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Winter Dreams Tree Skirt

Winter Dreams Tree Skirt

You'll be dreaming of sugarplums while knitting the Winter Dreams Tree Skirt. This thoroughly modern DIY tree skirt is made using a neutral colored yarn, so you can use it again and again regardless of your holiday decor. This Christmas tree skirt works up quickly, because the free knitting pattern alternates between bulky and thinner yarn. Dress up the centerpiece of your Christmas decorations with this lovely home decor knitting project.


Knitting Needle Size15 or 10 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Grande™: 5 balls 110 Aran A
  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 2 skeins 313 Aran B
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 10mm [US 15], 36” [76 cm] long
  • Yarn needle


GAUGE: 6 sts = 4” (10 cm); 9 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
Skirt measures 15” (38 cm) wide x 41” (104 cm) in circumference
Tree Skirt is worked back and forth in rows so that it has an opening in the back.

Special Abbreviation

M1 = Make 1 stitch. With the right needle from the back of the work, pick up the strand between the last stitch knitted and the next stitch. Place this strand onto the left needle and knit through the back of the loop.


With A, cast on 60 sts.
Rows 1 and 2: With A, knit.
Row 3: With B, *K3, m1, k3; repeat from * to end of row—70 sts.
Row 4: Purl.
Rows 5 and 6: With A, knit.
Row 7: With B, *K4, m1, k3; repeat from * to end of row —80 sts.
Row 8: Purl.
Rows 9 and 10: With A, knit.
Row 11: With B, *K4, m1, k4; repeat from * to end of row s—90 sts.
Row 12: Purl.
Rows 13 and 14: With A, knit.
Row 15: With B, *K5, m1, k4; repeat from * to end of row —100 sts.
Row 16: Purl.
Rows 17 and 18: With A, knit.
Row 19: With B, *K5, m1, k5; repeat from * to end of row —110 sts.
Row 20: Purl.
Rows 21 and 22: With A, knit.
Row 23: With B, *K6, m1, k5; repeat from * to end of row —120 sts.
Row 24: Purl.
Rows 25 and 26: With A, knit.
Row 27: With B, *K6, m1, k6; repeat from * to end of row —130 sts.
Row 28: Purl.
Rows 29 and 30: With A, knit.
Row 31: With B, *K7, m1, k6; repeat from * to end of row —140 sts.
Row 32: Purl.
Rows 33 and 34: With A, knit.
Row 35: With B, *K7, m1, k7; repeat from * to end of row —150 sts.
Row 36: Purl.
Rows 37 and 38: With A, knit.
Row 39: With B, *K8, m1, k7; repeat from * to end of row —160 sts.
Row 40: Purl.
Rows 41 and 42: With A, knit.
Row 43: With B, *K8, m1, k8; repeat from * to end of row —170 sts.
Row 44: Purl.
Rows 45 and 46: With A, knit.
Row 47: With B, *K9, m1, k8; repeat from * to end of row —180 sts.
Row 48: Purl.
Row 49: With A, knit.
Bind off loosely


With yarn needle, weave in loose ends. To weave in A, pull apart and split in half. Weave each half in separate directions using yarn needle.


A = Color A; B = Color B; K = knit; mm = millimeters; P = purl; st(s) = stitch(es); * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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I am not familiar with this type of yarn, but this looks like it would be a rather loose knit, even with heavier yarn. I think that a size 15 needle is fairly big for one strand. The worst thing about it is that it's too pretty to cover up with gifts!

Red heart grande is most definitely not a 4 weight yarn its a 6 and could be classified as being bigger than that, I was many of the old style balls, I will try this and see how it works out.

I have many of the old style balls.


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