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Girl's Crochet Skirt

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Try this girl's version of the adult crochet skirt. This free crochet pattern will show you how to make the girl's crochet skirt with either an elastic waistband or belt loops for adding your own fun belt.

Girl's Crochet Skirt

Materials:

  • Naturally Caron.com Spa, (75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Bamboo; 3 oz/85 g, 251 yds/230 m skein): 3 (6, 6, 6, 6) oz., Shown in: #0001 Rose Bisque
  • One size US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge.
  • Waistband elastic—3/4"/19mm wide x length to fit (OR 3/4"/19mm narrow belt)
  • Blunt sewing needle and matching, sturdy thread (for elastic casing)
  • Yarn needle
  • Pattern

Instructions:

SIZES
Girl's (XXS/2, XS/4, S/6, M/8-10, L/12-14)


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Waist 20 (22, 24, 26, 28)"/51 (56, 61, 66, 71) cm, before elastic with enough stretch to pull on

Hip 27 (30, 32, 35, 37)"/68.5 (76, 81.5, 89, 94) cm, measured 3 (3, 3, 4, 4)"/7.5 (7.5, 7.5, 10, 10)" below waist

Length 9 1/2 (11, 13 1/2, 15, 16 1/2)"/24 (28, 34.5, 38, 42) cm

GAUGE
13 Fsc = 4"/10cm;

In single crochet, 13 sts = 4"/10cm;

In Lace st, one (V-st, shell) repeat = 2"/5cm, one (V-st, ch 1, shell, ch 1) repeat = 2 1/2"/6.5cm; one (V-st, ch 2, shell, ch 2) repeat = 3"/7.5cm, one (V-st, ch 3, shell, ch 3) repeat = 3 1/2"/9cm, one (V-st, ch 4, shell, ch 4) repeat = 4"/10cm, and 6 rows V-st in V-st = 3 1/2"/9cm.

Note: Gauge is "as crocheted", fabric will grow in length with blocking to 6 rows V-st in V-st = 4"/10cm.

STITCHES USED
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)


SPECIAL TERMS
Cl: Cluster—Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st or sp and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook in same st or sp and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

dc2tog: Double crochet 2 together—[Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

dtr: Double treble crochet—[Yarn over] 3 times, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.

Fsc: Foundation single crochet (This technique creates a foundation chain and a row of single crochet stitches in one) –

Step 1:Place a slip knot on hook, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw up a loop; yarn over and draw through the loop on hook (the "chain"); yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (the "single crochet").

Step 2:The following stitch is worked under the forward 2 loops of the stem of the previous stitch (into the "chain"). Insert hook into the face of the "chain" and under the nub at the back of the "chain", draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through the loop on hook (the "chain"), yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (the "single crochet"). Repeat for the length of foundation.

Sh: Shell—(4 dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp.

Sh in Sh: Shell in shell—Sh in ch-1 sp of indicated shell.

V-st: V-stitch—(Cl, ch 1, Cl) in indicated st or sp.

V-st in V-st: V-stitch in V-stitch—V-st in ch-1 sp of indicated V-st.


PATTERN STITCH ROUNDS
Patt A: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, Sh in next Sh, *V-st in next V-st, Sh in next Sh; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt B: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 1, Sh in next Sh, ch 1, *V-st in next V-st, ch 1, Sh in next Sh, ch 1; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt C: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 2, Sh in next Sh, ch 2, *V-st in next V-st, ch 2, Sh in next Sh, ch 2; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt D: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 3, Sh in next Sh, ch 3, *V-st in next V-st, ch 3, Sh in next Sh, ch 3; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt E: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 4, Sh in next Sh, ch 4, *V-st in next V-st, ch 4, Sh in next Sh, ch 4; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

 

NOTES

  • Skirt is worked from the waist down, back and forth in joined rounds. Join (as instructed) and turn work at the end of each round.
  • All sizes use the same pattern rounds (defined above), but in different proportions. Length is easily adjusted by adding or omitting rounds evenly spaced through body of skirt or as an afterthought at the bottom.
  • Instructions are provided for a pull-on elastic waistband. Alternately, instructions are provided for a waistband with belt loops so that the waist can be cinched with your favorite narrow fashion belt.


