Instructions

GAUGE: 5 SHS and 8 rows of SHS = 4 inches. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Stitches used: Refer to knitting/crocheting abbreviations below.

SH: Shell stitch

  • Work (2 dcs, ch 2, 2 dcs) all in the same st or sp as directed.

SH in SH: Shell in shell

  • Work a shell in ch-2 sp of shell.

DS: Double shell

  • Work (2 dcs, ch 2, 2 dcs, ch 2, 2 dcs) all in the same st or sp as directed.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Row 1: Ch 101 (remembering that the lp on hk never counts as a ch); dc in third ch from hk and in each ch across: count 100 dcs, counting beg ch-3 as first dc.
  2. Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc (the one directly below ch-3); [sk 2 dcs, SH in next dc] across, ending with sk 2 dcs, work 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3: count 32 SHS with 2 dcs at each end.
  3. Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc, ch 1; [SH in SH, ch 1] across, ending with 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  4. Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc, ch 2; [SH in SH, ch 2] across, ending with 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  5. Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; [SH in ch-2 sp, SH in SH] across, ending with SH in last ch-2 sp, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3: count 65 SHS.
  6. Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; work SH in first 5 SHS, 7 dcs in next SH; [SH in next 8 SHS, 7 dcs in next SH] across, ending with SH in last 5 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3. (Each group of 7 dcs is the base of a pineapple.)
  7. Row 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in first 5 SHS, dc in each dc across pineapple; [SH in 8 SHS, dc in each dc across pineapple] across, ending with SH in last 5 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  8. Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in first 5 SHS, ch 1, sc in first dc of pineapple; [ch 2, sc in next dc] six times, ch 1; * SH in 8 SHS, ch 1, sc in first dc of pineapple, [ch 2, sc in next dc] six times, ch 1; rep from * across, ending with SH in last 5 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  9. Row 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in first 5 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp; [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] five times, ch 1; * SH in 8 SHS, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] five times, ch 1; rep from * across, ending with SH in last 5 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  10. Row 10: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in first 5 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp; [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] four times, ch 1; * SH in 8 SHS, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] four times, ch 1; rep from * across, ending with SH in last 5 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  11. Row 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in first 5 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp; [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] three times, ch 1; * SH in 8 SHS, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] three times, ch 1; rep from * across, ending with SH in last 5 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  12. Row 12: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in first 5 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp; [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 1; * SH in 4 SHS, ch 2, SH in 4 SHS, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 1; rep from * across, ending with SH in last 5 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  13. Row 13: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in first 5 SHS; [ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, SH in 4 SHS, SH in ch-2 sp, SH in 4 SHS] across, ending last rep with ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, SH in 5 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  14. Row 14: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in 2 SHS, work 9 dcs in next SH, SH in 2 SHS, SH in ch-2 sp; [SH in next 4 SHS, work 9 dcs in next SH, SH in 4 SHS, SH in ch-2 sp] across, ending last rep with SH in 2 SHS, work 9 dcs in next SH, SH in 2 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3. (Each group of 9 dcs is the base of a new pineapple.)
  15. Row 15: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in 2 SHS, dc in each dc of pineapple, SH in 7 SHS, dc in each dc of pineapple; [SH in 9 SHS, dc in each dc of pineapple] across, ending last rep with SH in 7 SHS, dc in each dc of pineapple, SH in 2 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  16. Row 16: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; * SH in each SH to next pineapple, ch 1, sc in first dc of pineapple, [ch 2, sc in next dc] eight times, ch 1; rep from * across, ending with SH in 2 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  17. Row 17: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; * SH in each SH to next pineapple, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp of pineapple, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] seven times, ch 1; rep from * across, ending with SH in 2 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  18. Row 18: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; * SH in each SH to next pineapple, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp of pineapple, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] six times, ch 1; rep from * across, ending with SH in 2 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  19. Row 19: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in 2 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp; [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] five times, ch 1, SH in 2 SHS, work 9 