"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Little Girl's Crocheted Skirt

On a recent post, I mentioned that I have been crocheting a skirt for my four-year-old daughter.  One of my readers asked for the pattern, so here it is....

H hook
I used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun yarn, which was, in my opinion, a mistake. The Homespun yarn is very heavy for a skirt. When I make one for my seven-year-old, I will definitely use a lighter weight yarn.
Size: approx. a size 4-5. (The skirt is actually just a rectangle and sewed up the back.)
If you need to increase this for a bigger size, make sure you do a multiple of 4 + 3.

Row 1: Ch 83, in 4th ch from hook do (2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc), *skip 3 ch, in next ch work (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc); rep from *, ending skip 2 ch, 1 dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Under first ch 1 work (2dc, ch 1, 1 dc), *under next ch 1 work (3dc, ch1, 1 dc); rep from *, ending pat under last ch1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- 23: Repeat Row 2 for stitch pattern. Fasten off and weave in ends.

For a lining, cut a rectangle-shaped piece of light-weight material, slightly smaller than the skirt and stitch it to the wrong side of the skirt.

(You can make this longer for a bigger size, if you just increase the rows.)

I sewed up the seam to make the back.
I use elastic on all my daughter’s skirts. So I take the 3/4 inch elastic, measure it to my daughter and cut. Then I sew the one end into a circle. Then I sc the elastic to the first row of the skirt.
Or you can stitch it to the skirt. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Here's a photo of the finished product..

 "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
  My soul shall be joyful in my God,
  For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
  He has covered me with the robe of righteousness."   Isaiah 61:10

Have a blessed day,


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