Christmas Tree Skirt Picture

Christmas Tree Skirt


Ann V. Gallentine

Note: Corrected Pattern - December 2005

This simple and quick to make Christmas Tree Skirt pattern is made up of 7 identical sections that are sewed together into a circle. The sections have a cable running along each side. It can be made larger or smaller as desired by increasing or decreasing the number of rows.


Materials: Yarn: 5 8 ounce skeins of Coats & Clarks Red Heart knitting worsted weight yarn color Red, #11 needles, cable holder, large eye sewing needle

Gauge: 3 sts and 5 rows = 1 inch

Size: 27 inch radius

Cable Abbreviations:

c6f: Slip 3 sts to cable holder & hold in front of work, k3, k3 from cable holder

c6b: Slip 3 sts to cable holder & hold in back of work, k3, k3 from cable holder

Section (make 7):

Cast On 10 sts. Knit 4 rows even

Row 5: (right side) k1, inc 1, knit to last 2 sts, inc 1, k1. 12 sts

Row 6: knit.

Rows 7 and 8: Repeat rows 5 and 6. 14 sts

Row 9: Row 5

Row 10 and all even rows: Purl

Repeat rows 9 and 10 until there are 36 sts, ending with purl row.

Knit 2 rows

Next row: Row 5

Next row: knit

Cable Pattern section

Rows 1,5: (right side) k

Row 2 & all even rows: p2, k1, p9, k1, p across to last 13 sts, k1,p9, k1, p2

Row 3: k3, c6f, k3, k1, m1, k to last 13 sts, m1, k1, c6f, k to end.

Row 7: k6, c6b, k1, m1, k to last 13 sts, m1, k1, k3, c6b, k to end

Row 8: row 2

Repeat rows 1-8 for pattern till there are 90 sts (or desired size), ending with row 8.


Row 1: k9, k2tog, k across to last 6 sts, k2tog, k to end

Rows 2, 3, 4: k

Row 5: k1, inc 1, k across to last 3 sts, inc, k2

Knit 4 more rows

Bind off. Sew sections together. Weave yarn ends in.

Clarification September 2010

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