A Modification of a Michael’s Idea

Michael’s Mason Jar Curling Ribbon

I cheated and did a very simple version of this with clearance sale plastic mason jar knock offs from Deals for $2 each.  The one with the ribbon works very well without ever getting tangled.  The one with yarn can only be used with small amounts, but using it just for wrapping presents works very well.

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Christmas Tree Skirt

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I’ve been making our Christmas tree skirt for this year.  I didn’t really follow this pattern completely, but the part I used in underneath and I included a link to the pattern also.   I decided I liked the skirt plain since we never have a tree without presents under it right away.

Pattern I used:

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, * 1, dc in next ch; rep from * across; turn.

Row 2: Ch 4, skip ch-1 sp, * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn – 12 groups of 4 dc.

Row 3: Ch 4, skip ch-l sp, * [dc in next 2 dc, ch 1] twice, skip next ch-l sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, skip ch-l sp, * dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn – 12 groups of 6 dc.

Row 5: Ch 4, skip ch-1 sp, * [dc in next 3 dc, ch 1] twice, skip next sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4.

Row 6: Ch 4, skip sp, * dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn – 12 groups of 8 dc.

Continue in the manner of the last 2 rows: adding a ch-1 sp at the center of each of 12 groups on right side rows and working 2 dc in that same sp on wrong side rows, until there are 12 groups of 44 dc on last row. The last (wrong side) row would be worked as follows: Ch 4, skip sp, * dc in next 21 dc, 2 dc in sp, dc in next 21 dc, ch 1, skip sp; rep from * to last st; dc in 3rd ch of ch-4 – 12 groups of 44 dc. Fasten off.

Lower Edging-Row 1: With right side facing and larger hook, attach one strand each CB and CC in top of last dc; ch 3, dc in next sp, dc in next dc and in each dc across (skip all other ch 1 sps), dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in first dc, * skip next dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next st; rep from * across. Fasten off.

Center Opening Edging: With right side facing and larger hook, attach CB/CC at opening; ch 1, sc evenly up center opening edge, across opposite side of beg ch, and down next edge. Fasten off.

Tie: With larger hook and CB/CC, ch 150. Fasten off. Weave through the ch-1 sps of Row 1. Knot each end. Trim.