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Poinsettia Tree Skirt
Poinsettia Tree Skirt

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn - 12 ozs Red, 6 ozs Green, 2 ozs White, Small
Amount Gold
Crochet Hook Size G/6 or 4.25 mm
5 Sets of Large Snaps
Green and Red All Purpose Thread
Hand Sewing Needle and Tapestry Needle

Note: Each colour on chart represents the colour of yarn used. Each green, red
and white square on chart represents1 dc. Each gold square on chart is either a
2 dc cluster or 1 dc.
Follow chart from bottom to top, reading from right to left on add numbered rows
and from left to right on even numbered rows. Repeat chart six times across
each row, working (dc, ch 3, dc) in each ch-3 sp between each repeat and
working ends as directed.
To help establish the pattern, rows 1-3 are written out in the instructions that
follow. Working in established pattern, follow chart for remaining rows.

Changing Colour: Colours are always changed while completing the last st made
with the current colour. Work dc until there are 2 lps remaining on kook, drop
current colour, yo with new colour, draw new colour through lps on hook and
continue stitching with new colour.
Avoid carrying the yarn across more than a few stitches in back. For longer
distances, wind a separate ball of yarn for each colour change, When a new
colour is needed, drop the current colour so it can be picked up again when it is
needed on the next row.

2-dc Cluster: Holding back last lp of each st, work 2 dcs in st or sp indicated, yo,
draw through 3 lps on hook.

Finished Size Approximately 45 inches across.

Row 1: With Green, ch 75; dc in fourth ch from hook for first dc, dc in each of next
5 chs for placket, ( ch 3, dc in each of next 11 chs) across: count 72 dcs and 6
ch-3 sps.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, referring to chart, work as follows: (work 1 dc in first dc and in
each remaining dc across to next ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-3 sp) across to last
6 sts, sk 1 dc, dc in each of the next 5 dcs: count 84 dcs and 6 ch-3 sps. Fasten
off Green.

Rows 3-37: Working in established pattern, follow chart for remaining rows,
changing colours as shown and keeping 6 sts along placket edge. Do not fasten
off at end of Row 37.
Work 1 reverse sc in each dc and 3 in each ch-3 sp along the bottom of tree
skirt. Fasten off.
With same side facing, attach Green to top of tree skirt. Work 1 reverse sc in
each dc and 3 in each ch-3 sp across top. Fasten off.

Use tapestry or yarn needle to weave in all loose ends.

Finishing: Referring to chart for position, use matching thread and hand sewing
needle to hand sew on half of each snap to right side of placket. Sew other half
of each snap to corresponding postiion on wrong side of opposite edge of tree
skirt.