Are you looking for a way to add some farmhouse flair to the bottom of your Christmas Tree?
This is why I came up with this beginner-friendly crochet tree skirt!
When I was looking to make a crochet tree skirt for my own tree, I could not find many crochet patterns . . . or at least none that quite fit my style. I found a beautiful already made knit tree skirt at a popular high-end store, but I didn’t want to pay that price, so I decided to make my own crochet version!
This tree skirt is crocheted without a seam. You will be turning your work at the end of each row, and the beginning chains allow for the tree stand hole.
The buttons are then added on at the end once finished crocheting. The button holes are the spaces between the double crochets to customize the button placements.
I love using Lion Brand yarn to crochet! My all time favorite yarn to work with is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. I love the wool blend and how thick and cozy the yarn looks.
I was trying to create a thick, cozy, sweater-like tree skirt, so this is why I chose this color. I wanted it extra bulky, so I used two strands held together, which makes the skirt extra chunky.
Because 2 strands are held together to make the skirt, the tree skirt works up super fast! I am able to make the 42” skirt in just a few hours.
I wanted to design a tree skirt that would be modern and mirror the high-end designs I had seen in retail stores, but I wanted to keep it beginner-friendly. This skirt uses simple stitches, yet creates a modern feel and texture.
The pattern is an experienced beginner design because you need to be comfortable crocheting with a large hook and holding 2 strands together.
To make the skirt, you will need-
US Q/15.75mm crochet hook
Approximately 750/950/1200 yards of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick – “Fisherman”
Five/six/seven buttons (minimum 1.25 inch diameter)
5 sts = 4”
4 rows = 4”
US Crochet Terms Used
ch – Chain
st/sts – Stitch/Stitches
sl st – Slip Stitch
dc – Double Crochet
dcFLO – Double Crochet Front Loop Only
There are 3 sizes included in the tree skirt – 42”, 50”, and 58” in diameter. Depending on the size of your tree determines what size to make. As a rough estimate, I usually make the 42” skirt for trees 4.5’-6.5’. For trees 6.5’-8.5’ I will make the 50” skirt, and for trees larger than 8.5’ I make the 58” skirt. You can make the tree skirt bigger than 58” if you continue increasing in the same pattern.
In this pattern, the ch 2 does not count as a stitch. And when doing the slip stitch rows, make sure you slip stitch loosely otherwise your “circle” will not lay flat.
Now we are ready to get started!
Using a 15.75 mm/Q hook and 2 strands of yarn
Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc 1, *2 dc in the same st, dc 1*, repeat across, do not join, turn (30 sts)
Row 2: sl st across, turn (30 sts)
Row 3: ch 2, *dcFLO 1, 2 dcFLO in the same st*, repeat across, turn (45 sts)
Turn the skirt towards you to see the front loop of the slip stitch from the previous row
This pushes the double crochet from two rows below forward and shows off the pretty v which makes it look more like a knit stitch.
Row 4: sl st across, turn (45 sts)
Row 5: ch 2, *2 dcFLO in the same st, dcFLO 2* repeat across, turn (60 sts)
Row 6: sl st across, turn (60 sts)
Row 7: ch 2, *dcFLO 5, 2 dcFLO in the same st*, repeat across, turn (70 sts)
Row 8: sl st across, turn (70 sts)
Row 9: ch 2, *2 dcFLO in the same st, dcFLO 6*, repeat across, turn (80 sts)
Row 10: sl st across, turn (80 sts)
Row 11: ch 2, *dcFLO 7, 2 dcFLO in the same st*, repeat across, turn (90 sts)
Row 12: sl st across, turn (90 sts)
Row 13: ch 2, *2 dcFLO in the same st, dcFLO 8*, repeat across, turn (100 sts)
Row 14: sl st across, turn (100 sts)
Row 15: ch 2, *dcFLO 9, 2 dcFLO in the same st*, repeat across, turn (110 sts)
Row 16: sl st across, turn (110 sts)
Row 17: ch 2, *2 dcFLO in the same st, dcFLO 10*, repeat across, turn (120 sts)
Row 18: sl st across, turn (120 sts)
Fasten off if desired diameter is 42”. Weave in ends.
The finished tree skirt looks like a “slice” of the pizza was taken out. This is to allow room for the base of the stand. When you place the two edges together, it creates a small dome for the stand.
Continue on if you want the tree skirt larger.
Row 19: ch 2, *dcFLO 11, 2 dcFLO in the same st*, repeat across, turn (130 sts)
Row 20: sl st across, turn (130 sts)
Row 21: ch 2, *2 dcFLO in the same st, dcFLO 12*, repeat across, turn (140 sts)
Row 22: sl st across, turn (140 sts)
Fasten off if desired diameter is 50”. Weave in ends.
Row 23: ch 2, *dcFLO 13, 2 dcFLO in the same st*, repeat across, turn (150 sts)
Row 24: sl st across, turn (150 sts)
Row 25: ch 2, *2 dcFLO in the same st, dcFLO 14*, repeat across, turn (160 sts)
Row 26: sl st across, turn (160 sts)
Fasten off if desired diameter is 58”. Weave in ends.
ASSEMBLY AND BUTTONS
Attach buttons along one edge of the skirt. For the 42” skirt, attach 5 buttons, 6 buttons if you make the 50”, and 7 buttons if you made the 58” skirt. The buttons are spaced every other row and the last button should be attached on the end of Row 18, 22, or 26.
Insert the button into a dc st on the opposite side of the “circle” to close.
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