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A great little skirt made using a smart and effective tweed stitch in three vivid colours.

Special abbreviations
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

Tension
22 sts x 21 rows over 10cm (4in) square working tweed st using 4mm
(US size G/6) hook.

Abbreviations
beg begin
ch chain
cont continue
dc double crochet
foll follows
htr half treble
inc increase/increasing

rep repeat/repeating
RS right side
sp space
st(s) stitch(es)
tr treble
WS wrong side
yrh yarn round hook

Size
To fit sizes:
8 10 12 14

Finished measurements
Hips/Waist
cm 71 76 80 85
in 28 30 311⁄2 331⁄2
Length
cm 41 41 41 41
in 16 16 16 16


Crafts

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Geek Chic Crochet by Nicki Trench

Published by CICO Books

<p>Do you have a passion for vintage fashion? If so, you re guaranteed to love<br />the 35 patterns in Geek Chic Crochet. With a combination of cute, quirky and<br />cosy items, you will find clothes suitable for any occasion, all inspired by retro<br />designs. If you re meeting for coffee with friends, the tank top in orange and<br />black is perfect teamed with jeans and flats. Heading out to see a band? Opt<br />for the crocheted skirt and brogues. And for a winter walk, wrap up in the<br />granny-square scarf. For the summer months there s a cute crop top to wear<br />to the beach and cool cover-ups to put on when the sun goes down. You ll<br />also find accessories to complete an ensemble the collar is perfect for<br />giving a new lease of life to last year s favourite dress or a...

© 2014 Nicki Trench / CICO Books · Reproduced with permission. · Geek Chic Crochet by Nicki Trench is published by Cico Books at £12.99 paperback and is available from all good bookshops. All photograph is © Cico Books.

Instructions

  1. 1

    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.
    (54:60:64:70 sts)
    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).
    Fasten off.

  2. Step 2 2

    Finishing
    With WS together, sew up side seams, turn RS out.
    Block and press.

    Tip
    The skirt is designed to sit on the hips, rather than at the waist.

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