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Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern {Chunky Knit}

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In this post, you will see a Christmas tree skirt pattern.

This chunky knitted Christmas tree skirt is fast and easy to make, all you need is a few supplies and an afternoon to get knitting!

Scroll down for the free pattern or you can grab a printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

Christmas tree skirt pattern

Making a chunky hand-knit length that can wrap around the bottom of your tree to hide the unsightly stand is really easy with this pattern.

This cover-up is simply made, knit in one long length, then wrapped around the stand.

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Pom-poms were added in large and extra-large sizes in red and white yarn.

Knit with a soft alpaca wool blend, this really is a project that you will want to make!

Christmas Tree Skirt

A Chunky Knit Christmas Tree Skirt

When you finish putting the tree up and you look at how beautiful it is….your eyes travel down to the stand and it doesn’t look quite right.

So the only thing that will finish it off properly is a handmade white tree skirt to hide that stand!

This knitted option is not only fast to make but it feels really cozy.

You can make in any color and add more or fewer pom poms to the outer edge.

Chunky knitted Christmas tree skirt

More Home Decor Patterns

This tree skirt pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit.

For more free patterns that have been knit with 25mm (US 50) size needles please take a look at these posts:

Christmas tree skirt with pom poms

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

white tree skirt knitted

Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

Get the inexpensive ad-free, printable PDF pattern HERE.

Notes

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Skill Level – Basic

Knitted Christmas tree skirt

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

Super Bulky/Super Chunky/14 Ply yarn. (Yarn Weight Guide)

Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca (150g/5,28oz/120m/131,23 yds) in the following colours:

Substitute yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Fisherman – you will need approx – 6 skeins.

Needles

Notions

Gauge

10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 4 sts and 6 rows

Size

Size of knitted length – Laying flat:

Length = 62 inches / 157  cm

Width = 26 inches / 66 cm

*You can make this shorter or longer – depending on the size of your Christmas tree.*

chunky knit Christmas tree skirt

Abbreviations

  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • K = Knit
  • P – Purl
  • Rep = Repeat
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)

Pattern

With two strands of yarn held together – Cast on 30 sts

Row 1: knit to the end of the row.

Row 2: Purl to the end of the row.

Rep rows 1 and 2 (to form stockinette stitch) until your knitted length measures 62 inches.

*You can make this shorter or longer – depending on the size of your Christmas tree.*

Cast off.

Weave in any loose ends.

Christmas tree skirt laying flat

Making Up

Add pom poms to one edge of the knitted length – I added 5 extra-large in white yarn and 6 in the large size.

I stitched the pom poms 4 inches / 10 cm apart.

Weave in all loose ends.

The tree skirt is not seamed together – you wrap it around your Christmas tree base loosely and arrange it like it is a blanket, with the pom poms at the front and the ends at the back of the base, hidden from view.

tree skirt super chunky knit

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11 Comments

  1. Hi just wondering if this pattern can be made using normal needles instead of circular ones and if so does it change the design at all thanks in advance x

    1. Hello Heather,
      Yes – you can indeed use 25mm (US 50) straight needles if you don’t have the circulars.
      It will not change the pattern in any way.
      I was knitting back and forth (flat) on the circulars anyway, I did not join in the round to make the Christmas tree skirt.
      I used those needles because I got them for my chunky knit blanket patterns.
      The circulars take the weight of the yarn because it can get really heavy with many stitches.
      I hope that helps and you enjoy making the pattern!
      Louise

  2. Hi Louise,

    I also have 25mm straight needles, would you need to seam it up at the end? If so, how large would the hole be, we have a pot stand that holds a real tree.

    Many thanks,
    Fatema

    1. Hello Fatema,
      I didn’t seam up my Christmas tree skirt, I wrapped it around the stand and overlapped it a little at the back.
      It just makes it easier to move and you can rearrange it if you need to.
      It looks like a super chunky blanket wrapped around the bottom of the tree.
      I don’t think seaming it will work very well as the shape is too long to look right.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise

  3. I think my daughter would love this with different colored pompoms .. Any idea would much yardage it took to just make the skirt? Thank you.

    1. Hello Maria,
      You need – approx 131.23 yards of red and 918.61 yards of white = 1049.84 yards all together.
      This may change if you add more pom poms.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise

      1. Thank you – that number 918.61 for the white – does that include some white pompoms? I thank you for your assistance. I think she wants just the skirt to be white with muli-color pompoms. Even a guess on yardage just for the white skirt only would be most appreciative.

        1. Hi, Maria,
          yes, that includes the skirt and pom-poms. The poms actually use quite a bit of yarn.
          You could use perhaps 6 skeins just for the skirt (knit with two strands together) and then add another 1 or 2 skeins for the poms if you wanted to make them all white.
          The yardage for each skein I used is in the pattern post under the yarn section.
          I hope that helps!
          Louise

          1. Yes, that helps. Thank you for taking the time to assist me and for sharing your beautiful patterns with everyone. The chunky cable blanket I made from your pattern is just so beautiful and cozy.. Happy Holidays.

  4. Do you have a picture you could share of the tree skirt before it is wrapped around the tree?

    I am looking forward to making this for my daughter! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

    1. Hello Delyn,
      I had that on my to-do list and have just added a photo showing the Christmas tree skirt laying flat.
      I hope you enjoy the pattern!
      Louise