12-pointed Star Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt

Tree skirt for web 

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2013.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms

03-intermediate web

Gather your Supplies:

  • 5 Skeins Redheart Super Saver (3) Burgundy, (1) Bright White and (1) Guava
  • 6 mm Crochet Hook
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

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Abbreviations:

  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Slst – Slip Stitch

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Pattern Notes:

This tree skirt is worked in the round starting from the center and working outward. There is no slit to make wrapping it around the tree easy. You must put the stem of the tree into the hole in the center at the time of putting up your tree. The amount of yarn you will need is dependent upon how big you need to make your tree skirt. I used 5 skeins of yarn, three of which were the dominant color and two were the accent colors.

Don’t forget to make matching stockings! You can find the free pattern for my matching crochet stockings here:

Crochet Stockings, Free Pattern

Color Key:

  • Color A – Burgundy
  • Color B – White
  • Color C – Guava

Written Instructions

Crochet tree skirt

Using Color A

Round One: Ch. 16. Join with slst into the first chain to form a ring.

Round Two: Ch. 3 (counts as dc). Dc 23 times in center if ring (24 dc). Join with a slst to third chain.

Round Three: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *Dc two times in the next stitch. Dc one time in the next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to third chain. (36 dc).

Round Four: Ch 3 (counts as dc). Dc in the first stitch. Dc two times in the next stitch. *Dc once into the next two stitches and dc twice in the third. Repeat from * around (48 dc).

Round Five: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch). Sc  into the same slst. Skip 2 stitches, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into the next stitch. *Skip 1 stitch, sc into the next. Skip 1 Stitch, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into next stitch. Repeat from * around. Slst into first sc to join the round and Slst into the next two stitches and slst in chain space to set placement for next round.

Round Six: Ch 3 (counts as dc).  (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into chain gap space. Dc once into the next stitch. Skip 2 stitches, *1 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into gap space, 1 dc. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to third ch, then slst to the next stitch.

Round Seven: Ch 3 (counts as dc). Dc once into next stitch (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into chain space. Dc once into the next 2 stitches. Skip 2 stitches, *1 dc into the next two stitches, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into chain space, 1 dc next two stitches. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to third ch, then slst into the next stitch.

Round Eight: Ch 1, dc into the next two stitches (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into chain space. Dc once into the next 3 stitches. Skip 2 stitches, *1 dc into the next three stitches, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into gap space, 1 dc in next three stitches. Repeat from * all the way around. Join with a slst then slst to the next stitch.

Fasten off Color A. Continue working in pattern. For Subsequent rounds, follow this color pattern: 2 rounds Color C, 2 rounds Color B, 8 rounds Color A. Every round from here on out is essentially the same, you are just increasing by 24 stitches each round (two extra stitches per point). Follow this pattern until your tree skirt is as large as you need it. Your tree skirt should be as big as your tree is round at the bottom.

12 thoughts on “12-pointed Star Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt

  • Rose Leatherwood

    I am still a little confused about the instructions for the tree skirt after round 8. It says every round from here on out is essentially the same but it doesn’t say what rounds I am repeating. Please help
    Rose

  • Rose Leatherwood

    I am self taught and not sure after round eight what rounds I should be repeating and where I pick up the additional stitches for rows nine and on

    • Hi Rose! The extra stitches that are added to each subsequent round happen at each point when you make 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in each point at the chain 2 spaces. That combo adds two stitches to each of the 12 points making the 24 stitches increased every round. So as you crochet each round past 8, as long as you continue making the 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in each point, it will get bigger and bigger 👍

  • Leanne

    Does the skirt lie flat when it is not around a tree? I am trying to modify your pattern, working it back and forth rather than in the round. I have only completed 14 rows, and my edges, when I lay it flat, overlap so much that two points are nearly aligned. Would this be so if I worked in the round as written?

    I love your designs, and I hope to bring more of them into my life. Thank you!

    • Hi Leanne! When worked in the round, it doesn’t lay completely flat which works well draping it over the tree stand. There’s enough shape for a good drape but still showcase the star pattern.

  • I would love to be a tester but only if it’s crohect. I’m still not overly comfortable with knitting to say I can follow a pattern. Hey.. At least I’m honest!Anyways, I really like your blog and your shop on Etsy! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us as you blog on..

  • Lisa Smith

    Brittany, your tree skirt is lovely and makes such a striking addition to the tree. Thank you very much for sharing your pattern. As a ”forever beginner”, I had to smile at the difficulty rating of “Easy”! Perhaps I just can’t get it, but to me that doesn’t look too easy. 🙂

    I don’t know if crochet will ever come easy to me; I am totally self-taught and can’t seem to ”get it” if it’s beyond the most simple of patterns. I can knit, no problem. Quilt, cross stitch, needlepoint, basic sewing, embroidery, applique, all with no problem. But crochet has become my crafty nemisis!

    Thank you so much for being so generous in sharing your patterns. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
    Lisa in Lake Oswego, Oregon

    • Why thank you, Lisa! I may have been a little optimistic in labeling this pattern as “easy”, but after some consideration I still believe someone in the early stages of learning can successfully make this! The stitches themselves are super easy, however, reading and understanding the instructions may take a little time. I’ll be here if you need any help at all!

      • Lisa Smith

        Thank you Brittany! I think it’s so generous of you to not only share your pattern(s) but to offer pattern support as well. 🙂

  • Scottish

    I have a 4 foot tree- and I think Im gonna try this one using sz 3 thread or even a baby weight. Course I could use the medium weight and just finish it off when it’s the right size…but I’d rather try the alternative! : 0

    • I bet this will look amazing with a thread or baby weight yarn! Please share a picture when you get it finished, I would love to see it and share it with the rest of my readers!

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