dcs in next SH; * SH in 4 SHS, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] five times, ch 1, SH in 4 SHS, work 9 dcs in next SH; rep from * across, ending last rep with SH in 2 SHS, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] five times, ch 1, SH in 2 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  20. Row 20: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in 2 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp; [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] four times, ch 1, SH in 2 SHS; * dc in each dc of new pineapple, SH in 4 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] four times, ch 1, SH in 4 SHS; rep from * across, ending last rep with dc in each dc of new pineapple, SH in 2 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] four times, ch 1, SH in 2 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  21. Row 21: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in 2 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] three times, ch 1, SH in SH, SH between SHS, SH in SH; * ch 1, sc in first dc of new pineapple, [ch 2, sc in next dc] eight times, ch 1, SH in 2 SHS, SH between SHS, SH in 2 SHS, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] three times, ch 1, SH in 2 SHS, SH between SHS, SH in 2 SHS; rep from * across, ending last rep with ch 1, sc in first dc of new pineapple, [ch 2, sc in next dc] eight times, ch 1, SH in SH, SH between SHS, SH in SH, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] three times, ch 1, SH in 2 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  22. Row 22: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in 2 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp; [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 1, SH in 3 SHS; * ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] seven times, ch 1, SH in 5 SHS, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 1, SH in 5 SHS; rep from * , ending last rep with ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] seven times, ch 1, SH in 3 SHS, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 1, SH in 2 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  23. Row 23: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in 2 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, SH in 3 SHS; * ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] six times, ch 1, SH in 5 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, SH in 5 SHS; rep from * across, ending last rep with ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] six times, ch 1, SH in 3 SHS, ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, SH in 2 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  24. Row 24: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in 2 SHS, SH in ch-2 sp of pineapple, SH in 3 SHS; * ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] five times, ch 1, SH in 5 SHS, SH in ch-2 sp of pineapple, SH in 5 SHS; rep from * across, ending last rep with ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] five times, ch 1, SH in 3 SHS, SH in ch-2 sp of pineapple, SH in 2 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  25. Row 25: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in 2 SHS, DS in next SH, SH in 3 SHS; * ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] four times, ch 1, SH in 5 SHS, DS in next SH, SH in 5 SHS; rep from * across, ending last rep with ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] four times, ch 1, SH in 3 SHS, DS in next SH, SH in 2 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  26. Row 26: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in each SH and both ch-2 sps of each DS, working across every pineapple as follows: ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] three times, ch 1. End with 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  27. Row 27: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in 5 SHS, DS in next SH, SH in next SH; * ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 1, SH in 2 SHS, DS in next SH, SH in 6 SHS, DS in next SH, SH in 2 SHS; rep from * across, ending last rep with SH in next SH, DS in next SH, SH in 5 SHS, 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  28. Row 28: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in each SH and both ch-2 sps of each DS, working across every pineapple as follows: ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1. End with 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  29. Row 29: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in each SH, each DS and the ch-2 sp of every pine-apple, ending with 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3.
  30. Row 30: Ch 3, turn, dc in same dc; SH in each SH and each ch-2 sp of DS across, ending with 2 dcs in top of beg ch-3: count 114 SHS.
  31. Row 31: Ch 1, turn, sc in same sc; work [9 dcs in next SH, sc in next SH] across, ending with a sc in top of beg ch-3.
  32. Row 32: Ch 1, turn, sc in same sc; sc in next sc; * dc in each of next 4 dcs, work 3 dcs in center dc, dc in each of next 4 dcs, sc in next sc; rep from * across. Fasten off. Use tapestry needle to weave in loose ends.

FINISHED SIZE: When tree skirt is laid flat, forming a circle, it measures 34 inches across.

Abbreviations

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hdc(s) half double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sk skip or skipped
  • sp space
  • sl st slip stitch
  • tr(s) triple crochet(s)
  • beg beginning
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • rnd(s) round(s)
  • RS right side
  • sl slip
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • WS wrong side
  • yo yarn over
  • * or [ ] Instructions after * or ­between brackets are ­repeated a ­given number of times.
  • ( ) Instructions in ­parentheses are all worked in one stitch or space as ­indicated.

 Red Crochet Tree Skirt from Sue Childress of Longview, Texas