From crochet design flub to Fabulous Fun!
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For years, I wanted to design a Peppermint Swirl Christmas Tree Skirt. I've seen others do smaller ideas with the red and white swirls but not to the extent that I wanted to. It had to be AWESOME and it had to be PERFECT!
At the beginning of 2017, I finally decided to give it a try and had an "Ah-Ha" moment which helped me get jumping on the plan. I thought I was SO smart! This was going to be the best thing I've ever designed. I grabbed some red and white yarn that I had on hand, pulled my crochet hook out and off I went.
This was it! It was going to happen! I worked and worked and worked. I made section after section knowing how cool this was going to turn out.
I don't remember exactly what yarn I grabbed first. I just remember that one was red, one was white and they were the same brand. Silly me, I should know better but I did NOT work a swatch of each color prior to working the sections. I learned my lesson! Not all colors in the same brand are created equally! So, in case you ever need to work something that requires matching gauge and you're using more than 1 color, learn from my mistake and do a swatch with each color to make sure they work to the same size first.
Panel after panel, I crocheted. I would place them on the ground to make sure they were getting the shape that I thought was going to work.
MAYBE? MAYBE NOT.
And BAM! Just like that and a little bit of magic, something amazing came to life.
What you'll need to make your own.
Skill Level: Easy
Crochet Terms: US crochet terminology
Stitches/Abbreviations: st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch, ch - chain, yo - yarn over, sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet, RS - Right Side, WS - Wrong Side
Finished Size: 88” diameter at the widest section, 24” high if filled full
Lion Brand Pound of Love 4ww yarn 142 yards per section (8 sections) plus enough for stitching sections together, making bottom base and creating the tie
580 yards White
570 yards Cherry
Bean Bag filling (100 liters) found on Amazon or in Walmart
https://amzn.to/2Fox1no (affiliate link)
OR use extra blankets to fill the bag
Hook Size: I
Gauge: 14 sc & 12 rows = 4”
This pattern has been tested by experienced crocheters for ease and accuracy.
(c) 2018 Copyright by Kate Wagstaff of Crafting Friends Designs
(c) 2018 Photo Copyright by Ash & Co
It is Illegal to copy, share or upload this pattern to sites for others to access. This crochet pattern is not to be used for educational purposes. You are welcome to sell the finished items you crochet using this pattern.
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