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Festive Crochet Tree Skirt

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand Holiday Homespun Yarn:
    • 2 skeins wreath (A)
    • 1 skein mistletoe (B)
  • Size K-10.5 crochet hook
  • Large-eye blunt needle

GAUGE: Motif = 5-1/2" across.
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Beg CL (Beginning Cluster): Ch 3, (yo, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice; yo and draw through all loops on hook.

CL (cluster): (Yo, insert hook in indicated st or ch and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook.

DIRECTIONS:

MOTIF:

Make 20 with A and 9 with B.
Ch 4. Join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Beg CL in ring, *ch 3, CL, rep from * 4 more times, ch 3, join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 2: (Beg CL, ch 3, CL) in first ch-sp, ch 3 *(CL ch 3, CL) in next ch-sp, ch 3,
rep from * 5 more times, join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: (Beg CL, ch 3, CL) in first ch-sp, ch 3, CL in next ch-sp, ch 3, *(CL ch 3, CL) in next ch-sp, ch 3,
CL in next ch-sp, ch 3, rep from * 4 more times, join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.

HALF MOTIF:

Make 2 with B. Half Motif is worked back and forth in rows.
Ch 4. Join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Beg CL in ring, *ch3, 3-dc CL, rep from * once more, ch 3, dc into ring.
Rnd 2: Turn. Beg CL in first ch-sp, ch 3, CL in each of next 2 ch-sps, CL in next sp, ch 3, dc in beg ch of Row 1.
Rnd 3: Turn. Beg CL in first ch-sp, *CL in next ch-sp, (CL ch 3, CL) in next ch-sp, ch 3 rep from * once more,
dc in beg ch of Row 2.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across straight edge of Motif. Fasten off.

FINISHING:

Join 15 A Motifs into a strip by sewing together along adjoining short sides.
Rep with 9 B Motifs. Sew a Half Motif to each end of B strip. Piece will curve as Strips are joined together.
Sew B strip to A strip. Sew remaining 5 A Motifs into a strip and sew to B strip.

CORD TRIM:

Make 5 chs with B and 9 chs with A, each 14" long.
Thread B chs through ch-sps of Rnd 3 of each A Motif in 5-motif strip.
Thread A chs through ch-sps of Rnd 3 of each B Motif. Weave in ends.

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