Gingerbread Afghan / Tree Skirt Pattern

Crochet Gingerbread Afghan
Crochet Gingerbread Afghan
Crochet Gingerbread Afghan

The Crochet Gingerbread Afghan / Tree Skirt started off as a request from Yarnspirations to develop a Christmas Tree Skirt. Applying my own flare and wishes into a skirt I would want for myself.

For me, I prefer a skirt without a slit and put it onto the stand first, then insert through the hole of the skirt and into the stand. For some of you, it’s unthinkable.

During development, there became a conversation about whether to slit it or leave it as is. However, by the time I got so far into this, to slit it would have to be redesigned completely due to the texture of the stitches.

In this project, there are:

  • Shells
  • Front and back post assorted stitches.
  • Criss crosses.
  • Popcorn.
  • Back loops.
  • Faux popcorn.
  • Extended stitches for overlays.

The challenge with round project is the growth.

Gingerbread Afghan Repeating Pattern
Gingerbread Afghan Repeating Pattern
Starshine Christmas Tree Skirt by Jeanne Steinhilber
Starshine Christmas Tree Skirt by Jeanne Steinhilber

In crochet designs when points are involved, the fewer the points, the deeper the indentations. Jeanne’s Starshine Christmas Tree Skirt is an example of using only 6 points.

If Jeanne would have added more points to this, the jetting out of the tips wouldn’t be so exaggerated.

To tackle this thought process, my tree skirt expands the number of points as it gets bigger from 8 to 12 to 18 and then 36. This keeps the wave by the indentation to a minimum.

Crochet Gingerbread Afghan
Crochet Gingerbread Afghan
Crochet Gingerbread Afghan
Crochet Gingerbread Afghan – Ruffling Out

The afghan was designed with consideration of possible ruffling that can occur when the stitchwork isn’t working. You can see here that ruffling started to occur with use of a stitch. That round would be frogged (taken out) and replaced with another idea.

If the afghan is ruffling, the numbers of the mathematics are off or the crocheter isn’t following gauge.

The tree skirt took me 2 weeks to design. I wanted easy repeating but also heavy in texture to keep me personally engaged with it. The easy repeating allows for television watching.

Crochet Gingerbread Afghan
Crochet Gingerbread Afghan – During the Making Watching TV.

More Ideas

  1. Size Guide for Crochet Christmas Tree Skirts
  2. Crochet Gingerbread Bear Pattern
  3. Crochet Gingerbread Blanket
  4. 6 Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Patterns

Conversion from Tree Skirt to Afghan

I surprised myself at how fabulous this turned out. Halfway through, I could see this as an afghan. I would come to redesign to start this from scratch as an afghan. I was able to design this so you can start off with a hole in the centre if you wish as well. This sample has my doing a patch to fill it in but it’s not the prettiest as it appears to be patched. An afghan was a second thought and not the original intention.

Crochet Gingerbread Afghan
Crochet Gingerbread Afghan

Testers Versions

Nancy Elliott used scrap yarns she had leftover. She ran out of claret colour and substituted for grey near the end of the test.

Crochet Gingerbread Afghan by Nancy Elliott
Crochet Gingerbread Afghan by Nancy Elliott. Yarn A – Loops & Threads Impeccable 285 yds /4.5 oz, 260 m /127.5g in colour Claret. 8 balls
Yarn B – Bernat Premium (360 yds / 7oz, 329 m / 198g in colour Med Heather Grey. 4 balls
Yarn C – Craftsmart Value Yarn (354 yds / 7oz, 324 m / 198g) in colour Ginger. 4 balls
Crochet Gingerbread Christmas Tree Skirt Wendy Marple
Crochet Gingerbread Christmas Tree Skirt Wendy Marple – Color A = Caron One Pound in Raspberry Wine, 2 balls.
Color B= Red Heart With Love in Eggshell – 2 (7 oz) skeins.
Color C=Red Heart With Love in Lettuce – 2 – (7 oz) skeins.

