Wednesday, 15 November 2017

GRANNY SQUARE SKIRT: in one post


3 ROUND GRANNY SQUARE FOR SKIRT
PATTERN
3 Wonderful makers of the Granny square Skirt
Oona Linnett

Susan Edmonds

Anne Purdham


Rosalind Reynolds made a fab skirt in textural yarns
LOVE THEM ALL and don't you all look fabulous in them too xx



with added waistband 

US Terms, UK Terms in brackets 
Earlier in the year i made a granny square skirt for Bethany......The colours Beth picked for her skirt












I started one for myself but never completed it...a WIP in OLIVE GREEN, must complete it before Christmas 

FOR MY SKIRT, 
YARN: DK 4mm hook
Round 1:  Batik Oatmeal, Old Gold, Pistachio.
Round 2: Batik, Olive, Sage, Storm
Round 3: Sirdar Montana shade 0200 an olive green colour.

MAKING: size 14: Make112 Squares all together, top row has the dart shaping, 7rows x 8wide x 2, 16 square tube 
adjust size with more or less squares.

PATTERN
US Terms, UK Terms in brackets 
basic 3 ROUND GRANNY SQUARE

Finger wrap of 4 wraps
ROUND 1: first colour, ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 2dc [2tr], ch2, 3dc [3tr], ch2, 3dc [3tr], ch2, 3dc [3tr], ch2, sl st into first st, cut and weave in ends.

ROUND 2: second colour, ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 2dc [2tr], in first ch2 sp (corner), 3dc [3tr], ch2, 3dc [3tr] in next 3 corner sps, finish with 3dc [3tr], ch2 in first corner to complete sl st into the first st. 

ROUND 3: Join as you go round, ch2 counts as first dc, [tr], 2dc [tr], ch 2 3dc [3tr] into ch2 corner sp, 3dc [3tr] in each side sp, repeat for each side, sl st, to complete.

TOP SHAPED ROW
JOIN THE BASE 6 ROWS BY 16 SQUARES in each sp, but the top row is shaped so use the pattern below for the top 7th row of squares.

WAIST DART SHAPING
Pattern for the shaped Granny Square at waistline
ROUND 3: replace the side granny shells of 3 dc [3tr], with 3hdc [3htr], and only do ch1 in the corners keep the 3dc [3tr], the same at the top and bottom of the square, just do the smaller st, on one side or another and match 2 reduced st sides together when joining.
DIFFERENT SIZE SKIRT DIFFERENT NUMBER OF SQUARE



ADD WAIST BAND

For the waist band i've used dc [tr], a little looser and can be drawn in better when the elastic is threaded into the dc [tr] tube.
For the waist band 9stitches plus a stitch into the space between the squares don't do a st into the end ch sp.
9 + 1sp between =10 sts per square.
do 6 rows of dc [tr], and fold in half and hand stitch the edge to the bottom of the first row of sts.


 Leave a gap big enough to thread a waist length +1" [2.5cm over lap] of 1" [2.5cm] wide elastic, through the gap, sew the ends of the elastic together beside to keep it flat .

TIP: safety pin it together and try on for fit first, before sewing the elastic over lap and sealing the gap. 

so for an 16 square skirt, 
HEM: 192sc [dc].
WAIST BAND: 160dc [tr]. 

FINISHING HEM
When al the squares are put together and you are happy with the length you need to finish the hem with 2 rows of sc [dc].

Work into each of the 9 stitches, the ch sp each end and the sp between the granny square, sc can tighten a row and you don't want that for the hem.
9 + 2 end sts, +1 sp between = 12 sts per square.


Just follow the easy instructions 

NOTE: FOR A BIGGER OR SMALLER, SHORTER OR LONGER SKIRT,
 ADJUST THE NUMBER OF SQUARES YOU MAKE 
don't make the number of squares too tight ad some ease. It can be lined but wearing a half slip underneath the skirt works just as well 

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