Swing Skirt

This skirt is inspired by fresh breezes and blue skies. Made with a lightweight cotton and a flirty swing hem, you’ll love how simple this piece is to layer. Pair it with a cotton skirt or a dress to give it extra flounce.  

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Hip Size 36/37 (38/39, 40/42)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36/37”

Gauge: 24 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Ice Yarns Cakes Cotton Fine (50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; 656 yards [600 meters]/150 grams): fnt2-46657 Turquoise Grey Black (2 (2, 3) balls)

Hook: US size C/2 (3.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, removable markers, two [1 cm] beads

Special Stitches

2dc V-stitch: Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into same st or sp.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the top down.

Pattern

Ch 198 (210, 222), sl st in first ch to form rnd.

Rnd 1: Dc around, sl st in first st to join. (198 (210, 222) sts)

Rnd 2: *Dc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 2dc-V stitch in next st, sk next 2 sts; rep from * around 32 (34, 36) more times, sl in first st to join.

Rnd 3: *Fpdc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 2dc-V stitch in next ch-1 sp, sk next 2 sts; rep from * 32 (34, 36) more times around, sl st in first st to join.

Rnds 4-11: Rep Rnd 3.

Rnd 12: *Fpdc in next st, sk next st, dc in next st, 2dc-V stitch in next ch-1 sp, dc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 32 (34, 36) more times around, sl st in first st to join.

Rnd 13: *Fpdc in next st, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2dc-V stitch in next ch-1 sp, dc in next st, sk next 2 sts; rep from* 32 (34, 36) more times around, sl st in first st to join.

Rnds 14-21: Rep Rnd 13.

Rnd 22: *Fpdc in next st, sk next st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 2dc-V stitch in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next 2 sts, sk next  st; rep from* 32 (34, 36) more times around, sl st in first st to join.

Rnd 23: *Fpdc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 2dc-V stitch in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next 2 sts, sk next 2 sts; rep from* 32 (34, 36) more times around, sl st in first st to join.

Rnds 24-31: Rep Rnd 23.

Rnd 32: *Fpdc in next st, sk next st, 3 dc into next 3 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next ch1-sp, 3 dc into next 3 sts, sk 1 st; rep from * 32 (34, 36) more times around, sl st in first st to join.

Rnd 33: *Fpdc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 3 dc into next 3 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next ch1-sp, 3 dc into next 3 sts, sk 2 sts; rep from * 32 (34, 36) more times around, sl st in first st to join.

Rnds 34-41: Rep Rnd 33

Rnd 42: *Fpdc in next st, sk next st, 4 dc into next 4 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next ch1-sp, 4 dc into next 4 sts, sk 1 st; rep from * 32 (34, 36) more times around, sl st in first st to join.

Rnd 43: *Fpdc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 4 dc into next 4 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next ch1-sp, 4 dc into next 4 sts, sk 2 sts; rep from * 32 (34, 36) more times around, sl st in first st to join.

Rnds 44-51: Rep Rnd 43

Rnd 52: *Fpdc in next st, sk next st, 5 dc into next 5 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next ch1-sp, 5 dc into next 5 sts, sk 1 st; rep from * 32 (34, 36) more times around, sl st in first st to join.

Rnd 53: *Fpdc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 5 dc into next 5 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next ch1-sp, 5 dc into next 5 sts, sk 2 sts; rep from * 32 (34, 36) more times around, sl st in first st to join.

Rnds 54-61: Rep Rnd 53.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Finishing

Belt

Cut and hold multiple strands of yarn (about 1 meter). Crochet a ch to make a thin belt.

Add one bead at both ends.

Thread around Rnd 2 of the skirt.

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