Boughs of Holly Tree Skirt


Deck your tree with the Boughs of Holly Tree Skirt! The delicate pattern adds a Classic Christmas feel, resembling hanging garland and bulbs. Keep the ruffle hem the same color, or add an accent to modify to the holiday vibe that best suits your tree.


Better late than never, right? I tried SO. HARD. to get this pattern complete before Christmas- but rather than stressing myself out with everything else going on, I gave myself some grace and figured it would be well received regardless of when I shared it with all of you! Plus, now you have a whole 11 months to work on it so it's ready for your tree (or whomever else you might make it for) next year!


When it comes to Christmas décor, I'm more of a classic girl myself. Not that the modern stuff isn't pretty- it just doesn't say Christmas! to me in the way I'd like. That's why I wanted something in classic colors and a delicate look.


I've been wanting to make a Tree Skirt for a while but could never settle on the design. This year, inspiration hit! I've had some pretty duddy tree skirts since I've been living on my own. For whatever reason I cannot bring myself to buy the ones I like because I think spending $50 on a tree skirt is too much. Which is ironic because after the yarn cost and crochet hours on this bad boy- I certainly spent WAY more than that! But, it's different, right? ;)


I used Caron Simply Soft yarn for this project and I def recommend it if you make one. It's a nice heavy weight for something like this, it's not as bulky looking as other 4 weights and the sheen glimmers perfectly under the tree lights! I used their "Party" Simply Soft yarn for the ruffle hem because it had a little extra sparkle- and nothing says Christmas like glitter and sparkles!


Happy Crocheting!

~Dana







Pattern:


The finished skirt is 44" in diameter with a 7" hole.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate (or skilled beginner)


Materials:


  • 5 mm hook

  • Weight 4 Yarn – 4 skeins (1,260 yds) of Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Red

  • Weight 4 Yarn – 3 skeins (492 yards) of Caron Simply Soft Party in Snow Sparkle

  • Yarn Needle

  • Stitch Markers *Recommended for counting

Abbreviations:

SC : Single Crochet

HDC: Half Double Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

CH: Chain

SL ST: Slip Stitch

SP: Space

REP: Repeat

YO: Yarn Over

FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

BPDC2TOG: Back Post Double Crochet 2 together

DC2TOG: Double Crochet 2 Together

INC: Increase


Special Stitches:

V- Stitch- dc, ch 2, dc (in the same space)


Bobble Stitch- YO, insert the hook into the sp, YO, pull up a loop, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook. (There will be 2 loops on the hook at this point.) YO, insert hook in same sp, YO, pull up a loop, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook 4 more times. (There will be 6 loops on hook.) YO, draw through all remaining loops on hook.



Pattern

Ch 106


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each across, turn. (105 sc’s)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next 3, * inc, dc 4, repeat from * to last stitch, inc, turn. (126 dc’s)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn. (126 sc’s)

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next 2, sk 1, *sk 1, v stitch, respect to the last 6, sk 2, dc in last 4, turn. (58 v’s)

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in next 1, sk 2, *8 dc in next V, sk next v, dc in between v’s, sk next v, rep form * to last v, 8 dc in last v, sk 2, dc in last 2, turn. (20 shells)

Row 6: Ch 2, sk next *BPDC over next 8, hdc in next dc, rep from * to last shell, BPDC over next 8, sk 1, dc in last, turn.

Row 7: Ch 2, *sk 1st dc, FPDC over next 7, bobble around hdc from R6 in R5, repeat from * around to last shell, skip 1 dc, FPDC over next 7, dc in last, turn.

