Painted Shawl closeup detail 175hi

Crocheted eight-gore skirtA still photograph can't do justice to the great way this skirt moves when you walk. It floats from side to side in a graceful but flirty motion that is flattering to every body type.   Pattern price: $ 8.00.

You will need:

Yarn:: Sock or fingering weight yarn (you are looking for something that has a KNITTING gauge of 8 stitches to an inch using a size 1-3 knitting needle). Also, elastic for the waistband (p. 3-4).  The amount to buy of course varies by size:XSM 1800 yds; SM 2,250 yds; MED 2,475 yds; LGE 2,700 yds; XL 3,150 yds; XXL 3,600 yards. Sizing is based on measurement of the abdomen a couple of inches below the waist. Begin the skirt from that point and work down. The waistband is worked last. The stitch pattern is based on a multiple of 8 shells, so if your measurement falls between the numbers given but your gauge is correct, you might want to change hook sizes to make your skirt slightly smaller or larger.

Note: The skirt is crocheted, but it will be easier to purchase the right type of yarn if you look at knitting gauges on the label. Yardage amounts given are based on a skirt that is 24.5” finished length. If you plan to make it significantly longer, add another skein or two of yarn. If making it shorter, you might get by with less than the stated amount.

I used Tess Designer Super Sock and Baby yarn, 450 yards per skein, in Eucalyptus. There is quite a lot of color variation in hand-dyed yarn; if you don’t like this effect, you should buy regular commercial sock or baby fingering yarn in a solid color.

Hook: Size G hook (or size needed to obtain the gauge), plus smaller hook for the waistband (p.3-4).

Gauge: 6 shells = 4”   Shell = 4 dc worked in the same place.