Summer Blues Skirt

Swing into summer in style with this crochet skirt. This lacy skirt is paired with an optional lightweight lining for a classy look.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Measurements 27 (29, 32, 36, 39)” waist circumference, 36 (39, 42, 46, 49)” hip circumference; 25” long.

Gauge: 18 sts and 8 rows = 4” in dc

Materials

Yarn:

Fine Weight Yarn Patons Grace (100% Mercerized Cotton; 136 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): #62104 Azure, (6 (7, 9, 10, 11) balls)

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm) or UK size 8

Notions: Stitch markers; one 1” button; sewing needle; tapestry needle; 1¼ (1 ¾, 2 ½, 3 ½) yards lining fabric; (optional) 7” zipper to be sewn into skirt lining.

Special Stitches 

Side puff: Work ch-3, 4 treble crochets together into top of last dc made, ch-1 to secure.

Double treble treble (dbl tr tr): Wrap yarn around hook 5 times, (yo, pull through 2 lps) 6 times

Pattern Notes

Double check gauge by making a 4” x 4” swatch first

Ch-1 is turning chain, work in first stitch of each row unless otherwise instructed.

Ch-6 counts as first dbl tr tr in each of tall stitch rows.

Working in top of side puff, place 3 dc sts in space between 1st ch-3 and 1st tr st.

Skirt is worked from the bottom up.

Pattern

Ch 152 (161, 177, 197, 213).

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 151 (160, 176, 196, 212) sc. Row 2: Ch 1, *dc in next 3 sts, work side puff (see Special Stitches), sk next 3 sts; rep from * across row, ending with dc in last 1 (4, 2, 4, 2) sts, turn – 76 (82, 89, 100, 108) dcs; 25 (26, 29, 32, 35) side puffs.

Row 3: Ch 1, dc in each st across, working 3 dc in top of each side puff across row, ending with dc in last 1 (3, 1, 3, 1) sts, turn – 151 (160, 176, 196, 212) dcs.

Row 4: Ch 5, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * across row, ending with dc in last 4 (1, 5, 1, 5) sts, turn – 1 ch-5 sp; 75 (79, 89, 97, 107) dcs; 25 (27, 29, 33, 35) ch-3 sps.

Row 5: Ch 1, dc in each st across row, working 3 dc in each ch-3 sp and 2 dc in top of ch-5 sp, turn – 151 (160, 176, 196, 212) dcs. 

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Row 7: Rep Row 3.

Row 8: Rep Row 4.

Row 9: Rep Row 5.

Row 10: Ch 6, *dbl tr tr (see Special Stitches) in next 3 sts, sk next st, dbl tr tr in next st, sk next st; rep from * across row, ending with dbl tr tr in last 2 (2, 2, 1, 3) sts, turn – 101 (107, 118, 132, 143) dbl tr tr sts.

Row 11: Ch 1, dc in next 2 (2, 2, 1, 3) sts, *work 2 dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across row, ending with dc in last 3 sts, dc in top of ch-6 sp, turn – 151 (160, 176, 196, 212) dcs.

Row 12: Ch 1, dc in each st across to end of row, turn.

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in each sts across to end of row, turn.

Rows 14-15: Re Rows 2-3.

Rows 16-17: Rep Rows 4-5.

Rows 18-19: Rep Rows 10-11.

Rows 20-21: Rep Rows 2-3.

Rows 22-23: Rep Rows 4-5.

Rows 24-26: Rep Rows 2-4.

Row 27: Ch 1, dc in next 5 sts, work 2 dc in ch-3 sp, *dc in each st across row, working 3 dc in each ch-3 sp and 2 dc in top of ch-5 sp; rep from * across row, ending with work 4 dc in last ch-3 sp, dc in each st to end of row, turn – 153 (162, 178, 98, 214) dcs. 

Row 28: Ch 6, work dbl tr tr, in next 5 sts, *sk next st, dbl tr tr in next st, sk next st, dbl tr tr in next 6 sts; rep from * across row, ending with sk next st, dbl tr tr in last 2 (2, 7, 2, 7) sts, turn – 104 (112, 126, 142, 156) dbl tr tr sts.

Row 29: Ch 1, work 2 dc in first st, dc in next 2 (2, 7, 2, 7) sts, *work 4 dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts; rep from * across row, ending with dc in last 5 sts, work 2 dc in top of ch 6, turn – 155 (164, 180, 200, 216) dcs.   

Rows 30-31: Rep Rows 12-13.

Row 32: Dc in first 4 sts, *dc in next 3 sts, work side puff, sk next 3 sts; rep from * across row, ending with dc in last 4 (1, 5, 4, 2) sts, turn – 80 (86, 93, 104, 112) dcs; 25 (26, 29, 32, 35) side puffs.

Row 33: Dc in first 4 (1, 5, 4, 2) st, *work 3 dc in top of each side puff, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to end of row, turn – 155 (164, 180, 200, 216) dcs.

Row 34: Ch 1, dc in first 5 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * across row, ending with dc in last 1 (4, 2, 1, 2) sts, turn – 78 (84, 90, 104, 114) dcs; 25 (26, 29, 34, 36) ch-3 sps.

