Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt – Granny Stitch Star (free pattern)

I made this crochet Christmas tree skirt for my kids’ tree and I just love how it turned out! It’s merry and bright, and so very ruffled. I love the granny stitch star blanket pattern that makes it look even more Christmassy!

Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt - Granny Stitch Star - Free Pattern via My Merry Messy Life

Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt

Written and designed by Sara of My Merry Messy Life, ©2013. See my Legal page for terms of use.

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Materials

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Yarn: 1 skein of each (about 20 ounces total) – Bernat Handicrafter Holidays Sparkle Christmas Yarn in Red (where to buy) and White (where to buy) (each of those skeins is about 9 ounces) and the Lime is from Red Heart Yarn in Shimmer (about 3 ounces) (where to buy)

Hook: J

Abbreviations

  • CH = chain
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • DC = double crochet
  • SK = skip
  • Granny Stitch = 3 double crochets in the same space
  • Increasing Granny Stitch – 3 double crochets in the same space, chain 3, 3 double crochets in the same space
Crochet Granny Stitch Star Christmas Tree Skirt - Free Pattern by My Merry Messy Life

Here is a close-up view of one of the points of the star.

The Pattern

Notes:

  • Alternate your colors each row {white, red, white, green} repeat that pattern, except for rows 1 and 2 which I did just white
  • To make the skirt larger, you’ll need more skeins and you’ll need to add more of the last row onto the skirt until you get the desired length.
  • Measurements – the skirt measures about 13 inches wide, from each point to the center circle

Row 1 (white)

  • CH 39
  • In the 3rd CH from hook, work 2 DCs
  • *Sk 2 CH’s
  • Work a granny stitch in the next CH
  • Repeat from * all the way down until you have 12 granny stitches

Row 2 (white)

  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in between each granny stitch below
  • Repeat all the way down (22 granny stitches total)
  • DC on the top of the first CH 3 of the row below (to create a bar to start the next row on)
  • Fasten off

Row 3 (red)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in between each granny stitch below
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (42 granny stitches total)
  • DC on the top of the first CH 3 of the row below
  • Fasten off

Row 4 (white)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in the next space
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (62 granny stitches total)

Row 5 (lime)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (82 granny stitches total)
Granny Stitch Star Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

I like how the skirt has the star points – it makes it more interesting than just a plain circle.

Row 6 (white)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (102 granny stitches total)

Row 7 (red)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 4 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (122 granny stitches total)

Row 8 (white)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 5 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (142 granny stitches total)

Row 9 (lime)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 6 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (162 granny stitches total)

Row 10 (white)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 7 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (182 granny stitches total)

Row 11 (red)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 8 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (202 granny stitches total)

Row 12 (white)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 9 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (222 granny stitches total)

Row 13 (lime)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 10 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (242 granny stitches total)
Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern - Granny Stitch Star

Here is what the tree looks like under my kids’ tree – see how thick and layered it is? It really hides the tree stand and floor.

 

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Comments

  1. Michelle D. says:

    If I just wanted to use the verigated red,white, green yarn, would I just need 3 skeins? Love the look of this! Hoping to give it a try! Thanks for sharing and thanks in advance for your reply!
    Michelle

  2. Hi Sara! What a beautiful tree skirt!! Could you please send me an invite to your Pinterest board Fiber Arts and Crafts – Yarn, Thread & Fabric. I’d love to participate!

    Thank you!
    Marti

  3. What is the finished size of this? I want to make one for a smaller tree (4 feet tall).

    Thanks

  4. roxie in oh says:

    does anyone else have trouble with this ruffling?

  5. I, too, am having a bit of trouble with the pattern. I’ve started it over a couple different times, but the granny count at the end of the rows doesn’t match up.

    • Disregard. It was my own inattention! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. We have been using a cheap felt tree skirt that I purchased a few years ago. I’ve never liked it. I’ve been trying to find a cute crocheted tree skirt pattern, but with no luck. This one is perfect! I really appreciate crafts people who share their patterns and creativity. Thank you.

  6. May I ask the size of the central hole? I’m hoping for something near 2″ diameter, bc that’s the size of the tree base (before ‘arms’).

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