Modern Melissa Crochet Skirt


Modern Melissa Crochet Skirt


Modern Melissa Crochet Skirt
Modern Melissa Crochet Skirt

"This straight skirt is a simple project for a first-time garment crocheter. The Tunisian stitch pattern is an updated version of “the Melissa stitch” found in a vintage crochet book. The Modern Melissa Skirt has a great texture and the denser fabric of the Tunisian crochet means you can wear it unlined over tights or leggings. Start by crocheting two panels flat, join with a sturdy single crochet seam, and then finish with a covered elastic waist band crocheted in the round. If you prefer a liner, wear slip shorts rather than a half slip. There is a video tutorial to walk you through all the special stitches used in this pattern. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet Crocheting in rows for skirt panels, crocheting in rounds for waist bands Decreasing (explanations provided in pattern and video tutorial) Special stitch patterns: Decrease Return, Standard Return, Tks, Tss (explanations provided in pattern and video tutorial)."

NotesFinished Sizes
Adult Women’s XS (S, M, L). Photographed sample is size M.

XS: 24” (61 cm) waist, 34” (86 cm) hips, 21” (53 cm) length.
S: 26.5” (67.5 cm) waist, 36” (91.5 cm) hips, 21” (53 cm) length.
M: 30” (76 cm) waist, 38” (96.5 cm) hips, 21” (53 cm) length.
L: 34” (86.5 cm) waist, 44” (111.5 cm) hips, 21” (53 cm) length.


Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge13 sts x 9 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern before blocking. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Finished SizeAdult Women’s XS (S, M, L). Photographed sample is size M.

Materials List

  • Rowan Pure Wool Worsted (100% washable wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 219 yd/200 m) – 5 (6, 6, 7) skeins 113 Pretty Pink, or approximately 1,095 (1,314, 1,314, 1,533) yd/1,001 (1,201, 1,201, 1,402) m in any medium weight wool yarn.
  • US K/10.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker.
  • 0.75” (2 cm) elastic for waist band - 1 yd/1 m length.
  • Sewing needle and thread.

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I am interested in making an article of clothing. The video will be handy if I select to crochet this one. Still looking around.

I just think this Modern Melissa crochet skirt is timeless. The video tutorial was a huge help in determining if I would attempt this article of clothing. I am hoping it will be a success as I would love to have this in several colors. Will post my first result when I decide on a color.

This skirt is so cute I think one of my granddaughters will love this skirt done in a pale green or an emerald green. I have finally found a pattern for a skirt that you cannot see through. I have tried to create a pattern for one, and even doing a single crochet, it still leaves little holes, so thank you for creating this pattern and sharing it for all of us to use.


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