Row 35: Ch 1, dc in each st, working 3 dc in each ch-3 sp across to end of row – 155 (164, 180, 200, 216) dcs.

Row 36: Ch 6, *dbl tr tr in next 2 sts, sk next st, dbl tr tr in next st, sk next st; rep from * across row, ending with dbl tr tr in last 2 sts, turn – 105 (112, 121, 135, 146) dbl tr tr sts.

Row 37: Ch 1, dc in next 2 sts, *work 4 dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across row, ending with dc in last 2 sts, dc in top of ch 6, turn – 155 (164, 180, 200, 216) dcs.

Row 38: Ch 1, dc in next 2 sts, work side puff, dc in next 3 sts, work side puff, sk next 3 sts; rep from * across row, ending with dc in last 2 (4, 2, 4, 2) sts, turn – 78 (83, 86, 104, 111) dcs; 26 (27, 31, 32, 34) side puffs.

Row 39: Ch 1, dc in next 2 (4, 2, 4, 2) sts, *work 3 dc in top of each side puff, dc in next 3 sts; rep from *across to end of row, turn – 155 (164, 180, 200, 216) dcs.

Row 40: Ch 1, dc2tog in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * across row to last 7 sts, ending with ch 3, sp 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts, turn – 153 (162, 178, 198, 214) dcs.

Row 41: Ch 1, dc in first st, dc2tog in next 2 sts, *dc in each st across row, working 3 dc in each ch-3 sp and 2 dc in top of ch-5 sp; rep from * across row to last 3 sts, ending with dc2tog in next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn – 151 (160, 176, 196, 212) dcs.

Row 42: Ch, dc in first st, dc2tog in next 2 sts, work side puff, sk next 3 sts, *dc in next 3 sts, work side puff, sk next 3 sts; rep from * across row to last 5 sts, ending with side puff, sk 3 sts, dc in last 2 sts, turn – 75 (81, 88, 99, 107) dcs; 25 (26, 29, 32, 35) side puffs.

Row 43: Ch-1, dc in next 2 (4, 2, 4, 2) sts, *work 3 dc in top of each side puff, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to end of row, turn – 50 (159, 175, 195, 211) dcs.

Row 44: Rep Row 12.

Row 45: Ch 6, *dbl tr tr (see special stitches) in next 3 sts, sk next st, dbl tr tr in next st, sk next st; rep from * across row, ending with dbl tr tr in each of last 3 (1, 2, 1, 1) sts, turn – 100 (107, 116, 131, 141) dbl tr tr sts.

Row 46-47: Ch 1, dc in each st across to end, turn – 100 (107, 116, 131, 141) dcs.

Row 48: Rep Row 13.

Row 49: Ch 1, dc in next 3 sts, work side puff, *dc in next 3 sts, work side puff, sk next 3 sts; rep from * across row, ending with dc in last 5 (2, 5, 2, 5) sts, turn – 52 (56, 62, 68, 75) dcs; 16 (17, 18, 21, 22) side puff. 

Row 50: Ch 1, sc in first 5 (2, 5, 2, 5) sts, *work 3 sc in top of side puff, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to end of row, turn – 100 (107, 116, 131, 141) scs.

Waist Band with side tie and buttonhole

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 45 (48, 55, 62, 67) sts, to begin side tie strand, *ch 112 (118, 122, 126, 131), turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to waist band, sl st in beg ch of tie; rep from * to create second tie strand, sc in 50 (54, 58, 66, 71) sts of waist band, turn – 98 (105, 114, 129, 139) scs; 2 chs; 2 sl sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across row to ch-2, work 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in last 3 sts, do not fasten off – 100 (107, 116, 131, 141) scs.

Sides and Hem Edges of Shirt 

Side 1: Ch 1, sc in same st at corner at end of Row 52, sc 106 sts evenly down side of skirt to hem line, turn to work along hem line.

Hem Edge: Ch 1, sc in same st at corner at end of skirt side, sc in next 150 sts across to next skirt edge, turn to work along 2nd side of skirt.

Side 2: Ch 1, sc in same st at corner at hem edge, sc 106 sts evenly up side of skirt to waist band edge, sl st in beg ch 1, fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all lose ends and damp block, sew button to waist band. Mattress stitch sides of skirt together, beginning 8 sc sts above the hemline. Make sure to stop 7¾” below waist band to allow for zipper side opening.

Skirt Lining with Zipper Opening (optional)

Fold lining on the bias. Pin together to keep fabric from slipping. Place crocheted skirt edge along the fold, mark a 1¼” seam allowance, cut fabric along marked line. Mark on side seam, 7¾” below waist for zipper. Starting at waist line, with right sides of fabric facing in, baste edges to just below zipper mark. Machine stitch remaining edges together to hem line. Follow sewing instructions on package for zipper placement. Fold hem edge under ½” and baste. Fold under again making a 1” hem and machine stitch around from one side to the other. Turn lining under ¾” twice at waist band and machine stitch along edge. Hand stitch lining to waist band. Make sure to line zipper up with side opening before stitching together. Tack skirt at side seam opening to zipper tape. This will help keep seam together when skirt is zipper is closed.yarn ball

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