Preliminary Information

Christmas Tree Skirt Wendy Marple
Christmas Tree Skirt Wendy Marple

Our testers are working through this pattern but some information is available now. Wendy Marple, tester, went in a more traditional of white, red and green with her sample. She’s on 30th rnd in this picture of 53 rounds. I just love her example so far.

Yarn

Caron One Pound (454g / 16 oz, 742 meters / 812 yards)

  • A – Claret – 2 Balls
  • B – Lace – 2 Balls
  • C – Light Terracotta – 2 Balls

Testers will have their samples shown here when they are done and they used other yarns.


Sizing

  • Use size 5 mm, U.S. H/8 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Measurement approx 59” [150 cm] dia.
  • Gauge 13 sc and 14 rows = 4” [10 cm].

 Abbreviations

  • Beg = Beginning
  • Beg Popcorn = Beginning Popcorn. Ch 2, 4 dc in beg st. Drop the loop from the hook, insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group, ch1 to close.
  • Ch = Chain
  • Dc = Double Crochet
  • Dc2tog = Double Crochet 2 Together. Yoh and draw up a loop in next stitch, yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. 2 loops now on hook. Yoh and draw up a loop around the next stitch , yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. 3 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
  • Dc3tog = Double Crochet 3 Together. [Yoh and draw up a loop in next stitch, yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook.] 3 times. 4 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
  • Dc4tog = Double Crochet 4 Together. [Yoh and draw up a loop in next stitch, yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook.] 4 times. 5 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
  • Dcbp = Double Crochet Back post. Yoh and draw up a loop around the assigned post at the back, inserting hook from right to left if right-handed or left to right if left-handed. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times.
  • Dcfp = Double Crochet Front Post. Yoh and draw up a loop around the assigned post at the front, inserting hook from right to left if right-handed or left to right if left-handed. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times.
  • Ext Popcorn = Work 5 dc into the next st 2 rnds below giving extra slack to wrap around spaces below, drop the loop from the hook, insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group, ch1 to close.
  • Ext Sc=  Single crochet extended stitch. Insert hook into assigned stitch, yoh and pull through a loop with providing extra slack to bring the closing of the st back to the top of the row/rnd. Yoh and pull through 2 loops.
    Scfp = Single crochet front post. Yoh and draw up a loop around post of stitch at front of work, inserting hook from right to left. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook.
  • Hdc2tog = Half Double Crochet 2 Together. Yoh and draw up a loop around the assigned st and draw up a loop in the next assigned st. Yoh and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
  • Popcorn = Popcorn stitch. Work 5 dc into the next st, drop the loop from the hook, insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group, ch1 to close.
  • Rep = Repeat
  • RS = Right Side
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sc3tog = Single Crochet 3 Together. [Draw up a loop in next stitch] three times. Yoh and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • Sc4tog = Single Crochet 4 Together. [Draw up a loop in next stitch] four times. Yoh and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
  • Scfp = Single crochet front post. Yoh and draw up a loop around post of stitch at front of work, inserting hook from right to left. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook.
  • Sl st = Slip Stitch
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sp(s) = Space(es)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • Tr = Treble
  • Trfp = Treble Front Post
  • WS = Wrong Side

Notes

  • Join means to slip stitch to beg st, For double crochet joins to the top of chain 3 or 3rd chain of a beginning ch 4. For starting of trebles, join to the 4th chain if a beginning ch 5.  
  • Joining a new colour will always be on the right side (RS) in a chain 1 point space unless otherwise stated. 
  • At the start of the round, the next stitch is the first stitch after the join.
  • Stitch counts are given per repeat and full round. Example 5 sts, 20 sts. 5 stitches are per side and 20 stitches are the total round.
  • If a middle st like dc2tog exists between two points as shown in the diagram with dc4tog, it’s not counted as part of the tip counts. 
  • Ch 4 at beginning of the round counts as 1 double and chain 1 space. 
  • Ch 5 at beginning of the round counts as 1 treble and chain 1 space. 
  • Break implies changing yarn colours and next rnd of instructions will assign the new colour.