STEPS

  1. Fsc 66 (72, 78, 84, 90), turn foundation over so sc edge is on top, sl st in beginning sc to form a ring, taking care not to twist sts. Begin work across sc edge.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 2, dc in same sc (beginning cluster made), sk next 2 sc, Sh in next sc, [sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc, sk next 2 sc, Sh in next sc] 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) times, sk next 2 sc, Cl in same sc as beginning, sc in top of beginning cluster to form ch-sp of first V-st—11 (12, 13, 14, 15) lace pattern repeats.
     
  3. Work Patt A for 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) rounds.
     
  4. Work Patt B for 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) rounds.
     
  5. Work Patt C for 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) rounds.
     
  6. Work Patt D for 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) rounds.
     
  7. Work Patt E for 2 (2, 4, 4, 4) rounds.
     
  8. Note: You should have worked 12 (14, 18, 20, 22) lace pattern rounds total (not including Fsc round).
     
  9. Edging Round (RS): Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp (beginning cluster made), ch 3, Cl in same first ch-sp, ch 3, [Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ch-1 sp of next Sh, *[Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ch-1 sp of next V-st, [Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ch-1 sp of next Sh; repeat from * 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) more times, Cl in same sp as beginning, ch 3, sl st in top of beginning cluster. Note: Mark this round as RS round.
     
  10. Fasten off.


FINISHING
Note: Work either Elastic Waistband Option OR Belt Loop Option.

Elastic Waistband Option

Waistband:

  1. With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in first ch of foundation.
     
  2. Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in each ch around, sl st in beginning sc, turn—66 (72, 78, 84, 90) sc.
     
  3. Rounds 2–5: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in each sc around, sl st in beginning sc, turn.
     
  4. Fasten off.

Casing:

  1. Cut waistband elastic to fit waist plus a couple of inches overlap. Holding elastic along inside of waistband, and working from left to right, make a herringbone stitch casing, as follows:
     
  2. With WS facing, blunt needle and matching sturdy thread, secure thread around the stem of any sc of Round 1 of waistband. Sk the sc of Round 5 directly above, inserting needle around post of next sc of Round 5 make a backstitch. *Sk next sc of Round 1, backstitch around post of next sc of Round 1; sk next sc of Round 5, backstitch around post of next sc of Round 5; repeat from * around waistband, working over elastic each time, taking care not to catch elastic, and sliding elastic as you go as needed to distribute fullness of waistband all around. End with backstitch in same sc as beginning. Fasten off. Overlap ends of elastic and sew together securely.

Belt Loop Option
For a waist that can be cinches with a purchased narrow belt, make the following waistband with post stitches that serve as belt loops.

Waistband with belt loops:

  1. With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in first ch of foundation.
     
  2. Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in next 2 ch, ch 1, sk next ch, *sc in next 5 ch, ch 1, sk next ch; repeat from * around to last 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch, sl st in beginning sc, turn.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in next 2 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, *sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around to last 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc, sl st in beginning sc, turn.
     
  4. Rounds 3 and 4: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in each sc around, sl st in beginning sc, turn.
     
  5. Round 5: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in next 3 sc, *keeping st to front of work, dtr in next skipped ch of foundation 4 rows below, sk next sc of working row, sc in next 5 sc; repeat from * around to last 3 sc, dtr in next skipped ch of foundation 4 rows below, sk next sc, sc in last 2 sc, sl st in beginning sc, turn.
     
  6. Round 6: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in each sc and dtr around, sl st in beginning sc.
     
  7. Fasten off.
     
  8. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block skirt.
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