Capri Skirt – Lakefront Version

Everything old is new again. This is a revised version of the Capri Skirt from the February 2018 issue. Now made with lightweight cotton thread with a drawstring waist, this version is perfect for a day at the beach or the poolside as a swimsuit coverup.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size:  Sizes available in Small(Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X),  Finished Skirt Length 14”(14”,15”, 16”, 16”)

Note: Skirt is a drawstring waistband.

Shown in size small

Gauge: 9 v-st and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] after wet blocking

Materials

Lace weight yarnYarn: Aunt Lydias Crochet Thread Classic 10 (100% mercerized cotton; 350 yards [320 meters]: Fudge Brown (MC, 1 (2,3,4,5) balls), Golden Yellow (A, 1 (2, 3, 4,5) balls), Forest Green (B, 1 (2, 3, 4,5) balls), Delft (C, 1 (2, 3, 4,5) balls)

Hook: US size F/5(3.75 mm) 24”

Notions: Stitch Markers, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Fpdc: front post double crochet

Fsc- foundation single crochet

Special Stitches

Dv-st (double v-stitch): (Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in st indicated.

Crab st (right-handed): Insert hook in the st to the right and work a regular sc.

Crab st (left-handed): Insert hook in the st to the left and work a regular sc.

Pattern Notes

Skirt is worked in the round from the waist down with no turning. All joins are made with a sl st.

Pattern

Rnd 1: With MC work 192(204, 216, 228, 240 fsc, join in first sc being careful not to twist your rnd. Note: Use stitch markers to help you keep track of your stitches.

Rnd 2: Ch-3 (counts as a hdc and ch 1 sp), sk next sc, hdc in next sc, ch1, sk next sc, * hdc in next sc, sk next sc, ch-1* rep from * around, join in first hdc. -96, 102, 108, 114, 120 hdc

Rnd 3: Ch-3 (counts as a dc), dc in next ch1 sp, *dc in next hdc, dc in next ch 1 sp * rep from * around. -192,204,216,228,240 dc

Rnd 4: Ch-1, work fpdc around same st, v-st in next dc,  * fpdc around next dc, v-st in next dc* rep from * around, join with sl st in first dc. 96(102,108, 114,120) dc; 132(138, 144, 150,156) v-st

Rnds 5-11(11, 12, 13, 13): Ch-1, fpdc around same st, v-st in next ch-1 sp,, *fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st in first dc, changing to color A at end for rnd 11(11, 12, 13, 13).

Rnd 12(12, 13, 14, 14): With color A, ch-1, fpdc around same st, v-st in next ch-1 sp,  fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, dv-st in next ch-1 sp, * (fpdc around next dc, v-st in next dc) twice, fpdc around next dc, dv-st in next ch-1 sp * rep from * around, join with sl st in first dc. -96(102, 108, 114,120) dc; 64(68, 72, 76, 80) v-st; 32(34, 36, 38, 40) dv-st

Rnd 13(13,14,15,15): Ch-1, fpdc around same st, v-st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next 2 ch-1 sp, *(fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp) twice, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next 2 ch-1 sp * rep from * around, join with sl st in first dc. -96(102, 108, 114,120) dc,128(136, 144, 152, 160) v-st)

Rnds 14-15(14-15, 15-16, 16-17, 16-17): Ch-1, fpdc around dc that was joined from previous rnd, v-st in next ch 1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next 2 ch-1 sp, *(fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch1 sp) twice, fpdc around next dc, ve-st in next 2 ch-1 sp * rep from * around, changing to color B at end of rnd 16(16,17, 18, 18)  join with sl st in first dc. . -96(102, 108, 114,120) dc,128(136, 144, 152, 160) v-st)

Rnds 16-19(16-19, 17-20, 18-21, 18-21): With color B, ch-1,  fpdc around same st, v-st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next 2 ch-1 sp, *(fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch1 sp) twice, fpdc around next dc, ve-st in next 2 ch-1 sp * rep from * around, changing to color MC at end of rnd 19(19, 20, 21, 21), join with sl st in first dc.  -96(102, 108, 114,120) dc,128(136, 144, 152, 160) v-st