Tree Skirt Options

The starting instructions will allow you to change the hole size and skip rounds. Careful not to twist chain and join to beg ch to form a ring.

  • 2.5” Diameter Hole – With A, ch 32. Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. Join. 32 sc. Proceed to 4th rnd. 
  • 3.25”  Diameter Hole – With A, ch 40. Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. Join. 40 sc. Proceed to 5th rnd. 
  • 4.5”  Diameter Hole – With A, ch 48. Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. Join. 48 sc. Proceed to 6th rnd. 
  • 5”  Diameter Hole – With A, ch 60. Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. Join. 60 sc. Proceed to 7th rnd. 

You can stop where you feel you hit the right size for you. 

  • Mini Trees Office Reception or Long Term Size Table approximately 12″ – 14″ diameter.
  • Table Top Trees for Foyers about 2 to 3 feet tall approximately 20″ diameter.
  • Pencil Style Trees (thin shaped) is about 35″ in diameter.
  • Small Christmas Trees about 48″ (4 feet tall) is about 40″ – 45″ diameter.
  • Large Christmas Trees about 72″ (6 feet tall) is about 48″ diameter.
  • XL Trees from 72″ – 120″ (6 to 10 feet tall) is about 56″ diameter.

Instructions

The instructions below are for the afghan itself. Use the above instructions for leaving a hole in the centre for a tree skirt and jump to the round that stated to pick up the pattern from that point. 

With B, ch 4, join with sl st to beg ch to form ring.

1st rnd: RS. Ch 1, 12 sc in ring. Join. 12 sc.

TIP: The next rnd will create the circle to be split into 8 sections. The counts at the end of instruction are for each repeat or point going forward. 

2nd rnd: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join. 3 sc.

3rd rnd: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, 1 sc in next 2 sc. *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join. Break B. 4 sc.

Christmas tree skirt crocheters will start from this point and you can ignore joining A because you already have it going. 

4th rnd: With A, join to same st as join. Ch 1. *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * around. Join. 5 sts.

5th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. Join. 6 sts.


TIP: Next rnd will create the circle to be split into 12 sections. 

6th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * around. Join. 5 sts.

7th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. Join. 6 sts.


TIP: Next rnd will create the circle to be split into 18 sections. 

8th rnd: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3 sp), 1 dc in same beg st. *Sk 3 sts, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next st. Rep from * around. Join to the 3rd ch of 6. Turn. 18 v-st  groups. 

9th rnd: WS. Sl st to next ch 3 sp. Ch 1, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in each ch 3 sp around. Join. Break. Turn. 18 petal groups.

10th rnd: RS. With B, attach with sl st to middle dc of a petal group. Ch 1, 1 sc in same beg st. (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next space bet two groups of petals. *1 sc in next dc in the middle of petal,  (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next space bet two groups of petals. Rep from * around. Join. 18 v-st groups. 

11th rnd: Ch 1, *1 sc in next sc st, 5 dc in next ch 2 sp. Rep from * around. Break. 6 sts.

TIP: The Popcorn in the next round will float with the chains between them. The chains will be captured under the stitches in the 13th round. 

12th rnd: Attach C on RS on any sc st. Beg popcorn, ch 6. *Popcorn in next sc st, ch 6. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 1 popcorn and 1 ch 6 sp. 


For the next round, trap the ch 6 of the 12th round under the stitches to secure into position. 

13th rnd: Attach A on RS to 1st st after popcorn on 11th rnd, trapping the ch 6 under the join. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as join, 1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk next popcorn. *Using rnd 11 as sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk next popcorn. Rep from * around. Join. Break. Turn. 7 sts. 

14th rnd: With B, attach to any st on WS. Ch 1. *1 sc in next st, 1 tr in next st. Rep from * around. Join. Break. Turn.


TIP: Transition to a star begins here. 

15th rnd: With C, attach on RS on back loop only. Use back loops only for this rnd. Ch 1, 1 sc in same as st as join. 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 tr in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st. *1 sc in next st. 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 tr in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Rep from * around. Join. 8 sts, 144 sts. 

