The holiday season can be hectic (and expensive), so I’m bringing you a quick and easy project that you can whip up in one night when you’re taking a break from online shopping and holiday parties. If you have a small tabletop tree that’s looking a little under-dressed then this is the pattern for you!
This tree skirt is named after the baubles that adorn the tree, and the bobbles that amp up the texture of this simple and festive Christmas decor item. This skirt will fit a tree between 2 and 4 feet tall (mine was 3!).
If you’re looking for a full-size version of this pattern (for a tree that’s 5-9 feet), then you’re in luck! I’ve created the Big Bauble Tree Skirt pattern for big trees, and you can find the free pattern here! I’ve also created the Bauble Tree Skirt Collection that combines both the Mini and Big Bauble patterns in one beautifully formatted, low cost PDF, found on my Etsy here!
I wanted a quick and squishy skirt so I reached for super bulky level 6 yarn. Pictured here is Bernat Softee Chunky in the colors Grey Ragg and Wine in the photos below. Any other super bulky yarn would work great, like Lion Brand Wool Ease or Hometown USA. You’ll also need a nice big size P crochet hook.
Starting this pattern is very similar to making any circular crochet project, except you’re not joining in the round so you can slip the skirt around the base of the tree.
The bobbles are added every 4 rows and most rows are just single crochets with increases every so often, so this pattern is very beginner friendly!
After a few rounds you can see how the circle is coming together. If you only have 1 ball of yarn you can get through row 15, which will make a smaller skirt best for a 2 foot tree. You’ll need 1.5 balls of yarn, or about 160 yards, to make the full 19 inch skirt.
Now that I’ve talked you through it a bit, let’s get to the pattern! Be sure to read the notes so you can easily follow the annotations in the pattern and breeze through this project.
The Mini Bauble Christmas Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern
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-Single Crochet (SC)
-About 160 yards of Super Bulky (level 6) yarn
-Size P-15 (12 mm) crochet hook
19 in./48 cm. in diameter
Bobble: Yarn over (YO), insert hook into stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook). YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO, pull up a loop. YO, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook). YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO, pull up a loop. YO, pull through 2 loops. YO, pull through remaining 4 loops on hook.
- When an instruction indicates a number after a stitch (ex. SC 2), it means to make a single crochet in the next two stitches. When an instruction has a number before the stitch (ex. 2SC), it means to make two single crochets into one stitch space.
- The annotation “1SC+Bobble” means you make one single crochet and one bobble stitch in the same space (making an increase).
- The full-size version of this pattern, the Big Bauble Tree Skirt, can be found here!
Row 1: Starting from the 2nd CH from the hook, SC across. (6 STS)
Row 2: CH 1, turn. 2SC in each ST across. (12 STS)
R3: CH 1, turn. *SC, 2SC*, repeat across. (18 STS)
R4: CH 1, turn. SC 1. In the next stitch, 1SC+Bobble. *SC 2, 1SC+Bobble*. Repeat across, ending with SC. (24 STS, 6 Bobbles)
R5: CH 1, turn. *SC 3, 2SC*. Repeat across. (30 STS)
R6: CH 1, turn. SC 2, *2SC, SC 4*, repeat across. End with SC 2. (36 STS)
R7: CH 1, turn. *SC 5, 2SC*, repeat across. (42 STS)
R8: CH 1, turn. SC 2, Bobble, 2SC, *SC 1, Bobble, SC 3, Bobble, 2SC*. Repeat across to last 3 STS, SC 1, Bobble, SC 1. (48 STS, 12 Bobbles)
R9: CH 1, turn. *SC 7, 2SC*, repeat across. (54 STS)
R10: CH 1, turn. SC 4, *2SC, SC 8*, repeat across. End with SC 4. (60 STS)
R11: CH 1, turn. *SC 9, 2SC*, repeat across. (66 STS)
R12: CH 1, turn. SC 2, Bobble, SC 2, *1SC+ Bobble, SC 3, Bobble, SC 3, Bobble, SC 2*. Repeat to last 5 stitches. SC 3, Bobble, SC 1. (72 STS, 18 Bobbles)
R13: CH 1, turn. *SC 11, 2SC*, repeat across. (78 STS)
R14: CH 1, turn. SC 6, *2SC, SC 12*, repeat across. End with SC 6. (84 STS)
R15: CH 1, turn. *SC 13, 2SC*, repeat across. (90 STS)
R16: CH 1, turn. SC 2, Bobble, SC 3, Bobble, 2SC, *SC 1, Bobble, SC 3, Bobble, SC 3, Bobble, SC 3, Bobble, 2SC*, repeat to last 7 stitches, SC 1, Bobble, SC 3, Bobble, SC 1. (96 STS, 24 Bobbles)
R17: CH 1, turn. *SC 15, 2SC*, repeat across. (102 STS)
R18: CH 1, turn. SC 8, *2SC, SC 16*, repeat across. End with SC 8. (108 STS)
R19: CH 1, turn. *SC 17, 2SC*, repeat across. (114 STS)
If you make your own mini bauble tree skirt please tag me on Instagram because I love seeing your recreations and I bet there could be some amazing tree skirts made with different yarns!
Thanks for reading and have a lovely holiday season!
This is an original pattern by Christina of February Sky Designs. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to it but please do not reprint it on your site or sell it.
You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Christina of February Sky Designs, and link to my blog februaryskydesigns.com. Thank you for respecting creators and their work!
12 thoughts on “The Mini Bauble Christmas Tree Skirt”
Hi my tree is closer to 5 feet and I was wondering if you have a bigger version of this pattern or an algorithm to keep increasing? Thanks 🙂
Hi Taylor, I just released a full-sized version of this pattern! You can check out my Big Bauble tree skirt pattern if you’re still in need of a bigger skirt ☺️
No never mind, just realized I am wrong. My apologies.
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Loving how this pattern is working up! Thanks for sharing it.
I used a level 4 medium weight yarn and it’s going to come up short since your pattern uses a super bulky level 6 yarn. Do you have any guidance on how to add more rows?
You should check out my Big Bauble tree skirt pattern, it should help you add rows until it’s the size you’re looking for!
Hello! Are you sure there are 18, not 16 baubles on row 12? I have 66ss on row 11, but I am only getting 16. Any idea what I’m doing wrong? Thanks!
Hi Krista! Yes, you should get 66 stitches in row 11 and 18 baubles in row 12. My only guess is you’re skipping the “SC + bobble” step? You can email me a pic if you want to keep troubleshooting, firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope you are able to finish your skirt!
So happy with how this turned out! Had a little issue with Row 12 because I didn’t realize that I needed to go back and do only the first stitch of the repeat, so that I would have the 5 stitches left to finish the row. Thanks for a great pattern!
Do you have a pattern for a Christmas tree skirt for a pencil tree? I can’t find one specifically for a pencil tree. Thanks so much.
Hi Patty, if it’s a tall tree then you could follow the pattern for my Big Bauble tree skirt and just stop when you feel like it’s wide enough for your tree!