Rnds 20-21(20-21, 21-22, 22-23, 22-23): With MC, ch-1, fpdc around same st, v-st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next 2 ch-1 sp, *(fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch1 sp) twice, fpdc around next dc, ve-st in next 2 ch-1 sp * rep from * around, changing to color C at end of rnd 21(21, 22, 23, 23) join with sl st in first dc-96(102, 108, 114,120) dc,128(136, 144, 152, 160) v-st

Rnd 22-23(22-23, 23-24, 24-25, 24-25): With color C, ch-1, fpdc around same st, v-st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next 2 ch-1 sp, *(fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch1 sp) twice, fpdc around next dc, ve-st in next 2 ch-1 sp * rep from * around, join with sl st in first dc.  -96(102, 108, 114,120) dc,128(136, 144, 152, 160) v-st

Rnd 24(24, 25, 26, 26): Ch-1, fpdc around same st, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, work dv-st in next 2 ch-1 sp, * fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v- st in next ch-1 sp, work dv-s t in next 2 ch-1 sp * rep from * around join in sl st in first dc. -96(102, 108, 114,120) dc,64(68, 72, 76, 80) v-st, 64(68, 72, 76, 80) dv-st

Rnd 25(25, 26, 27, 27): Ch-1 fpdc around same st, in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, work v- st in next 4 ch-1 sp * fpdc around next dc, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, work v-st in next 4 ch-1 sp * rep from * around, changing to color A at end of row 26(26, 27, 28, 28),  join in sl st in first dc.- 96(102, 108, 114,120) dc,192(204, 216, 228, 240) v-st

Rnd 26-27(26-27, 27-28, 28-29, 28-29): With color A, ch-1 fpdc around same st, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, work v- st in next 4 ch-1 sp * fpdc around next dc, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, work v-st in next 4 ch-1 sp * rep from * around, changing to color B at end of rnd 27(27, 28, 29, 29)  join in sl st in first dc. 96(102, 108, 114,120) dc,192(204, 216, 228, 240) v-st

Rnd 28-31(28-31, 29-32, 30-33, 30-33): With color B, ch-1, fpdc around same st, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, work v- st in next 4 ch-1 sp * fpdc around next dc, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, work v-st in next 4 ch 1 sp * rep from * around, changing to color A at end of rnd 31(31, 32, 33, 33), join in sl st in first dc. – 96(102, 108, 114,120) dc,192(204, 216, 228, 240) v-st

Rnd 32-33(32-33, 33-34, 34-35, 34-35): With color A, ch-1, fpdc around same st, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, work v- st in next 4 ch-1 sp * fpdc around next dc, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch-1 sp, work v-st in next 4 ch-1 sp * rep from * around, changing to color C at end of rnd 33(33, 34, 35, 35),  join in sl st in first dc. 96(102, 108, 114,120) dc,192(204, 216, 228, 240) v-st

Rnd 34-36(34-36,35-37, 36-38, 36-38): With color C, ch-1, fpdc around same st, v- st in next ch 1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v- st in next ch 1 sp, fpdc around next dc, work v- st in next 4 ch 1 sp * fpdc around next dc, v- st in next ch-1 sp, fpdc around next dc, v-st in next ch 1 sp, work v-st in next 4 ch-1 sp * rep from * around, join in sl st in first dc. 96(102, 108, 114,120) dc,192(204, 216, 228, 240) v-st

Rnd 37(37, 38, 39, 39): Ch 1, work Crab St around by working in each dc and skipping the ch-1 sp. Fasten off.

Drawstring Directions

Note: Drawstring is made all in one piece.

Rnd 1: With MC, ch 2, work 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in first sc. -10sc

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, working still in same st, work hdc and dc, in next st, work dc, hdc, sc, * in next st work sc, hdc, dc, in next st work dc, hdc, sc * rep from * around, join in first st, do not fasten off. -5 petals

2nd Part of Drawstring: Ch 10, work fsc in 2nd ch from hook, cont to work fsc until your drawstring measures 56”(66”, 76”, 86”, 96”), do not cut yarn,

3rd Part of Drawstring: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 9 more sc in same st, making sure to form a circle, join in first sc. -10sc

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, working still in same st, work hdc and dc, in next st, work dc, hdc, sc, * in next st work sc, hdc, dc, in next st work dc, hdc, sc * rep from * around, join in first st, fasten off.  -5 petals

Finishing Instructions

Block skirt and petals of drawstring, At waistband of skirt weave in drawstring.

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