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Free Christmas Dishcloth Patterns

Here are some cute Christmas Dishcloth patterns I have found. I love small quick projects when I need a break from the larger ones.

Snowman Dishcloth

Christmas Dishcloths

Christmas Tree Dishcloth

Snowman Dishcloth

Wreath Dishcloth

Dishcloth Angels

Lollipop Swirl

Elf Dishcloth

Reindeer Dishcloth

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Free Christmas Tree Skirt Patterns

Here are some free patterns that I have found for Christmas Tree skirts. Just click on the link above the picture to go to the pattern.

Victorian Tree Skirt

Joyous Tree Skirt

Primitive Pines Tree Skirt

Carousel Mini Tree Skirt

Pompom Trimmed Tree Skirt

Holiday Hearts Tree Skirt

Granny Tree Skirt

Candy Cane Tree Skirt

Lollipop Swirl Dishcloth Pattern

Designed by:  Kris Hill

Stitches Used:

Chain

Slip Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

HDC = Half Double Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

Materials Needed:

4.5 MM Hook

2 skeins of worsted weight cotton yarn in different colors.

Scissors

Yarn Needle

Pattern Notes:

  1. For this spiral pattern you will be working in rounds using 4 separate balls of yarn. You may use 4 separate skeins of cotton but, you do not need to purchase 4 skeins of cotton. If you only have 1 of each color before you start you will need to divide each color into 2 balls.
  2. While learning this technique it is easier if you are working on a flat surface so you can easily drop one color and place it out of the way while using the next one. A flat surface will allow you to rotate the balls while you are moving the piece.
  3. In this pattern I will be referring to each ball of yarn as either A. B. C. D. Balls A & C should be color 1 and balls B and D will be color 2.

With ball A very loosely chain 2, if you chain tightly you should go up a hook size for the chain 2 and then switch to the 4.5mm hook for the rest of the piece.

Round 1:

  • Using ball A put 1 SC, 1 HDC, and 1 DC In the Second chain from the hook. Pull up a large loop of Ball A.
  • With ball B. slip stich into the same chain that you just finished in put 1 SC, 1 HDC, and 1 DC into the same chain. Pull up a large loop of Ball B

  • With ball C slip stich into the same chain that you just finished in put 1 SC, 1 HDC, and 1 DC into the same chain.

  • With ball D slip stich into the same chain that you just finished in put 1 SC, 1 HDC, and 1 DC into the same chain. Do not pull up a loop here.

Round 2: You will start this round using ball D and working into the stitches of ball A.

  • 2 DC in each of the stitches of ball A from the previous round. Pull up a large loop and switch to the loop from ball A
  • With the loop from A place 2 DC in each of the stitches of ball B from the previous round. Pull up a large loop and switch to the loop from ball B
  • With the loop from ball B place 2 DC in each of the stitches of ball C from the previous round. Pull up a large loop and switch to the loop from ball C
  • With the loop from ball C place 2 DC in the first 3 stitches of ball D from the previous round. Do not pull up a loop

Round 3:  You will start this round using ball C continuing to work in the previous stitches of ball D.

  • Place 1 DC in the next stitch, 2 Dc in the next stitch. Repeat this 2 more times. (you will end with 2 DC at the end of the stitches of ball D.) Pull up a large loop from ball C
  • With the loop from ball D place 1 DC in the next stitch, 2 Dc in the next stitch. Repeat this 2 more times. Pull up a large loop from ball D.
  • With the loop from ball A place 1 DC in the next stitch, 2 Dc in the next stitch. Repeat this 2 more times. Pull up a large loop from ball A
  • With the loop from ball B place 1 DC in the next stitch, 2 Dc in the next stitch. Repeat this 2 more times. Do not pull up a loop

Round 4:  you will start this round using Ball B continuing to work into the stitches of Ball A

  • Place 1 DC in the next 2 stitches, 2 Dc in the next stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Pull up a loop
  • With the loop from ball C place 1 DC in the next 2 stitches, 2 Dc in the next stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Pull up a loop
  • With the loop from ball D place 1 DC in the next 2 stitches, 2 Dc in the next stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Pull up a loop
  • With the loop from Ball A place 1 DC in the next 2 stitches, 2 Dc in the next stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Do not pull up a loop

Round 5:

  • Continuing with ball A place 1 Dc in the next 3 stitches, 2 Dc in the next stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Pull up a loop
  • With the loop from ball B place 1 Dc in the next 3 stitches, 2 Dc in the next stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Pull up a loop
  • With the loop from ball C place 1 Dc in the next 3 stitches, 2 Dc in the next stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Pull up a loop
  • With the loop from Ball D place 1 Dc in the next 3 stitches, 2 Dc in the next stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Do not pull up a loop

Round 6:

  • Continuing with ball D place 1 DC in the next 4 stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Pull up a loop
  • With the loop from ball A place 1 DC in the next 4 stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Pull up a loop
  • With the loop from ball B place 1 DC in the next 4 stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Pull up a loop
  • With the loop from ball C place 1 DC in the next 4 stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Do not Pull up a loop

Round 7: In this round you will be finishing off the piece.

  • Continuing with ball C put 1 HDC in the next stitch, 1 SC in the next stitch, 1 slip stitch in the next stitch. Cut yarn from ball and finish off this ball. Repeat this for each of the remainder balls
  • Weave in ends with yarn needle.