TIP: You may benefit with stitch markers in the ch 1 sps in points as the stitches can appear tight. Move the stitch markers up for each point as you crochet over it to keep the same point moving. 

16th rnd: Sl st to next st. Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 1, 1 sc next 3 sts. Sk next 2 sts, *1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 1, 1 sc in next 3 sts, sk next 2 sts. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 6 sts and 1 ch 1 sp. 

17th rnd: With B, attach. Beg popcorn in same sp, ch 1. 1 sc in next 6 sts, ch 1, *popcorn in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 1 sc in next 6 sts, ch 1. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 6 sc, 2 ch 1 sps and 1 popcorn.


TIP: When doing front post crochet, it counts as the stitch it will sit in front of. When you resume back to the regular rnd, you are intentionally skipping 1 st which is directly behind the front post. 

18th rnd: With A, attach on RS to top of popcorn st. Ch 1, *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in popcorn st. 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, 1 trfp around dc post 3 rnds directly below, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 1 trfp around dc post 3 rnds directly below, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp. Rep from * around. Join. 8 sc, 2 trfp, 1 ch 1 sp.

19th rnd: Sl st to next ch 1 sp. Ch 5, 1 tr in same sp. 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, sc4tog, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, *(1 tr, ch 1, 1 tr) in next st. 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, sc4tog, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st. Rep from * around. Join. Break. Turn. 8 sts and 1 ch 1 sp.

20th rnd: With B, attach on WS to ch 1 of a point. Ch 1, *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in point sp, 1 tr in next st, [1 sc in next st, 1 tr in next st] 4 times. Rep from * around. Join. Break. Turn. 6 sc, 5 tr, 1 ch 1 sp.  

21st rnd: With A, attach on RS. Using back loops only for rnd. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dc in next 4 sts, dc3tog, 1 dc in next 4 sts, *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next sp, 1 dc in next 4 sts, dc3tog, 1 dc in next 4 sts. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 10 dc and 1 ch 1 sp. 

22nd rnd: With C, attach. Beg popcorn in same sp, ch 1, popcorn in same beg sp. Ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, [popcorn in next st, ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st,] twice. *(Popcorn, ch 1, popcorn) in next ch 1 corner sp. Ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, [popcorn in next st, ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st,] twice. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 8 ch 1 sps, 4 popcorn and 2 dc.

23rd rnd: With A, attach. Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in same sp. [1 sc in next st, 1 sc in ch 1 sp] 3 times, sk next st, [1 sc in ch 1 sp, 1 sc in next st] 3 times, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in next ch 1 point sp. [1 sc in next st, 1 sc in ch 1 sp] 3 times, sk next st, [1 sc in ch 1 sp, 1 sc in next st] 3 times, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in next ch 1 point sp. Rep from * around. Join. 14 sc and 1 ch 1 sp.

24th rnd: Sl st to next ch 1 sp. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dc in next 2 sc, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sc, sk next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc, 1 hdc in next 2 sc, 1 dc in next 2 sc. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in ch 1 point sp. 1 dc in next 2 sc, 1 hdc in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc, sk next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc, 1 hdc in next 2 sc, 1 dc in next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 14 sts and 1 ch 1 sp. 

25th rnd: With B, attach. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. [Sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in skipped st from behind – cross stitch] 3 times. Dc2tog. Rep [ ] 3 times. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch 1 point sp. [Sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in skipped st from behind] 3 times. Dc2tog. Rep [ ] 3 times. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 6 cross sts, 2 dc and 1 ch 1 sp. 

26th rnd: With C, attach. Ch 1, *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in corner point. 1 sc in next 6 dc, sc3tog, 1 sc in next 6 dc. Rep from * around. Join. 14 sc and 1 ch 1 sp.

27th rnd: Sl st to next ch 1 point sp. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dc in next 6 sc, dc3tog, 1 dc in next 6 sc. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next point sp. 1 dc in next 6 sc, dc3tog, 1 dc in next 6 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 14 dc and 1 ch 1 sp.


TIP: Next rnd will create the circle to be split into 36 points but is still in repeats of 18 around as the points are not balanced yet. Counts are for the repeat of 18 sts. 

