duminică, 1 martie 2015

Free Crochet Pattern for Stunning Maxi Skirt – Summer Maxi Skirt to Treasure

OMG!!! Can you believe is Spring? I surely can’t J

No more winter and thick clothing( God’s willing).


When you start working on a big project such as a crocheted maxi skirt the perspective may seem a little …gloomy. For those having the skill, the speed and the endurance to take on the challenge the project is not a complicated one but for beginners the things are not exactly easy.

So basically putting into a written pattern a series of crochet charts is quite a handful but upon request I did my best to accommodate the most voted choice from our Facebook page : a maxi skirt free pattern.

Yarn choices, hook size and tips.

This particular maxi dress is the creation of a user from club osinka .ru. She pretty much combined the patterns from different charts and created a spectacular skirt. Unfortunately I don’t know her name so I can’t offer her the well deserved credits.

Recommended yarn is cotton, mercerized and worsted or microfiber silk effect. Both yarns are slippery enough to make the crochet slide easier not to mention that they have the necessary structure for the skirt to be “”heavy “ enough. Use a 2mm or 2,5mm hook.

The skirt is worked in round from bottom up from the thigh section and reversed ( downwards from the thigh line to the ankle).

How to read the charts.
Measure the circumference of your hips ( remember the crochet items are stretchy )



Fan stitch section
1.       Chain according to your measurements ( multiple of 9)
2.       Ch 6, 1dc, ch3,1dc ch3…till the end of the row.
3.       Ch3, 3dc( in the 3 ch space)3dc (in the next 3ch space), ch3…repeat till the end of the row.
4.       Ch 3, 3dc ch2 3dc (in the ch3 space below) ch3…repeat til the end of the row
5.       Ch3 , 3dc ch2 3dc (in the ch2 space)ch3,1sc (in the ch 3 space below),ch3 …repeat till the end of the row.
Work: 4 and 5 until you reach the hip line.



Lacy mesh section
6.       Ch 3, 1dc ch1(sk1)…till the end of the row
7.       Ch1,1sc,*ch5(sk3),1sc*…repeat until the end of the row.
8.       Ch5,1sc in the ch5 space below, ch5, 1 sc in the 5 ch space below…repeat till the end of the row..close with ch 2, 1dc
9.       Ch 1, *3dc ch3(in the 5ch space below)1 sc in the middle of the chain space, ch3 3dc (in the same space)1sc in the next ch space*, repeat till the end of the row.  
Repeat 2,3,4,5 until you reach the waistline.

When you reached the waistline work 10 rows of hdc. Remember that an elastic waistband will be needed.

From here on the skirt is worked downwards:



Pine cone section

Use as base the first chaining.
1.       Ch 3,7 dc, ch3 (sk4),*8dc,ch3(sk4)8dc* - repeat till the end of the row
2.       Sl st in the first dc, Ch3, 6dc, ch4 ,* 7dc ch4,7dc *  - repeat till the end of the row
3.       Sl st in the first dc, ch3 5dc ch5, *6dc ch5 6dc* -  repeat till the end of the row
4.       Sl st in the first dc, ch3 4dc,ch3, 1dc ( in the 3rd chain below) ch3,* 5dc ch3, 1dc ( in the 3rd chain below) ch3,5dc*--  repeat till the end of the row
5.       Sl st in the first dc,ch3 3dc ch2, 1dc (in the 1st ch space)ch3,1dc (in the 2nd ch space)ch2,*4dc ch3, 1dc (in the 1st ch space)ch3,1dc (in the 2nd ch space)ch2 ,4dc*…repeat till the end of the row.
6.       Sl st in the first dc,ch3 1dc,ch2, 1dc (in the 1st ch space),ch3,1dc(in the 2nd ch space),ch3, ch3,1dc(in the 3nd ch space)ch2,*2dc ch2, 1dc (in the 1st ch space),ch3,1dc(in the 2nd ch space),ch3, ch3,1dc(in the 3nd ch space)ch2,2dc* - repeat till the end of the row.
7.       Ch 7, 1dc in each chain space belor with alternating ch3 and ch 4 between them ( as shown in chart)
8.       Work 2d ch12dc ( ch3 space) respectively 3dc ch13dc ( ch4 space)in the chain spaces
resulted .


Repeat  Fan stitch section
 In the 1ch space from the previous row you will place the fans.

10.   Ch 3, 3dc ch2 3dc (in the ch3 space below) ch3…repeat til the end of the row
11.   Ch3 , 3dc ch2 3dc (in the ch2 space)ch3,1sc (in the ch 3 space below),ch3 …repeat till the end of the row.
Repeat 10,11, 2 times

Do the increase to add volume:
12.   Ch 3, 4dc ch2 4dc (in the ch3 space below) ch3…repeat til the end of the row
13.   Ch3 , 4dc ch2 4dc (in the ch2 space)ch3,1sc (in the ch 3 space below),ch3 …repeat till the end of the row.

Repeat 12,13, 3 times.
14.   Work a 10ch space in between every fan stitch with 1sc in the ch2 space
15.   Work 1dc in each chain.

Using the same method as described above work another pine cone section.


The Leaf Pattern Section.

