Skill Level: Intermediate
Tree Skirt measures approximately 60" across. Flower/leaf motif measures approximately 6 ½" across.
HEART® "Holiday", Art. N381 (3.5 oz/262 yd metallic solid; 3 oz/223 yd metallic marl balls): 42 Ounces No. 3004 Aran w/Gold CA, 5 ½ ounces No. 3008 Wine w/Gold CB, and 4 ½ ounces No. 3009 Hunter w/Gold CC.
Crochet Hooks: 6mm [US J-10] and 5mm [US Size H-8].
Yarn needle; sewing needle and thread; 264 (2 packages) 5mm and/or 6mm gold beads.
GAUGE: 12 sts = 4"; 6 rows = 4" in pat with double strand of yarn and larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
SKIRT: With 2 strands of CA held together as one, ch 29.
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, * ch 1, dc in next ch; rep from * across; turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, skip ch-1 sp, * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn - 12 groups of 4 dc.
Row 3: Ch 4, skip ch-l sp, * [dc in next 2 dc, ch 1] twice, skip next ch-l sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn.
Row 4: Ch 4, skip ch-l sp, * dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn - 12 groups of 6 dc.
Row 5: Ch 4, skip ch-1 sp, * [dc in next 3 dc, ch 1] twice, skip next sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4.
Row 6: Ch 4, skip sp, * dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn - 12 groups of 8 dc.
Continue in the manner of the last 2 rows: adding a ch-1 sp at the center of each of 12 groups on right side rows and working 2 dc in that same sp on wrong side rows, until there are 12 groups of 44 dc on last row. The last (wrong side) row would be worked as follows: Ch 4, skip sp, * dc in next 21 dc, 2 dc in sp, dc in next 21 dc, ch 1, skip sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4 - 12 groups of 44 dc. Fasten off.
Lower Edging-Row 1: With right side facing and larger hook, attach one strand each CB and CC in top of last dc; ch 3, dc in next sp, dc in next dc and in each dc across (skip all other ch 1 sps), dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in first dc, * skip next dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next st; rep from * across. Fasten off.
Center Opening Edging: With right side facing and larger hook, attach CB/CC at opening; ch 1, sc evenly up center opening edge, across opposite side of beg ch, and down next edge. Fasten off.
Tie: With larger hook and CB/CC, ch 150. Fasten off. Weave through the ch-1 sps of Row 1. Knot each end. Trim.
POINSETTIA (Make 12): With smaller hook and a single strand of CB, ch 4; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in ring, ch 1, [2 dc in ring, ch 1] 6 times; join with a sl st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next dc, ch 1, sc in next sp, * ch 9, sc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dtr in each of next 2 ch, tr in next ch, dc in next ch **, sc in next sp of Rnd 1; rep from * around, end at **; join with a sl st to first sc - 7 petals.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, * skip sc, sc at the base of next 7 sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) all in ch-2 sp at tip of petal, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around; join. Fasten off.
LEAVES (Make 12): With CC, work same as Poinsettia through Rnd 1.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next dc, ch 1, sc in next sp, * ch 11, sc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dtr in each of next 2 ch, tr in next ch, dc in next ch, ch 2, skip last 2 ch **, sc in next sp of Rnd 1; rep from * around, end at **; join with a sl st to first sc - 7 leaves. Fasten off.
FINISHING: Arrange a poinsettia motif over a leaf motif so that a leaf shows between each of the flower petals and tack together. Sew a group of 22 beads to the center of the poinsettia. Center the assembled motif on one of the 12 sections of the skirt as shown and sew in place.
ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; CA, CB, CC = Color A. Color B, Color C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dtr = double treble crochet; lp(s) = loop(s); mm = millimeters; oz = ounce; rep = repeat; sc = single crochet; sp = space; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; yd = yard; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
Designed by Mary Jane Protus
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