Little Crocheted Skirt

I really wanted to make this skirt for myself… but thought better of it… old, fat legs aren’t really all that attractive. πŸ™‚ So, again, I attempted to make something for Goose and only hoped that she’d wear it. While I was making it she promised she would.. And now that it’s complete.. less than 24 hours after the last stitch, she has it on and is off to school. Yippee!!

I think it’s darling.. and perfect with black tights and tall boots. Don’t you?

This skirt was very easy to whip up and only took a couple nights. The pattern is a slightly revised version of “Violet Beauregard” by Heather Dixon found in Stitch ‘N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. For my version of the skirt, I had to scale it down because mine is for a child and the books is for an adult.. then I substituted the double crochet on the main body section for a tighter stitch that I picked up somewhere on blogland (??).. I don’t know the the correct name of the stitch and can’t link back, but it’s very much like a dc.

The difference is that you pull it through two stitches first and then one to complete it. It’s very tight and has a nicer texture. For the scalloped edging, I used the stitches the pattern called for, but I did not increase the size of my shell stitches with each round.. just kept them at 3dc, ch2, 3dc though out.

This skirt was totally worth my time and effort. And if Goose never wears it again, I’ll find a child who will. I love it too much to just pitch it in the Goodwill box. (Oh, how I wish my legs weren’t old, fat and ugly – hehehe)



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7 responses to “Little Crocheted Skirt

  1. That skirt is adorable! And yes, paried very nicely with the leggings and boots. I know I would wear it – if it wern’t for my own old & fat legs, LOL.

  2. It’s horrible what age will do to ya. All the “cute stuff” is suddenly off limits. It’s just not fair!! πŸ™‚ But thanks for the compliment on this little skirt. It’s truly a miracle when I find something my picky kid will wear.

  3. It really is. Last visit to the Dr. he informed me my arches are sagging. All I could think to say is “at this stage of the game – everything is.”

  4. Absolutely adorable! And Goose is wearing it! (always a good sign!) Looks like a cute outfit, love the boots and tights with it! Did you make the sweater vest she is wearing with it?

  5. *Hahahaha!!! So funny that you brought tears. You’re hilarious! This was just the laugh I needed today. Thank you!*

  6. Nope, the sweater was a Target buy. It was really cute when I bought it, but it’s looking a little shabby now-a-days. It needs a little date with the sweater ball shaver.

    I was told the skirt was a big hit. Goose had a slumber party this weekend and one of the girls told me how cool it was that I made a skirt with yarn. Finally, something is cool!! I’d better enjoy it while I can. πŸ™‚

  7. Heather

    What a GREAT skirt. That could be a photo of my daughter, with the skirt/boots/leggings combo! Nicely done.

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