Monday, March 11, 2013

Under the sea skirt crochet pattern.

After a bunch of knitting patterns I finally released my first crochet pattern this weekend. If you have a sharp eye you may have noticed a tiny picture of me wearing it at the top of the left column. Should you use an ad blocker (I use one too because I hate those pop-up windows all over some websites), you may have missed it. But there's no advertisement on my blog so you can deactivate it as it sadly blocks some applications too.

Anyways, time to show you a large picture now!

ocean themed skirt with buttons stripes adult size

Made in blue and brown shades, this skirt reminds you of the deep sea. A beginner friendly skirt that even advanced crocheters will find interesting to crochet. Subtle shaping and color changes avoid you to get bored by that project you’ll love to wear. 

striped crochet skirt with metal buttonTo add an additional of ocean spirit I've added some cute buttons with anchors. Not only are they decorative but the metal prevents static cling when wearing it with tight. Cotton yarn isn't as bad as wool but I tend to have a lot of static cling issues.

Like my skirt and want to crochet one too?

You can get the pattern for $5 right here: 

The pattern uses US crochet terminology and contains detailed written instructions and a photo tutorial for the elastic waistband.

Sizes included:

Waist (in inches): 27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45) 
Hip (in inches): 33 1/5 (38, 42, 45 1/2, 49, 52, 55 1/2)

Gauge: 20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in single crochet

Yarn requirements for 20” long skirt:

Sport / 5-ply cotton yarn.

Main color: 800 (900, 1000, 1050, 1150, 1200, 1300) yards 
Contrasting color 1: 250 (270, 300, 330, 350, 370, 400) yards 
Contrasting color 2: 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150) yards 
Contrasting color 3: 50 (60, 65, 70, 80, 85, 90) yards

Other materials needed:

Elastic for waistband, 1” large, length = waist size + 2”. 
A little sewing thread.
6 buttons (3/4” to 1” diameter) 
Size G/4mm hook (or size to get gauge) 
Tapestry needle 
Sewing needle 
Tape measure 
6 crochet stitch markers (5+1 different for beginning of the round suggested).

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