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Granny Square Christmas Tree Skirt

Source: Free leaflet #12 from Super Yarn Mart

Materials:

Gauge: 4dc = 1", 3 rows = 1 3/4"

Skirt is approximately 40-45" diameter

With white, ch 27 sts (V stitch is 2 dc in the space between 2 dc)

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 3, turn, (ch 3 ALWAYS counts as 1 dc) (25 dc)

Row 2: Dc in 1st dc. (1st V st made) * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. (V st made) * Repeat from * to * across, ending with V st in turning ch, ch 3. (13 V st, 24 dc)

Row 3: Dc between 1st and 2nd dc (V st over V st) * 1 dc in next 2 dc, V st over V st * Repeat from * to * across, ending with V st over V st, ch 3, turn. (13 V st, 24 dc)

Row 4: V st over V st, 1 dc in next 3 dc, Repeat across, ending with V st over V st, ch 3, turn. (13 V st, 36 dc)

Row 5: V st over V st, 1 dc in next 3 dc, Repeat across, ending with V st over V st, ch 3, turn. (13 V st, 48 dc)

Row 6: V st over V st, 1 dc in next 3 dc, Repeat across, ending with V st over V st, ch 3, turn. (13 V st, 60 dc) Row 7 through 24: Repeat Row 6 until there are 23 dc between each V st (13 V st, 276 dc) 12 flared panels.

Granny Square: With white, ch 5, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, * ch 2, 3 dc in ring *, 3 times, ch 2, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Attach green in any ch-2 space, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, * ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space *, repeat from * twice, ch 1, sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Attach red in any ch-2 space, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1 (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space *, repeat from * twice, ch 1, 3 dc in next space, sh 1, sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Attach white, make a row of sc around, having 3 sc in each corner, 1 sc in each ch 1, and 1 sc in each dc. Fasten off.

Make 13. Make 13 more squares reversing position of red and green. Total 26 squares.

Gauge for squares = 4" before last white sc row is attached.

With right sides facing, sew Granny Squares together to form a strip of alternating colors. Sew strip to bottom of skirt right sides facing and easing in fullness. With white put a row of sc around entire skirt having 3 sc in each corner. Make a ch about 18" long, lace through dc's in first row for tie.