28th rnd: Sl st to next ch 1 point sp. Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in same sp. 1 sc in next 5 dc sts, sk next 2 dc, (3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in next dc3tog st, sk next 2 dc, 1 sc in next 5 dc sts. *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in next point sp. 1 sc in next 5 dc sts, sk next 2 dc, (3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in next dc3tog st, sk next 2 dc, 1 sc in next 5 dc sts. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 12 sc, 6 tr, 2 ch 1 sp corner sps. 

29th rnd: With B, attach. Ch 1, *(1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) in point sp. 1 dcbp around next 3 sc posts, sk next 3 sts, 1 dcbp around next 3 tr posts, (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) in next point sp. 1 dcbp around next 3 tr posts, sk next 3 sts, 1 dcbp around next 3 sc posts. Rep from * around. Join. 12 dcbp, 4 hdc, 2 ch 1 sps.

TIP: Last round, we got each of the 36 points back to being in balance. Repeat is now 36 points. 

30th rnd: Sl st to next ch 1 corner point sp. Using back loops only this rnd. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dc in next 3 sts, sk next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next corner point sp, 1 dc in next 3 sts, sk next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 8 dc and 1 ch 1 sp. 

31st rnd: With A, attach. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. Ch 1, sk next st, popcorn in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, ext popcorn using both sps of the 2 rnds below together at same time, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, popcorn in next, ch 1. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next corner sp. Ch 1, sk next st, popcorn in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, ext popcorn using both sps of the 2 rnds below together at same time, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, popcorn in next, ch 1. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 2 popcorn, 5 ch 1 sps and 2 dc.

32nd rnd: With B, attach. Ch 1, *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in corner point. 1 sc in next dc, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, 1 sc in next popcorn, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp. Sk next ext popcorn, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, 1 sc in next popcorn, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, 1 sc in next dc st. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 10 sc and 1 ch 1 sp.

33rd rnd: With C, attach. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. [Sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in skipped st from behind – cross stitch] 2 times. Sk next 2 sts. Rep [ ] 2 times. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch 1 point sp. [Sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in skipped st from behind – cross stitch] 2 times. Sk next 2 sts. Rep [ ] 2 times. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 4 cross sts, 2 dc and 1 ch 1 sp.

34th rnd: With A, attach. Ch 5, 1 tr in same sp. 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st. *(1 tr, ch 1, 1 tr) in ch 1 point sp. 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st. Rep from * around. Join. 10 sts and 1 ch 1 sp.

35th rnd: Sl st to next ch 1 sp on point. Ch 5, 1 tr in same sp. 1 dc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts. *(1 tr, ch 1, 1 tr) in ch 1 point sp. 1 dc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 10 sts and 1 ch 1 sp.

36th rnd: With B, attach in any ch 1 sp on point. Beg popcorn, ch 1, popcorn in same point. Ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next, ch 1, sk next st, popcorn in next st. Sk 2 sts, popcorn in next st, ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1. *(Popcorn, ch 1, popcorn) in next ch 1 sp corner point. Ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next, ch 1, sk next st, popcorn in next st. Sk 2 sts, popcorn in next st, ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 5 ch 1 sps, 4 popcorn and 2 dc.

37th rnd:  With A, attach. Ch 1, *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in point sp. 1 sc in next popcorn, 1  ext sc in skipped st 2 rnds below, 1 sc in next dc, 1 ext sc in skipped st 2 rnds below, sk next 2 popcorn, 1 ext sc in skipped st 2 rnds below, 1 sc in next dc. 1 ext sc in skipped st 2 rnds below, 1 sc in next popcorn. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 10 sts and 1 ch 1 sp. 

38th rnd: With C, attach in any ch 1 point sp. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dc in next 4 sc sts, sk next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 4 sc. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next point sp. 1 dc in next 4 sc sts, sk next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 4 sc. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 10 dc and 1 ch 1 sp.

