Monday, November 17, 2014

Crocheted Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

This is the hexagon Christmas tree skirt that goes underneath our family room tree every year.  My pattern is on my blog here.   I also cut and pasted it to the bottom of this post.

 The tree skirt in the photo below is made with a red, green, white variegated yarn that is usually available in the craft stores around the Christmas season.



I've had a few questions about the pattern, so here is a small tutorial.    Chain 27.  Turn.  Double crochet in the 4th chain from hook.





Your work should look like this after you have done the double crochet. 



In next chain do double crochet - chain 1 - double crochet.  The black arrow shows the stitches from your turning.  The green arrow is your first double crochet.  The blue arrow is the double crochet - chain 1 - double crochet.



You continue the pattern until it is the size desired for your tree.  On each round you do your double crochet - chain 1 - double crochet in the "hole" from the row below.



If the ends of your rows don't look straight, count the number of stitches you've done in the beginning and end wedge.   Your first row should have 3 DCs in the first and last partial wedge.  The second row should have 4 DCs in the first and last partial wedge.  In each row be sure to start your first double crochet where I have the first black arrow marked number 1.



You should have 6 "holes" in your tree skirt.  This forms the hexagon.  At the bottom of the photo you will see that you have two partial wedges.  These go toward the back of the tree.  You can crochet a long chain to tie the tree skirt at the back of the tree, but I usually just lay it around the base of the tree and then overlap it without tying.  There is less crawling around on the floor that way.


Here is one that I made in all white Christmas yarn.  It doesn't really show in the photo, but there is a glittery silver thread in this yarn.


Here is a miniature tree skirt made from this pattern using Christmas variegated yarn.  Then I did 3 rounds of solid double crochets using plain red, white and green yarn.  


Crocheted Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt

About 15 ounces worsted weight yarn.  
Size I crochet hook  (I usually just use whatever the skein of yarn calls for)

Round 1:
Chain 27  Turn.
Double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook;  *in next chain work (DC, chain 1, DC) (for the corners); double crochet in each of the next 3 chains; repeat from * four times; then work (DC, chain 1, DC) in next chain, double crochet in each of the last 2 chains, chain 3 turn.  Now that is the hard part..... (I tried to count the chains

Rounds 2-???
Skip 1st double crochet, double crochet in each double crochet around, working (DC, chain 1, DC) in each chain 1 space from the previous row.  Chain 3 and turn at the end.

Keep going until the skirt is the size you want.  For my big tree I did 46 rounds.  For smaller trees I did 30 rounds. 

I hope the tutorial helps answer some questions.  If not, email me at lakrug@comcast.net and leave an email address where I can write you.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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