Pattern for a Tree Skirt

I know it is a little early before we even think about a tree skirt for a Christmas tree, however I am making a St. Patrick Day themed tree skirt for my tree I have year around.

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I did not initially have the elongated single crochet, but I think it adds a nice touch. I had made this with Red Heart Super Saver and a size J hook. I had changed colors every two rows, you can vary yarn and hook size a desired

For the pattern:
chain 9
Row 1: dc in the 4th chain (first 3 chains counts as a dc) and 2 dc in the remaining chains, chain 3 turn
Row 2: 1 dc in same stitch as turning shin, then 2 dc in each dc, chain 1 turn
Row 3: sc in first stitch, *[3 dc in each of the next 2 dc], sc BEWEEN the next 2 dc* repeat around to las dc, sc in the last dc, chain 2 turn
Row 4: dc 2tog, * dc in next stitch, [3 dc in each of the next 2 dc], dc in the next stitch, skip next dc, sc, and dc*  repeat until there are two stitches left, dc 2 together, chain 1

Row 5:  sc 2tog, * dc in next two stitches, [3 dc in each of the next 2 dc], dc in the next two stitches, do a long sc ( draw a loop like a normal sc, but make the loop a little longer to fit around row 4 - see photo) in the sc from row 3*  repeat until there are two stitches left, sc 2 together, chain 2

Row 6: dc 2tog, * dc in next 3 stitches, [3 dc in each of the next 2 dc], dc in the next 3 stitches, skip next dc, long sc, and dc*  repeat until there are two stitches left, dc 2 together, chain 1

Row 7:  sc 2tog, * dc in next 4 stitches, [3 dc in each of the next 2 dc], dc in the next 4 stitches, do a long sc in the long sc from row 5*  repeat until there are two stitches left, sc 2 together, chain 2

Row 8: dc 2tog, * dc in next 5 stitches, [3 dc in each of the next 2 dc], dc in the next 5 stitches, skip next dc, long sc, and dc*  repeat until there are two stitches left, dc 2 together, chain 1

By now it should be understood that you are repeating rows 7 and 8 doing one dc before and after 2 groups of 3 dc at the tip of the chevron pattern.

I had done 25 rows ending with row 7 of the pattern. After finishing the 25th row I DID NOT turn and did sc's along the slit of the skirt. Making your way back to the top of the skirt and form the edging. I did my favorite edging. 


Beginning shell:
From the end stitch, Chain7, dc in the 4th chain from hook, dc in the end stitch, ch 3, dc in top of dc just made, dc again in the end stitch, ch3, dc in the stitch just made, and finally dc back in the end stitch. 

Making the little shell:
*Skip 2 dc, (dc,ch3, dc in the top of dc just made, dc) all in the same stitch*. It should almost look a like a v stitch  repeat between * and make 7 more little shells.

Make a large shells at the tip of the chevrons:
After making the 8 small shells, skip 1 dc, and BETWEEN the next 2 dc (which is between the 3 dc groups), (dc, ch3, dc in the top of dc just made, dc, ch3, dc in the top of dc just made, dc, ch3, dc in the top of dc just made, dc)

*Skip 2 dc, (dc,ch3, dc in the top of dc just made, dc) all in the same stitch* 8 times . skip dc, long sc, *(dc,ch3, dc in the top of dc just made, dc) all in the same stitch, skip 2* 8 times. make the large shell between the 3 dc groups at the top.

Continue in this pattern and make a large shell at the very end.

There you have it. As always leave a comment if you have questions or suggestions.



Here is my St. Patrick's Day tree:








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