The story behind the FlavorsCranberry Pineapple
The Cranberry Pineapple Crochet Christmas tree skirt first came together in 2012.
The tree skirt sold fine on Etsy through the years, with the occasional request for the pattern. In 2018, with a request from a special lady, I was inspired to share the pattern.
All these years I had been using my notes and memory and had not taken time to formally write it down. So, I began, from the beginning, writing and testing. In the process, I made many tree skirts. As I made them, I start to get more ideas.
To clarify, I used the yarn that was on hand for test skirts, and usually I have a lot of brown yarn on hand.
So, I had made all these brown tree skirts. You heard right, Brown Christmas tree skirts.
And here I am, so happy with them :) and as I make one after the other, my mind fills with possibilities of just this one pattern. Getting very excited about publishing at this point, which meant more pictures, more skirts, etc. I would start a new color…still using the colors I had on hand, and I crocheted on.
Maybe it was Thanksgiving in the air, and that I had food on the brain, but I started associating the colors with names of food. And of course, White Chocolate, Chocolate, my daughter added Snickerdoodle….I think she was Snicker-doodling at me running around calling colors food. I was nuts with the flavors. I would see yarn and try and figure out what Christmas food flavor it could be....Cranberry Pineapple was born, after all it was the most popular color and would go on the cover of the pattern. Cranberry for the color and Pineapple for the traditional pineapple design. Now, Hmmm? What color was I going to make next?
Figgy Pudding! It had my favorite color, with contrasting white & that nice pop of color from the Holly. I loved the idea and 5 days later, Figgy Pudding Pineapple Christmas Tree Skirt was born.
I am hopeful the tree skirts and tree skirt patterns bring as much JOY to others as they have to me, on this wonderful adventure.
Pictured below is the Peppermint Swizzle, a.k.a. Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate.
The peppermint swizzle in itself has inspired the "Swizzle", (red and white pictured below).
The Peppermint is similar to the Gingerbread skirt.
There was an order on Etsy a few years back for a Grey Peppermint Swizzle tree skirt. The grey turned out rather pretty, I think.
I ended up selling several of the brown tree skirts that year and the next, if you are curious. Below, my test skirts with all my neutral colors :}
Sample of the browns :D
Top Flavors are: Cranberry, White Chocolate and Snow....
maybe I will rename Snow, Frosting. hmmm...
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Pattern now available in Doily Designs Etsy shop,
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