern?

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    1. Hi Kim,
      I will just be posting 1 row each day on this post, so you can check in here everyday when you're ready to work on it.
      If you're on Facebook, you can join the CAL group to ask questions if needed and post progress photos https://www.facebook.com/groups/531832953690041/

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  6. Hi, I am slightly late starting, b/c I had to deal with a yarn issue (ripped out a forgotten WIP project to use the white from it b/c it has a bumpy texture that will actually look like snow - thought it would be pretty, plus I have practically the exact amount of white that this calls for & also means I didn't have to go buy more, LOL, #repurposing!), and now I am ready. Your photo tutorial link for the foundation chain keeps taking me to a different website - overstock.com to be exact. I went to the FB page and I am pending a "joining" request. I have done foundation chains before, but was long ago. I can look at a different example, but I thought I would let you know, in case you weren't aware.

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  7. You know what? Never mind, it just suddenly worked. There is something wonky about either my browser or this sight, LOL. Sorry!

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    1. Hi Kelly, You're not going crazy, I saw your comment and hurried to fix it. I had the links set on "HDC Foundation Chain" and "Click Here". I think you were clicking on "Photo Tutorial" so I hurried and added the link on that too just in case.
      Thanks for letting me know!

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    2. Yep! Thanks! I'm liking this. It's my 1st CAL & also new to the PT stitch. Did you make it up?

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    3. I'm happy you joined! No, I didn't make this stitch up. It is in the Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia book that Robyn Chachula did. I've always wanted to try it.

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  8. Do you have photos of this in one color?

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    1. Hi Donnisha,
      I'm sorry, I don't have photos of this in a single color. I made the green/white one and the pink/white one and all the photos I've seen from others making it have used multiple colors.
      It would be pretty though!

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