The Weekly Featured Pattern is the “Stitch Sampler Christmas Tree Skirt” brought to you by Marsha YarnDoodles.
Wrap your tree in a holiday hug with this stunning Christmas tree skirt. The variety of textures makes this stitch sampler tree skirt gorgeous whether you make it all in 1 color or use 2 or more colors!! The pattern is written so that the different textured sections are interchangeable. Between that & being able to use any number of color combinations, it results in endless possibilities for creating a unique and beautiful tree skirt to add the perfect flair to your holiday style.
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Small amounts of cotton worsted yarn – white, yellow and tan/ivory (desired color for face).
Size G crochet hook
Rattle insert (column rattles fit better)
Rnd 1: With tan (ivory) yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc). Do not join.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc).
Rnd 3-5: Work even on 12 sc.
Rnd 6: Dec around (6 st).
Rnd 7: Work even on 6 sc. Join. Fasten off.
Rnd 8: Attach white yarn. 2 sc in each st around (12 st).
Rnd 9: *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc next st,* repeat twice (15 st).
Rnd 10: Work even on 15 sc.
Rnd 11: *Sc in next 4 st, inc next st,* repeat twice (18 sc).
Rnd 12: Work even on 18 sc.
Rnd 13: *Sc in next 5 st, inc next st,* repeat twice (21 sc).
Rnd 14: Work even on 21 sc.
Rnd 15: *Sc in next 6 sc, inc,* repeat twice (24 sc).
Rnd 16: Work even on 24 sc.
Rnd 17: *Sc in next 7 sc, inc,* repeat twice (27 sc).
Rnd 18: Work even on 27 sc.
Rnd 19: *Sc in next 8 sc, inc,* repeat twice (30 sc).
Rnd 20: Work even on 30 sc. Join with sl st.
Rnd 21: Working through back loops only, *sc, dec,* repeat around (20 sc). Stuff with Fiberfil and rattle insert.
Rnd 22: Working in both loops, *sc, dec,* repeat until closed. Fasten off.
Return to unused loop of Rnd 21. *Sc, sk 1 st, 4 dc in next st, sk 1 st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. Weave in all ends.
Rnd 1: With yellow yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in same sc, 2 dc in each of next 2 st. Leave remaining 3 st unworked. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3: Dc in 1st st, *2 dc next st, dc next st,* repeat, 2 dc in top of ch-3. Fasten off. Repeat Rows 2-3 on unworked sc of Rnd 1. Sew to back of angel. Weave in ends.
Rnd 1: With yellow or gold yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each ch around (12 sc).
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (24 sc).
Rnds 5-6: Work even on 24 sc.
Rnd 7: *Dec, sc next 2 sts,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnd 8: *Dec, sc,* repeat around (12 sc).
Continue to work even on 12 sc until handle measures 3.5”. Join, end off yarn leaving 12” length for sewing. Stuff handle firmly with fiberfill and sew to bottom of angel. Sew at least 2 times around the handle to make sure it is secure.