Blanket-EZ-Mini Tree Skirt - A Free Pattern

This has quickly become one of my favourite projects of the season! Ditch your crochet hooks and toss your knitting needles - you only need your hands for this one! This mini Christmas Tree Skirt uses two kinds of Bernat EZ yarn which already comes with preformed loops. I worked this one up in no time and I included a video of the "trickier" parts. This is the perfect project for beginners or looking for a to work on something fun with kiddos. You have plenty of time to make this in time for Christmas!


Enjoy!




MEASUREMENTS Approx 30" [77 cm] wide x 30" [77 cm] long.

GAUGE 5 stitches = 4" [10 cm].


MATERIALS:

One ball of each:



  • Your hands!



PATTERN NOTES: Right side of project is facing at all times. The patten is worked in rows with increasing stitches each time, creating the full circle of the skirt. Both colours are used throughout the entire pattern without binding off. As we switch colours every 2 rows, we will skip one loop on the yarn which will create enough space for the colour change without pulling on the side and create a loop for us to tie the skirt closed when complete.



PATTERN:

With Burgundy count 10 loops for the foundation row.

Row 1: Begin with the 11th loop, pull up 2 loops into each loop in the foundation row, turn (20 loops)

Row 2: Pull up one loop into every loop from row prior, turn. (20 loops). Do not bind off and begin next row with Cream.

Row 3: Attach CREAM, Pull up one loop into every loop from row prior, turn, (20 loops)

Row 4: Pull up one loop into every loop from row prior, turn (20 loops)

Row 5: Switch to Burgundy left from row 2, Skip 1 loop (see notes on this above), pull up 2 loops into each loop from prior row, turn (40 loops).

Row 6: Pull up one loop into every loop from row prior, turn (40 loops)

Row 7: Switch to cream left from row 4, Skip 1 loop, pull up 1 loop into each loop from prior row, turn (40 loops).

Row 8: Pull up 1 loop into each loop from prior row, turn (40 loops).

Row 9: Switch to Burgundy left from row 6, Skip 1 loop, pull up 2 loops into each loop from prior row, turn (80 loops).

Row 10: Pull up one loop into every loop from row prior, turn (80 loops)

Row 11: Switch to cream left from row 8, Skip 1 loop, pull up 1 loop into each loop from prior row, turn (80 loops).

Row 12: Pull up 1 loop into each loop from prior row, turn (80 loops).

Row 13: Switch to Burgundy left from row 10, Skip 1 loop, pull up 2 loops into first loop, then pull up 1 loop into the loop after (now you're increasing every other loop), turn (120 loops).

Row 14: Pull up one loop into every loop from row prior, turn (120 loops)

Row 15: Switch to cream left from row 12, Skip 1 loop, pull up 1 loop into each loop from prior row (120 loops). End Cream

Row 16/Bind off row: Working in same direction as last row and starting back at left side of work (where we left the burgundy), skip one loop, *pull loop through first st, pull loop through 2nd st, (as previous rounds) then begin the bind of, pull newly created 2nd st through 1st st.* Repeat from * to end of row. Bind off and weave in ends.


See below for a video of this last step as it is a tad bit tricker!








ASSEMBLY:

Wrap the skirt around the tree. Attach by pulling the loops that remain on the side that changed colours through to the other side. This will hold the skirt closed without permanently shutting it. To open the skirt again, simply tug on where you pulled the loops up to release them.