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How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt

Today I Am Sharing How I Made a Christmas Tree Skirt with Bernat Alize yarn from JOANN. I Absolutely Love This Tree Skirt!

Tree Skirt DIY

This post is sponsored by JOANN. It may contain affiliate links but all words, reviews, and opinions are mine.

For years I have used vintage blankets, baskets, wood boxes, and old tablecloths to hide the tree stand under our Christmas trees. When I was given the task to create something with Bernat Alize yarn (which I refer to as loop yarn), I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

A Christmas tree skirt!

Christmas Tree Skirt DIY

Before I get into the “how-to”, I wanted to make sure you are familiar with Bernat Alize yarn. This is the coolest and most fun yarn I have ever worked with. Why? Because you don’t use a crochet hook or a knitting needle. You use your fingers.  The yarn is also incredibly soft and thick, and the “finger knitting” goes really fast. 

The yarn, sold exclusively at JOANN, is called Bernat Alize Blanket-EZ Yarn. The yarn is already looped and all you do is put the loops inside the loops to knit a blanket. You do not use any needles! It is the softest yarn I have ever worked with and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved making this! I love pom poms on everything so I bought a pom pom maker called Clover Pom Pom Maker Large and made my own to close up the opening. (It was very easy.)

These are the two colors I used to make my tree skirt. 

Bernat Alize Yarrn Tree skirt

I  used five skeins of the  Cream Bernat Alize Blanket EZ Yarn and one of the Hedge Green Bernat Alize Blanket EZ Yarn. I also used the small portion of one skein of Bernat Blanket Big Ball Yarn for the pom poms. You could certainly make a smaller tree skirt. Mine measures 36″ deep by 168″ on the outside circumference.

Here are some progress shots of how I made the tree skirt. I started with thirty loops and finger knitted each row, using only two stitches. I used the single stitch and a stitch where I did one stitch followed by another where I used two loops instead of one.

Steps to Make a Bernat Alize Tree Skirt

Using this yarn is fun and so easy. (There is a video below to show you how to do it!)

Loop Yarn Easy Tree Skirt

I decided to use an alternate color, Green Hedge, for my tree skirt and I love it!

DIY Loop Yarn Christmas Tree Skirt

I ended up adding three rows of green to the tree skirt. 

How to Make a Tree Skirt with Loop Yarn

Finishing off the last row is so easy to do and I just love how it came out.

How to Make a Bernat Yarn Tree Skirt

To close the back, I made five pom-poms with the Bernat Blanket Yarn and made sure to leave a long tail of yard on each one (approximately two 5″ strands of yarn). I looped the end of the yarn through one of the stitches along the edge and pulled it over the pom-pom to hold it into place.

Loop Yarn Tree Skirt

I think the pom pom closures look great!

Pom Poms on the Tree Skirt

How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt

Christmas Tree Skirt
Prep Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours
Difficulty beginner

Materials

  • Five skeins of the Cream Bernat Alize Blanket EZ Yarn
  • One of the Hedge Green Bernat Alize Blanket EZ Yarn
  • One skein of Bernat Blanket Big Ball Yarn for the pom poms.

Tools

  • one pom pom makeer

Instructions

Remember, the right side of the tree skirt should always be facing up. When you "knit" the loops always pull the back loop through the front loop.

Row 1 - Count out 30 loops

Row 2 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 3 - Pull the first loop through the front loop, then pull two new loops from the working yarn and pull through the next loop, repeat for the entire row.

Row 4 - Pull the first loop through the front loop, then pull two new loops from the working yarn and pull through the next loop, repeat for the entire row.

Row 5 - Pull the first loop through the front loop, then pull two new loops from the working yarn and pull through the next loop, repeat for the entire row.

Row 6 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 7 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 8 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 9 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 10 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 11 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 12 - Pull two loops through the first loop, one loop for each of the next two loops, repeat for the entire row.

Row 13 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 14 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 15 - Pull two loops through the first loop, one loop for each of the next two loops, repeat for the entire row.

Row 16 - Switch to the green yarn and do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 17 - Switch back to the cream yarn, do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 18 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 19 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 20 - Switch to the green yarn and do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 21 - Switch back to the cream yarn, do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 22 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 23 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 24 - Switch to the green yarn and do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 25 - Switch back to the cream yarn, do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 26 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 27 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 28 - Do a single switch, pull the back loop through the front loop, and continue to do the same for the entire row.

Row 29 - To bind off, you always start to bind off in the same direction as your last row (the end without the tail of loops). Slip the second loop into the first loop and pull it through. Slip the third loop into the second loop and pull it through. Continue to the end.

With the last loop, carefully cut the loop open. Thread the yarn on a tapestry needle and weave the tail through the thickest part of the stitches.

Next, I made five pom poms and attached them with yarn loops, and thread the loops through the edge of the tree skirt and then over the pom pom. See the photo in the blog post for specifics.

Watch this video for the complete tutorial.

Next, I wrapped gifts with some of the wrapping paper and ribbons I bought at JOANN. 

I used:

Place & Time Christmas Kraft Wrapping Paper – Green

Place & Time Christmas Kraft Wrapping Paper – Trees on Green

Christmas Tree Skirt

It took me two evenings of finger knitting (in front of the TV) to make the tree skirt. 

I am so happy with the way this came out!

Handmade Tree Skirt

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20 Responses

  1. Leslie, you are amazing! That looks fantastic. You cannot possibly ever sleep. You bring us new inspiration every day. Sending you many thanks from Tennessee.

  2. Love it! I once signed up for tatting (a way of making lace) and to say I did not get it was putting it mildly. I was so bad when I came in for lesson 2. the teacher and the store owner looked up and said “We didn’t think you’d come!” This looks like I could do it. There is a JOANN near me and I’m heading there Monday. Thank you so much for the idea. Really enjoy your blog. Regards, Ann Kehl

  3. This skirt is beautiful! I’m going to try this. It’s been years since I last crochet but this is amazing! Thanks for the instructions!!

  4. This is so pretty! I’d love to try and make one. A video would be so helpful, though. I don’t even know what a “single switch” is!

  5. That is so beautiful. My god you must be the only woman in the world that Martha Stewart would find intimidating. I love, love, love your blog.

  6. Leslie, do you follow your steps for each of the 5 skeins? I don’t know how else you could get to the 168″ on the outside circumference. Meaning if you start with only 30 loops how would it get to 168″ wide?

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