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Inner Tube Skirt

By: Double Stitch Twins

If you know a little girl who loves frills, ruffles, and bright colors, this Inner Tube Skirt from Red Heart Yarn is for her! Learn how to crochet this skirt that resembles an inner tube for your fashionista granddaughter.

Inner Tube Skirt

Each ruffle measures 5” long. The bottom ruffle hangs 1” past the hem.
 

Abbreviations: A, B, C = Color A, B, C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Kids”: 2 Skeins 2931 Playful Multi A; 1 Skein 2845 Blue B.
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
  • Heavyweight skirt
  • Large-eyed sharp pointed needle


Gauge: 11 dc = 4”; 4 rows = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Note: Ruffle can be added to any heavyweight skirt.
 

SKIRT
Base Stitches
With right side facing and 1 strand of A, sew a straight line of running stitches along lower edge of skirt with each stitch measuring ¾” long. Knot ends securely.
With B, sew a second line of running stitches ¾” above previous line. Knot ends securely.
With A, sew a third line of running stitches 2¼” above previous line. Knot ends securely.
 

Lower Ruffle
Round 1: Join A in 1 base stitch at center of back of skirt, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same space, 3 dc in each base stitch around, slip st in top of beginning ch to join.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc in each dc around, slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same space, 3 hdc in each hdc around, slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 4: Change to B, ch 1, sc in each hdc around, slip st in first st.
Fasten off.
Second Ruffle
Round 1: Join B in 1 base stitch at center of back of skirt, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, 3 dc in each base stitch around, slip st in top of beginning ch to join.
Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in each dc around, slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 3: Ch 3, 3 dc in same space, 4 dc in each hdc around, slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 4: Change to A, ch 1, sc in each dc around, slip st in first st.
Fasten off.
Third Ruffle
Round 1: Join A in 1 base stitch at center of back of skirt, ch 2, 2 hdc in same space, 3 hdc in each base stitch around, slip st in top of beginning ch to join.
Round 2: Ch 3, 3 dc in same space, 4 dc in each hdcaround, slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same space, 3 dc in each dc around, slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 4: Change to B, ch 1, sc in each dc around, slip st in first st.
Fasten off.


FINISHING
Weave in ends.

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