39th rnd: With B, attach in any ch 1 point sp. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. [Sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in skipped st from behind – cross stitch] 2 times. Sk next 2 sts. Rep [ ] 2 times. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch 1 point sp. [Sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in skipped st from behind – cross stitch] 2 times. Sk next 2 sts. Rep [ ] 2 times. Rep from * around. Join. 4 cross sts, 2 dc and 1 ch 1 sp. 

40th rnd: Sl st to next ch 1 point sp. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog, 1 dc in next 4 dc. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next point sp. 1 dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog, 1 dc in next 4 dc. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 10 dc and 1 ch 1 sp.

41st rnd: With A, attach in any ch 1 point sp . Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dcbp around next 3 dc, 1 dcfp around next 2 dc, 1 dcfp around dc2tog st. 1 dcfp around next 2 dc, 1 dcbp around next 3 dc. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next point sp. 1 dcbp around next 3 dc, 1 dcfp around next 2 dc, 1 dcfp around dc2tog st. 1 dcfp around next 2 dc, 1 dcbp around next 3 dc. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 6 dcbp, 4 dcfp, 2 dc and 1 ch 1 sp.

42nd rnd: With C, attach in any ch 1 point sp. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next st, popcorn in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next dc, sk next st, popcorn in next st, sk next st, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next st, popcorn in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next point st. 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next st, popcorn in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next dc, sk next st, popcorn in next st, sk next st, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next st, popcorn in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 6 dc, 5 ch 1 sps and 2 popcorn. 

43rd rnd: With A, attach in any ch 1 point sp. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dc in next 2 dc, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next popcorn, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next dc, sk next 1 sts, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next popcorn, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next 2 dc. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next point sp. 1 dc in next 2 dc, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next popcorn, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next dc, sk next 1 sts, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next popcorn, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next 2 dc. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 14 dc and 1 ch 1 sp.

44th rnd: With B, attach in any ch 1 point sp . Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. [1 dcbp around next dc, 1 dcfp around next dc.] 3 times. Sk next 2 sts, [1 dcfp around next dc, 1 dcbp around next dc] 3 times. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next point sp. [1 dcbp around next dc, 1 dcfp around next dc.] 3 times. Sk next 2 sts, [1 dcfp around next dc, 1 dcbp around next dc] 3 times. Rep from * around. Join. 6 dcbp, 6 dcfp, 2 dc and 1 ch 1 sp.

45th rnd: Sl st to next ch 1 point sp. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog, 1 dc in next 6 dc. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next point sp. 1 dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog, 1 dc in next 6 dc. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 14 dc and 1 ch 1 sp.

46th rnd: With C, attach. Ch 1, *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in point  sp. 1 sc in next 6 dc, dcfp around next post directly below in rnd 45, sk dc2tog from rnd below, dcfp around next post directly below, 1 sc in next 6 dc. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 14 sc, 2 dcfp and 1 ch 1 sp.

47th rnd: With A, attach. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dcbp around next 7 sc, sk 2 sts, 1 dcbp around next 7 sc. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next point sp. 1 dcbp around next 7 sc, sk 2 sts, 1 dcbp around next 7 sc. Rep from * around. Join. Break. Turn. 14 dcbp, 2 dc and 1 ch 1 sp.

48th rnd: With C, attach to WS to any ch 1 sp on point. Ch 1, *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in same sp. [1 tr in next dc, 1 sc in next dc] 4 times. [1 sc in next dc, 1 tr in next dc] 4 times. Rep from * around. Join. Break. Turn. 10 sc, 8 tr and 1 ch 1 sp.

49th rnd: With B, attach to RS in any point sp. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dc in next 8 dc, sk next 2 sc, 1 dc in next 8 dc. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next point sp. 1 dc in next 8 dc, sk next 2 sc, 1 dc in next 8 dc. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 18 dc and 1 ch 1 sp.

50th rnd: With A, attach. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next st, popcorn in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, popcorn in next dc. Ext Popcorn in between two sc directly 2 rnds below, sk the next 4 dc from last regular popcorn st made, 1 popcorn in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, popcorn in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 1 dc in next st. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next point sp. 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next st, popcorn in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, popcorn in next dc. Ext Popcorn in between two sc directly 2 rnds below, sk the next 4 dc from last regular popcorn made, 1 popcorn in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, popcorn in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 1 dc in next st. Rep from * around. Join. 7 ch 1 sps, 6 dc, and 4 popcorn.