Row 8: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2, sc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next 1, hdc in next, repeat from * to last 8 st, hdc in next 2, sc in next 3, hdc in last 3, turn. (180 st’s)

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in next 25, inc * dc in next 17, inc repeat from *to last 9, dc in last 9, turn (189 dc’s)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (189 sc’s)

Row 11. Ch 2, dc in next 4, sk 1, *sk 1, v-stitch, repeat from * to last 7, sk 2, dc in last 5, turn. (88 V’s)






Row 12: Ch 2, dc in next 2, sk 2, *8 dc in next v, sk next, dc in between v’s, sk next v, repeat from * to last v, 8 dc in last v, sk 2, dc in last 3, turn. (30 shells)

Row 13: Ch 2, dc in next, sk next dc *FPDC over next 8, hdc in next, repeat from * to last shell, FPDC over next 8, sk 1, dc in last 2, turn.

Row 14: Ch 2, dc in next, *sk next, BPDC over next 7, bobble around hdc in R13 in R12, repeat from * to last shell, sk dc, BPDC over next 7, dc in last 2, turn.

Row 15: Ch 2, *hdc in next 3, sc in next 3, hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * to last shell, hdc in next 3, sc in next 3, hdc in last 4, turn. (273 st’s)

Row 16-17: Ch 2, dc in each st around, turn. (273 dc’s)

Row 18: Ch 1, sc in each st around, turn. (273 sc’s)

Row 19: Ch 2, dc in next 4, sk 1, *sk 1, v-stitch, repeat from * to last 7, sk 2, dc in last 5, turn. (130 v’s)

Row 20: Ch 2, dc in next 2, sk 2, *8 dc in next v, sk next v, dc in between v’s, sk next v, repeat from * to last 5, sk 2, dc in last 3, turn. (44 shells)

Row 21: Ch 2, dc in next, sk next *FPDC around next 8, hdc in next dc, repeat form * to last shell, FPDC in each next 8, sk next, dc in last 2, turn.

Row 22: Ch 2, dc in next, *sk next dc, BPDC in next 7, bobble in dc from R20 around hdc in R21, repeat from * to last shell, BPDC in next 7, sk 2, dc in last 2, turn.

Row 23: Ch 2, *hdc in next 3, sc in next 3, hdc 2 in next, *repeat from * to last 10, hdc in next 2, sc in next 3, hdc in last 4, turn. (394 st’s)

Row 24-25: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn. (394 dc’s)

Row 26: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (394 sc’s)

Row 27: Ch 2, dc in next 6, sk 1, *sk 1, v-stitch, repeat from * to last 8, sk 2, dc in last 6, turn. (90 v’s)

Row 28: Ch 2, dc in next 3, sk 2, *dc 8 in next v, sk next v, dc in between v’s, sk next v, repeat from * to last v, 8 dc in last v, sk 2, dc in last 5, turn. (64 shells)

Row 29: Ch 2, dc in next 3, sk 1, *BPDC in next 8, hdc in next sc, repeat from * to last shell, BPDC over next 8, sk 1, dc in last 4, turn.

Row 30: Ch 2, dc in next 3 *sk 1st dc of shell, FPDC over next 7, bobble over hdc from R29 in dc R28, repeat from * to last shell, sk 1st dc of shell, FPDC over next 7, dc in last 4, turn.

Row 31: Ch 2, hdc in next 5, *sc in next 3, hdc in next 5, rep from * to last 9, sc in next 3, hdc in last 6, turn. (519 st)


**Switch to White (or second/accent color) if desired

Row 32: Ch 2, dc in same, *dc in next 2, 2 dc in next, repeat from * to last 2, dc in each, turn. (691 dc’s)

Row 33-34: Ch 2, dc in each stitch across, turn. (691 dc’s)

Row 35-36: Ch 2, hdc in each stitch across (691 hdc’s)

Finish Off.

Sew In Ends.


**If you would like a smaller hold- continue pattern. If not, you can end after Row 36. (A larger hole might be needed if you have a real tree with a big stand)

For the next section you will go back and crochet around in the backside of R1

Row 1: Ch 2, Hdc in each stitch, turn (105 st’s)

Row 2: Ch 2, *DC in next 3, dc2tog, rep from * across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, FPDC in each st across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, BPDC2TOG all the way around to last st, turn

Row 5: Ch 1, SC in each stitch across, turn.


Finish Off.

Sew in Ends.



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