Circle skirt

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This skirt is really easy to crochet and it consists of rows of circles joined by double crochet rows. Both rows are increased evenly to form a neat A-shaped skirt.  I first published it in the local Vrouekeur Magazine in 2014. The pattern is available in Afrikaans on http://www.vrouekeur.co.za.

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Difficulty: **

 

What you need:

Elle Premier Natural Cotton DK (50 g balls):

10 balls black (017)

1 ball each Rust (047), Shamrock (007), Leaf (061)

3,75 mm crochet hook

 

Size:

The pattern is designed for a hip size of 95 cm, but can be adjusted for any size. Follow the instruction in the pattern.

 

Abbreviations:

This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

beg – begin

ch – chain stitch

dc – double crochet

rep – repeat

sc – single crochet

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st – stitch

tog – together

 

 

Pattern:

This skirt is worked in rows and stitched together.

 

Start at the top row circles. Join the circles in order to fit around your hips loosely. Follow the pattern. For the pattern described 12 circles are crocheted.

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Circles:

Alternate the centre colour with each cirle

Cricle 1: with 3,75 mm hook and 1st colour, crochet 6 ch, ss in 1st to form a ring.

Round 1: 4 ch (= 1 dc + 1 ch), (1 dc, 1 ch) 11 times, ss with blck in 3rd of beg 4 ch. Fasten 1st colour off. Continue in black.

Round 2: 1 ch, (2 sc in 1 ch sp) 12 times, ss in 1st sc.

Round 3: 6 ch (= 1 dc + 3 ch), (1 dc in next 2 sc, 3 ch) 11 times, 1 dc in last sc, ss in 3rd of beg 6 ch.

Work away all loose ends.

Circle 2: follow round 1 and 2 of cricle 1 but with second colour and join the two cirles as follows:

6 ch (=1 dc + 3 ch), 1 dc in next 2 sc, 3 ch, 1 dc in next 2 sc, 1 ch, 1 ch through any 3 ch sp of circle 1, 1 ch, 1 dc in next 2 sc of 2nd circle, 1 ch, 1 ch through next 3 ch sp of 1st circle, 1 ch, 1 dc in next 2 sc of 2nd circle, 3 ch, (1 dc in next 2 sc, 3 ch) 7 times, 1 dc in last sc, ss in 3rd of beg 6 ch. Fasten off.

The circles are thus joined at 2 place. Join the rest of the cirles in the same way up to the last circle which is then joined in the same way to the 1st circle.

 

Base of the skirt:

Round 1:

Start at any circle in the 1st 3 ch sp (after joined together): 3 ch in the sp, (1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next 3 ch sp) twice, 1 dc in next 2 dc, 1 dc in next 3 ch sp (= 12 dc). Continue in this way and crochet 12 dc in each circle, ending with ss in beg 3 ch.

Round 2: 3 ch, 1 dc in each dc to end, ss in top of 3 ch.

Round 3: 3 ch, 1 dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc tog, *1 dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc tog, rep from * to last 10 dc, 1 dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc tog, ss in top of 3 ch.

Rounds 4-9: 3 ch, 1 dc in every dc, ending with ss in top of 3 ch.

 

Shaping of skirt:

Continue at the bottom of the cirle row as follows:

Round 1: Crochet in the same way as round as skirt base.

Round 2: 3 ch, 1 dc in every dc but increase 6 dc evenly in the round.

Round 3: Same as round 2. (There are 12 stitches increased in the 2 rounds). Fasten off.

Crochet another strip of circles together but with one circle more as the previous strip.

Crochet the 3 rounds dc for the bottom section of the skirt (again 12 dc more).

Pin the strip to the 3rd round dc with right sides together and stitch together.

Continue to crochet a strip circles with one circle more than the previous circle strip and 3 rounds dc (with 12 dc more) and stitch them together.

Continue until the desired length. Do not cut the yarn, but continue with edging.

 

Edge:

3 ch, (2 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in the same st, *skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, skip 2 dc, (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in next dc, rep from * to end, ending with ss in top of 3 ch. Fasten off.

 

String:

Crochet a chain of ± 1,6 m long, turn.

1 ss in 2nd ch from hook, 1 ss in every ch to end. Fasten off. Work loose ends away and thread the string through the 2 dc round of skirt base.

 

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