Looking for something lovely to crochet for yourself or your friends for Christmas time?
Last year we made a Christmas tree skirt or mat as a CAL, crochet-along. These videos were published one at the time. Now you can watch them all at any time.
Video 1 – General explanation and instructions for half of the single colour red lacey piece
Video 2 – Top part of the single colour red lacey piece
Video 3 – Starting the colourful overlay crochet piece
Video 4 – Centre part of the colourful overlay crochet piece
Video 5 – Top part of the colourful overlay crochet piece
Video 6 – Making the centre piece. For the number of stitches on each round see the chart.
Video 7 – Joining the finished pieces.
I have crocheted mine using mainly the traditional Christmas colours of red and green. But you can make one to go with your tree decorations colours or with your home decor in general.
You need altogether 620 metres / 680 yards of DK weight yarn. The sample is in Gjestal Janne, 85 % wool, 15% polyamid. It is 100 m per 50 g, or 109 yards per 1,76 ounce ball. But you can use any DK weight yarn, it can also be cotton or acrylic or a mix of fibers.
Amounts of yarn for the tree skirt:
Centre: 110 metres / 120 yards
6 pieces in red lace crochet: 300 metres / 330 yards (altogether for the 6 pieces)
Each colourful piece (I’m giving the amounts per piece in case you want each one to be different colour):
Colour A (red) and Colour B (green): 20 metres / 22 yards
Colour C (white) and Colour D (yellow): 15 metres / 16,5 yards
6 colourful pieces (if you make each of the 6 the same as the sample tree skirt):
Colour A (red) and Colour B (green): 120 metres / 132 yards
Colour C (white) and Colour D (yellow): 90 metres / 99 yards
Chart for video 6, the centre part