Sunday, 12 February 2017


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: 112 Squares all together, top row has the dart shaping, 7 rows of 8 x 2 front and back the same.

US Terms, UK Terms in brackets 
Make 78 squares 9 colours you need 8 of each colour and 6 extra, pick 6 of the colours to add these extra squares. 

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. 


Pattern for the shaped Granny Square
ROUND 4: 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 number of squares for the Olive Green version but similar shaping.

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]. 

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 

1 comment:

  1. I have wanted to make a crochet skirt for a long time, but didn't know what block pattern to use or what colours would work. You have provided the answers. Thank you for sharing your project.