This week we will be working on our edging and finishing up our tree skirts (yay!). I hope you have been loving the project so far! If you are just joining in now, you can find the patterns for the first two parts here …
Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern — Part 3: The Edging
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, U.S. to U.K. Crochet Conversion Chart.
Note: The edging is worked completely from the right side. Do not turn your work after each row; instead, fasten off and rejoin yarn in the first stitch from the previous row.
First off, join your white yarn in the back loop of the third single crochet of the corner grouping of the first square after your skirt opening as illustrated by the green arrow in image above and the blue arrow in Diagram A below.
Row 1: Ch 1, working in back loops only for the entire row, *work 1 sc in each of the next 33 sts, 3 sc in center sc of corner grouping below (see Diagram B), 1 sc in next 33 sts, sc2tog in first sc of corner grouping of current square and third sc from corner grouping of next square (see Diagram C), rep from * four more times, work 1 sc in each of the next 33 sts, 3 sc in center sc of corner grouping below, 1 sc in next 33 sts, Sl st in next st and fasten off.
Row 2: Join white in first sc of Row 1, ch 3, work 1 dc in each of the next 33 sts, 5 dc in center sc of sc grouping below, *1 dc in each of the next 69 sts, 5 dc in center sc of sc grouping below, rep from * four more times, work 1 dc in each of the next 34 sts, fasten off.
Row 3: Join red in the top of the beginning ch-3 from Row 2, ch 1, work 1 sc in same ch as join, ch 1, skip next st, *work 1 sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, rep from * 16 more times, work [1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc] in center dc of dc grouping below (see Diagram B), ch 1, skip next st, **work 1 sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, rep from ** 35 more times, work [1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc] in center dc of dc grouping below, ch 1, skip next st +, rep from ** to + four more times, ***work 1 sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, rep from *** 16 more times, 1 sc in last st, fasten off.
Row 4: Join white in first st of Row 3, ch 3, work 2 dc in each of the next 18 ch-1 sps, work 5 dc in ch-3 corner sp, *work 2 dc in each of the next 37 ch-1 sps, work 5 dc in ch-3 corner sp, rep from * four more times, work 2 dc in each of the next 18 ch-1 sps , work 1 dc in last st, fasten off.
Row 5: Join red in the top of the beginning ch-3 from Row 4, *work 1 sc in same ch as join and in each of the next 38 sts, work 3 sc in center dc of dc grouping below, *work 1 sc in each of the next 77 sts, work 3 sc in center dc of dc grouping below, rep from * four more times, work 1 sc in each st to the end, fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Block to shape if desired (see my tutorial How to Block Knit and Crochet Items).
I hope you love your new granny Christmas tree as much as I love mine! I would love to see your projects.
Feel free to share them on my Facebook page or tag me on Instagram … I would love to see them 🙂
Vicky G says
I love this pattern. Now I can’t wait for Christmas to put up my tree and put my beautiful tree skirt under it!!! Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern!!!
GISENALD CHARLES says
tHANKS FOR THE PATTERN. . WHAT ABOUT THE OPENING? NO BORDER.
How do you put the first and last grant square together? There are no instructions
Katrina Huitt says
I just read through your pattern. I had a few questions, I am still new to reading patterns. I hope to have this finished by next year in 2019
I wondered why you don’t turn with each row? Is that throughout?
Won’t the red yarn bleed onto the white yarn? I cannot find a cotton yarn that won’t.
Why is the center of the star left open?
Hi Katrina 🙂 I will try to help … the individual granny squares are worked in the round so there is no turning. Red yarn can bleed onto white depending on the type of yarn you buy. I used Bernat Handicrafter and haven’t had an issue with bleeding. I haven’t washed my tree skirt though so I don’t know how that would work. The center of the star is left open to go around the tree trunk. Hope this helps!
What are the finished measurements? Did I miss them ? I have totally enjoyed making this. I feel I could continue the edging to make it come out in the for more. I love this. Thanks for sharing.
Finished grannies measure approximately 10¼ in. × 10¼ in. each. Finished tree skirt measures approximately 46 in. from each point to the opposite point.
Is Row 5 done in BLO? The picture looks different from the instructions…
Lovely edging, Kara!!:)
This pattern is so fun, Kara!