51st rnd: Sl st to next ch 1 corner sp. Ch 4, 1 dc in same sp. 1 dc in next 7 sts that includes the ch 1 sps, sk next 3 popcorn sts , 1 dc in next 7 dc. *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next point sp. 1 dc in next 7 sts that includes the ch 1 sps, sk next 3 popcorn sts , 1 dc in next 7 dc. Rep from * around. Join. Break. 16 dc and 1 ch 1 sp.

52nd rnd: With B, attach. Ch 1. *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in same point sp. 1 sc in next 7 dc. 1 dcfp around ext popcorn 2 rnds below. Sk 2 sts from last sc st, 1 sc in next 7 dc. Rep from * around. Join. 16 sc and 1 ch 1 sp. 

53rd rnd: Sl st to next ch 1 sp. Ch 4, 2 tr in same point sp. 1 dc in next 2 sc, 1 hdc in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, sk next next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sc, 1 hdc in next 2 sc, 1 dc in next 2 sc. *(3 tr in next point sp, 1 dc in next 2 sc, 1 hdc in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, sk next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sc, 1 hdc in next 2 sc, 1 dc in next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join. Fasten off. 14 sts between points and 3tr in each ch 1 point sp.

Tested by Nancy Elliott and Wendy Marple. 

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Free Pattern: Crochet Gingerbread Afghan/Tree Skirt

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16 Comments

  1. Abbey

    This is so beautiful! It’s going to be hard to decide what colors to use. I love all your designs Mikey. The textures are so fun and add a lot of interest.

  2. Dawn Thompson

    I am working my way through this pattern and I love it! I was scared to attempt this without a tutorial, but I think I’m doing very well! Thank you, Mikey, because in past tutorials that I have used, you have been teaching how to read patterns and that is helping my skill level. Thanks so much for the work that you do. Without you, I’d probably still be working on dish cloths. 🙂

  3. Mikey,
    Would you please do a tutorial on your gingerbread tree skirt afghan? It is so beautiful and I do so much better with watching your tutorials as I crochet and read the pattern. Thank you so much!
    You do an awesome job designing all the wonderful projects. Keep up the great work. I really appreciate it.

    • Mikey

      I haven’t committed to doing this yet. It’s a lot of work to film and I am in an emotional slump at this time to be filming. I’m sorry.

  4. Carin

    I’m stuck on row 16 a tutorial would really help

    • Rinna

      Hi Mikey. I’m enjoying this pattern so far. Thank you so much!
      In row 22, for the total stitches for the repeat, it’s 8 ch-1 sps, 4 popcorn, and I’m getting 3 DC, not 2. Is this wrong?
      I really appreciate your talent and generosity in sharing this with us

  5. Marilyn Willey

    I already have most of the yarn in my stash and I’m excited to do this as an afghan AND a tree skirt! Yes, I’m voting for a video. (…in your spare time, of course!)

  6. Jilly Anderson

    This is fabulous. Hoping for a video. I will wait in anticipation. Love youe talented work and notes. Love n hugs, Jilly in Sydney Australia

  7. Charlene

    Good thing I am between projects right now, off to the yarn closet, maybe something in purples and bone colours.

  8. KC

    A diagram would be of great help if possible, Thanking Daniel in advance.

  9. Suzanne Passow

    Thanks Mikey and pattern testers!
    Love the options available with this pattern! Looking forward to giving it a go!

    • Mikey

      you’re welcome. Let us know how you do. You will be one of the first to test it beyond our team.

  10. KC

    Wow, really love this! Hope you do a tutorial for this. Unfortunately I struggle with written patterns. Mikey this is simply beautiful. Thanks for your wonderful creations!

    • Mikey

      I’ve not decided if I am going to. I may have Daniel do up a crochet diagram to help those who need more visuals.

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