A great little skirt made using a smart and effective tweed stitch in three vivid colours.
fptr (front post treble) tr worked around stalk of st from previous round from front of work
bptr (back post treble) tr worked around stalk of st from previous round from back of work
22 sts x 21 rows over 10cm (4in) square working tweed st using 4mm
(US size G/6) hook.
dc double crochet
htr half treble
RS right side
WS wrong side
yrh yarn round hook
To fit sizes:
8 10 12 14
cm 71 76 80 85
in 28 30 311⁄2 331⁄2
cm 41 41 41 41
in 16 16 16 16
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Skirt Front & Back
(make 2 the same)
Using A make 55:61:65:71ch.
Row 1 (RS): Miss 2 ch, 1htr in each ch to end.
Row 2: 2ch, miss first st, *fptr around stalk of next st,
1bptr around stalk of next st; rep from * to last st, 1htr in
top of 2-ch.
Row 3: 2ch, miss first st, *1bptr around stalk of next st,
1fptr around stalk of next st; rep from * to last st, 1htr in
top of 2-ch.
Inc row: 1ch, miss first st, working in dc inc 24 sts evenly across. (78:84:88:94 sts)
Beg working tweed st as foll:
Row 5: 1ch, 1dc in first st, *1ch, miss 1 st, 1dc in next st;
rep from * to last dc, 1dc in last dc.
Do not fasten off, attach B.
Row 6: Using B, 1ch, 1dc in first st, *1ch, miss 1 st, 1dc in next ch sp; rep from * to last dc, 1dc in last dc.
Do not fasten off, attach C.
Row 7: Using C, rep Row 6.
Cont to change colour in this sequence, rep Row 6 to form tweed st until work measures 41cm (16in).
With WS together, sew up side seams, turn RS out.
Block and press.
The skirt is designed to sit on the hips, rather than at the waist.