I've shared two holiday patterns featuring different takes on this fun stitch - and now it's time to ensure those Happy Holidays with a video tutorial!
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How to Crochet the Happy Holidays Tree Skirt & Stocking - Right Handed
How to Crochet the Happy Holidays Tree Skirt & Stocking - Left Handed
As Seen in this Video (click for more info):
- US - K, 6.5mm Furls Candy Shop hook
- Lion Brand Vanna's Choice: shown in Cranberry and Fishermen
- Happy Holidays Tree Skirt - free crochet pattern
- Happy Holidays Stocking - free crochet pattern
The Happy Holidays Tree Skirt and Stocking use the same main stitch pattern, with a couple of differences. With the Tree Skirt, it's worked in rows, and there are increases in the pattern to give it that circular shape as you work from the center out.
The Happy Holidays Stocking, on the other hand, is worked in the round, without turning, and there are no increases - though there's some shaping at the heel that's a little trickier!
Nonetheless, the basic idea is the same - a series of dc sts, with a "dip" in between, creating that scalloped look. This dip is created with a ch 2 and sl st that drops the current row down a level, then a dc in the middle of that previous row, then a sl st and ch 2 that lifts you back up to the current row's level.
Add in every other row worked in the back loop only, and you've got the basic pattern down! Whether you are working in rows or rounds, increasing or working even, it's a fun stitch pattern with a lot of impact! I hope this video tutorial has helped you make these free crochet holiday patterns - and that you have a happier holiday for it!