I have posted anything in awhile nor have I made anything. I have been having a bit of pain in my hands and shoulder and that has kept me from doing a lot. I have been to the Dr. and thank goodness it isn’t arthritis, but it may be a pinched nerve. I have some med that hopefully, in a couple of day, will allow me to start crocheting again. I have plenty to do and things that still need to be photographed, but I just can’t seem to find the will to do them right now. Please don’t forsake me I will be back around and showing off everything that is “Fresh Off The Hook”
Archive for March, 2008
I’ve made my first item without a pattern. Yes, I’m now a designer… well maybe not, but I did make this skirt with only a thought in my head!
I posted this on Crochetville and had quite a few people ask for the pattern. So I’m going to give this my best shot. Please keep this in mind…
Peppy Cheer Skirt
***This is my first ever attempt at writing out a pattern and I’m not going to get this right on the first try, so PLEASE ask question, tell me when there is a correction and I will take care of these things right away!***
This pattern is for a girls size 6/7
Two skeins of worsted weight yarn one for MC and one for CC ( I used Caron Simply Soft)
1/2 ” soft elastic banding, cut to the size of child’s waist and sewn together
Size “G” hook
Tapestry or yarn needle
6 stitch markers or scrap yarn
4 x 4 = 15 st x 8 rows
However this can be adjusted as the pattern is based more on the amount of stitches divided by 6. That will be explained later.
These are standard to crochet, but if you need help let me know
Now as I said before I don’t know how to make different sizes, but I will explain how I figured out what size my daughter needed.
She has a size 21″ waist. It takes me 92 stitches to fit her waist. I knew that I wanted 6 pleats around the skirt so I divided 6 by the amount of stitches to make it come out even. For this it took me 102 st to come to an even number of 17 (please forgive me, math is not my best subject and it took me awhile to get this you may have an easier way) Your amount of stitches my be different, I would make a chain and see how many it takes to get to the size that you need, then add stitches until you get to a number that is dividable by 6. (ch ./. 6 = even number stitches)
(for this pattern I will be going by the amount of stitches that I used, you will go by the amount you determined from (ch ./. 6 = even number stitches)
With MC Ch 102, join with a sl st to first ch. (102 dc)
Row1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and through out) dc in back loop of ch across to last ch, join to top ch 3. (102 dc) (it is important to dc in the back loop of ch, 1 because it gives your crochet more stretch, and 2 when joining waist band end together it will allow you to have a back loop to join in. If you need help with this play the video that is on my blog for instructions.)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each of the next dc around. (102 dc)
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in back loop only of all dc around. (102 dc)
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each of the next dc around (102 dc)
Row 5: Ch 3, fold waist band in half so that front loops of row 3 are on the outside, insert elastic banding and with both side together dc in back loop from row 4 and front loop of first set of ch’s made. (this is where it’s important to make sure you did your first set of dc in the back loop of your ch) you may need to stretch your elastic banding just a bit. If you find this too hard you can just feed your elastic band through with a safety pen just leave a two or three dc undone and once you have sewn your elastic then you can finish your dc. You have now completed your waist band and your first row of the skirt. (102 dc)
Row 6-12: ch 3, dc in each of the next dc around (102 dc)
From the back of your work count back half of the number you got when you did (ch ./. 6 = even number stitches) for this pattern I counted back 9. Place marker in next stitch back. Count forward 17 place next marker until you have all 6 markers placed evenly.
Mark front of work
With MC, and WS facing, join in any dc after marker, ch 3, dc in the next (15) ch 3 turn. ( 16 dc)
Row 2-12: Dc in each dc across. Ch 3 turn (16 dc)
Row 13: Dc in each dc across, fasten off. (16 dc)
Repeat this for each of the six panels.
Row 1: With CC and RS facing remove marker, join and ch 3 and dc twice in same dc. Ch 3 turn. (3 dc) NOTE: this panel will only be connected to skirt by first 3 dc’s it will be whip stitched together later.
Row 2: Dc in same sp as ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last st, ch 3 turn. (5 dc)
Row 3: Dc in same sp as ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in last st, ch 3 turn. (7 dc)
Row 4: Dc in same sp as ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in the last st, ch 3 turn. (10 dc)
Row 5: Dc in same sp as ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in last st, ch 3 turn. (12 dc)
Row 6-7: Dc in each dc across, ch 3 turn. (12 dc)
Row 8: Dc in same sp as ch 3, dc in next 10 st, ch 3 turn. (14 dc)
Row 9-12: Dc in each dc across, ch 3 turn. (14 dc)
Row 13: Dc in same sp as ch 3, dc in each of the next 12 dc, 2 dc in last st, fasten off. (16 dc)
Repeat for each of the six CC panels. Turn to wrong side and whip stitch panels together on edges. Weave in ends.
I’m sure hope that I have covered everything. If I have left something out or you are unable to make out what I’m trying to say, PLEASE let me know.
*Do not sell or try to pass off this as your own pattern. You may make this pattern for yourself your someone you love, but don’t sell the finished product*
Please let me know if you make this I would love to see all the finished skirts!
Corrections in Red