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Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Crochet

  

Danube DK

Lacy Shell Skirt

Designed by Cathy Campbell

Description:  This is a fun little flirty skirt that looks great over a slip or leggings.  It features a firm, nice-looking waistband and comfortable shell stitch body.

Level: Easy/Intermediate

Size:  Waist=30", Hip=38", Length=17"  (Hip stretches to 40")

Materials: 

Gauge:  4 sc's=1" on smaller hook

Abbreviations:  ch- chain, dc- double crochet; rnd- round; sc- single crochet; sk- skip; sl st- slip stitch; sp- space; st(s)- stitch(es)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

With smaller hook, work 126 sts in Single Crochet Foundation.   (See video tutorial for instruction on this technique.)

Join, being careful not to twist.

 

Waistband:

The waistband will be worked in a spiral and the shell section will be worked by joining rnds.

Work 2 rnds in SC, working in back loops only. 

Drawstring Holes:  *(sc in each of next 4 sc's, ch 1, sk 1 sc) 3x, (sc in each of next 5 sc's, ch 1, sk 1 sc); rep from * to end of rnd.  [24 holes made]

Next Row:  Sc in each st around, including ch-1 st.

Next Row:  Sc in each sc around.

Inc Row:  (Sc in next 20 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.  [132 sts]

 

Begin Shell Pattern:

Rnd 1:  Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), sk 2, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk 2, *dc in next st, sk 2, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk 2; rep from * to end of rnd.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch from beg.

Rnd 2 & 3:  Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), sk 2, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 2, *dc in next st, sk 2, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 2; rep from * to end of rnd.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch from beg.

Rnd 4:  Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), sk 2, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp,  ch 1, sk 2; rep from * to end of rnd.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch from beg.

Rnd 5, 6, 7:  As Rnd 4.

Rnd 8-11:  Change to larger hook and work Rnd 4.

Rnds 12-15:  Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), sk 2, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2,  *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp,  ch 1, sk 2; rep from * to end of rnd.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch from beg.

Rnds 16:  Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), sk 2, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1,  sk 2,  *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2; rep from * to end of rnd.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch from beg.

Rnds 17-19:  Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), sk 2, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2; rep from * to end of rnd.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch from beg.

Rnds 20-23:  Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), sk 2, (5 dc, ch 2, 5 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2, (5 dc, ch 2, 5 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2; rep from * to end of rnd.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch from beg.

Rnds 24:  Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), sk 2, (6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2, (6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2; rep from * to end of rnd.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch from beg.

Rnds 25 & 26:  Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), sk 2, (6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk 2, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2, (6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk 2; rep from * to end of rnd.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch from beg.

Rnd 27:  Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), sk 2, (13 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk 2, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2, (13 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2; rep from * to end of rnd.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch from beg.

 

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

 

Drawstring:  Single Crochet Foundation for 200 sts, or until piece measures ~45".  Fasten off.  Weave in rem ends.  Thread through Drawstring Holes.

 

 

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June 2014

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