Basic Black Plus-Size Skirt

Materials Used  1- 16 oz skein Caron yarn (not all was used)
Hook Size  I 
Measurements  approx. 49" hip and 21" length approx. size 3x
Notes Simply Soft yarn would make a good substitute. I used what I had. I always wash the finished product and 4ply yarn softens up after washed. I also wear a black slip with this skirt.

Length can easily be changed by adding more or less rows. 

Size can be adapted by using a smaller hook or changing the starting chain count.  Your first chain should be a multiple of 10 plus 4.

This skirt is worked as a rectangle and then I sewed up the short ends to make a back seam.  Then I added 1/4" elastic for the waist.  I measured my waist and sewed the ends of the elastic together.  After the skirt was done, then I single crocheted the elastic on the the waist.

Ch 194.

Row 1: 1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 1 dc in the next ch, *skip 3 ch, in next ch work (2dc, ch2, 2dc) group, skip 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. Repeat from * to the end of the row.  Ch 3 and turn.

Row 2: Skip first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, * do (2dc, ch2, 2dc) group under ch 2 of previous row group. 1 dc in each of 3 dc from previous row. Repeat from * ending with 1 dc in each of last 2dc, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

Rows 3-23: Repeat Row 2.

Row 24: Skip first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, * do (2dc, ch3, 2dc) group under ch 2 of previous row group. 1 dc in each of 3 dc from previous row. Repeat from * ending with 1 dc in each of last 2dc, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

Rows 25-29: Repeat Row 24.

Row 30: *Ch 6, Sc in the middle of the ch 3 space from previous row. Ch 6, sc in middle dc of the 3dc from the previous row. Repeat from *. Turn.

Row 31-32: Repeat Row 30.  Leaving a 15" tail, fasten off. Sew up the short sides together.

Weave in ends.

Do the elastic for the waist as per instructions above.


© November 27, 2006 Christina Budd

This is my written pattern; please use it for personal use only. You may make the item and sell them, but pattern remains property of Christina Budd. And if you sell the finished product, please link back to and give credit to this the original pattern.

 

 

 

 
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