Follow this step by step crochet tutorial to create Christmas tree skirt with a slit following a granny square pattern part
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How to Crochet a Granny Square Tree Skirt with a Slit 2/5
Now my Christmas crochet works as a result of double crochet or triple depending on which way we want to go. So let me show you the double crochet here. We put in the next one where we turned it now and we’re now going to work back in the left direction and the reason why we put this one here because there are lots of people has visual difficulties in counting back. So what I want you to do is that insert one from the hook. Okay. So this is one, two and three.
So this now becomes one of the posts. Remember how we talked about that. So let’s double crochet into the same stitch where the red pieces in and this will define if you're starting. Do we know how to double crochets? So wrap your needle around going into the stitch, grabbing the material point through two and two.
And now do you remember what I did on the board, right because this is a smaller one. This is the one with the four. We’re going to put in a one chain and now their next red one symbolizes the next corner. So this is the actual middle slit piece here and this is your first corner.
So wrapping your needle around once going into the red. Mark it with the red stitch, okay going in. Pull through two, pull through two and two so it’s going into the red stitch again. We’re going to put three double crochet into that the same hole and as you pull it open you can see the hole even more. Now this is our first corner because this is the starting but this is our first corner and the start is going to work in the next direction. So what we need to do because it is the corner, we have to then add two so one and two. And in order to turn the corner it has to stay in the same stitch so wrap in your needle around, and going into the same one three more times and make sure you keep that red out of there.
You can even take that red off there if you wanted to. If you do not you have to use crochets sticks but you can take it out once you understand where that corner is. So you can already see we’ve successfully turned the corner. So I explain in the video or I have a video about going underneath the next lines. So we’re going to chain one. Okay, and what I meant by that, there going to be in red either way is that I do not want you counting in and putting in into the stitches here. I want you wrapping you needle around going like underneath the whole thing. So you did not see me grab it underneath, did you? I just went right underneath, okay, pull through two and two. Okay. Did you see that?
So let’s do that again. So wrapping your needle around and going right underneath the whole line. Okay, so I'm not going in any stitches at all and this will be the only line that actually does not define that V-shape of the actual thing but it actually works out in the long term. So trust me on this one. Okay, so you’re wrapping your needle around once going underneath two lines. So now we have to do it again before we get to the end. So let’s chain one and go in again. So wrapping your needle and just go on underneath that line and you know what? I’ve never done crochet markers before.
We’re going to put three again while I’m talking and I’ve never done the red crochet markers on the corner before but I’m telling you I think this the coolest thing. I’ve never done this thing and you know what I should have because I’ve always been counting and we’re going to miss it. So we’ve just done two and you can see it’s wrap around the line instead of the stitch and you know why that’s an advantage because look you can move them. So if you did not get it right, you can just move them because they’re not linked into any stitches so it’s perfect.
Okay, so we just finish the three that’s chain one and now the next one is right into the corner where the red is. So let’s wrap your needle around and going right into that corner stitch. So we’re going to go in there and that red represents the next corner so we’re just going to put three into that same hole.
Now we’re turning the corners so if you remember double crochet we’ll always put in two chains and then we triple or double crochet into the same hole again. In the very beginning of the granny’s square project like this, the whole square looks distorted but it does straight now as I add few more.
So we just successfully turned the corner so we can see now we have two corners done. And now we’re going to do the exactly same because remember there’s eight in a four. So we’re on another eight again. So at the end of that you will on chain one and going in, and goes under the line like we did before. Put there two and two and we’re doing three in a row. Now we’re going to chain one again, and do it over again underneath.
So you can see I’m not going into stitches and this is what makes granny’s square go so fast because you are not worried. Once you get past the front row like this, everything as above going into gaps and that what makes me it so fast.
So we’re going to chain one and now we’re looking for the next corner piece which is marked by a red marker. You will double crochet again three into that one that is marked in a red or it will be in eight stitches from this last red one if you want to count it but I’m telling you these crochet markers here are better idea. So then chain two because you’re turning the corner and going into the same stitch. Just everything is in sets of three. So that’s chain one and now we’re coming along. So now you can see where we are on this project. You see it’s kind of distorted but it straightens out in the next few lines.
So we’ve chain one already and so we’re going to do the same thing. This is your last section of eight. So wrap in and we’re just going to go right underneath the whole line that we did. You know this would be a cool color for a Christmas tree.
Now at the end as we’re trained, at the end of your tree you're always going to put your chain where this is the whole braid so you’re going to want to do this twice in that same stretch. Okay, we chain.
And now we’re looking for the next corner which is marked by your next red marker. So going into that one for tree. Okay, you do not want to turn the corner because that’s represents a better corner so chain two, one and two and now chain three or double crochet three more times on that same hole in order to create that turn.