Use the last row of the Pine cone section as base
1.       Ch3 2dc,ch1  1dc ch1, 1dc ch1, 1dc ch1,1dc ch1, 1dc ch1, *3dc ch1  1dc ch1, 1dc ch1, 1dc ch1,1dc ch1, 1dc ch1* ….repeat till the end of the row.
2.       Ch3 2dc ch3 3dc,ch1 1dc ch1, 1dc ch1, 1dc ch1,1dc ch1, *3ch ch3 3dc ch1 1dc ch1, 1dc ch1, 1dc ch1,1dc ch1* … repeat  till the end of the row.
3.       Ch3 2dc ch3 1dc ch3 3dc, ch1 1dc ch1, 1dc ch1, 1dc ch1,* 3dc ch3 1dc ch3 3dc, ch1 1dc ch1, 1dc ch1, 1dc ch1*…repeat till the end of the row.
4.       Ch3 2dc ch3, 1dc ch1 1dc(V stitch), ch3 3dc, , ch1 1dc ch1, 1dc ch1,* 3dc ch3, 1dc ch1 1dc(V stitch), ch3 3dc, , ch1 1dc ch1, 1dc ch1… repeat till the end of the row.
5.       Ch3 2dc ch4, 1dc ch1 1dc ch1 1dc, ch4 3dc, ch1 1dc ch1, *3dc ch4, 1dc ch1 1dc ch1 1dc, ch4 3dc, ch1 1dc ch1*…repeat till the end of the row.
6.       Ch3 2dc ch4, 2dc ch3 2dc ch4 3dc,*3dc ch4, 2dc ch3 2dc ch4 3dc* …repeat till the end of the row.
7.       Ch3 2dc ch4, 3dc ch3 3dc ch4,* 3dc ch4, 3dc ch3 3dc ch4*…repeat till the end of the row
8.       Ch3 2dc ch3, 5dc ch3 5dc ch3,*3dc ch3, 5dc ch3 5dc ch3*… repeat till the end of the row
9.       Ch3 2dc ch2, 5dc ch3,1dc ch1 1dc,ch2 5dc ch2,* 3dc ch2, 5dc ch3,1dc ch1 1dc,ch2 5dc ch2*…repeat till the end of the row
10.   Ch3 2dc ch3, 2dc tog,1dc,2dc tog(decrease),ch2, 2dc,ch3,2dc,ch2, 2dc tog,1dc,2dc tog,ch3,* 3dc ch3, 2dc tog,1dc,2dc tog(decrease),ch2, 2dc,ch3,2dc,ch2, 2dc tog,1dc,2dc tog,ch3*
11.   Ch3 2dc ch4,3dc tog,ch3,3dc,ch3,3dc,ch3,3dc tog,ch4,* 3dc ch4,3dc tog,ch3,3dc,ch3,3dc,ch3,3dc tog,ch4*…repeat till the end of the row.

You have above the written pattern for the yellowed part of the chart.

Work as many of these sections as you need to obtain the required length for your skirt.
You can either finish with 1sc in every ch from the last row or do a picot finish, or simply let it the way it is.


I must admit writing this pattern was a bit of a handful but I am happy I succeeded to work it out. I know how expensive a written pattern can be and how hard it is to come by free information regarding the art of crochet.

I really hope you like this post and spread the word about this amazing maxi skirt so talented ladies would dare to create one of their own for the upcoming , wonderful and long expected ( by me) summer. So share , pin, and share some more to put this free pattern out there.

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Ladies keep in mind the “open knits” is a such fashion trend this summer and resort collections of the biggest  designers are filled with crocheted items.

Have fun making  a fashionable item by yourself and have an amazing spring.


Xoxo

Eva

19 comentarii:

  1. I am confused already on row 2. I'm reading it and looking at the pic and it's not making sense. Says chain 3 but I see 6. How many spaces 3 or 4?

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful. I have never crocheted with thread but have decided after 37 years of crocheting it's time. I love the pattern, not sure I can do it but I am going to give it a try. I have read the written instructions a bit confusing but when I look at the chart I'm even more confused. Thank you for writing up this pattern. I do look forward to making it.

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  3. I do have a question. What does it mean to crochet in multiples of 9 after getting measurements? As I have stated in an earlier post this is new for me. As if I was a beginner. Thank you in advance for answering my question.

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    1. Hello! It means that the total number of stitches in the initial chain will depend on your size and that the total number of chain stitches should be a multiple of 9. So, for example (this is a hypothetical example), you are making a chain that is 10 inches long and every 4 inches is made up of 20 stitches. So this will mean that the total number of chain stitches will be 50. Now, since 50 is not a multiple of 9 you may add 4 extra stitches to the chain which will bring the total number of stitches in the chain up to 54, which is a multiple of 9 (9x6).

      I hope this explains the concept. Good luck for the project! :)

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  4. Can you give me an idea how much thread is needed for this project?

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  5. I too, would like to know about how much thread it will take. Thanks.

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  6. I really thank you very very much for this pattern, I appreciate that you took all this time to come up with this kind of amazing work

    I would like to know in row two (how many chains do we have to skip)?

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  7. Yet another pattern that will require my advanced crochet skills to make sense of. No size is given so that will need to be worked out. I don't recommend doing such a sketchy pattern unless you are quite skilled at crochet or you could end up with something you can't wear.

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  8. Thank you so much for this pattern. I am a plus size woman, and this gives me the chance to make the pattern to my size. I can't believe I found a pattern for such a pretty crochet skirt, and it is free, wow!! Thank you so much, again,
    Lisa in Alabama, USA

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  9. I am not sure if anyone else has a problem with this. The back ground color is very hard to copy it overpowers the print and it is very hard to read. The skirt is amazing but I am not young any more and neither are my eyes. Just thought I would let know something to think about in the future. Thank you so much for your willingness to share it is greatly appreciated.

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  10. Hi,

    I would like to know how much thread I would need for this project. I'm thinking of buying 20, 50gm balls of anchor mercerized cotton. Please do let me know if you think that would be sufficient.

    And thanks very much for the awesome pattern :)

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