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On the first day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me…this Crochet Poinsettia Tree Skirt from Premier Yarns!
Poinsettia Tree Skirt
Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team
72” x 72”
Premier® Yarns Premier Home™ Cotton Glitz (83% cotton, 15% polyester, 2% metallic; 280gm/490 yds)
- #77-03 Green Gold (MC) – 3 balls
- #77-01 Silver White (CC1) – 2 balls
- #77-02 Red Gold (CC2) – 2 balls
Hook: US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle
Motif = 6½” x 7½”
Save time, check your gauge.
Spike Cluster (SP-CL): [Yo, insert hk in ch-1 sp 2 rows below, yo and bring up a loose lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hk] 3 times, yo and draw through all lps on hk.
With CC, ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc throughout), dc in ring, [ch 2, 2 dc in ring] 5 times, ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join – 6 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 2: Sl st to 1st ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, [ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 5 times, ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join – 6 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, [dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1] 5 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join. Fasten off. Cut CC.
Rnd 4: Join MC in any ch-2 corner sp, ch 5 (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), dc in same sp, * dc in next 3 dc, work SP-CL in ch-1 sp from Rnd 2, dc in next 3 dc, ** (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * 5 more times, ending last rep at **, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 to join. Fasten off.
Join as you go: To join Motifs as you make then, rather than sewing them together at the end, on Rnd 4, when you reach a corner with an existing Motif to join to, replace a ch with a sl st in the adjoining Motif. Each corner if joined to 2 Motifs, if both Motifs are ready to be joined to, then replace the ch-2 with a sl st in the 1st Motif, then a sl st in the 2nd Motif.
Make 108 Motifs,66 with CC1 for Rnds 1-3 and 42 with CC2 for Rnds 1-3. Join them into a Tree Skirt as shown on the Assembly Diagram, leaving an opening along the dark black line to allow Tree Skirt to be placed around tree.
With MC, work 1 rnd of single crochet around outer edge of Tree Skirt, back opening, and inner edge.
Weave in ends.
CC contrasting color
dc double crochet
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
yo yarn over
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(3 Green/Gold balls, 2 Silver/White balls, and 2 Red/Gold balls)
Premier Yarns is an international manufacturer and distributor of hi-quality yarns for knitting and crochet. Their products include incredibly soft yarns in a variety of weights, textures, colors and unique prints and are available in craft stores across the US and Canada.
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